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Revised to reflect the state of my languages. πŸ˜‹

I'm an amateur classical . Started learning properly at 34 and still going strong. Love FrΓ©dΓ©ric . Admire Arthur and Emil , and am trying to model my playing on them (arrogant, I know πŸ˜…).

I love and am enslaved to two of them. Love , ships & books about sea adventures. & fountain pens enthusiast.

I speak , , some , and now study .

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Dear neighbours. Anyone else, operating phrases like "Russian trolls", "kremlinbots" and other general dehumanising concepts, please step forward, so I could block you. Thank you in advance and sorry for the inconvenience. I'm not having this shit again here. There's Twitter for that.

The second worst thing about masks is that it's almost impossible to wear earrings with them. Especially those on french hooks.

I really don't like it how "cis-white" or, worse even, "cis-white-het" has become an insult in the last couple of years. It's totally not okay.

I'm itching to record this excerpt with the octaves, just to boast. 😜 Unfortunately, it's not yet the way I want it to sound.

Octaves are difficult. Fingering in octaves is a feat in itself. Making them sound like actual is difficult. πŸ˜‚

Still, that's one of the parts in this nocturne that I'm proud of the most. Even more than the Quartols From Hell.

The octaves make me feel myself like an actual pianist. 😁

I'm still waiting for an who tries to learn to appear on the hashtag timeline, which I follow closely. *gg*

Nobody so far, alas. I think people are not keen on learning Russian, because it's difficult and probably not very useful, let's be honest. :)

But would have been nice to have somebody with whom we could nag each other about our respective languages. πŸ˜‚

On April 12 American dept. of state made a post on Facebook about the first manned flight to space - without actually mentioning neither Yuri Gagarin, nor the USSR. πŸ˜‚

Let's celebrate the day when the first someone went to space from somewhere on a ship built by some state! πŸ˜†

I can't even. :) These people are willingly making godawful idiots out of themselves, and quite successfully at that.

Sang "It's raining men" while taking shower tonight. Hope my neighbour liked it. *cackles*

I wonder what do people think they are doing, when they come to IT and ask how to better violate company security rules. πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ

When is the best time for Windows to begin installing updates? Why, when I'm in the middle of booking airline tickets, of course.

That will teach me to always boot up my own laptop for anything remotely serious. 😐

There's no better time for washing windows than on the first Saturday of , when you're already lagging behind your target wordcount.

When you open Firefox preferences and see 676 Mb of stored cookies. 🀨

Somebody is downloading a film about Niccolo Paganini off of me. And now also "Gentleman Jack". Aww, people. 😘

I have a felling this will end in break up, sooner or later. We probably don't even have another year.

We're wrong people for each other. And that's really sad.

At the time of distress I have this weird inclination to switch to English. It's like it builds me some kind of a wall between myself and whatever is stressing me? I don't know. This is weird.

I have about 40 minutes to reach the today's wordcount goal for . :) Which is not much, because I set the bar low this month. And still, I'm looking basically at a blank page. lol

Also! I almost forgot! But yesterday was a 🎹

I spent the evening with Clara, of course. :) On the last page, that sounds like death and requires some supplety in at least four bars (notes in RH a bit further apart than an octave).

Two lines are left. Six bars.

I was hoping to finish the epilogue-y thing before the Spring Camp , but have not managed to pull it off. As always. Now it will surely make the event a bit more difficult for me.

Actually, I was not going to participate in neither Camp this year. But I have accidentally recruited a newbie who didn't want to wait until November. :) So now I kind of have to take responsibility.

Well. We'll see, I guess. Wish me luck. :)

Also Liza. 😘 πŸ’–

I wish it was her to win the gold. Although these days for a girl to win silver at at 24 is a serious statement. Liza is a symbol for all of us. A reminder that nothing is lost, never.

Love her. πŸ’–

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Also. Alexandra is absolutely fantastic. A Terminator. :) I can't remember anyone go from 12-th place in SP to 1-st in FP and bronze medal overall.

I have something like that happen to one of the characters in my novel, but not to that low a point. :) Besides, it's fiction. And Alexandra is a reality.

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So there we are. Three golden medals at out of four. An all-Russian podium in Ladies (I don't remember that ever in my life, tbh), 1-st and 3-rd in Pairs, 1-st in Ice Dance. The only discipline we still lack in is Men (thanks to eternal Plushenko for that, it will take time to fix the damage).

That's what I was talking about. That's what all the screeching and demands of ban were actually about. They were better ready because of relatively normal competitive season. That's all.

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