Happy New Year. No, I haven’t disappeared. Between Christmas and New Year’s I was really busy and stressed out, then I hosted a New Year’s party, and since then I’ve been just relaxing. The federal holidays are nine days long, so finally I get to catch up on sleep. It feels great. Today Kostia and I went to see the latest Russian blockbuster, Dnevnoy Dozor. I’ll admit it was pretty good, better than its predecessor, Nochnoy Dozor. Tomorrow we go to Kostia’s hometown for a couple of days.

Here’s a seasonal photo from our trip to Tampere, Finland, a couple of weeks ago.