Damn, I didn’t even manage to write anything about International Women’s Day on Wednesday. It’s a big deal here. I wanted to write up this treatise on gender relations in Russia that’s been brewing in my head for like, ever, but I didn’t feel up to it. I’ll write it sometime, I promise.

I celebrated Women’s Day by attending an overdue Maslenitsa party. Ate way too many bliny, as a result of which I decided to give up something for lent — not that I care about lent for any religious reasons, but I like to give something up every now and then, to build character, or maybe just maybe to fit into my smaller jeans. So, we’ll see if I can avoid chocolate until Orthodox Easter. I don’t even know when the Easters are this year.