this week, we were entertained by a visiting Jazz band from the states. they performed at a local venue during their trip around russia, the middle east and several other countries. it's been awhile since i had a chance to see some american artists perform. it was a fun night.
on another topic, i learned how not to schedule all my work for the summer months. i've had to change several plans for the upcoming weeks due to conflicts. for russians, the warm summer months are not taken for granted. I think coming off back to back tours in africa and australia, spoiled me into thinking i'd always have an endless summer. but it's not too late to plan some trips for the summer. i'm currently trying to plan a weekend getaway with some friends, who have been patiently waiting for my schedule to open up.
local news: russia 0 spain 3 (football euro 2008 semi finals) excellent effort fellas.
the weekend looks good for trying to find the beach. i may head out if the weather holds up.
the fourth of july is around the corner, and if your american you know it's a day of cookouts, fireworks and celebrating the 232th anniversity of u.s.a 's independence. someone told me today that americans could still be considered a commonwealth. nope, i'd say, we're more like the black sheep that took off on our own and now everyone loves to hate us. well hopefully not all of us..