By Donna Welles
Find me on Instagram! I'm a member of DC Phi Beta Kappa. I graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UT-Austin with a BA in Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies. I also studied at Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic Institute in Russia.
These are photos of me and Evgeny Malkin's wife, Anna Kasterova. She is from near Moscow. They have a small child. Maybe she is dressed up as a housewife? (November 5, 2021)
I am from Texas and Barbara Palvin is from Hungary.
Hopefully Coleen will come back and England can win the photo contest.
These are photos of Barbara Palvin. She is a Hungarian model. At the boutique where I work we had a Barbara Palvin jacket. (November 2, 2021)
The British want Coleen Rooney to win the photo contest.
These are photos of me today here in Washington, DC (and yesterday).
And then Evgeny Malkin and his wife, Anna Kasterova, posted on Instagram today. They live in Pittsburgh. Evgeny had surgery on his knee and so he is out for two months. (November 1, 2021)
"The Penguins announced today that forward Evgeni Malkin underwent successful surgery on his right knee."
Colin Farrell is not from Dublin, he is from a suburb of Dublin. His dad was a professional soccer player.
What is Ireland?
Quantity a lot.
I lived in Saint Petersburg.
There is a 50 Cent song that says, "We'll just call it fifty."
It means he and his small group of friends will need fifty shots of vodka for the evening.
Quantity a lot.
I think in Chicago they drink like that.
Alex Ovechkin has two kids which is a lot and he is from Moscow.
I really like Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Colin Farrell.
They are from Ireland and they take so many pills or whatever and then they go to rehab.
I think Colin Farrell and I have been in the same hospital in Los Angeles.
What the plan is for the evening.
I think that is Ireland that I like.
"My name is Anastasia. I am Alex's wife. These are our children."
"Меня зовут Анастасия. Я жена Алекса. Это наши дети."
Я вас любил: любовь ещё, быть может,
В душе моей угасла не совсем; Но пусть она вас больше не тревожит;
Я не хочу печалить вас ничем. Я вас любил безмолвно, безнадежно,
То робостью, то ревностью томим;
Я вас любил так искренно, так нежно,
Как дай вам Бог любимой быть другим.
This is me talking about Anastasia Ovechkin. 11-1-21
Anastasia Ovechkin has gone all of the way.
She has given birth twice.
It is a bigger deal than you guys think that it is. That the house is that the woman has to have at least one kid. I don't want that anywhere near me.
For me there is xenophobia in this. That the wife has to get pregnant. I'm inclined to tell them to leave.
The Russians and the Irish, the women have to get pregnant.
But, the Ovechkins, for example, they live right by the Pentagon.
They really do live right by our army base.
And then because Anastasia is the wife she needs to get pregnant.
Alex makes $10m annually.
He's injured a lot now.
That is Evgeny Malkin's wife, Anna Kasterova. There are comments that she does violent scenes. For example, here she has a gun. It's weird about women in the army.
That is Evgeny Malkin. There are jokes about him in the weight room that he might not know much about weight lifting. I'm from Texas. It's possible Texas has nicer weight rooms than they do in Magnitogorsk. Malkin had knee surgery. Maybe he had knee surgery because he's not great at weight lifting. (October 30, 2021)
It's controversial about the Ovechkins and their summer trips to Moscow. Because the Czech players return to Prague and the Swedish players return to Stockholm and the Danish players return to Copenhagen. It seems like they're alright to lose early in the playoffs so they get more time for their summer vacation. (October 30, 2021)
These are photos of me and Anastasia Ovechkin. She often wears a cross necklace. It seems like maybe they behave like Turks.
"Jay and Silent Bob are fictional characters portrayed by Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith, respectively, in Kevin Smith's View Askewniverse, a fictional universe..."
Tomorrow is Halloween. I never dress up for Halloween. I think it's dumb. In my life, one time ever I dressed up. It was when I was in college and my friend and I dressed up as Jay and Silent Bob. I was Silent Bob.
For the past two years I have worked at a boutique. Today they asked me if I was going to dress up as anything. I am not sure if I would know what to wear. Last year, or the year before, the yoga studio asked me if I would want to dress up for Halloween. I didn't.
When I did dress up, who I was was Silent Bob and that was in college. (October 30, 2021)
Have you ever had knee surgery?
"Evgeni Malkin resumed skating earlier this month - a significant step in his recovery from offseason knee surgery, multiple NHL and Penguins sources told The Athletic."
[Penguins' Evgeni Malkin resumes skating as he recovers from knee injury. By Rob Rossi October 18, 2021]
I am thinking about going to the hockey game tonight. Coyotes at Capitals. Here is the app I use to buy the tickets. It's called GameTime. (October 29, 2021)
Here is another library achievement! I apply to participate in library association events regionally. I have had some success. I have been in two research day events, a symposium, and then I presented in two other events in Maryland. This is the 2022 MLA+DLA Conference which are the library associations in Maryland and Delaware.
I speak Russian and I can read the Russian-language internet. And so the giftedness of it, so to speak, is that I can think about how the Russian internet is organized and I kind of translate everything and organize it more efficiently.
I try to do a good job.
I actually did try to join the navy but they did not take me. I am not surprised. That was a pretty crazy interview. I drove to Dallas from Austin. They would not come to Austin for the interview. In Austin there is a navy recruiter, but for the interview I had to drive all of the way to Dallas to visit this secret location and then they didn't hire me.
I do this. I have been here in Washington, DC since 2013.
My friend from school, Matt Durham, he works at Los Alamos. He is married and he has three kids. I think he is not a good scientist. He should have joined the army for a year or something.
Their role in the whole thing is play hockey and they won't even do that.
Italy and Russia sometimes struggle with fascism.
I explained this to the British.
In the Oliver Stone movie it seemed like they didn't understand it either.
Communism is a philosophy that was outlined in Karl Marx's writings.
Fascism is when the military is the government is the economy.
Both the Italians and the Russians, the men are inclined to join the army.
And then the army becomes too powerful sometimes.
They can be likeable fascists.
In Russia sometimes there is universal conscription.
And in the tsarist times there are tales that people held funerals for the men who joined the army.
Because they would be gone for so long, they might as well have died to the village.
For Alex and Evgeny markedly to have never been in the army at all.
Fascism is when the army is the government is the business sector.
And the Italians and Russians are likeable as they are army officers.
Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Malkin seem to not work much even though they are supposed to be playing hockey for a living. They would not be likable to anyone because they are out of shape and it seems like they waste what money they make.
Glen is afraid of the ball.
Glen does not have an impressive stock portfolio.
Alex was not in the army.
Evgeny was not in the army.
I would prefer the Russian army send over their best hockey players.
It seems like the Germans have a tougher lineup than our guys in the hockey league. Henrik Zetterberg vs Alex down there in Virginia. "Zetterberg served several months in the Swedish Army when he was 17 years old - a rare thing among NHL players -as Sweden at that time had a conscription policy." Some of the German players really were in the army. Alex and Evgeny I think were not in the Russian army. Alex lives in Virginia and Evgeny lives in Pittsburgh. If they are on the team, our guys weren't in the army. (October 29, 2021)
That is funny if Alex and Evgeny don't have military training. Men with no military training.
The women do not have any scientific training, maybe.
The men don't have any military training.
Do you have any scientific or military training?
Kind of Anastasia Ovechkin is from Moscow, she is a professional model, but they live in Arlington, Virginia and now she has two young kids.
It's never clear if Anastasia works at all.
Maybe she cannot work because of her immigration status.
But then she brings the kids around a lot and it is weird because maybe she doesn't have anything to do.
They live in a rural area in Virginia. Is Anastasia just in the house with Alex's two little kids?
Is Anastasia allowed to work as a model in the United States?
Does she have anything else to do but have the kids?
Alright. My degree in college was a BA in Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies from UT-Austin. I studied in Saint Petersburg. I went in 2004-2005. What did you do in Saint Petersburg?
I lived downtown near Ploshchad Vosstaniya. I lived in an apartment where a Russian general had lived. And I studied at the technical institute in the north of the city. And so I would take the metro north to school every day and then in the evenings I would return to Ploshchad Vosstaniya. When I got back to Texas, there was a website called Global Voices and it translates Russian blogs. And once I translated Russian blog posts about Patriarch Kirill's watch. He was wearing a nice watch and people talked about the metadata in the website.
Years later, I live here in Washington, DC and I am getting a degree in library science from Catholic University. And I am studying digital libraries. I am becoming an expert in metadata. For example, here is the Dublin Core metadata record from the Library of Congress for this Russian novel. Dublin Core is a metadata standard. But there are many metadata schemes that people can learn. Kind of, metadata is used in Germany and Eastern Europe for computer programming.
creator>Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910./creator>
creator>Kendall, Laura E. tr. /creator>
publisher>New York, G. Munro /publisher>
coverage>Russia--History--Nicholas I, 1825-1855--Fiction. /coverage>
relation>Also available in digital form. /relation>
This is from Anastasia Ovechkin's Instagram account. They live in Arlington, Virginia near the hockey practice rink. And then notice Anastasia brought the kids to the game on Wednesday. The Capitals lost at home in overtime to Detroit.
(October 29, 2021)
When I was in my twenties, I put naked photos of myself on the internet. But, I never gave birth. #Virginia. Conceptually, if Anna and Evgeny want to be parents then why is mom half naked on Instagram? #Moscow
All of us are alright to head over to Dampkreig...
"Online menus from Coffeeshop Dampkring in Amsterdam Netherlands."
It is as though Anna Kasterova points to herself, Evgeny, and the kid. In such a way that we are all thinking about how the kid was made and how she gave birth.
These are photos of me and Anna Kasterova. I live in Washington, DC and she lives in Pittsburgh. I am a little older, but she has a baby. She is from Moscow and I am from Texas.
The Americans work really hard. We have nice cities and North America is so beautiful. But there really isn't enough money here for Anna Kasterova to start making her babies and for Anastasia Ovechkin to start making her babies. They all expect then to take the kids to the hockey games and practices. And then the men stop playing. Evgeny Malkin right now is out for two months with a knee injury. The whole time he is home in Pittsburgh with Anna and their kid. "Sep 23, 2021 - Penguins' Evgeni Malkin to miss at least 2 months due to knee injury." Anna Kasterova is making her babies. Anastasia is making her babies.
I don't know if the hockey league can afford relocating a bunch of Russian women and getting them pregnant. Anna Kasterova seems expensive. She is from Moscow. She has become accustomed now to life in Pittsburgh.
I wish I could move to Pittsburgh. I wish Evgeny would put his dick in me.
Anna Kasterova is very pretty. But she's from Russia and you wonder why she needs to move to Pittsburgh and to start having babies.
In Washington, DC we're wondering if the Ovechkins want a third kid.
I feel like I have seen Alex's O face.
I feel like Anastasia has also seen Alex's O face.
Both Pittsburgh and Arlington, there are twenty little Russian, Czech, Swedish, Danish, and Slovakian little kids at the hockey practices.
At the Pittsburgh Penguins practices, Evgeny is there, and then Anna will bring the kid. Evgeny knows that Anna is his wife and that little kid is his kid. That's the hockey practices in Pittsburgh. Anna Kasterova is from Moscow and Evgeny is from Magnitogorsk.
Are you guys wanting to show the agency your O face?When I lived in Russia, to enter the country, they ask you if you have military training.
These are photos of me and a Hungarian woman named "Barbara Palvin is a Hungarian model. She first appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2016." I am from Texas and she is from Budapest. (October 26, 2021)
That is kind of funny about inventions. What is an invention? It's a pill that makes you skinny.
Out in Los Angeles, I got really skinny. It's possible these Russian women haven't ever been that skinny. You kind of maybe have to be in California to take the stuff that makes you skinny. I was about 105 lbs or so for a while. I'm the same height as Anastasia and Anna, they're both from Moscow.
Hopefully Coleen Rooney will have another baby.
My shoulders. Some women have to wear shoulder pads in their shirts. I always stand so my shoulders look skinny and so I look skinny.
Are you supposed to have large breasts?
Mine are really small. I don't have any kids. I'm alright to be skinny and have small breasts.
That is Evgeny Malkin's wife, Anna. She is a mom. It's amazing. Evgeny put his dick in there and they pulled the baby from there. These Russian women, they get married and then they give birth, and then it's weird because their kids see mom in these outfits.
I'm not married, I don't have any children.
Where Evgeny put his dick in, they pulled the baby out. And there it is in this photograph of Anna.
These are photos of me and Evgeny Malkin's wife, Anna Kasterova. Donna and Anna. I am from Texas and she is from a town near Moscow, I think.
There are twenty little Russian kids at the hockey practices.
Can Anastasia keep her legs shut? Even if it's her husband?
I don't want these Russian women to give birth so much. I don't want a bunch of little Russian kids at the hockey practices. Just because it's their husband, they need to start saying no.
I guess if the Russian men put their dick in their wife, the wife will give birth. And so there are all of these Eastern European wives and little kids at the hockey practices.
Nothing come over here anyone's dick in their wife. Even the Russian hockey players. Nothing come over here and the women start giving birth. Even these women from Moscow.
Thank goodness, William shows Kate Middleton his O face.
Thank goodness, Alex shows Anastasia Ovechkin his O face.
Thank goodness, Wayne shows Coleen Rooney his O face.
"...and keep your eyes wide the chance won't come again..."
I get weird.
I have a sense of destiny.
There is a Bob Dylan song.
I get weird because I would like to meet Evgeny Malkin. He lives in Pittsburgh. I get angry because these British people and Russian people have a sense that they need to be parents. They get married and have children. I am depressed sometimes because I don't get to meet specific people.
I get angry at the British because they have so many kids. And then it's weird that I wanted to meet with Wayne Rooney while he was here.
I complain about the Russian government people because how obvious is it that Alex needs a wife and Anastasia needs babies.
This photo on the left is from Alex's Instagram account. This one on the right is from my Instagram account. I went to school in Saint Petersburg. I studied at the same school where Mendeleev studied. I want Alex to get his tooth fixed. I don't like that Anastasia has given birth twice. She is younger than him. Could he have let her be a model?
If they lived in New York City, had no babies, Alex got his tooth fixed, and they both wore nice clothes, then Anastasia's cunny would have gained value.
Instead, Alex has a missing tooth, they live in Arlington County, and Anastasia has given birth twice. They spend the summers in Moscow.
Alex has devalued Anastasia's cunny because she had two babies and they live in Arlington, Virginia instead of living in the city. Also, he won't get his tooth fixed.
Both Anastasia and I speak Russian, and we're both the same height. I live in Washington, DC and she lives south of the river in Arlington, Virginia. I am ten years older, but she has two kids. I am from Texas and she is from Moscow. I went to school in Saint Petersburg.
"I'm sensitive if I am being told I cannot talk about the hockey team."
"If there is nothing else, I think I'll head over to..."
It's unbelievable right now about the hockey team. Alex Ovechkin has been on the team for 17 years maybe. Last year was the last year of the old contract and so it was a big deal about what would happen.
Predictably, perhaps, what happened was that they gave him 5 more years at about the same contract. So, the team has promised to pay him $10m every year for five more years.
But, he's injured, he has white hair now, and he is missing at least one front tooth.
All the while, Anastasia Ovechkin is around putting photos up on Instagram of her in a bathing suit. And then the news stories about Alex's goal scoring record. But the team loses in the tournament every year, and all of these Czech, Swedish, Danish, and Russian players fly back to Europe. They spend the summer months in their countries of origin.
This is a pretty crazy direct relationship.
Alex makes the most money.
He scores the most goals.
And then Anastasia has the best cunny.
My high school is ranked #1 in Texas in 4A football teams. Lyndon Johnson High School in Austin, Texas. I graduated in 2001. (October 22, 2021)
Next week is my last day at the GWU Library. I have been working as a part time reference librarian at the health sciences library. Stacy is my coworker. She is a full time reference librarian. She is from New Jersey and she went to Rutgers. Rutgers has a library school and a law school. In my life, I have come across people who have gone there. I am right now in library school at Catholic University. I am an Episcopalian, but I completed the RCIA at Louis King of France Catholic Church in Austin, Texas. I sometimes attend Catholic mass. I enjoy some parts of Catholicism. For example, I like that they have All Souls Day. "We pray for the people in purgatory who have nobody else to pray for them." If people are asked if they believe in purgatory. I like that I can pray so that people who have died are safe. It is the tradition maybe from Monaca and St. Augustine. Maybe it comes from the desert.
I am wanting to describe the library schools at Catholic and Rutgers. Rutgers is the state university of New Jersey. Is that a good school?
I actually really like Catholic University. I enjoy the atmosphere at the school. I feel like I can be myself. I like the other students. The administration and the staff people are nice to me.
Just now Stacy said she was leaving for the day. Today happens to be the opening day for the Washington Wizards home schedule. I mentioned that and then Stacy said she does not like sports.
I think it means that Rutgers is not that great of a library school. Because I think people who are famous and important. I would think Jennifer Lopez, for example, would kind of care that the NBA season is starting. Maybe it is too crazy of a thing to say that she does not care about the Wizards season starting today. Other famous people in New Jersey and New York. They completely don't care about the NBA season and when it starts?
Is Rutgers a good library school?
I have wisdom. For example, drugs and alcohol. Johnny Depp and Jonathan Rhys Meyers are famous, I think, for their alcoholism. They describe themselves as alcoholics. Maybe men should not use that word. It might be bad for their mental health to describe themselves as that.
How I am, is that. I am 38 years old and I am from Texas. If there was a can of beer sitting on the table near me, I could not drink it because my stomach no longer wants beer. My brain looking at a can of beer, does not do what is used to do.
Am I a recovering alcoholic. It has to do with age appropriate behavior. My stomach does not want my eyes to even look at a can of beer.
When we are young, we want to do adult activities.
I am 38. When I was young I would drink beer, so to speak. Now I am too old, probably to drink beer.
My system anymore about anything is that if I think it will make me sick, then I do not need to do that. I have been drinking these ginseng supplements. I think now maybe they have made me sick. It is probably the sugar.
This is a photograph from Anastasia Ovechkin's Instagram account. I cannot believe how skinny she is. Her legs look so skinny. She is from Moscow originally. (October 20, 2021)
I feel better. I got to be 142 lbs. My goal weight is 133 lbs. And so I gained 9 lbs. I could see it in the mirror, my bellyfat and the body weight I had gained. It was so uncomfortable. I know that I have lost weight since I weighed. I think I am probably back at 136 now or so. My brain chemistry is so sensitive to weight gain. If I at all feel fat it's so terrible. I have successfully cut out fried foods. I can think about what diet stuff to do. But I have been exercising a lot more. I can tell my body is a lot healthier. Thinking about having gained that weight makes me dread eating. I could feel and see that bodyfat from eating so much. (October 20, 2021)
[February 24, 2020 2:24 pm. Nastya Ovechkina just announced that the Ovechkins are expecting a second child.] In New York City, at the weddings, kind of the couples will act out their intimacy in front of the group. I think Alex and Anastasia Ovechkin do that. Notice here this photograph. It's as though Alex is saying he's the father of the kid with how he stands.
Liam Shannon and I both studied in Russia. He is from England and Ireland. Shannon is the name of a river in Ireland. He is so funny. He once made a comment about women from Newcastle. And so I make comments about women from the rest of England. Because I learned from Liam how to talk like that.
There are Czechoslovakian players on the hockey team
They all have wives and they bring their kids to the hockey practices. And so the hockey practice rink has a bunch of Czechoslovakian wives and kids because the players are from Prague and Bratislava.
Tuesday, October 19 2021, 4:40 PM
Penn is in Philadelphia. That is probably my favorite of the Ivy League schools. Because there are Italians in Philadelphia and everyone is in a trade union. The Penn campus is in West Phili but the Italian market is in South Phili. New Jersey is across the river. At Penn they have "Party Tuesday".
This is funny. Today I am assisting with the book sale at the GW Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library. We are selling donated used textbooks. A man came up to my desk with two books, a hardback and a pocket dictionary. He had a nametag.
"Are you a medical student?"
"Is your name Zachary?"
I am giving him a hard time about wearing his nametag. I don't wear my nametag.
He is from Ohio originally but he went to Brown for undergrad. He is now studying medicine at GWU in Washington, DC. (October 19, 2021)
I think this is funny.
When I first moved to Washington, DC I was an intern at the United States Department of Commerce. I worked at the Advocacy Center. Jared sat next to me, he was another intern. When the phone rang, Jared and I would race to pick the phone up. He had gone to BYU. I had gone to Texas.
Jared was a Mormon. Mormon men, as a rule, they have to go on a mission. They pay for the mission. Mormonism, generally, is very controversial. But one thing about Mormonism is that the missions can be really expensive and the man has to pay for it. And so Jared's life story includes a mission that he went on, and he paid for this mission.
Where he went was Poland. And they assign you to be a co-missionary with someone else. Jared talked about this other person that he was paired with. The other person was really depressed the whole time. They are supposed to be evangelizing and recruiting people to join the Mormon Church. And Jared's partner was kind of too depressed to help Jared do this. (September 24, 2021)
Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas are similar in Spanish. Feliz Cumpleanos is Happy Birthday and Feliz Navidad is Merry Christmas. There is a Spanish language song about Christmas and Feliz Navidad is repeated over and over again. Feliz Navidad, Feliz Navidad...
I am building my savings account. I now have about $36,000 in savings. I am thoughtful about building my savings. I try each month to work as much as I can. But also, hopefully in the next few months I can have some time off. This summer I have been working two jobs and I feel worn out. (September 24, 2021)
I feel like I am working too much. But, after next Tuesday I will only have my job at the boutique because my GWU job will end. And so I'll just work 3-4 days a week at the boutique.
This fall I am getting my certifications. I am three weeks into the first round of classes, they are four weeks each. Each month is a new round of classes. They are going fine.
Additionally, I still have my once a week internship at HCC and then soon I will begin volunteering at the DCPL.
So, if nobody else hires me then I will have some time off this fall to work on my library certifications and my internship/volunteer stuff. (September 24, 2021)
Austin, Texas is my hometown. I am a townie, maybe. I really am from Austin. I went to first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade in Austin public schools. And then I went to UT-Austin which is about ten minutes from my high school.
In Austin, it's a big deal when it's anyone's birthday. All of the bars will give you a free drink on your birthday, and of course you'll have your id with you, for example. Everyone has a huge birthday every year.
One year, like every year, I told everyone that it was my birthday. And then I was sitting in church. And they said the birthday people could come up to the front. And I was thinking about something else and not paying attention. And then everyone looked at me. I yelled, "It's my birthday!" And I ran up to the front to receive my birthday blessing. October 6 is my birthday. That is a true story.
The Swedish, Czech, and Russian hockey players in Arlington, Virginia bring their wives and kids to the hockey practices. And so it's half dangerous to attend the practices, even though they are open to the public. Because weirdly the hockey players don't want their kids to be around the general public. (September 24, 2021)
There is a real falling out about the Washington Capitals hockey practices. The players are sometimes from Eastern European countries. And so they have these wives and kids. Swedish and Czech players bring their Swedish and Czech wives and kids to the hockey practices. And then it's weird when the Americans want to go to the hockey practices. There are anecdotes about normal Americans being intimidated when they go to the Kettler Iceplex in Arlington, Virginia. Because of the security involved surrounding Czech, Swedish, Russian everyone else hockey players, wives, and kids at the practices. (September 24, 2021)
Paul works with me at the GWU Library. This is an amazing story. He is kind of too old to be working still. My dad retired when he was old enough. My cousin just retired early from being a teacher. Sara is my coolest cousin. She likes Bon Jovi and her hair is really huge. She lives in Florida and she is married to a fireman. She retired even before she was supposed to. They live near the beach and she decorates the house fun now that she's home all day.
Paul is from Leicester, England. I think he should retire. I'm 38. I'm sensitive about men who are still working and it seems like they should retire. Anyway, today I got to work for my shift and another librarian was sitting in my chair. She asked me if I was supposed to work today. I said that I thought that was right, but I am happy to have the day off also. She checked, I'm right and Paul was wrong. I am supposed to be here today. So, Paul incorrectly told another woman to work my shift today.
He isn't supposed to be here at all. He's from a different country and he is too old to work at any job.
It seems like the hockey team, there are a lot of players from Eastern Europe. They seem to group together and their motive is to have long summer vacations. And so they kind of don't play well and win because they're all out of shape. For example, Nicklas Backstrom is injured right now and he's not even practicing. He probably just spent all summer in Sweden. They also have wives and children. And so their wives and children would have just spent all summer in Europe. (September 24, 2021)
Alex Ovechkin had a birthday this month. I'll be 38 next month. Alex just turned 36. "Born: September 17, 1985 (age 36 years), Moscow, Russia"
I studied in Saint Petersburg at the polytechnic institute. In Moscow they have Moscow State. But where I studied is the Russian chemistry faculty.
Conceptually, about Moscow State and if Moscow State is a good school. Sometimes the Chinese really rank Moscow State low on the list.
I am right now studying library science. I try to make my degree program like they would study library science in Saint Petersburg. I study digital libraries and metadata. I am learning to build digital libraries of photos that I take. I take photos of Washington, DC and of newspaper stories that I read.
The city made a big deal about Alex's birthday. There is a photo of him wearing shorts. Anastasia is wearing all black. Their two small children are wearing blue shirts. In 'Boardwalk Empire' there was an episode where the women dancers had to wear pasties.
It was like Anastasia was wearing a shirt that barely covered her nipples. It did remind of that 'Boardwalk Empire' episode, because the city ordinance was that the women's nipples had to be covered with pasties. 'Boardwalk Empire' is set in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (September 24, 2021)
Today is Friday. I'm working all weekend in Bethesda at a boutique. When Wayne Rooney was here, he lived in Bethesda. I always think about that when I go there. It's across town from where I live. I live in NE Washington, DC. I get on the Red Line and I take that across the city and north that that's where Bethesda is. I think about how Wayne might have driven along that street. The boutique is on Wisconsin Ave. There is a Middleton Street in Bethesda. (September 24, 2021)
Today I stopped at Duke's Grocery on the way home from the GWU Library. There is a sign on the door that says 'Best Burger'. It looks like Daniel Kramer is the owner.
A few things. My hometown is Austin, Texas. It looks like Daniel Kramer is from here originally maybe but he went to Tufts in Boston.
It's not a grocery store. It's on the GWU campus.
Today I made myself laugh because I thought I said something funny to a security guard.
I am a sober, law abiding adult. I'm from Texas. I'm really physically fit and so I can walk everywhere and I can walk fast or carry a lot if I need to. Sometimes there are instances when a security guard or something reacts to me and it scares me. The Virginians are German immigrants. For the most part, I am fine.
Today I went to the Starbucks in the GWU Hospital. I am a staff member at the Health Sciences Library. I guess only staff members and patients can go into the hospital now. I told the security guard when I walked in to take it easy. That sometimes they swarm and say nobody is allowed in the building. I don't work in the hospital, I am instead a part time reference librarian at the Himmelfarb Library. "Take it easy. I am a staff member. Sometimes you guys swarm and say nobody is allowed inside." (September 22, 2021)
http://manchesterlabor.com/Virginia.html That is my website about the Virginians. There is a photograph of a page of a dictionary. It's the entry for 'General Strikes'. Always, it seems like the Virginians are on a general strike. They're German immigrants. They live in the swamp. Kind of most reports about the Pentagon, it seems to me they're all on a labor strike. (September 22, 2021)
Tomorrow I planned to go to Philadelphia for the day but I have cancelled my trip. It's raining out and it is supposed to rain all day tomorrow also. Philadelphia is two hours away from Washington, DC. (September 22, 2021)
Today there was a story in the Washington Post about the Pentagon. Last month there was a drone strike in Kabul. Supposedly, the drone strike was aimed at someone who didn't do anything. And the Pentagon is said to have misidentified who they aimed the drone at. There are stories that they're all on pills when they operate the drones. Meaning, the people at the Pentagon misidentified this person when they aimed the drone because they take pharmaceuticals. The Pentagon is a stone's throw from GWU where I work as a part time reference librarian. They might be down there across the river taking pills and firing drones. (September 22, 2021)
Tom also works with me at the GW Library. I actually like Tom a lot. He is from Chicago. Yesterday I saw a photograph of his wife. He had told me that his wife is from near Philadelphia. In the photograph it seems like she is a Chinese woman. And they have a child.
Paul works with me at the GW Library. He is maybe too old to be working still. I wonder how old he is and if he should retire. He is from Leicester, England. I asked him if that is the same town as Leicester City, the Premier League team. He said it was the same town. That is a really famous soccer team. And so I asked him a lot of questions about other teams near Leicester. For example, has he been to this and this other stadium. He said eventually that he doesn't really like sports and that no, he hadn't been to these other stadiums.
He is a unique individual. He is a Catholic and he lives across the river in Arlington, Virginia. He's married to an American woman. He has topics that he doesn't like to discuss. I had two weeks of training sessions with Paul, and it was already a half dozen topics that he said he didn't want to discuss. He didn't really want to talk about tennis or the Premier League. He didn't want to talk about the mask mandates.
Another thing is that he rides his bike to work. I think that's not ethical. White collar professionals shouldn't ride their bikes to work because I think it's like an officer needs an office.
Do we agree with me or Paul?
Should a white collar professional ride his bike to work?
(September 22, 2021)
Since August 17 I have had a part time job as a reference librarian at the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library at George Washington University. There are a lot of tales to tell about my time at GW. In Texas, GW is infamous because we know that the admission standards aren't hard and so people can attend GW if they do not get accepted at Georgetown. And so when I first moved here, it was weird to meet GW students and alumni because there are all of these stereotypes about them. In real life though, GW was fined and penalized for its admissions standards. That is historical record. It is a part of the collective consciousness in Texas that GW isn't a good school. And so whenever I meet anyone who went there, I think to myself what that means and what I should say to them. (September 22, 2021)