by Nathan Hamm on 10/18/2004 · 5 comments

There comes a time in ever man’s life when one simply has to resign onesself to fate and wear what is dished out as a badge of honor.

It looks like it’s off to the gallows with me. I can only hope that by being mentioned first, I am considered the biggest enemy of the people in that esteemed group.

Oh, if only he knew how I’ve been taking steps that would piss off the comrades in Beijing lately.

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Laurence October 18, 2004 at 10:32 pm

Eta shutka, da?

Nathan Hamm October 18, 2004 at 10:38 pm

Konechno! Ya redko seriozno.

Nathan Hamm October 18, 2004 at 10:41 pm

Which reminds me, my ex used to confuse shutka, shyot, and shyotka all the time. Usually with hilarious consequences.

Tatyana October 19, 2004 at 1:39 pm

Nathan, gallows are too good for you; besides, it’s not in Party tradition. Stock up on saloand sukhari. You’re warned.

Aside: she wouldn’t make that mistake if somebody have explained difference between the firm “sh” and soft “sch’ “…

Nathan October 19, 2004 at 2:19 pm

We Americans have a bitch of a time hearing, let alone remembering what word uses what. Uzbek has a few consonants like this, and my language teachers could not for the life of them remember when to use which one.

I did try to go through this with her all the time by asking her to pick up the tab at restaurants 😉 No, really thoguh, we did go over it a lot.

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