As you can tell, I have not written in a while. A fairly long while, actually. Do not worry -- it is not because Russians hate the world, or any such thing -- as pessimistic as Russians sometimes are, they still enjoy life! Or at the very least, the ability to be pessimistic as you live it! And who doesn't enjoy that, really?
No, it is simply personal (and very Russian, of course) matters that force me to take another break. In Russia, February is thought to be one of the worst months of the year, being the end of the winter and all, but the American March is proving to be just as bad, at least for the non-rich and the non-lucky (lottery ticket-wise). Unfortunately, due to a strong lack of money to buy tvorog with and a dwindling savings account I am forced to lay aside my sense of humour for a while and attempt some pessimistic job-searching (once again).
Do not worry, though, my dear readers! I will return very shortly and tell you all about bayans, mayonnaise salads, dachas, and cuckoo clocks. Meanwhile, feel free to enjoy some lovely Russian stop-motion from the 1980's: