I was worrying about getting job, because all I have done in life is play hockey. I left school at 16 to play pro in Russia, then to America at 18, and I have thought of what I would do if injury put me out of NHL, but I always thought of coaching, lessons, things like that. Things that need hockey, you know? Here there is not so much hockey, so I needed new plan.
Good news: I am lucky and found job fast! Geliara Academy needed custodian (cleaner, gardener, move things from here to there, do what needs doing but is waste of magic), and I am it! I will not starve, and job has hazard pay for mopping up nasty potions that might be turning me into frog. This is good, because I am big guy and starve fast, then get in bad mood and growl at people like bear. Also I come here in full hockey gear but no regular clothing, and I need to buy pants. [In Russian]
Hey, can anybody besides Yuri read this? (Not that I don't want to talk to you, Yuri, I just already know you speak Russian.) I've spent ten years in America, in a city where the Russian population is 1 (me), and I miss the mother tongue sometimes, you know? And I can't exactly call my mom from a magic island at the center of a dimensional convergence. I was thinking maybe we could have a meet-up somewhere just to hang out. It'd give the native speakers a little taste of home, we can see how much the languages from other worlds that are like
Russian but not exactly
Russian match up, and people who're still learning the language can practice! If that sounds fun to anybody else, let me know and I'll start looking for someplace with good pierogi to hold the first one.