Thursday, January 19, 2006

Moscow winter

I heard an horrific thing today. Apparently Moscow is having one of the most severely cold winters ever, with temperatures down to -34 degrees.

One of the main problems the Russians have is their culture of drinking heavily, alone, and often outdoors. The drunk people pass out, then freeze to death. The snow and ice covers them over. In the spring when the snow thaws the council workers have to clear away loads of dead bodies that were previously hidden from view. What a macabre job.

My plan for this winter (even though it feels quite mild today) is to wrap up warm and drink cocoa. Vodka can seriously damage your health.


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