Number of Steps: 14673 (and is it possible that they were all stairs? It sure feels like it.)
I wrote “5 June” in my journal tonight and it just didn’t look right. How can it only be June 5th? We’ve already done so much! Today was a big one – it started out with our first movement class with my good pal Владимир Ϲажын (Vladimir Sazhin) who proceeded to beat us all to within an inch of our lives! I tell ya, I’ve never loved someone this much who caused me this much physical anguish! He’s so damn delightful that you’ll agree when he tells you to do insane things with your body. And yes, I can still put my feet behind my head, it turns out.
After movement we slogged our way downstairs to the cafeteria for lunch (buckwheat, by the way, still delicious) and then back upstairs to wait for our assistant acting teaching Иля (Ilja – who is a big hit with all the young ladies) to take us over to watch the first year students’ final presentation. This ended up being a misfire because the tiny room was way too crowded for us, so we ended up having acting class after all. The first half was extremely successful, but the last exercise was not so much. We didn’t really follow the directions or each other, so it was kind of an endless churning mess. But we can’t get ‘em all right…yet.
|On our way to our first show! (Justin knows that Russians love jazz hands)|
At any rate, it is way too late, and I have an earlier morning tomorrow, so I bid you (my 7 blog readers) good night! I’m planning on some good dreams tonight (followed by some seriously stiff joints and muscles in the morning!)!