Finished! And Home.

I am finally finished with this semester. I only had one exam (but I already whined about that so I’ll refrain from whining further) and now I am finished and have arrived home. The exam went well overall, though I was worried I would not finish in time, but I did and I received a good mark in the class. You know what the Russians (and the Bard himself!) say: Всё хорошо, что хорошо кончается. [All’s well that ends well.]

Not to brag or anything, but… take a look at this:

You can click to see it larger. And I’ll save you the trouble that it’s a screenshot of my grade for Russian class from my account on my university’s system. The “C” means for credit (as opposed to pass/fail) and the 3.0 is the number of credits. The A+ is my grade. How in the world did I manage to pull off an A+ in an advanced Russian class?? Believe me, I’m not complaining, but I was pleasantly surprised.

Anyway, I have some big plans for this break. I will be working on my thesis and some other school-related reading, but I also have some more fun stuff planned. I am working on a blog post about a big decision I made recently and I would like to release my first translation from the Russian this break. I have chosen my work – a Chekhov short story I’m sure you’ve heard of – and I will offer it for a small fee. Yes, you could find a translation on the internet, but mine will be better. I have excellent attention to detail, perfectionism, and I will include little historical/translator’s notes to explain some bits so you can fully appreciate life in the Crimea and Moscow at the turn of the century.

What do you think? Would you buy a translation from me? (It would be in ebook and/or PDF format, so we are not talking about a huge sum of money here.)

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