Back in the Stan
During the time I was in DC/NY, I managed to go to a Redskins game (we lost), celebrate Christmas with my family and some cousins, start a fire in my parents' house which my father put out (no damage, just my brother in law's nerves... I was talking to him on the phone until I shouted out FIRE FIRE and hung up. He's fine now.), have a quiet dinner with family and friends for New Years, dinner with old friends, and then the big Armenian Christmas extravaganza at our house... all of my parents' friends, my sister and her husband, and my brother and his wife all under the same roof. Boy I tell you, want a party? I can honestly say my parents' friends are some of the most entertaining people I've ever met. For hours we all sat around just listening to them tear into each other. hahaha. The following day, my mom, sister, brother-in-law and I went to Costco for shopping. I sat in the cart while my brother-in-law pushed me around. :) Good times.
So anyway, back to Armenia. Yerevan is one big block of ice. I got in a few days ago and jetlag is killing me. Sleep all day, up all night. I reorganized the kitchen cabinets one night because I couldn't get to sleep. But I did manage to see people. The second night reminded me why I came. I got together with friends and felt at home once again. The snow is slippery and the weather is cold, but so is DC this time of year... usually, it was 75°F when I left. That's insane.
In other news, as Meneshian mentioned on the Diaspora page, he has signed on SoloDuo to the label for which I'll be doing the design and photography. I'm actually really excited because the music is beautiful, but also because I get to travel to Geneva, Switzerland for the photo shoot. Perhaps a February trip will be just what I need to break the winter blues.
The rest is all about work. I'm trying to catch up on the things that I missed. It's good to have a calm season to take care of the little details, really.