Friday, January 13, 2017
С Новым Годом
Ufa, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia
After they left we still had a few hours until midnight, so Elizabeth and I decided to watch a movie and eat chips and dip. I missed eating chips and dip so much I actually went to the store two days later to buy some. We watched Elf, and can you believe it was my first time watching it? It was cute, but I won't make it a Christmas tradition. I still prefer Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and A Christmas Story.
About 12:15-12:20 people started exiting their houses and saying "С Новым Годом" (Happy New Year) to each other. Then, there was an activity of fire works that was almost constant until I fell asleep close to 3 am. We hadn't planned on spending too much time outside so we parted around 1 am. My walk home was horrible. I could barely see because of the snow pelting my eyeballs. I was completely covered in snow, but I saved you the horror of seeing the selfie I sent A and my parents. I ended the night with an hour Skype call to my mom.