Thursday, April 3, 2008

Bimbo by choice

My Russian grammar teacher once told me in confidence that the Dean referred to me as the "matryoshka" - pretty on the outside, empty on the inside. Alexey, the grammar teacher, had defended me by saying that I'm not as dumb as I look. I suppose I ought to have been offended but when I was younger I spent so much effort making sure people thought I was clever, I simply cannot be bothered taking myself seriously any longer. Instead I think it is quite nice that the Dean thought I was pretty! I would also like to point out that it is only the smallest matryoshka that's empty, before reaching that one there are lots of interesting layers to get through.

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