Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Few Final Words

Well it has been a long time and my blog and I seem to have gone our separate ways but I suppose that it is time to reunite.

I will be coming home soon.

That makes me feel a little panicky


I might be a little strange when I come home. Maybe I will mutter weird things in a foreign language. If you are a man and a close friend I might try and kiss you on your cheek when I see you and if you are a woman who I have never met before I might not shake your hand. Bottom line is that I will probably be a bit weirder than I was when I left. I hope that is ok for you all.

Here are some pictures from the last few months. The first few are from the Novrus holiday which celebrates the beginning of spring. Lots of Baklava, Plov and jumping over bonfires.

A little boy contemplating hopping a big fire.

These next few are from the wedding of my good friend and neighbor Elnur. I will say that being in this country has done wonders for my confidence as a dancer.

Busting a move

Wedding Band

Bride and Groom

Anyway, I can’t wait to see you all after such a long time. More than feeling panicky about coming home though I am excited. I will miss eating dovga but will really love the lemon meringue pie that my mom will be making for Thanksgiving. I won't miss breathing in burning trash on my bike ride to work, or phantom poopers that make a mess while I am away for the weekend in Baku (it was my landlord I just know it).

We really do. I promise.
It is really sad to be saying goodbye to everyone I have come to know over the past two years and I will miss them greatly.The list of reasons why I am excited to come home is only slighter longer than the list of reasons I am sad to go. My time here has been the experience of a lifetime but I am getting a bit antsy to start my next adventure.  So till next time, and I hope to see you soon!


  1. Wish we were meeting up at home for Thanksgiving! We have to figure out how to get together soon. Masters at the University of Iowa maybe?;-)

  2. NO! You can't have him Mindy! He's mine! Lol!