try a
Hangover Prevention Strategy

or a
Meringue Recipe

walk through the city of Tver

and dip into
Russian Feminism Resources

Susan Howatch

or visit [Leonov * Leonoff * Leonova] Online

Get a Life! or just read about mine...
My Favorite Things
Starting With the Letter...

A Amethysts, Arletty, Absolutely Fabulous, Jane Austen, Akhenaton, Almond croissants, Adult Christianity, Karen Armstrong, AlexWarp, Margaret Atwood, Anthony Andrews
B Books, Beer, Borg, Clive Barker, Babe, Blackadder, Bewitched, Brie, Simone de Beauvoir, Brain Candy for Macs, Richard Bach, Bats, Bedazzled (1967), Baths, Bania, Bulgakov, Backscratches
C Cats, Computers, Coffee, Noam Chomsky, Chablis, Chocolate, Catweazel, Cyrillic fonts, Quentin Crisp, c|net, Carmen, C, Susan Cooper, Kaz Cooke, The Cramps, Peter Cook, Camelot, Candy Corn, Cadfael
D DS9, Marlene Dietrich, Data, Dax, The Doors, Descartes, Doonesbury, David Duchovny, Defenestration
E Earrings, Evolvefish, Eggplant dip, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Ben Elton, Earl Grey, Edge of Darkness, Elms, Earthsea, Emma
F Fairy floss, Feminism, Frances Farmer, Ferengi, Fortean Times
G Garnets, Green Eggs and Ham, Matilda Joslyn Gage, El Greco, Diana Gabaldon, The Goodies
H Halva, Susan Howatch, HTML, Hats, History, Cynthia Heimel, Harold & Maude, Historical Fiction, Douglas Hofstadter, Hildegard of Bingen, Honey
I Icecream, Introverts, I-Ching, Icons, Indigo Girls, Ivy
J Jarlsberg, Jewellery, Jelly, JavaScript, Jasmine
K Kahlua, Kittens, The Kunstkamera, Florence King, Guy Gavriel Kay, Klingons, Eartha Kitt
L Michael Leunig, Lestat, Les Enfants du Paradis, David Lodge, Lust, Librarians, Libraries, Lilacs, Ursula Le Guin, Lois & Clark, Lindt chocolate
M Mead, Mangos, Jessica Mitford, Nancy Mitford, Mushrooms, Julian May, The Mikado, Monty Python, Ms., Malachite, Melbourne
N Nekrasov, Franco Nero, The Nanny, Nights, Nachos
O Opera, Orange juice, ONA, Opals, Oaks
P Christine de Pisan, Port, Philosophy, Photoshop, Pushkin, Pesto, Wendy Perriam, Pranks, Pasta, The Princess Bride, Sharon Kay Penman
Q Quark's Bar, Quentin Crisp, QuarkXpress, Questions
R Russia, Roses, Russkoe Radio, Reading, Dorothy Rowe, Anne Rice, Rings, Rhinestones, Red Victorian, Rudy Rucker, Vanessa Redgrave
S Scrabble, Silver, E.D.E.N. Southworth, Dale Spender, San Francisco, Patrick Stewart, Sleep, Nathan Shedroff, The Simpsons, South Park, Stupidity, Stickboy, See's Candy, Dr Seuss, Cat Stevens, Shriekback, Sisters of Mercy, David Siegel, Snow
T Tver', Trivial Pursuit, Tea, Mel Torme, Toblerone, The The, TNG, Tetris, Translation, Teffi, Toasted Sandwiches, Typography, Tiramisu, Trills, Turkish Delight, Marina Tsvetaeva, Lily Tomlin
U Tracey Ullman
V Velour, Vegetarians, Verdi, Vodka, Velvet Underground, VNS Matrix
W word games, Wired, Mary Wollstonecraft, Webmonkey, Witches, Wittgenstein, Lynda Weinman, Walks, Webgrrls
X X-Files, Xena, X-RE
Y Young Ones, Yulya, Yoghurt
Z Z Magazine
Welcome to Mine

Ahhh, the de rigeur Narrative of Self page! This is where you get to stickybeak into the life of the blushing designer of this little web-corner.

In a nutshell: I'm genetically Russian, born in San Francisco in 1966, raised in Melbourne, Australia; have been a chemistry student, a philosophy student, a librarian, a web designer.

Until recently, I lived in Melbourne, Australia. In a bedsitter with a view, a fat tabby called Emma, my Purr Mac and six bookcases.

In late Feb 99 I moved to the lovely city of Tver, Russia. It's about 160km/100 miles north-west of Moscow, on the way to St. Petersburg. I have a job doing some assorted bilingual editing and proofreading and translating, plus web work.

All the books I mailed from Australia arrived, and I'm very glad to add that within months a black kitten decided to live with me. Then a PC appeared in the kitchen.

So my basic lifestyle requirements are taken care of - books, cat, computer and modem, reasonable supply of coffee and chocolate.

I'm pretty happy so far, and language skills are improving rapidly. My current slang repertoire has really picked up since I started reading the best Russian jokes site at www.anekdot.ru

What do I miss? Large bookshops with thousands of books in English. Same for music stores. And it's been ages since I saw any Xena, Trek, or South Park...

I still can't cope with writing a resume for myself on this page. Welcome to decontextualized information.
Learn to like it.

Created by elleon in Melbourne, Australia. Now being continued from my new home in Tver, Russia.
Started in December 1995. Updated on May 12, 2001.

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