a very Eastern European day here today. More northern that the Balkans – more like the Baltics – but still. It’s drizzling and about 5 degrees here, which was exactly like it was during the entire time I spent in Latvia in December 94. And I got into work and there’s some leftover soft cheese and pat in the fridge that everyone’s digging into for breakfast – which was also what they served us in Latvia in the morning. Add some herring and grated carrots and the masquerade would be complete.