Lost in Moscow

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When I lived in Moscow, Russia, I used the public transportation system to get around the city.  One day, I accidentally got on the wrong bus and ended up in the middle of nowhere.

I was completely lost.  I looked around and saw a field with some trees.  There was a two lane road, but I didn’t see anything in the distance.

I thought about my predicament for a while.  This was in the mid 90’s, so I didn’t have a cell phone.  Also, there wasn’t a payphone in the area.

I decided to hitchhike to the nearest subway station.  I was very familiar with the subway lines and had a map, so I knew I could get home if I could just get to the subway station.

It was the best plan I could come up with at the time and it worked.  I made it home and felt very relieved.

A few days later, I talked to my mom on the phone and told her the story.  She was not enthused.  I got a lecture about being safe and other stuff like that.

My Uniqueness

What makes me unique?

  1. I participated in protests while living in Dallas.
  2. I studied Russian at Moscow University.  However, I still can’t speak Russian.
  3. I completed the Polar Bear Plunge on New Year’s Day.
  4. I won a science fair in school.
  5. I am a Sigma Chi Pi Honor Society member.
  6. I have won poetry contests and I have been published.
  7. I am fluent in American Sign Language.
  8. I am a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
  9. I am certified to conduct psychological research on humans.  I completed this certification as a requirement for my PhD program, in case anyone was wondering.
  10. I have traveled to the following foreign countries:  Canada, Mexico, England, Netherlands, France, Germany, Russia, Switzerland, and Austria.
  11. I have a level 2 certification in Facilities Engineering.
  12. I have a prosthetic bone behind my ear drum, which is probably the most unique thing about me.

 

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Lost in Moscow

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When I lived in Moscow, Russia, I used the public transportation system to get around the city.  One day, I accidentally got on the wrong bus and ended up in the middle of nowhere.

I was completely lost.  I looked around and saw a field with some trees.  There was a two lane road, but I didn’t see anything in the distance.

I thought about my predicament for awhile.  This was in the mid 90’s and I didn’t have a cell phone.  Also, there wasn’t a payphone in the area.

I decided to hitchhike to the nearest subway station.

I was very familiar with the subway lines and had a map, so I knew I could get home if I could just get to the subway station.

It was the best plan I could come up with at the time and it worked.  I made it home and felt very relieved.