Parks Guard Rifle Drill Team (yeah that includes me) marched in Dwight, Illinois' Veteran's Parade today. i was in the color guard, carrying the US flag. i was so proud. i love that feeling.

here's a really adorable poem my friend Valerii wrote for me. he's taken only one year of English, and it's such a good poem...

The sound which the forest gives
On a cold day of September
When the wind rustles by leafs
It brings me a word – Amber.

isn't is sweet? now i need to write one in Russian and send it back to him.

i felt like a boy today, in uniform, with my short hair and the black beret.