primary stress

Russian around the house

chr chr. ahem yes, more vocabulary revision with some new words mixed in. (-е-) and (-и-) mark the conjugation type of verbs, more difficult ones have the first and second person singular and the third person plural in brackets next to them. another long post.

а́дрес - Adresse - address
Какой у тебя адрес? - Wie ist deine Adresse? - What is your address? 
сосе́д - Nachbar - neighbour
сосе́ди - Nachbarn - neighbours

дом - Haus - house
одноэта́жный - einstöckig - single-storied
двухэта́жный - zweistöckig - two-storied
трёхэта́жный - dreistöckig - three-storied (note the position of primary stress)
на пе́рвом этаже́ - im ersten Stock - on the first floor
почто́вый я́щик - Briefkasten - mailbox
сад - Garten - garden
садо́вый забо́р - Gartenzaun - garden fence
кварти́ра - Wohnung - flat
общежи́тие - Wohnheim - dormitory
обща́га - (ugs.) Wohnheim - (coll.) dorm
снима́ть (-е-) кварти́ру - (ipf.) eine Wohnung mieten - (ipf.) to rent a flat
(по)стро́ить (-и-) дом - ein Haus bauen - to build a house
жить (живу́, живёшь, живу́т) - (ipf.) leben, wohnen - (ipf.) to live
Где ты живёшь? - Wo wohnst du? - Where do you live?

кры́ша - Dach - roof
дымова́я труба́ - Schornstein - chimney
балко́н - Balkon - balcony
стена́ - Wand - wall
потоло́к - Zimmerdecke - ceiling
окно́ - Fenster - window
пол - Fußboden - floor
на полу́ - auf dem Fußboden - on the floor
у́гол - Ecke - corner
в углу́ - in der Ecke - in the corner
прихо́жая - Vorraum, Diele - vestibule, hall
коридо́р - Korridor, Flur - corridor, hallway
фойе́ - Foyer - lobby
ле́стница - Treppe - staircase
идти́ по ле́стнице - die Treppe nehmen - to take the stairs
(иду́, идёшь, иду́т)
подва́л - Keller - basement
черда́к - Dachboden - loft
лифт - Aufzug - lift

ко́мната - Zimmer - room
ку́хня - Küche - kitchen
ку́хонька - Küchenzeile - kitchenette
столо́вая - Esszimmer - dining room
гости́ная - Wohnzimmer - living room
спа́льня - Schlafzimmer - bedroom
(по)спа́ть (сплю, спишь, спят) - schlafen - to sleep
лечь спать (ля́гу, ля́жешь, ля́гут)‎ - (pf.) schlafen gehen - (pf.) to go to bed
ложи́ться (-и-) спать - (ipf.) schlafen gehen - (ipf.) to go to bed
встава́ть/встать - (ipf./pf.) aufstehen - (ipf./pf.) to get up
(встаю́, встаёшь, встаю́т / вста́ну, вста́нешь, вста́нут)
де́тская - Kinderzimmer - children’s room
игру́шки (f. pl.) - Spielsachen - toys
кабине́т - Büro, Studierzimmer - office, study
ча́йная - Teehaus, Teestube - teahouse
ва́нная - Badezimmer - bath
(по)мы́ться (мо́юсь, мо́ешься, мо́ются) - sich waschen - to wash oneself
принима́ть (-е-) душ - (ipf.) duschen - (ipf.) to shower
принима́ть (-е-) ва́нну - (ipf.) baden - (ipf.) to take a bath
туале́т - Toilette - toilet
кладова́я - Abstellkammer, Vorratsraum  - pantry, storeroom

ме́бель (f.) - Möbel - furniture
стол - Tisch - table
ку́хонный стол - Küchentisch - kitchen table
пи́сьменный стол - Schreibtisch - desk
стул - Stuhl - chair
сту́лья - Stühle - chairs
кре́сло - Sessel - armchair
дива́н - Sofa - couch
ра́дио - Radio - radio
телеви́зор - Fernseher - tv
(по)смотре́ть (-и-) телеви́зор - fernsehen - to watch tv
компью́тер - Computer - computer
монито́р - Bildschirm - monitor
клавиату́ра - Tastatur - keyboard
мышь‎ (f) - (Computer-)Maus - (computer) mouse
видеоигра́ - Computerspiel - video game
включи́ть (-и-) / включа́ть (-е-) - an-/einschalten - to switch on
вы́ключить (-и-) /выключа́ть (-е-) - ab-/ausschalten - to switch off
кни́жная по́лка - Bücherregal - bookshelf
ла́мпа - Lampe - lamp
пиани́но - Klavier - piano
игра́ть (-е-) на пиани́но - (ipf.) Klavier spielen - (ipf.) to play the piano 
што́ра, занаве́ска - Vorhang - curtain
карти́на - Gemälde, Bild - painting, picture
ко́врик, ковёр - Teppich - carpet
ковёр-самолёт - fliegender Teppich - magic carpet

крова́ть (f) - Bett - bed
крова́ть-черда́к - Hochbett - loft bed
де́тская крова́ть - Kinderbett - child’s bed
крова́тка - Bettchen - crib
поду́шка - Kissen - pillow
одея́ло - Bettdecke - blanket
простыня́ - Betttuch - bed sheet
ту́мбочка - Nachttisch - bedside table
буди́льник - Wecker - alarm clock
(по)ста́вить (ста́влю, ста́вишь, ста́вят) буди́льник на … - den Wecker auf … stellen - to set the alarm for …
буди́льник звони́т - (ipf.) der Wecker klingelt - (ipf.) the alarm clock is ringing
шкаф - Schrank - closet
батаре́я - Heizkörper - radiator, heater

плита́ - Herd - stove
печь (f) - Ofen, Heizofen - furnace
духо́вка - Ofen, Backofen - oven
микроволно́вка - Mikrowelle - microwave
ку́хонный ми́ксер - Küchenmaschine - kitchen machine
холоди́льник - Kühlschrank - fridge
морози́льник - Tiefkühltruhe - freezer
посудомо́ечная маши́на - Spülmaschine - dishwasher
посудомо́йка - (ugs.) Spülmaschine - ugs.) dishwasher
стира́льная маши́на - Waschmaschine - washing machine
стира́лка - (ugs.) Waschmaschine - (ugs.) washing machine

душ - Dusche - shower
ва́нна - Badewanne - bathtub
мо́йка, ра́ковина - Waschbecken, Spüle - sink
зе́ркало - Spiegel - mirror
туале́тное зе́ркало - Schminkspiegel - makeup mirror

9 Unspoken Rules Of Being Frugal, Not Cheap

Because there is a big difference between the two, no matter how similar they may seem on the surface. And whether you’re earning six figures or a student’s stipend, you can still live by certain (often unspoken) rules that make you savvy, instead of that person that no one wants to go out with because you’ll start a fight over the bill.

These are those rules.

1. Don’t agree to things you can’t afford. It’s really tempting to say “yes” to things your friends really want you to go to, even if you know you don’t have the money for it. But the primary source of financial stress when a check comes — or lingering resentment after the day is over — is agreeing to things you could not afford in the first place. You have to be open about what you can and cannot do, and if everyone is trying to go to a hip new restaurant that will put you out $75 for dinner and that’s not an option for you, you have to say no. You can’t say yes and then agonize every time someone orders and appetizer for the table, because that’s what makes you look like a cheap asshole.

2. Don’t be a penny pincher with friends. When it comes to good friends, you should not be venmo-ing each other every time someone buys you a two-dollar tea. While people are perfectly allowed to pay you back for whatever they want, it’s just generally a bad vibe to constantly demand every penny from someone you’re close to. Good friends should have a relationship of “your treat, my treat” when it comes to little things, and should honestly find joy in the act of buying one another a round or a coffee or a little gift. And obviously if someone is abusing this, you can stop it, but being afraid of not tracking every cent with a friend just makes you kind of a Scrooge.

3. Invest up-front in the important things (when you can afford it). When it comes to things that you’re going to want to have for more than a season — boots, winter coats, certain furniture, etc — it’s important to not be cheap with yourself if you have the option. For things that are going to cost a lot up-front (but be worth it), following the strategies of “wait for things to go on sale or go to a discount store, and buy high-quality” leads to saving a lot of money over time. We all go from “replacing our shitty everyday bag at least twice a year because the straps break,” to “putting a couple hundred dollars into an actually-quality bag that changes our lives.” And it’s an important life change to go through.

4. Don’t be afraid of turning down an invitation. Part of being frugal, socially, is doing your best to get rid of FOMO. Even if you can technically afford something, saying “yes” to everything generally leads to having little money, or wasting it on things you wish you hadn’t. Even if you can afford to be the belle of the ball four nights a week, no checking account needs to suffer that damage.

5. Start upping your at-home entertaining game. Hand-in-hand with not saying “yes” to everything social is making your house somewhere you actually enjoy spending time. This means investing a little in things like nice drink ingredients, learning to cook some of your favorite take-out or restaurant recipes, and generally accepting that a night in (by oneself or with friends) can feel just as ~special~ as a night on the town. Those people who use their oven as storage and have to run to the liquor store every time they want to have a drink are probably spending about 15x as much as they need to on takeout, social events they don’t even enjoy that much, and “last-minute” runs they pay out the nose for. Domestic Goddesses (and Gods) are frugal in the best way.

6. Don’t squabble over a couple dollars. When it comes to things like dinners out with friends, squabbling over four dollars on a bill because you didn’t share a full 50% of the queso, and you also ordered two drinks instead of three, is just ugly. Don’t be the guy that insists on making the server split the check 18 ways, or gets huffy and passive-aggressive over a couple dollars. Let it roll, and if you are really getting the feeling that a friend is taking advantage of the bill-splitting, have that conversation separately. If it’s really egregious, stop going out with that person. But you and your friends should generally be in a place where you’re able to cover for one another by a few dollars without it getting weird.

7. Wait for sales, and shop discount. Basically a golden rule of frugality is never paying full price for things. Whether that means you live like me, and basically exclusively shop at TJ Maxx and Marshall’s, or you are religious about buying off-season and waiting for things to go on clearance, it’s all effective. It’s just important that you never be the person who gets so caught up in a ~must have~ item that you waste 100 more dollars on it than you would need to if you had a little patience. (And this goes hand-in-hand with not buying ultra-trendy crap, because if something is unwearable after the season in which it was popular, you don’t need to be buying it).

8. Be honest about what you actually need. You’re never going to get ahead of your own finances if you are convinced that you need four of the same jacket, or a blender you never use, or a fur vest that you are way too ashamed to put on in polite society but looked so cool on the Nasty Gal website. Learning to prune your life down into things you actually want, need, and will use — and be honest about what is just a waste of money — means saving your precious money for the things that actually merit it. (I know myself, and that means I will never again buy a bright-purple designer bag. I am not that girl, and never will be.)

9. Treat yo self (within reason). Obviously there are few things more satisfying than TrEaTiNg YoSeLf when you’re having a bad day or worked really hard or whatever. But it’s also really easy to slip from “treating oneself as a form of self-care” and “emotional spending that ultimately damages your finances and doesn’t make you any happier.” Being able to know the difference, and not being cheap with yourself while also prioritizing your financial health — i.e., treating yourself once in a great while for the right reasons, such as celebrating accomplishments — is the right way to go about it. You can be cheap with yourself, too, and while you shouldn’t, you also shouldn’t spend money wildly because it makes you feel good. Spending on “fun things” is like fast food. Everyone’s soul is lifted by those once-in-a-while french fries dipped in a chocolate shake. But made into a habit, and suddenly your whole body feels like poured cement and you’re wondering why you’re tired all the time. In the end, it’s all about balance.

Whenever you become anxious or stressed, outer purpose has taken over, and you lost sight of your inner purpose. You have forgotten that your state of consciousness is primary, all else secondary.
—  Eckhart Tolle

Does Homework Work?

“The topic of homework has received a lot of attention lately, and the negative effects of homework have been well established,” Principal Jane Hsu wrote to parents in January, according to DNAinfo New York. “They include: children’s frustration and exhaustion, lack of time for other activities and family time and, sadly for many, loss of interest in learning.”


hand drawn animation using graphite on paper and film

“Blankets of fog smother the streets. Saltwater tears fall down my face while the weak sun rises reluctantly & the ocean mutters death threats at me. A useless fight that I never win. Struggle to wake. Lost confidence. Depressed & seasick. Nightmares take hold. Suffer from fear in a derelict home. 

Neighbourhoods lined with graves disappear beneath the waves. 

Bury me at sea. Let our cruel guardian drown the east. 

Sink. Relinquishment.”

animator / director: beyon

music: primary stress

Supported by grant from Arts Nova Scotia

Studies suggest that petting dogs produces hormonal changes. This helps people cope with depression and certain stress-related disorders. Additionally, it decreases levels of the primary stress hormone cortisol, which regulates appetite and carbohydrates cravings. (Blascovich, 2002)

I need to not look at tumblr for a few days this is just so overwhelming and and I just can’t stomach seeing the deaths of 50 innocent people being used as a platform to discuss unrelated pet causes. Fuck you if you’re using this violent hate crime as an excuse to attack people with mental illnesses or to rant about Zionism or to campaign for your chosen candidate in the democratic primaries. Like I cannot stress this enough: FUCK YOU.

Ohio Voters!!

Attention to all Ohio voters!!

The deadline for registering for the primary is coming up very fast! You have to have your registration form turned into your local board of elections office by FEB 15!! 30 days before our primary.

I cannot stress enough to you how important it is that you get out and vote. This is taking charge of your country! Exercising your basic human right of contribution to the election of the right person for the President of the United States!

IF YOU THINK YOU ARE TOO YOUNG! You probably are not, if you are going to be 18 years old at the time of the General election this coming November, not the primary the general election. Then you are eligible to vote in the primary!

Please, consider voting. This right that we have is too often taken for granted.

How do you register? Go to your school, post office, local board of elections, most courts and pick up a registration form. This is so easy, it takes one minute. You do have to have either your drivers license ID number or your last 4 of your social. If you are a teenager ask you parents for these things. Then you just drop it off at your board of elections (( location can be googled)) and turn it in. Again by FEB 15!!

Please consider supporting whatever political ideology you have and making this country hear all walks of life, thank you for your time!