‘Moon Over’ Alert: Ian and Dima sittin’ in a tree

Time for a little music, a little vodka, and a little Netflix. Oops, no Netflix and Chill before the Internet! Ian and Dima are really “warming” up to each other, even Juliette see it. But is she too much of a third wheel? And what exactly did Mark walk in on?

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Hot spiced wine and outdoor Christmas markets are some of my nicest memories of Germany. I really did buy a lot of very inexpensive cashmere and angora in outdoor stalls, though I have to admit to moving the location from Kreutzberg to the Tiergarten, where things would actually have been very expensive. Just mentioning it, in case anyone wants to kick in on the inaccuracy. Doesn’t dramatic license rock? ;-)

Regarding the vodka drinking ritual, no license there! Part of my intensive Russian language training involved many evenings of vodka, sturgeon, fish paste and black bread. How the language of Chekhov flowed after a few frozen shots! If you wanna be a real Russian, pay attention to Dima’s vodka etiquette. ;-)

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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