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Hey y'all!

Released on 2012-05-10 01:00 GMT

Email-ID 5434824
Date 2009-11-21 16:10:31
Hey family,
I made it to Moscow. It is gross, drizzley and sleeting. My flights were
horrendous. First off, I didn't think I would make my flight in Houston bc
British Airways are morons and it took them 2.25 hours to get me through
the basic line to get my freakin boarding pass. Then Heathrow was a
nightmare as they were pulling people off left and right for secondary
searches. My security team was not happy.
I also got seated on one flight among a bunch of Nigerians who don't know
what deodorant is. The funny thing about the Nigerians (which dad will
love) is that they ALLLLLL had copies and were reading copies of Joel
Olstein (spelling?) book--- that crazy American Christian guy I know dad
loves so much.
But I'm happy to be back in Moscow. It feels right for me to be here.
My car and driver here are hilarious. It is this amazing 2010 BMD that is
bulletproof and seriously dark windows. What cracked me up about my 'ride'
is that the back seat moves (motorized shifts) as the car swerves and
stops in order to brace the impact-- crazy new technology.
My room at Kempinsky in Moscow-- which is Europe's most expensive hotel--
is insane too. My room partially overlooks the Moscow river with Red
Square on the other side and partially overlooks this Russian Orthodox
Seminary. Certainly makes me feel like I"m in the middle of politics and
intrigue here in Russia.
I'm sitting right now in the lobby while drinking good vodka (yum)...
watching people of all levels of shadiness come and go.
I'll email you again soon, since I have alot of access to email here this
Love you,
Lauren Goodrich
Director of Analysis
Senior Eurasia Analyst
T: 512.744.4311
F: 512.744.4334