Taking a break from the madness here at home...
My brother Olek (I didn't mention him, did I? We're fraternal twins.) came over, begging me to call Tinka over. Since he's known Tinka, he's been in love with her. And since Tinka's known him, she's liked him just as much. I've been evil about it and never told either of them. But they've told me. And, as it happens, she broke up with her boyfriend Peter a few days ago. I made the horrible mistake of telling Olek, and he's reeling about it. I would really love for them to be together, of course.
So, being the lovely sister that I am, I called her and asked her. She said that she'd love to, and she came over. When Olek saw her, I swear he could have blown up. She looked like she was going to faint. It made it really awkward, and I couldn't handle it anymore. I turned to Tinka.

"Olek likes you."
Then I turned to Olek, who looked he was going to kill me.
"Tinka likes you."

They looked at each other for a moment, then Tinka basically jumped on him. At that point, I wished I hadn't even said anything.

And now, they're happy as could be. It's scary. 

I made 32,543 rubles for that modeling gig. That's about 1000 U.S. dollars. They want me to come back.
And I did a painting. I'll have to take a picture of it later. It looks uber cool, and I love it.