Also, other things happened. I briefly spent weekends hanging out with a former student and his girlfriend, as they took me on museum tours, a boat, bickered amongst themselves, and treated me somewhat like a zoo animal. That was a bit weird, but I did get some sightseeing in. We even went to an actual zoo. I also briefly spent other weekends hanging out with some other guy and his friend, who I accidentally met in a bar the night that the former student showed up at my door without the girlfriend, demanding we go drinking, because apparently I'm that person. I accidentally went on a date with the other guy, because apparently those are the only kinds of dates that I know how to go on. He barely spoke English, and I barely speak Russian, resulting in endless meaningful conversations, all of which will be typed up verbatim at a later date. So well these dates went, that we twice went out for coffee with his friend, who actually spoke English. I then briefly hung out with the English speaking friend, because obviously. I now no longer speak to any of these people.
I'm now at a crossroads where I've determined that I'm bored of defining myself by my job, but am still going out of my way to do things that end up in me doing just that. Will fix this.