I'm Jane Doe Martini and I'm an American girl that's fascinated by Russian culture and my goal is to master the language. I'm also interested in writing mixed martial arts, supporting our troops, firearms, criminal justice, cooking, and of course, martinis....shaken, not stirred!



  • What I Looked Like During the Spams How is It That I Was ...

    What Looked Like During Spams That

    What I looked like during the spams How is it that I was able to do mixed martial arts, do firearms training and shoot guns from different positions, take a... Read more

    Posted on 20 June 2012 DIARIES
  • Keepin' It Old-School

    Keepin' Old-School

    I really didn't want to open up about this past weekend because well...it would mean being somewhat vulnerable which is risky in the blogging world. But I need... Read more

    Posted on 13 June 2012 DIARIES
  • The Russian Dos and Don'ts

    Russian Don'ts

    Ten Things Never to Say or Do in RussiaSometimes, knowing what NOT to do is even more important if you want to fit in or at least produce a good impression. Rea... Read more

    Posted on 12 June 2012 DIARIES
  • The "D" Word


    So, this is something I don't blog about and in fact, it's something that I'm completely brand new and clueless to: dating. Just the world alone makes me want t... Read more

    Posted on 04 June 2012 DIARIES
  • James Bond Marathons and Life In General

    James Bond Marathons Life General

    I hope everyone had a fantastic, safe Memorial Day weekend and I also hope you all took a moment to remember what the holiday is really about... I basically... Read more

    Posted on 30 May 2012 DIARIES
  • Creative Care Package - Tiki Bar (in a Box)

    Creative Care Package Tiki Box)

    So I mentioned pretty briefly about how I had adopted a soldier whose currently in South Korea. I believe he was "adopted" back around late January. Read more

    Posted on 22 May 2012 DIARIES
  • Carb Comas

    Carb Comas

    So the other day, I decided to do something I usually don't do. I went to Mel's Diner and totally stuffed my face with their fried chicken, curley fries, and... Read more

    Posted on 22 May 2012 DIARIES
  • Russian....Hockey?


    So I had a hectic day at work and decided to come home, curl up with Bruno and watched TV with my grandma. Grandma is a big hockey fan so that was on TV and... Read more

    Posted on 20 May 2012 DIARIES
  • Hard Vs. Soft

    Hard Soft

    So today, I decided to was time to conquer my fear. A fear that has formed inside my brain and a fear that has blocked me from pursuing my dream of speaking... Read more

    Posted on 16 May 2012 DIARIES
  • Decompressing


    Well, a week has passed. Where have I been? Decompressing. School's out for now so I've been enjoying my time off in between work and spending a lot more time a... Read more

    Posted on 15 May 2012 DIARIES
  • Дайте, Пожалуйста Водка

    Дайте, Пожалуйста Водка

    Дайте, пожалуйста водка? (Please, give me vodka) This is a new Russian phrase I've learned that really would've come in handy after the events of this past... Read more

    Posted on 08 May 2012 DIARIES
  • The Chernobyl Diaries

    Chernobyl Diaries

    So, I took some time to polish up this blog a bit. I like the look of it and think I will keep it for awhile! Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find the tim... Read more

    Posted on 01 May 2012 DIARIES
  • Blog Introduction

    Blog Introduction

    So, where to I begin with my blog? First off, the design and title is inspired from the classic James Bond film called "From Russia, With Love" but of course,... Read more

    Posted on 01 May 2012 DIARIES