White House Petition “Alaska Back to Russia”

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I love it!
It’s not a joke-I saw it today in the news and couldn’t help but wanted to share. The truth is that The White House will have to issue an official response to petitions on the official website if they receive 100,000 signatures in 30 days. This petition’s deadline is April 20 to reach that goal. A similar petition was created in 2012 calling for Texas to leave the union. It received over 100,000 signatures and the White House responded.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/03/27/thousands-sign-official-white-house-petition-to-return-alaska-to-russia/

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

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Today is St. Patrick’s Day. This year it went unusually quietly for me. The best thing came from my Zumba instructor, Janice. It turns out that she is Irish ( this, of course, explains a lot, especially her irrepressible energy charge). Janice brought to class all sorts of green hats and handkerchiefs, was fun and cheerful, and even made ​​us dance under few Irish songs.

And I remembered my acquaintance with this cool holiday in one of my first Continue reading

The Birthday Cake Mystery

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For two weeks we have been babysitting a dog with a sweet name, Moonpie.  Her owner, my good friend Lynette , left for a month to save the world ( Africa in particular), and brought the dog to us.  Moonpie, as you can see from the picture, is a Basset Hound and she looks like a hybrid of crocodile and cow with the cutest face.   Lynette adopted Moonpie from a shelter when she was 3 years old. Doggie happens to have a past and some psychological problems. When she is nervous, she begins to eat books, especially the ones that you are now reading. She gets nervous quite often, almost always when left alone.  My husband and son approached this habit with deep understanding…They both ( famous dog shrinks), explained to me that when Moonpie eats the book it’s probably the same as when kids bite nails.  When Lynette brought the dog to us, she went around our house and advised that we move up some of the books.  Aside from her neurosis, Moonpie is Continue reading

Happy International Women’s Day!

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According to Wikipedia International Women’s Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is March 8.  Started as a Socialist political event in the early 1900s (first in the US, then in Europe), the holiday blended into the culture of many countries, primarily in Europe, including Russia. In some regions, the day lost its political flavor, and became simply an occasion for men to express their love for women. In Russia, following the October revolution, the Bolshevik Alexandra Continue reading

Olympic Games Follow Up

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Dear all- if you haven’t seen this video from youtube about little girl crying out loud with Olympic Bear-it’s here.  I know we have much more serious reason to cry right now, but still…SO TOUCHING!

Here is a link to video of a girl Ksusha.

http://vesti-sochi.tv/olimpiada/23196-malenkaja-ksjusha-proshhaetsja-s-olimpijskim-mishkoj-sochi-2014

For non-Russian speakers:  The girl keeps saying : “By, my dear, by , My beloved !” Bye!!!

Her Mom try to comfort her and say:  Please, don’t cry, my kitty, THEY WILL BE BACK!

And Ksusha is answering:  I can’t stop crying!  I can’t!!!

It’s so moving… The video was taken by girl’s Mom and she posted it on youtube. For the first day on your tube this video was seen by 70 000 people.   Russian journalists found this girl and gave her Olympic Mishka (a Bear) .

…well, Ksusha wasn’t alone crying to Misha.  I also cried on closing ceremony, thinking of summer Olympics in 1980 in my childhood.  I know many others did as well.  Silly, but true … They will be back…Will they???