Wednesday, June 27, 2012

June 27 and 30 - Our Anniversaries!

On that day eight years ago, I met my wife, Diana. I walked into a bar with a friend and left with a girl-friend. I don't want to sound cliche, but it is true: we immediately clicked. I would not say it was love at first sight though. However, the moment we met, we grabbed a table chatting all night with little regard to our poor friends.

Figuratively speaking, we still are...

Almost five years ago, we got married. Our anniversary No.2 will be in three days. Today, I'd like to tell my wife I love her even more and will for the rest of my life. Her favorite flower is calla lily. So, voilà:

They say, guys usually don't remember anniversaries. Perhaps, I would not either. But she's made me so much better that I want to remember... I guess this is the moment a romantic guy starts reading his poem (sorry, my English-speaking friends, this time it is only in Russian):

Диана, милый друг,
Когда я без тебя -
Во всей вселенной не найти мне места!
Пока известный путь из молока,
Где звёздного сияния река,
Не донесёт меня к тебе, моя прелеста!

В своей печали одинок и безутешен...
Доверю ж сокревенное перу!
В любви моей я искренен и грешен -
Для исповеди рифму подберу.

Я виноват, что далеко сейчас. Но помни!
Безмолвный, я с тобою... как всегда.
Об этом ветер поцелуями напомнит,
А дождь пройдёт - то слёз моих вода.

Диана, милый друг,
Когда я без тебя,
В души страданьях не найти мне места!
Но, только небо ночь уронит в облака,
Как сновиденья невесомая рука
Покажет, сжалясь, образ твой, невеста!


Friday, June 8, 2012

Are You Ready for Euro 2012?

The opener-game of Euro 2012 just ended. Poland and Greece tied (1-1). It was a great match. Greece came from behind and overcame the one-man advantage.

In less than an hour, Russia plays Czech Republic. The game begins at 1:45 p.m. CST. Hurry, it is in less than an hour!

Hey, Russian fans, are you ready for the game as I am? Check me out wearing the lucky jersey from Euro 2008:

 Go, Russia!!! Vpered, Rossiya!!! Ole!