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Stranded in Vermont!


On Friday afternoon I decided to take a quick weekend trip to the farmland of Vermont. But now I'm stuck! I think I previously mentioned I used to work for the airlines before I became a lawyer. I still have a close friend who works at United Airlines and she lists me as a flight beneficiary. So I'm able to fly to lots of places almost free, but always standby. Today I tried to make a 5:30 a.m. flight back to DC but it was full. So I'll try again at 2 p.m. and hopefully make my way back to DC sometime today.

Vermont - pure beauty! It's one of my favorite States. Yesterday I visited an amazing place called Shelburne Farms where I met some interesting animals and people, like this cow named Rose. Maybe I'll write a report about it. Not sure? I suppose it could be boring to look at animals and cute kids petting them. But I love these farm animals. Sometimes more than humans. :)


And speaking of kids, in the U.S. today we celebrate Father's Day. Is this day recognized in Russia? When I visited in February there was a "man" holiday, but I didn't really understand what it was about. Being a good dad - one of the most important jobs on the planet! In honor of the special day here's an old photo from my childhood days. Dad and me on our family boat. He was probably fixing something or looking for a tool. :) A wonderful, compassionate and amazing father! One of the most patient people I've ever met.

So today I send special greetings to all of my readers who are fathers. If you want, please share a favorite memory about your father, photos of kids or dads, or anything related in the comments.

I'll probably take a break from the blog for a week or two, but I promise to return.

Good day to all!


Jun. 16th, 2013 07:39 pm (UTC)
The "man" holiday is a fest of the male pig chauvinism.

First, 23th of February is Soviet Army Day not just "man day".
It commemorates the foundation of Red Army in 1918 and the role of men as soldiers and guardians of the motherland.
As Wikipedia tells me women soldiers and veterans are praised too.

Second, during "Politbureau" times it was _not_ an off-work day.
It has become such only in 2002.

Third, there is nothing chauvinistic to celebrate the traditional roles of men and women.
Without such opposite poles as men and women there will be no such attraction as love.

I think that with all that crap that is going on soon it will be not politically correct to celebrate Mother's and Father's days in America because the considerable percentage of children will have only "Parent No 1" and "Parent No 2" :))
Jun. 16th, 2013 09:05 pm (UTC)
The Soviet and the Red Army are not the defenders of "the motherland" and Russia. They are the worst enemies of these. The Red Army crashed Russia.

February 23 was assigned "the Red Army Day" because February 22, 1918, was the day of the official birth of the Russian Volunteers Army when they started the famous Ice March. Which marked the beginning of the Civil War. The 23 was invented to overshadow the 22. And the 22 was really and completely forgotten.

You should not trust Wiki, ever. Wiki is a good tool to start your research but it does not carry any authority, on anything. Moreover, in these subjects that have been falsified in the Evil Empire for many decades.

Ti my recollection, Feb 23 has been a day off-work a long before 2003. The folks simply did not work on this day, making it a drunken holiday at their work places.

Chauvinistic is the hypocritically displayed respect to women at one specific day of the year. When a man takes off his wife-beater, gives flowers to his wife, and smiles to other women. The next day, this shirt is back on. There is no love between men and women in Russia, sorry, you will learn this if you get deeper into Russia. Only the appearance of it.

Regarding America, I understand it, though it never came to my mind. Fortunately, I live amidst families that have both parents. A couple of women that have children from bigamists still happily celebrate Mother's day.

Perhaps it is a great idea to have just one Parents' or Parent's Day. It sounds the same ;)

Like you remember, there used to be the Secretary's Day. Now it has been renamed.

Political correctness is good


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