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Monday, October 17, 2005

I always thought I was more of a Menshevik, really

In the middle of wasting my evening, El Guille started screaming in his sleep. It was the terrified crying so I responded quickly. He was standing in his crib sobbing his little toddler heart out when I scooped him up into my arms. As mothers are wont to do, I just started humming something, anything to help calm his troubled heart. A few minutes later I realized what I was singing: The Soviet National Anthem. Discuss.

9 comments:

BowlerGirl said...

Have you recently watched 'the Hunt for Red October' or some other Russian-Patriot-Movie?

Or perhaps you dream of being the Bond-Girl in 'To Russia with Love"?

I'm sure that I could come up with many other witty things to say, however, the phone at work does beckon.

~j. said...

That's better than "Rock-a-bye Baby" -- that song's just mean.

Kate said...

Maybe now you've made him destined to become a spy for us in Russia...

BowlerGirl said...

Russian-Baby-Spy.....I think that is the most probable out come from this episode.

AzĂșcar said...
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Bek said...

Carina,

I LIVED in Russia for almost a year and heard the damn thing on the radio everyday (at 7:00 pm sharp) and I don't think that I could come up with the tune.

That is pretty funny. Remember the episode of Friends when Ross's baby would only smile if they sang "Baby got back"? What ever works right?

Rachel said...

that is hilarious. i loved the link to the anthem, because i was dumbfounded as to what the russian natl anthem was....and i still don't recall ever hearing it, although i'm sure i did watching the olympics. the darn soviets always won everything in the 80s.

AzĂșcar said...

Bek, where in Russia did you live? I truly did take every Russian History class at The BYU, but I don't speak more than one word of Russian.

Rachel, The Russians and the GDR, German Democratic Republic--what a load of crap that was!!
p.s. I did continue the OH posts.

Kiki said...

It's because the music is beautiful. It has always been one of my favorite tunes. Well...not ALWAYS...but ever since I've been able to watch the Olympics and retain the anthem tunes.