Russiangirl

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    • 3 years ago

      Russiangirl
    • 4 years ago

      Russiangirl
    • growing up

      4 years ago

      Russiangirl

      when i was a kid and a teenager, life events people talked about seemed far away and unaffecting me. and yet the past Year has been nothing a whirlwind of those events. extended unemployment, losing my grandfather, watching my cousin who is like a brother to me get married, seeing my younger sister through her divorce, getting engaged, finding employment, deciding to move up the wedding, and losing my grandmother. i feel like time is flying on fast forward and i can no longer take the luxury i did in my youth. i regret immensely that i haven't seen my grandparents who where living in California for 5 years. i regret not making time for them, especially now that i know i won't be able to. i feel i can't even grieve properly as my job is people oriented and i can't take any days from work as i will be using those days to meet my new extended family and celebrate my marriage to the man i adore.

      as a kid it was much easier to ignore the parts of adulthood that would suck. specifically the impossible futility of time management.

    • podcasts and being Russian . again

      4 years ago

      Russiangirl

      deep sigh. on a lighter note i now know I'm a zombie when i get drunk with my family. thanks burnie burns, i had no idea.

    • either or

      5 years ago

      Russiangirl

      can't decide if I'm creatively searching for a solution or if i just hit a new low. searching craigslist for russian small groups.

    • 5 years ago

      Russiangirl
    • Oh podcast. once again you've amused me

      5 years ago

      Russiangirl

      So recent podcast, within 5 minutes got into the discussion of pasta and italian food. its interesting since wikipedia has articles on this, that would have answered their question in 5 minutes. or less. and yet they chose to sit their and muse , usually this would piss me off but its so atypically rooster teeth to forgo research and just speak their minds I'm not as angry as i am amused.

      "In the 1st century BC writings of Horace, lagana (Sing.: laganum) were fine sheets of fried dough [12] and were an everyday foodstuff.[13] Writing in the 2nd century Athenaeus of Naucratis provides a recipe for lagana which he attributes to the 1st century Chrysippus of Tyana: sheets of dough made of wheat flour and the juice of crushed lettuce, then flavoured with spices and deep-fried in oil.[13] An early 5th century cookbook describes a dish called lagana that consisted of layers of dough with meat stuffing, a possible ancestor of modern-day lasagna.[13] However, the method of cooking these sheets of dough does not correspond to our modern definition of either a fresh or dry pasta product, which only had similar basic ingredients and perhaps the shape.[13] The first concrete information concerning pasta products in Italy dates from the 13th or 14th century.[14]"

      from a humble wikipedia article for pasta

    • Lets talk coffee and kickstarter

      5 years ago

      Russiangirl

      so i recently finally got a good stable job with good starting pay and benefits. this job happens to be on the beach in a area i rarely ever explored in my two years in florida. so on my walks around my building i found a pharmacy and that pharmacy sells some interesting things.

      I love coffee, so much so that I like to buy whole beans and grind them myself before brewing them in a whole method of ways. I love the taste of coffee and am extremely picky. i know a good espresso depends on more than just the coffee. it depends on the water as well.

      usually there are only two instant coffee's that i tolerate. UK nescafe gold which is imported here and sold at the local russian deli, and Mt. Hagen organic fair-trade german instant coffee. but then i saw Jiva

      i decided to try it since it claimed to use fair trade non-gm ingredients. and it didn't have any ingredients i was allergic to. i made one cup with just hot pure distilled water, and 1 cube. and now I'm a huge fan. i went on the website and found that it was actually started by kickstarted. needless to say i will be buying all their other products until i find the one i like the most and start buying it in bulk. but a good product should always be shared.

      https://www.jivacubes.com[/img]

    • Memories

      5 years ago

      Russiangirl

      a few years back, about 5 years back, I learned about Story Corps, a non profit organization that strives to preserve the spoken word. today on Facebook i noticed that they where mentioned by unworthy which made me quite happy and reminded me that i didn't share their amazing work on here


      www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lLf6qakrTw#t=14
      storycorps.org

    • 5 years ago

      Russiangirl
  • Comments (75)

    • LostInSweden

      5 years ago

      Hello, thx for adding me, forgot to say that ^^'

      • Russiangirl

        5 years ago

        yeah i tend to cut my 9 earrings down to 2. even though im applying at places that dont discriminate for that lol. and ill keep my fingers crossed for you

      • LostInSweden

        5 years ago

        Yeah it's really not easy..
        I'll keep my fingers crossed that your hair will help you! I myself have put of recoloring my hair until after the interview tomorrow, and removed all my ear piercings, just in case^^'

      • Russiangirl

        5 years ago

        trust me i know what you mean. I've been job hunting with no success for a year here in Miami. My boyfriend has had trouble in Belfast UK, and my cousin despite getting his degree was having a hard time in Moscow ( my best friend in los angeles just finished her BA in art and also no job) im kind of hoping the new hair color will help tbh. there arent alot of light blondes here in miami

      • LostInSweden

        5 years ago

        I wouldn't consider myself lucky until I actually get a job, it's difficult as hell here in sweden^^'

      • Russiangirl

        5 years ago

        lucky you. Wish i was tackling job interviews, so far im just filling out applications

      • LostInSweden

        5 years ago

        If I managed to brighten your day slightly then I'm glad^^
        Yeah, universities are never easy, hope it works out. =]
        I'm tackling job interviews atm^^'

      • Russiangirl

        5 years ago

        lol its fine, made me smile on a tough day :) Im alright dealing with universities and trying to get enrolled for fall, despite it already being fall. lmao.

      • LostInSweden

        5 years ago

        Oh, my apologize ^^' I just don't wanna miss saying hello to anyone =]
        I'm doing fine, hope you're good as well~

      • Russiangirl

        5 years ago

        lol no you did, ages ago. lol it must be down in the feed somewhere :) hope your doing well

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      5 years ago

      As someone who grew up and served in the US military during the Cold War, I make a clear distinction between the Soviets and current day Russians. I take the time to remind people that there are no longer any officially recognized Soviets, but that they are Russians once again.

      Do you come across many people who still refer to Russia as the Soviet Union?

      • buckeyedon Crackpottist

        5 years ago

        It isn't taught here that politics are corrupt and that they aggressively breed corruption, but as one sees what goes on, one realizes that the system is corrupt, and greatly broken.

        Sure, we expect the 'good ol' boy' network, but it used to be behind closed doors. Now, the GOB network is flaunted.

        It is rather embarrassing as a US citizen.

      • Russiangirl

        5 years ago

        :) sorry about the loss but at least you know she lived a long wonderful life, and left a legacy. I doubt she will be easily forgotten

        TBH coming from Russia I just assumed that to be in politics you have to be corrupt, its just part of the job requirement. you know its like on the job description, seeking a candidate with at least 5 years experience in fraud and underworld proceedings. but then maybe thats because since the death of the russian monarchy all politicians in power where actually mafia crime lords. i guess i just naturally assume the same is for all other countries lol

      • buckeyedon Crackpottist

        5 years ago

        Your point was not lost on me. I do have a tendency to state the obvious at time, and have been caught arguing with someone the same side of an issue.

        Indeed, having my grandparents in my life was a huge blessing. From birth until their deaths (grandma passed about 2 years ago at 94) they were always a very important part of my life.

        And yes, leading a life by example (regardless of background) is the way to lead (a lesson lost on most politicians).

      • Russiangirl

        5 years ago

        I agree, hence why I believe a country should respect the religions of its people, and try to make laws that would benefit all their citizens :) im not sure if maybe that point was lost in my long response

        your grandparents sound like amazing people, and I am glad that you had them in your life. for myself I had my older sister ( who was spit upon in school in soviet russia and in american schools) and my mother as role models. who taught that people are all people, and respect is the biggest thing you can learn to do in life. they where always kind, and compassionate even if they didnt agree. they taught me to analyze and to use critical thought, and to treat people fairly.

        i too believe that the best way to be a devout christian is by leading a life of example rather than trying to argue and push people into it.

      • buckeyedon Crackpottist

        5 years ago

        Most, if not all, religions have great principles in which to live by. However, when political lobbies use religion as a tool to garner votes by passing legislation that favors certain religions not only weakens that religion's stance within the world but also (here in the US) is blatantly unconstitutional.

        My grandfather was one of the most christian of any person I have ever met, but you couldn't readily tell it by simply talking with him in every day life. He let his actions define himself and what he believed in. Same with my grandmother, she lived life as a simple person, and her love for all was boundless.

        Neither had to force their religion, their way of life, upon others to make the world a much better place in which to live in.

        They simply made it better by living and leading by example.

      • Russiangirl

        5 years ago

        to be honest, i do think that some christian principles are universal and can be applied to government. there is even a passage that tells christians to respect those in power, pray they make right decisions, and live according to the laws those people in power make. I do however understand that the united states is not a christian country. its citizens come from various backgrounds and beliefs, so personally i think a government should be neutral. it should respect the beliefs of these religions but at the same time seek to make laws that benefit ALL citizens overall and in the long run. I do realize however that currently the law system has way too many lobbyist groups from big corporations , which isnt balanced out at all by the insufficient funding backing smaller lobbyist seeking human equal rights, or better health and food for the nation as a whole.

        i respect the russian orthodox church, and i love my relatives dearly, but the 90s taught them to adapt the government in power, and not analyze the laws or think critically of them. i dont think they completely agree with the laws since they are nice people, but since the new laws dont affect them or anyone they know they dont think about them too much.

        majority of russians are homophobic ( in russian even the atheists beat up gays) the russian government is trying to press for a standardized family, a female mom, a male dad and two kids. any homosexual behavior is considered propaganda to pervert the youth and your kids can be taken away from you for that. divorce now has a steep fine attached to it, and couples are pressured more than ever to meet the quota of 2-3 kids.

        personally i think they took a statistics chart too literally and forgot that the world is not a simple math problem. its a very complex equation with alot of factors that are constantly changing. but then thats why i am a citizen of the USA, and had to politely laugh when my relatives suggested i move back to russia.

      • buckeyedon Crackpottist

        5 years ago

        Over the last number of decades, I've watched religion grab a strong hold on our political policies and government, and am appalled on how it is used to dictate change in policies across the nation (I'm all for religious freedom, as long as it doesn't dictate government policy). As one who has seen a return of religion into Russian politics and policies, how has your opinion evolved over the past couple of decades?

        How have your relatives related their opinions on the reintegration of religion into politics?

      • Russiangirl

        5 years ago

        some of them have gone back, but most of them only go back to visit the relatives that stayed behind. like moi. my father's family where atheists when we left the country and actually called my parents traitors. my grandfather threatened to shoot my father himself if he ever returned. but after the collapse of the USSR they had to go through alot of political crap and instability. it was a period of the highest crime rate since stalin took office. my relatives where able to survive simply because they owned land and wherent ashamed to breed and eat rabbits, as well as planting their own food. they couldnt afford clothes ( nobody not associated with the gangs could) and we where able to send them tons of clothes form america since we had already became somewhat stable with my dad working overtime in a aluminum factory. since the collapse of the USSR the most popular religion now in Russia is Russian Orthodoxy, which now even has power in the government. Its understandable, since russian orthodoxy is over 1200 years old in russia, and the 70 years that religion was banned those churches became a nostalgic past, often associated with incorrupt principles. so currently my relatives claim theyve always been russian orthodox.

        i have gone back twice to visit my aunt and grandmother, and get along very well with my cousin. majority of the religious refugees that do move back, moved back temporarily back in the 90s, since during the USSR you had to revoke your citizenship before you could leave the country.

      • buckeyedon Crackpottist

        5 years ago

        The USA war machine still scares a lot of Americans (as well as the rest of the world).

        I hadn't thought about how the Russian immigrants would refer to the Soviet Union instead of Russia, but it does make sense. Have the religious refugees spoken of going back to Russia now that the Soviet Union has been disbanded?



      • Russiangirl

        5 years ago

        In general the russians that immigrated to the USA ( especially as religious refugees) do say back in the soviet union. and it makes sense, since theyre talking about the past. though they have the tendency to say when theyre booking a trip to russia rather than not.

        i've had alot of americans actually try to call me a soviet, and growing up in a rural american town ( battleground WA) i was often called a red or a commie despite the year being 1993

        so to answer your question, no not really. and when i do im either insulted or thoroughly amused. thank you for the question though, i havent actually been asked this before. and it grabbed my attention.

        i was too young to catch on to any of the propaganda in the USSR about americans, and it didnt help that my family housed american missionaries, so it was always perceived that americans are generous happy people( up until i was 10 and just realized all people are dicks)

        from what i can tell most of the USSR propaganda made Russians want to move to the USA, while the USA cold war machine effectively scared Americans.

    • LostInSweden

      5 years ago

      Thx for adding me =D

    • Prodick

      6 years ago

      What's it like in russia

      • Service2k0 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        6 years ago

        Russian...

      • Russiangirl

        6 years ago

        well thats a broad and vague question. whats in like in canada? Russia is almost three times as large as the whole of canada, so as you can imagine that question is very vague. Culturally its a blend of eastern and western cultures that have been in development over the past two thousand years, politically its a constant mess, but its been that way since the dawn of russian politics.

    • Service2k0 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

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      • Russiangirl

        6 years ago

        <3 мой милый !!!! :D

    • haloguy77

      6 years ago

      this is a thing I heard about Russia, I don't know if it's true, Is it legal to drive tanks in Russia?

      • haloguy77

        6 years ago

        ah, I guess that wasn't my joke of the week then, I'll work on one

      • Russiangirl

        6 years ago

        no offense taken. Didnt realize it was a joke, thought it was a genuine question

      • haloguy77

        6 years ago

        well, that last comment was meant as a joke, so if you took offense from it in any way, I'm sorry 'bout making the joke.

      • Russiangirl

        6 years ago

        Uh how do I put this, maybe? Its perfectly legal when its part of the military, and due to the strong presence of the Russian military within Russia ( considering all males are required to serve a minimum of two years) its highly likely.

        In the past you could get away with quite a bit if you paid a high enough bribe to the right official, but Putin has been trying to put a stop to that. You know with it being corrupt and all.

        I know that in the past old soviet tanks where taken for test runs by americans, but the thing is, there was enough military in the perimeter to burn the tank into ashes if need be. Also calling a soviet tank fully functional in the modern world is quite laughable, so it has about the danger reading of a hummer. if not less.

    • haloguy77

      6 years ago

      I'm not trying to start anything negative, but do the russian stereotypes aggrovate you?

      • haloguy77

        6 years ago

        well, on account of negative American stereotypes, they don't really bother me, because I don't fall under any of them!

      • Russiangirl

        6 years ago

        depends on the stereotype. depends on the context. after all i could ask the same, do stereotypes of americans, especially the negative stereotypes, aggravate you ?

        it all has to do with context. since even in russia stereotypes of subnational groups ( since there are more than just russians, and then there are different kind of russians depending on the cities they are from) are often used in comedy.

    • Oddly_Casual_Goose FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Deus Ex Hamburger

      6 years ago

      Given the psychological profile of a narcissist, coupled with the ambiguous "might" and broad definition of "legitimate" in this context, what defines legitimate?

      Also you happen to have a good recipe for piroshki? My apartment has been wanting to make some for a while.

      • Russiangirl

        6 years ago

        well i just explained why really. because every recipe is a suggestion. an old lady has had many years of tweaking it to perfection. If she passes down her tasty knowledge in general to a family member, its guarded like a family secret. hell my mom didnt let me know any of the cooking secrets till i was over 21 and took an oath

        have fun with it! that dough is good on its own as well, i havent had to really tweak it. a lazy way to use up the leftovers or extra is to just roll em into small balls and bake them, then throw em in a bowl with powdered sugar and shake. instant russian donuts. ( except they arent fried )

      • Oddly_Casual_Goose FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Deus Ex Hamburger

        6 years ago

        Why is it I can never get the amazing tasty family recipes out of any Russians lol, it's the best kind and they're always top secret, and ever since the one little old lady shop closed down I've been sorely lacking in good Russian food.

        still thx for the info, I'll see what I can do, do love to experiment with cooking

      • Russiangirl

        6 years ago

        uhuh. well heres a general recipe. the variation for dough is very good. though you dont necessarily have to stuff it with mashed potatoes, ( boiled eggs and cabbage, mixed fried ground meats, mushroom and onions, etc) are all popular stuffings for them. I am not going to provide my own recipe since its a family one. as a general rule with russian food, the recipe is a suggestion, your supposed to tweak it to your tastes.

        www.povarenok.ru/recipes/show/5893/

      • Oddly_Casual_Goose FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Deus Ex Hamburger

        6 years ago

        Sadly that did not get passed down the generations, which sucks cuz I have a lot of Russian speaking friends lol, been wanting to learn, wanna visit my roots someday, lil town that got turned into a military supply depot under the Soviet Union lol

        believe it or not that's more true about cartoons than films, Christoper Nolan is an excellent example of a mainstream filmmaker who tries to explain everything, but there are filmmakers out there who still try to force the viewer to actively think

      • Russiangirl

        6 years ago

        ah. well half russian is still russian especially if you can speak the language. ill post a image of the recipe in a bit. and yea, but then maybe film maker's still do, just as a viewer most people dont watch a film looking for that.

      • Oddly_Casual_Goose FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Deus Ex Hamburger

        6 years ago

        1. Not really, half Russian Jewish lineage, they not expecting me we all really just love piroshki.

        2. What a truly unexpected answer, I wish more filmmakers burdened the viewer with rational thought

      • Russiangirl

        6 years ago

        1. are you russian? why on earth would they be expecting you to make piroshki, and yes i do have a good recipe.

        2. well both are vague terms, life is vague, and i choose to be vague. which in the long run helps me. instead of just saying i will answer any stupid question if i am so bored i deem it worthy, i place it upon the reader to think if the question is at all legitimate. besides. i dont always answer questions, even if they are "legitimate"

    • Blakesaywhat

      6 years ago

      Fu congratz!!

    • tatiana3vlv

      6 years ago

      So how many people are here because she's attractive and you auto-click attractive users?

      Also pra-pra RUSSIAN PRIDE :D

      Post edited 1/07/13 6:26PM

      • Russiangirl

        6 years ago

        da blin a stes shtoli staratso nado? im still pissed that they dont allow russian letters. thats so racist

      • tatiana3vlv

        6 years ago

        nu shto, darogaya kaneshto! XD still, you represent us well :P

      • Russiangirl

        6 years ago

        oi nakonetsto! I started thinking I was the only russian here. and common there aren't that many people on my page. can you imagine that they dont allow russian text? its so annoying

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      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

      happy FUUUUUU DAY! i love russian girls ;D

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      6 years ago

      FU!

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      6 years ago

      Happy FU day. As rude as that sounds.

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      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

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      • Russiangirl

        6 years ago

        Thank you, I had no clue what FU day was. Nearly googled it. Thank you for saving me the effort.

      • SpitFireJay

        6 years ago

        Ditto

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      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

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    • MasterPyro22

      6 years ago

      hi there

    • ArcherRoLLz

      6 years ago

      Cheers for accepting :) how are ya?

      • ArcherRoLLz

        6 years ago

        Or just skip all that and start with the shots :D

      • Russiangirl

        6 years ago

        Nice. Booze or Hot beverages tend to help with the cold though. Best when combined i.e irish coffee. hot chocolate with raspberry liquor etc

      • ArcherRoLLz

        6 years ago

        Lazy, cold and watching the walking dead

      • Russiangirl

        6 years ago

        Fairly well thank you. How are you?

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