Amanda Surbey
  • 53, Female
  • Moscow
  • Russian Federation
  • The Beet Goes On
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What is your blog name?
The Beet Goes On
What is your blog URL?
http://thebeetgoeson.blogspot.com/
Share a little something about yourself with other moms.
I'm 48, married 21 years, mother of two. Expatriate. I grew up in Ohio, and, in fact, we now have a house there (my summer "dacha" in my "ancestral village"). But most of the time we live in Moscow. Well, now we do. We used to live in Bratislava. I'll wait while you go look that up . . .
What is your blogging philosophy?
Try not to self-censor. Tell it like it is.
I have been blogging since...
2005? I think.

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Dee Dum, Dee Dum, Delightful, Redux

Posted on April 16, 2009 at 1:37am 0 Comments

[From my blog: http://thebeetgoeson.blogspot.com]



When I opened the curtains this morning, the sky was overcast. Our streak of nice-ish weather seemed over.



A while later, after The Spouse and children left, I looked out the window and saw people on the street carrying umbrellas.



That's not good.



Just a moment ago, I thought it suddenly seemed quite dark in here. I looked up.



It's snowing.



The kids went to school today in… Continue

New Entries and Lots of Photos

Posted on April 13, 2009 at 12:02am 0 Comments

I find I can't just block and copy my blog entries when they contain photos and then lazily paste them here. So I shall redirect you with a link. Here is a link. You can read about our day out in Moscow yesterday.

Just So #@!&%ing FRUSTRATED!!

Posted on April 8, 2009 at 1:55am 0 Comments

These are my house keys.





See that thing on the far left? That looks like a thin metal rod? It's not metal. And yesterday it broke off IN the front door.



This is how it works. The system is called a "Dom-O-Fon." (Dom means house in Russian.) If you are visiting me, you turn the dials to match the code for my apartment (see . . . it says in Russian "number apartment"). The numbers are supposed to appear in the little round… Continue

Hat Trick of Horror

Posted on April 6, 2009 at 12:30am 0 Comments

[I posted this on my blog on Friday, February 13, 2009. I am an American expat in Moscow.]



Okay, not really. But I was on the Metro today, musing about how I lead such a boring, uneventful life . . . how Friday the 13th means nothing to me . . . and then the following three things happened.



1. There is always a potential for a scrum of people at the bottom of any Metro escalator. I don't… Continue

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At 8:11am on April 7, 2009, Annette Piper said…
G'day from Australia Amanda and welcome aboard :)
 
 
 

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