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Monday, July 12, 2010

Sunday, Russian Sunday

Priviet! Sunday was a hot one. Concluding it at Veselka with some cold borscht was quite apropos.




I tagged along for a friend of a friend of a friend's kid's birthday party at Prospect Park under painterly clouds. You know it isn't an American BBQ when-

... A man plays Hava Nagila on an accordian (I surprisingly still remember all the words from 2nd grade Spring Sing Festival!)
... A 1 year old is allowed to toddle around with a plastic fork as a toy (I dare you to find me one childcare center in Malibu where this is allowed)
... And grown-ups play badminton(pronounced bad-MEEN-tOHn) while the 1-3 year old children wander around adorably falling on the grass now and then.

It's not too different from a Mexican BBQ, the only differences being Coronas replace the Prosecco, the grandmas wear less makeup and instead of bad-MEEN-tOHn there are piñatas. I seriously live for this stuff. Family park parties, я тебя люблю!

Stay tuned for the Night of Joy-borscht inspired drink that is currently in the making...





Update: I forgot to mention that when the sun went down there were magical fireflies floating above the grass! I wish we had taken photos of it.

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