Tag Archives: Singer Island

My friend is a profi

Когда-то он учился со мной в ВИИЯ, потом много летал бортпереводчиком, потом уволился и стал профессиональным фотографом. По моей просьбе он “вытянул” с помощью фотошопа верхнее фото из нижнего:
Зовут его Игорь Небольсин. В институте мы его звали Неба. На старом снимке с первого курса он второй слева. Это были золотые дни нашей юности. На снимке они, наверное, разучивают песню: “Танковый четыре – самый лучший институт!”
Внизу мое видение Небы. Снимок сделан во время моей последней поездки в Россию два года назад.

Зову друга в гости, а он отпирается. Времени у него нет: “В воскресенье опять в этот Париж едем, т.ч. пока занят.”
Странно как-то звучит, как будто езда в Париж – это тяжелая и нудная обязанность. Может так оно и есть, у современных состоявшихся россиян?


Weather Forecasting

Если бы по русскому телевидению хоть иногда показывали то, что действительно нужно людям… Как здесь, во Флориде в сезон ураганов. И не только.

У нас в Боке пока только сильный дождь и порывы ветра, а вообще этот Исаак сорвал нашу традиционную “парти” на берегу острова Singer Island. Вот что только что написала циркуляром начальник штаба мероприятия:

Sadly, as you have probably figured out Our BeachQ is Cancelled with all blame Going toward ‘Isaac’
I would love to suggest We go for next Sunday (September 2nd) if this sounds like A Good Plan:)
The wind gusts here at the Beach are crazy & Going to get worse…..for those who wanted to see the Ocean ‘angry’ I am sorry to disappoint you; as is The lobby door will not even open b/c the force of wind~don’t think you wanna be on the Beach today.
Much love to All & Hope to See Everyone Very Soon!
Hugs, Angel
🙂 Keep Smilin’

Our Angel. This is her real name. She is the keeper of the BeachQ tradition.


Mark cooked it just right! I hid from the afternoon drizzle inside Randy’s apartment, and was cautiously ‘chewing’ on my steak using my gums when she came up and leaned to hug me. I had no clue who she was but hugging her back was so natural… Like I knew her all the time. Maybe I did?
Because she’s an angel. Yes, it’s official folks: I now have my very own Florida angel (forgot to ask her about flood and hurricane coverage). To make it simple for me, she said her name was Angel!

In addition to a personal angel, I now have a couple dozen friends from Singer Island, Florida. As my angel says:
🙂 Keep Smilin’

P.S. Since Angel is an American, my name is a bit of a problem for her to memorize (let alone pronounce), so she knows me as Bob.


Southern Comfort

No, it’s not about booze. It’s about the part of the country, which is diametrically opposite from my home town of Seattle. I am in West Palm Beach now, and I enjoy it immensely.

Look at the video and honestly answer a simple question: Which of the two cities would you choose to live in?

Today I went to Singer Island with a friend who has a friend living in one of the waterfront houses there. Accidentally, it’s right next to the Martinique condos, where I stayed for several months in 2004. Below is my video report (all comments in Russian).

The following video was taken in 2004. It nearly hurts me to see how lovely and innocent the little girl was then… I had no idea was was in store for me (and her).