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Asia drew my rabbit caracature for my name-day card


Yesterday, April 25, was my Name Day. I know America doesn’t celebrate name days, but in Europe we do, so you Americans just have to miss out on the fun of having, basically, two special days devoted to YOU and ONLY YOU each year.

So anyway … my Polish/Czech name-translation is Marek, and this is was my day. Asia made it extra special with a surprise gift bag as we went to bed on the 24th, because we weren’t going to see each other most of the 25th. The bag contained a very nice card, with Asia’s special illustration of Mark Rabbit going off to work on the card. Also in the bag were a bottle of wine, a bar of dark chocolate, and a Vichy cosmetics lip balm. I’m honored to be Asia’s husband, as she really knows how to dish out surprises, and all the rest 😉

And then we slipped off into dreamland and in the morning I left to teach stuttering Czechs their English and was gone for 12 hours. Do you know what I did when I got home? Yes! Of course I kissed my wife … and then I popped the cork on that bottle of red.

Oi !!!

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