We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our site. Click here to find out more. Allow cookies
x
LOG IN HERE
Username
Password

arrow Register here

Forgotten password?

THE CHATTER BOX

 
  
  
  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
  
  
  
 
Messages 1 2 3 

Celebrating Independence Day 2009 by bIG bLOGGER on 4 July 2009 2:48pm
 
Perhaps some Americans would ask :what there is to celebrate this year?

With nearly 16.5% of the US population now having become independent of their jobs (i.e.unemployed) and that percentage in California probably set to go higher as the sunshine state files for bankruptcy (at least they've still got plenty of sunshine for those solar panels and those tanned bodies) things are not looking too rosy.

But how do Americans celebrate Independence Day?
...Ah,yes,get out the rotisserie,that wonderful piece of outdoor patio equipment to braise some steaks for all the family and crack open a few beers and try to blot out the news of Michael Jackson's death.
 
Re: Celebrating Independence Day 2009 by tucsonmike on 4 July 2009 4:54pm
 
First a correction, BB. Sunshine State is Florida, California is the Golden State.

I am not having a BBQ or going to one. I am celebrating the fact that with all its problems, my country is still a beacon. All I have to do is talk to my Rwandan buddy @ work and I know what I have.
 
Re: Celebrating Independence Day 2009 by johnnythemonkey on 4 July 2009 6:22pm
 
Yes Mike, America is doing far better than Rwanda. Well done America.
 
Re: Celebrating Independence Day 2009 by mrsteabag on 4 July 2009 7:19pm
 
It's cold and rainy. Mr. Teabag and I went out to lunch at our local Chinese restaurant. Nothing says "happy Fourth" like a big bowl of hot and sour soup.
 
Re: Celebrating Independence Day 2009 by Spursfan on 4 July 2009 8:30pm
 
Does it?! How interesting (and I am not being sarky here!).

I assumed it would be something totally American - something like a steak with potatoes and grits followed by a huge chunk of apple pie?

:)

[Incidentally we on the right of the pond think of apple pie as being typically English, you on the left think of it as typically American!!]
 
Re: Celebrating Independence Day 2009 by suzulu on 5 July 2009 12:00am
 
Anyway, Happy Independence Day!
 
Re: Celebrating Independence Day 2009 by peripatetically on 5 July 2009 12:20am
 
No BBQ here either. Flying the flag high and proudly, relaxing and enjoying the privilege of being an American. Might be going to see fireworks, but not sure.
 
Re: Celebrating Independence Day 2009 by johnnythemonkey on 5 July 2009 7:51am
 
Are you having us on Patty ? What privilege would that be ?
 
Re: Celebrating Independence Day 2009 by peripatetically on 5 July 2009 1:02pm
 
Being an American!!!! That's what the privilege is!
 
Re: Celebrating Independence Day 2009 by artofcp on 5 July 2009 1:11pm
 
Being one of the recently laid off in the population I actually feel safe and supported by the benefits of unemployment insurance, at least for the time being.

I spent the day on the beach and then on the water with my brother who is visiting. We went out on the Schooner Thomas E Lannon from Gloucester. Tom Ellis designed and built the boat himself to provide a living for his family. He has been very successful at it and has a wonderful sense of community.

He has a small cannon on board and shot off a blast or two, something that interests men more than women, I notice.

Fireworks are illegal in Massachusetts, but I saw and heard so much in the past two nights that it confirms my overall theory that if you say you can't do something, it is an invitation to do it. Maybe that is part of the American spirit!? It makes me laugh anyway.
 
Messages 1 2 3 




  Reply to this post:
 
 
  Username 
 
 
  Password 
 
 
 
 
  Register here
 

INSTRUCTIONS

Select a discussion theme.
Register (or log in if you have not yet done so).

To start a new discussion topic:

Write the name of the topic in the 'Subject' box.
Type your message in the larger box to contribute.
Click 'Submit'.

To join a discussion topic:

Click on the discussion topic of your choice.
Type your message in the larger box to contribute.
Click 'Submit'.

To edit your message:

You can edit a message at any time after posting it as long as you're signed in.
Click on the 'Edit your message' link above the message.
Make your desired changes.
Click 'Submit'.

If you find you don't want to change the message after all, click on 'Return without changes'.

To set a chatmark:

Register (or log in if you have not yet done so).
Click on the "Set chatmark" link on the Chatter Box pages. This will set the time at which you have logged in.
Click on the "Go to chatmark" link to see all messages posted since you set your chatmark.

You can set your chatmark at any time and as often as you like.