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Old Jul 3rd 2015, 11:42 am
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Originally Posted by lansbury View Post
I thought Charlie was born in Kingsbury NW London. He went to the same secondary modern as I did.
Well Mick Jagger came from Dartford, which is exactly "south", and isn't actually "London" either.

And last but not least, Ronnie Wood came from Hillingdon in NW London.

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Old Jul 3rd 2015, 1:10 pm
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Bought a ton of beer and food and all the tacky merchandise and flags etc.
It's my kids' first Independence Day in the US as USCs, and my first as a foreigner.
We will spend the day with family and the wander down to Imperial Beach to take in the fireworks, which the kids absolutely love.

I start my new job on Monday morning so it will be a double celebration for me after several months of unemployment .
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Old Jul 3rd 2015, 5:04 pm
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Canada Day which is today
I wondered why I saw Canadian flags the other day.
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Old Jul 4th 2015, 2:05 pm
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Originally Posted by sir_eccles View Post
Enjoy it for what it is, a federal holiday where if you asked ten locals what it was all about they would give you twelve answers (see also confusion over veterans day and memorial day etc).

Most Americans just enjoy the day off without considering the why.
And being as it is a Saturday this year it means we are enjoying a 3 day weekend. Four day work week is always a plus

Have a great safe 4th folks!

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Old Jul 4th 2015, 2:44 pm
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Well Mick Jagger came from Dartford, which isn't exactly "south", and isn't actually "London" either.

And last but not least, Ronnie Wood came from Hillingdon in NW London. .....
Oooops, bad typo.
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Old Jul 4th 2015, 5:10 pm
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I'm going to be at a music festival hosted by the king of weird himself, John Waters
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Old Jul 4th 2015, 6:09 pm
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The attachment is all over my Facebook today, but it so offends the flag pedant in me, as that was not the British flag until 1801. ARrrrggggghhhh!!!
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Old Jul 4th 2015, 7:12 pm
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The attachment is all over my Facebook today, but it so offends the flag pedant in me, as that was not the British flag until 1801. ARrrrggggghhhh!!!
Maybe we could have the Presidency, Congress, and the Supreme Court declared void under the USA PATRIOT Act because they were created after terrorists overthrew the lawful government of the day?
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Old Jul 4th 2015, 7:42 pm
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There is another holiday in Canada, Loyalist Day, which is celebrated on June 19, where it is celebrated. It celebrates the United Empire Loyalists who emigrated to New Brunswick and Nova Scotia after the bloody French tipped the balance in favour of the rebels. I believe it's observed in various provinces, but really only celebrated in NB and NS.

The French royalty paid the price later for opening a Pandora's Box. Better they had concerned themselves with increasing the food supply so the people could eat cake.

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Old Jul 5th 2015, 1:42 am
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First time we've lived near a lake, and who knew. Seems people who live on a lake throw lots of parties . So we walked down to the local park and sat by the lake and watched loads and loads of fireworks go off. Can even see them go off in the city! In all the years I've lived in the US, I've never seen so many fireworks get set off. Happy July 4th everyone!
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Well Mick Jagger and Keith Richards came from Dartford, which is exactly "south", and isn't actually "London" either.
And Jagger's mum and dad came from Oldham...
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Old Jul 5th 2015, 7:45 am
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Originally Posted by Canveydave View Post
What do expats usually do on the 4th July??!?
I don't celebrate it, it is just another day to me, I worked it and got paid time and a half plus holiday pay (bonus!!!).
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Old Jul 5th 2015, 5:06 pm
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You know it's a good party when the recycling bin is overflowing.
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Old Jul 6th 2015, 2:54 am
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The best part for me was scuttling back to my apartment after the fireworks to watch everyone else traipse back to their cars (before sitting in hours of traffic) from the comfort of my armchair .
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And Jagger's mum and dad came from Oldham...


You're all over analyzing this. Anyway, the Stones were frickin epic in Indy and the whole experience was great. I last saw them at Wembley in '95 but they were as good as ever. I'm still coming down from the contact high of being in a crowd of 50,000 of whom about half were toking! Peace, love and rock and roll man.
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