We must be getting pretty English 'cos nobody blogged about the 4th of July

Posted on July 7, 2009 by yankeebean

yankeebeanIt’s the 7th of July…

Nobody blogged about the 4th…

Weird.

We must be getting pretty English…

This year I generally conquered home-sickness because it was one of my sis-in-laws birthday and my other sis-in-law’s engagement party on the 4th.  Nothing like distraction to keep the homesickness wolf at bay!

But there are standard things that I try to make-happen every 4th of July that I spend in the UK:

  1. Get everyone in the room to stand up while I sing the American national anthem
  2. Get people I know to walk up and down the street in a line while I stand on the sidewalk, watch and clap.
  3. Get people I know to wear bright red coats while I hide behind a rock and take pot-shots at ‘em.

So far I’ve had a pretty bad success rate… the only thing I’ve managed is to make Mr. Nice Guy listen to me sing the national anthem and that’s only because we were driving to the store so he couldn’t get away :)

One thing that has happened 3 out of the 4 years is that we’ve had pizza (usually Pizza Hut) and watched an American movie… not too shabby.

How did you guys spend the 4th this year?

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  1. peacefulyorkshire July 19, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Hi Yankeebean,
    In an attempt to feel patriotic since no one blogged about the 4th here are 13 Little reasons to love America:

    http://shesnotfromyorkshire.com/2009/07/19/13-reasons-to-love-america/

  2. Mrs. Moorzie July 12, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    “3. Get people I know to wear bright red coats while I hide behind a rock and take pot-shots at ‘em.”

    That seriously made me lol

  3. Pip July 10, 2009 at 1:36 am

    I was at the Mr & Mrs Muscle Beach contest at Venice Beach amongst the crazies!

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