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baldwinta 73M
41 posts
7/4/2006 8:33 pm

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7/6/2006 6:11 am

Independence Day?


Have not posted in a while - how is everyone out there?
I'm sitting here, supposed to review the web site of a company I'm interviewing with in the morning - will do that in a little bit. Wife has gone to bed, buddies not on line, just the usual - me and this machine!

But I just finished watching several hours of firework/4th of July celebrations.
Our Washington, DC celebration was entertaining and ok. New York, done by the world's largest store (I will NOT say their name) was extensive- good entertainment (Liza Minelli even roused herself to appear) and over the top firework.

Then we switched to watch the Boston Pops and Boston. WOW! Granted, I am partial to the Boston Pops - they are fun! and damned are they good! The crowd on the lawn was young and as inspirational as the music. The firworks? Fantastic! and what made them better was that they were not over the top - beautiful and classy (sort of like Boston itself)
Going back to the audience - a sailor waving a flag on a pole. A group of people (military and non) unfurling a flag and waving it!

As for me personally - working in retail means there is no such thing as independence day - store open 10am-6pm. So what's the big deal? Wore my flag tie (mostly unappreciated by the unwashed masses).
And independence for a married bi-sexual? OK, I know that's another issue. Yet for gays in general it is better now than it was when I was a , and while prejudice will always exist, either it has lessened or we have harder shells.

So - Independence Day? YES! We are fortunate to live in a country and a time where great things can and do happen! That war thing? Like most issues in life, the big things solv ethemselves and at least it allows us to resolve the little ones.
To any one who has read this - celebrate lie, celebrate our country, vote!, and especially celebrate yourself.

roughotightbotom 77M/M

7/5/2006 12:01 pm

Yeah, I watched much the same thing last night. Thought about Danny [Danooo] & his 'group' in New Jersey probably enjoying the live performance.
Mercy, that Boston orchastra leader is so 'hawt', as the young'uns say. I like to just watch him. tee hee!
Hope the interview went well, I'm sure it did.
Hugs, Clint

Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps if you're not willing to move your feet!