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#1 of 34 OFFLINE   Jonathan Loy

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Posted June 30 2005 - 03:27 PM

So, what's everybody doing this 4th of July weekend?
I'm setting off some fireworks at my gf's house, have a barbecue, and blow some fingers off.

#2 of 34 OFFLINE   BrianW

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Posted June 30 2005 - 04:04 PM

Something that sucks.
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#3 of 34 OFFLINE   Holadem

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Posted June 30 2005 - 04:24 PM

Well that sucks.

Heading down south for a coupla days. Pretty excited about it actually, I haven't flown in a year. Glad to be somewhere further than a 5 hours drive, which was the extent of my travels in a year.

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#4 of 34 OFFLINE   Matt Stryker

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Posted June 30 2005 - 04:46 PM

All my expat friends are going to be out of town, so I figure that since my parents will be in town from the US, we'll grill a pork loin, drink some beer, and maybe locate a fireworks stand...I hear 'em everyday, they gotta sell them somewhere. No pretty colors, just a big bang.

#5 of 34 OFFLINE   Pamela

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Posted June 30 2005 - 04:46 PM

Four day weekend. Woo-hoo! Gonna scrub the patio furniture, clean out the garage (are we having fun yet?), friends coming for a cookout, and maybe go up to Santa Barbara for the day.

#6 of 34 OFFLINE   Scott Merryfield

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Posted July 01 2005 - 12:13 AM

Golf on Saturday, barbecue on Sunday, staining our new window frames on Monday.

#7 of 34 OFFLINE   Garrett Lundy

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Posted July 01 2005 - 12:46 AM

Wash the bike, maybe take the bike up in the mountains,.... watch some fireworks. Ignore the kids.
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#8 of 34 OFFLINE   brentl

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Posted July 01 2005 - 12:52 AM

WHat are you guys talking bout??

This is the Canada Day long weekend!! We got here firstPosted Image

Happy Canada Day!

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Happy 4th of July for folks South of the border!

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#9 of 34 OFFLINE   RobertR

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Posted July 01 2005 - 01:56 AM

Nice dinner Saturday, picnic in the park Sunday, home theater get together for the 4th. Posted Image

#10 of 34 OFFLINE   Dave Poehlman

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Posted July 01 2005 - 02:27 AM

Going up to my brother's house to camp in his yard. Apparently one of his neighbors is a firework enthusiast and orders a huge crate from China. I'm told this guy does a show that's better than most community displays.

#11 of 34 OFFLINE   Abby_B

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Posted July 01 2005 - 02:34 AM

Going tubing and going to a friend's wedding. Should be fun! Then some fireworks and hopefully burgers and beer on the 4th. I love summer long weekends!

#12 of 34 OFFLINE   Kevin M

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Posted July 01 2005 - 03:45 AM

I took today off to have a four day weekend down at a friends house in DeSoto filled with BBQ, liquor & explosives (together, with myself and five buds, I believe we have around $2000 in fireworks.......oy!)
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#13 of 34 OFFLINE   Jason Seaver

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Posted July 01 2005 - 03:50 AM

I may head up to my mother's new house for a cookout, but then again, might not. My father and his wife and two of my three brothers are out of town, so it won't be much of a family get-together as usual.

Regardless, I'll be back here for the Pops & fireworks on the actual night of the Fourth. Boston does a pretty impressive job of blowing stuff up for the holiday. Posted Image
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#14 of 34 OFFLINE   David Galindo

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Posted July 01 2005 - 04:04 AM

Pray for some good Fourth of July sales at Best Buy so I can get that rear-projection 61" Panasonic LCD TV Ive been wanting...

Oh please, make it happen!!!

#15 of 34 OFFLINE   Jeff Gatie

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Posted July 01 2005 - 05:47 AM

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Boston does a pretty impressive job of blowing stuff up for the holiday.


Yes, one of the things Boston is far and away better at than New York (besides baseballPosted Image) is our 4th Pops concert and fireworks. Was in NY for the 4th one year and it was pretty lame. Nothing like the times I spent on my buddy's Beacon Hill apartment roof, with a great view overlooking the Esplanade.

#16 of 34 OFFLINE   Ken Chui

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Posted July 01 2005 - 06:20 AM

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Pray for some good Fourth of July sales at Best Buy so I can get that rear-projection 61" Panasonic LCD TV Ive been wanting...

Not sure about electronics, but if they're anything like the DVD ads, prepare to be disappointed. There's always Circuit City...


#17 of 34 OFFLINE   Holadem

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Posted July 01 2005 - 06:28 AM

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Yes, one of the things Boston is far and away better at than New York (besides baseball) is our 4th Pops concert and fireworks. Was in NY for the 4th one year and it was pretty lame.
Yeah, that must be why the NYC fireworks are broadcast accross the nation.

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#18 of 34 OFFLINE   Jeff Gatie

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Posted July 01 2005 - 07:02 AM

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Yeah, that must be why the NYC fireworks are broadcast accross the nation.


The Pops concert and fireworks are as well, both radio and TV. I have friends from NY that have been to both and they both say the Boston ones are far and away the best. Add in the world class Pops inside a riverside hatch shell and it is no contest.

#19 of 34 OFFLINE   Cameron Yee

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Posted July 01 2005 - 10:59 AM

Getting kinda dragged to a picnic tomorrow (I plan to eat my fill and leave as quickly as is polite) then just working around the house - yard work Posted Image, setting up a secondary surround system Posted Image, then city fireworks viewing on the holiday. Probably go see War of the Worlds too.
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Posted July 01 2005 - 11:23 AM

I'm driving drunks home.

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