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I was a little sad about missing 4th of July with my family, but not that upset. Still, on his way home from work Max stopped by a store that sells American food and bought me a bunch of misc. items: cheez-its, Arizona green tea (my favorite), oreos, reeses peanut butter cups, hershey's cookies and cream chocolate bar, swiss miss hot cocoa (with marshmallows!), and kraft macaroni and cheese (even though that's Canadian). I thought it was hilarious and very sweet. But I wonder, is me going out with a British man and he going out with an American woman (and encouraging her to celebrate her country kicking his country's ass ;) make us both traitors?
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On July 5th, 2001 04:39 am (UTC), workroom commented:
not traitor, expatriot
it's more romantic
god bless america / god save the queen
cheers
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On July 5th, 2001 05:06 am (UTC), nomi replied:
not an expatriot yet, though we haven't decided where to live yet either. i agree that it is more romantic. :)

i'm not very nationalistic. i enjoy defending Americans to the British and the British to the Americans, even though there's aspects about both i like/dislike.
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On July 5th, 2001 09:25 am (UTC), hermitx commented:
it makes you both INTERNATIONALISTS!
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On July 5th, 2001 04:16 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
true...... :)
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On July 5th, 2001 09:45 am (UTC), sorrento commented:
When i lived in Britain, i got homesick and decided to make Tollhouse cookies (yeah, i know it's originally Swiss, but the Yanks made it part of their culture). Although i followed the instructions to a tee, i was using all British ingredients; British flour, sugar, butter, etc. The result was... well... British. It just wasn't the same.
In terms of the traitor question, this is 2001 not 1801. If they were really fervent in holding a grudge, that Gap on Oxford Street would've been burned down by now.
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On July 5th, 2001 03:50 pm (UTC), atlaz replied:
Oooh... burn down GAP. That'd make my trip home a little less strewn with people.
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On July 5th, 2001 04:21 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
I think there's a Gap and Starbucks on every corner down Oxford street. hehe
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On July 5th, 2001 09:14 pm (UTC), m00t replied:
No no no! that's the point! You're supposed to HIT THEM.

:D
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On July 6th, 2001 11:35 am (UTC), nomi replied:
the goverment is conducting an experiment on how long it takes for the citizens of London to snap and start beating up Gap Bunnies. annnnyyyyyyy day now...

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On July 5th, 2001 04:21 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
Hah this makes me laugh because I've tried to bake banana bread here, but it still didn't come out like at home. It's so strange, could the ingredients differ slightly? Maybe it's the humidity? I don't know. :)

I love it when my British friends and the media make fun of America and then they go watch American films, eat McDonald's, drink Starbucks etc. I'm not particularly proud of a lot of American exports, but they sure can't seem to get enough of them. ;)
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On July 5th, 2001 11:55 am (UTC), brightwyrm commented:
The answer to your question is:

Not in years.
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On July 5th, 2001 04:22 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
Some extreme right-wingers might disagree, but their thinking in general is about 200 years behind anyway. :)
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On July 5th, 2001 09:17 pm (UTC), m00t replied:
Whatever. I've got my gallows set up. You'll be up there right next to my dad! Arr! Down with the traitors! Sellin us out! Arr!

When you coming back!?!? :|

Happy 5th of July! (I'm a little slow... You have ANY idea how long it takes to load these pages on 2400 baud?)
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On July 6th, 2001 11:39 am (UTC), nomi replied:
haha they're going to flog Max. Though his father is a traitor as well, for marrying a French woman. eeevil.

Happy 4th/5th/6th of July to you. :) I will be back later this month/early August. I'm not sure if I want to go back before or after my parents go to Spain.

2400 baud?? shit. Those were the days I could make a whole sandwhich just waiting to connect, let alone actually do anything.
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On July 5th, 2001 09:58 pm (UTC), gael commented:
As Mark Twain pointed out:
"The Declaration of Independence was written by a British subject, every name signed to it was the name of a British subject. There was not the name of a single American attached to the Declaration of Independence - in fact, there was not an American in the country in that day except the Indians out on the plains."

And how sweet of Max to bring you all those goodies! :)
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On July 6th, 2001 11:41 am (UTC), nomi replied:
Re: As Mark Twain pointed out:
Nationalism is funny. :)

Yes, I thought it was very sweet of him. btw, buy some tabasco cheez-its at the store, they're actually very yummy. But I don't think I want anymore for a long long time.
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