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Independence Day

It seems wrong somehow to spend America's Independence Day in the country it worked so hard to escape from. I met a Brit on common ground, however: aca* met me for lunch at a French patisserie. With France as neutral ground, we negotiated our subsequent post-lunch separation over tasty little sandwiches and decadent desserts. There's much to be said for living a diplomatic lifestyle.

This evening, I dealt with the country's international relationships. I had dinner with Canadian S.S. at a middle-eastern-themed venue. (The Hummus Bros. again) If this meal is indicative of the future of U.S. politics, then I predict fishing treaties, systematic indexing of information, and a countrywide limit of two malabi per person per meal; there will also be free wifi for all.

Appropriately enough, I hosted a Canadian for Canada Day and an American for Independence Day. No, I have no plans to host anyone from France for Bastille Day.

* hairyears! aca said he ran into you en route to meet me.

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hairyears
Jul. 4th, 2007 11:03 pm (UTC)
Oops, I missed him completely. Pass on my apologies.
owlfish
Jul. 5th, 2007 05:14 pm (UTC)
He said he wasn't sure you'd recognized him, which probably reflects the fact you didn't notice him in the first place. Easily done when on the streets.
lazyknight
Jul. 5th, 2007 09:04 am (UTC)
France can't really be termed neutral ground as regards the American War of Independance...
owlfish
Jul. 5th, 2007 05:16 pm (UTC)
More usefully, I would argue it's neutral ground in the present day.
lazyknight
Jul. 5th, 2007 10:55 pm (UTC)
Modern politics... even more risky ;-)
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