PDA

View Full Version : For those in the USA, what are you doing this Memorial Day Weekend?



RAV TUX
May 26th, 2007, 07:45 PM
I first plan a (mid-day) big breakfast today then My Wife, My Sister-in-Law and I plan to go visit the Arlington Cemetery In Virgina.

Perhaps see the New Pirates of the Caribbean Movie...

What are your plans?

For those not from the USA who might not know what the holiday is about, see the link below:

Memorial Day - USA (http://www.kidsturncentral.com/holidays/memorialday.htm)

FuturePilot
May 26th, 2007, 07:47 PM
We're having a cook out with the family.

jjbean
May 26th, 2007, 08:00 PM
Working. Thats what I get for working in a plant thats runs 24/7 365. :-({|= :lolflag:

steveneddy
May 26th, 2007, 09:36 PM
It's 3:30 in Texas. I just took up a huge brisket and four very large racks of ribs plus a small baby back rack of ribs.

Just a few friends to come over today for BBQ, my famous beans and home made BBQ sauce, perfect for the ribs. Lots of iced tea and a few cookies for desert. Lots of laughs and maybe an early nap.

Thank you to all of the service men and women that helped make this country free.

-SE

WalmartSniperLX
May 26th, 2007, 10:44 PM
Working as well. This is what I get for not looking for a new job. I currently work at a grocery store because it is near home and I don't have a car :P

Koori23
May 26th, 2007, 11:57 PM
Indianapolis 500 !!!! Sitting right in the middle of turn 3. I'm going to love every minute of it. I'm taking my girlfriend, she's never been to any kind of race of any kind.. She's gonna love it.

H.E. Pennypacker
May 27th, 2007, 12:03 AM
Hmmm...probably nothing, just like last Memorial Day. I just figured out what Memorial Day is for, and I'll probably forget by next year's Memorial Day.

I am pretty sure there are one or two more holidays dedicated to army personnel.

maniacmusician
May 27th, 2007, 01:04 AM
Learning Ruby. That's it.

I hate patriotism like this. It makes me quite queasy.

(flame away, because I'm not checking back for responses)

RAV TUX
May 27th, 2007, 01:19 AM
It's 3:30 in Texas. I just took up a huge brisket and four very large racks of ribs plus a small baby back rack of ribs.

Just a few friends to come over today for BBQ, my famous beans and home made BBQ sauce, perfect for the ribs. Lots of iced tea and a few cookies for desert. Lots of laughs and maybe an early nap.

Thank you to all of the service men and women that helped make this country free.

-SESE I am originally from Texas and I miss the kind of BBQ's you speak of, My Dad does the best BBQ I know, he has won awards for his homemade Chili and honestly I have yet to have found home made hot sauce as good as mine.

Texas style BBQ is what I miss most about Texas.

Well after our big mid-day breakfast my wife and I were to tired so we caught up on much needed sleep, I did play a CD I bought in Gettysburg, My wife and I plan to go to Gettysburg on Memorial Day. The CD I bought has the Gettysburg Address on it which I love.


The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
November 19, 1863



Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Sunflower1970
May 27th, 2007, 01:37 AM
Not doing much here, except relaxing. We did go to see Pirates of the Caribbean 3 At World's End, then did some shopping, had dinner and we're now going to watch some DVD's. Tomorrow we'll probably clean, do some laundry, and maybe catch another movie. Monday we plan on sleeping in, and enjoy it being a nice, quiet day...I may have to log in to my work computer from home just to make sure there are no problems, but won't be on it for more than an hour.

jeffc313
May 27th, 2007, 01:42 AM
Learning Ruby. That's it.

I hate patriotism like this. It makes me quite queasy.

(flame away, because I'm not checking back for responses)

replace ruby with python and I am in the same scenario.

steveneddy
May 27th, 2007, 04:39 AM
SE I am originally from Texas and I miss the kind of BBQ's you speak of.....

I'll make a deal with you. Give me a shipping address and you pay the freight collect and I'll send you a slab of ribs, cut or uncut, from my smoker. Just thaw, heat and eat.

A slab of ribs here go for about $13 - $20 and fuel and wood....maybe $25 plus freight.

Don't get any better than this.

Maybe I should post a pic. We had a stack of ribs over a foot high along with a huge brisket. We made a big crock pot of BBQ beans and most of the beans were gone and most of the ribs, maybe a half a slab, but none of the brisket.

Dang good. Friends said it was the best yet.

yabbadabbadont
May 27th, 2007, 04:41 AM
I'll make a deal with you. Give me a shipping address and you pay the freight collect and I'll send you a slab of ribs, cut or uncut, from my smoker. Just thaw, heat and eat.

A slab of ribs here go for about $13 - $20 and fuel and wood....maybe $25 plus freight.

Don't get any better than this.

Maybe I should post a pic. We had a stack of ribs over a foot high along with a huge brisket. We made a big crock pot of BBQ beans and most of the beans were gone and most of the ribs, maybe a half a slab, but none of the brisket.

Dang good. Friends said it was the best yet.

That sure sounds good. I'm only an eight hour drive from Fort Worth.... how do you feel about drop in's to your BBQ? :D

steveneddy
May 27th, 2007, 04:47 AM
That sure sounds good. I'm only an eight hour drive from Fort Worth.... how do you feel about drop in's to your BBQ? :D

We have some left over ribs in the fridge. Why don't you come over tomorrow for lunch and we will finish the ribs plus the banana cream pie that one of the guests brought tonight. We have a fridge full of food and we need to do something with it.

Monday we are just cooking hot dogs and burgers.

Ya'll come. :)

yabbadabbadont
May 27th, 2007, 04:51 AM
We have some left over ribs in the fridge. Why don't you come over tomorrow for lunch and we will finish the ribs plus the banana cream pie that one of the guests brought tonight. We have a fridge full of food and we need to do something with it.

Monday we are just cooking hot dogs and burgers.

Ya'll come. :)

Actually, I just did the math. Even though my truck gets 28 to 29 MPG on the highway, it would cost around $100 in gas for the round trip... Oy. When you are outside on Monday, give a wave towards the Ozarks. ;)

steveneddy
May 27th, 2007, 04:52 AM
Actually, I just did the math. Even though my truck gets 28 to 29 MPG on the highway, it would cost around $100 in gas for the round trip... Oy. When you are outside on Monday, give a wave towards the Ozarks. ;)

Chicken - wait....is that rude?

Edit:

What are you doin'? Sittin' on this thread? lol

yabbadabbadont
May 27th, 2007, 04:57 AM
Chicken - wait....is that rude?

Edit:

What are you doin'? Sittin' on this thread? lol

Nah, that isn't rude. I cut my teeth in the Off the Wall section of the Gentoo forums. You can't survive there without your tinfoil hat and asbestos undies... :D


I'm very bored and just keep checking the "New Posts" fairly often. It is the easiest way that I have found to catch replies to one's posts in real-time.

steveneddy
May 27th, 2007, 05:03 AM
Nah, that isn't rude. I cut my teeth in the Off the Wall section of the Gentoo forums. You can't survive there without your tinfoil hat and asbestos undies... :D


I'm very bored and just keep checking the "New Posts" fairly often. It is the easiest way that I have found to catch replies to one's posts in real-time.

I cruise the "New Posts" section all the time to find something interesting.

drakos
May 27th, 2007, 05:04 AM
Bolder Boulder, biotches!

yabbadabbadont
May 27th, 2007, 05:24 AM
Bolder Boulder, biotches!

Plus you might have a mountain lion show up to the BBQ, just to make things interesting. I've read that they are getting "bolder" in Boulder the last couple of years.

steveneddy
May 27th, 2007, 05:26 AM
Plus you might have a mountain lion show up to the BBQ, just to make things interesting. I've read that they are getting "bolder" in Boulder the last couple of years.

weak

ThinkBuntu
May 27th, 2007, 05:32 AM
Going to Arlington National Cemetery to visit my grandfather's grave. God bless our troops.

Xzallion
May 27th, 2007, 06:42 AM
Just working and playing some video games.

RAV TUX
May 29th, 2007, 04:50 AM
Going to Arlington National Cemetery to visit my grandfather's grave. God bless our troops.Your a good man.