Happy 4th of July, everyone! While you’re igniting your combustibles, stuffing yourself with apple pie and singing patriotic anthems, don’t forget to take a moment to think about our founding fathers who created for us the life we have today as well as all the brave men and women in the military who dedicate their lives so that it may continue for our children and our children’s children.
And … if after all of that important thinking you still have one more minute to spare … please take a moment to wish Herve a very happy birthday. Because, as a hamster, who knows how many of these special events he’ll get?
Taking a birthday spin in the hamster ball.
To celebrate, I give you Herve’s Greatest Hits. (In some of them, he just made cameos. Cameos that made the post.)
It’s a song by George Michael (the Wham guy, not Michael Cera). It’s also a Royal Caribbean ocean liner, an uncompleted NASA project and, apparently, the name of a U.S. city in 15 different states. It’s a lot of things to a lot of people. And that’s what we’re talking about here today. Freedom. As in FREEDOM fries with extra KETCHUP. (How much more on topic can I get?) The prompt? She is very flexible and loose. Some would even say FREE. As in you are FREE to interpret it however you like.
It brought us closer together. And introduced us to about 70 new people, too. It strengthened our singing and dancing skills. And enabled me to masquerade (convincingly?) as a teenager. It even provided us with physical exercise. Every night. And all for nothing.
I still can’t believe we did it all … for FREE!
Remember how Olivia Newton-John was 30 when she played a high school senior in Grease? Yeah, well this is exactly like that. (cough)
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For a quick explanation of this link-up, click here. In short, Mel and I will post a picture or video with a writing prompt on the 1st and 15th of every month. You can write your entry in any form. We love creativity. And, with each prompt, we’ll feature a writer from the previous link-up. Which reminds me …
Our esteemed Ketchup With Us Featured Writer for today is …
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RULES? WHO NEEDS ‘EM?!!?
The rules are … THERE ARE NO RULES! Just guidelines. And we’d love it if you posted our button and followed us on Facebook (Michele /Mel) and Twitter (Michele/Mel).
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‘KETCHUP WITH US’ – PROMPT 21
In 57 words or less, tell us what FREEDOM means to you or (if you’re feeling lazy like me) just about the last great thing you got for FREE!
Me and my fabulous partner in crime at the Liberty Bell. (Philadelphia, PA – 6/29/13)
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