Its no fun being an illegal alien?

Firstly, I’m not going to take all the kudos for this piece of Independence Day lunacy, because I was inspired by someone named Madi to come up with this idea. Oh, happy 4th of July to all US readers, regardless.

And no, let me also add that despite all of Trump’s neuroses over building a wall between the US, and Mexico, this piece also (other than the video?) doesnt relate to people from south of the border, either.

No, this piece relates to another type of visitor on Independence Day, though they were definitely not wanted by the US, for sure. But no, before anyone gets over excited, these were (I assume?) purely fictional. Yes, its movie related, though a very modern one for me at least, given it came out in the 90’s! Yes, the movie just known as Independence Day, when a large number of aliens visited the Earth, destroyed a few cities, and millions of people, in a fictional sense, before their weakness was found, and the ‘good guys’ win out in the end. Now I know the aliens didnt look as cute as this, but its the only apt photo I’ve got.

Yes, I would happily wear that, either for an acting role, or just for fun, given the chance, if someone bought it for me! Though fine, something even more alien looking might be even more fun! Madi actually suggested that this might be very suitable, and in truth, I would agree, very happily, though it might not look quite so good on a fifty something (nearly 60) with middle aged spread lol!

But fine, if anyone happens to have something like that, just laying around, in my size…? 😉 Yes, I’d love to do a photo shoot, or acting role in something like that! Would you believe thats actually from a 1933 movie? Well, yes, you can tell its pre-code lol! Katherine Hepburn, in Christopher Strong, if you’re curious?

However, before anyone shows any concern, I know of no alien plans to attack the US on this Independence Day, at least. So, enjoy the day, if you’re celebrating.

Right, video time. Yes, this is about the type of alien that Trump gets his knickers in a twist about. But dont worry, this is just 3 wealthy Brit’s, who have no need to sneak into the country in that way lol. Now, Donald, just give me that green card/working visa, and I’ll tell those other aliens to send back that attack force…lol?

We’re the (LGBT) kids in America!

And now ‘we’ can get married in all 50 states! Yes, I know the news has been out a little while, but due to various matters, I havent had the chance to comment until now. And besides, on the anniversary of independence for the US, what could be more apt?

I guess the thing that has amused me the most about it, is the people threatening to move to Canada, because of the decision, the only thing being, Canada changed their rules about 10 years ago! Russia might welcome them…oh, maybe not? 😉

Personally, I have no plans to take up the offer, mainly because of my age, my total lack of interest in sex (hardly makes me a great romantic target, lets face it), and after all these years of independent living, living with someone else might be, err, fun, now!

Yes, there were a few states where same sex marriages were fine, but to say it was a jumbled mess, would be to put it mildly. Now, wherever you are in the US, go ahead and do it, if you want to! I only wish this had been the rules for a very long time, but such is life.

As far as the Golden Age of Hollywood goes, there were a few L’s and G’s about for sure, and more than a few B’s too. Most were discreetly hidden away, though by now, its a well known fact about the likes of Garbo, but anyway…

From all I’ve seen, and read, Jean never dabbled in the Sapphic stuff. Though supposedly there were a few Hollywood actresses, who ‘requested’ her presence in their beds, so who knows? However, its definitely fair to say that Jean preferred men, seemingly those older than herself, but anyway…Given that my 1 long term partner was much older than myself, anyway…mine was female though!

But yes, I’m delighted for all those of the same sex, who wanted to marry in America, now you can go out and do it! Maybe one day, someone will want me…nope, I doubt it!

Oh, and before I finish, happy 4th of July, America!

The video, well, it has got America in the title. And yes, there is a bit of a clue in the blog title!

Oh say can you see, ‘Jean Harlow’ arriving?

Well, 10 weeks from now, I’ll be getting ready to fly off to the US again, heading eventually to Kansas City on the Saturday, hopefully coiffed with Jean Harlow type blonde curls, even if I lack for a few other matters. I suspect that if Kate can find someone who can make me think that I am Jean Harlow (and look even more like her), quite literally, then a visit will be arranged lol! On a more serious note, I’m looking forward to seeing the city where she was born, and of course, Cherryvale too, where Louise Brooks was, will be one hell of a trip for me.

But today, in the US, is a different celebration, its the anniversary of the day when independence was declared from Great Britain, and America began its rise to the country it is today. What we would make of 1776 America, or they make of today, I dread to think!

Of course, today is the date on the declaration, but strictly, independence was achieved 2 days earlier. And of course, whether the declaration was actually signed on this date, well, who cares? It probably was, but…

So, to all my American friends who read this, have a wonderful day. I’ll see you for Thanksgiving, an event that has a whole lot more significant meaning for me, really looking forward to that. Fireworks, and the like, yes, maybe I’ll live without that, at least for now, but maybe some day…

Oh, the video, bit of an obvious one!

Independence Day

No, not the movie, just something I’m told that is celebrated on this day in the US. And yes, that comment is very tongue in cheek, just in case anyone was in any doubt about that. I just want to take this chance to wish all my American readers a wonderful 4th of July, whats left of it at least by now.

I admit it, its one day especially in the year when I wonder what might have been if my ancestors had sailed across the Atlantic, instead of the Irish Sea just over 100 years ago. Who knows, I might be celebrating today as well in all likelihood, just a matter of where? Kansas maybe? I doubt it, but makes for a fun thought all the same.

I know, didnt happen, maybe one day I will go over there again for more than a week, maybe a lot more, but as I’ve never been the luckiest person in the world, I wont hold my breath on that now, especially as age is beginning to count against me for working abroad etc at this point. But I can still dream at least…

No, I’ve never been there for either ‘today’ or Thanksgiving up to now, though I know one wonderful man who would love me to do so. But for me, both seem to be family events, and I’d hate to feel like I was butting into that. Also, holiday times makes July tricky while working, and November is not the best holiday weather of the year lol! But maybe one day soon…

Having already used the Star Spangled Banner as a music piece on this blog, lets go for the other obvious one, on this special day of the year. Maybe one day I can get to see the celebrations, either as a visitor, or dare I say it, as a resident. Hey, I’m entitled to dream…

Thanks America, for some great holidays in the past, and more to come, one very soon