Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The problem with Bunker Hill Day

Firstly, it's only celebrated in Suffolk County...but not really, because there's tons of places that are open.

Secondly, a holday smack dab in the middle of the week like this, and near the end of the school's just asking for trouble.

Thirdly, days like this leave me restless and needing to do things.

My plan for a day like this (because even though it's a "holiday," I still have shit to do):
  1. Process Evaluation for work
  2. Research food for Middle School Graduation party
  3. Get a wax
  4. Get a pedicure
  5. Work on Mermaid Parade tail
  6. Go to Shaw's and buy baking supplies
  7. Bake pastries for Silent Auction
  8. Bake pastries for Middle School Graduation party
  9. Bake pastries for Bill so he doesn't feel left out
  10. Wash my delicates, pants, and other miscellaneous clothes
  11. Work out
  12. Deliver products to customers (part-time job)
Luckily, I'm a multi-tasker. Not so luckily, it's 11am, I'm running out of time, and I need to figure out what to do first.

So, enough of this list...

Here's another list from on how to Celebrate Bunker Hill Day, for you obelisk lovers:
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How to Celebrate Bunker Hill Day

By eHow Holidays & Celebrations Editor
Rate: (8 Ratings)
Bunker Hill Day, on June 17, is a legal holiday in Boston and surrounding Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Elsewhere you'll have to use your own time to celebrate the battle that launched America's war for independence.
Difficulty: Easy

Things You'll Need:

  • Maps
  • Airline Tickets
  • Maps

  1. Step 1
    Visit the Bunker Hill Monument and the adjacent museum, which tells the story of the battle and the subsequent war. While you're in Boston, walk the 2 1/2-mile Freedom Trail, which winds through some of the major shrines of the nation's infancy.

  2. Step 2
    Attend one of the stirringly realistic battle re-enactments staged in Boston and environs. And imagine what it must have been like to be a farmer, tradesman, housewife or schoolchild with fighting raging round you, day in and day out.

  3. Step 3
    Read a detailed account of the battle, the events that led up to it, and the conflict that followed in Richard M. Ketchum's "Decisive Day: The Battle for Bunker Hill."

  4. Step 4
    Honor the spirit of the colonists by helping to preserve a building, a battlefield or an art treasure from the Revolutionary era. Volunteer to help at special events, take on a full-time project, or simply send a donation to help with upkeep and expenses.

  5. Step 5
    Contact the National Trust for Historic Preservation for ideas on ways you can help if you live far from the scene of the action.

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