Christmas TogetherWe're here year round and even though we are scattered all over the world and most of us have never met face-to-face we find ways to celebrate the season together. From our annual Christmas exchanges to scheduled chats our Christmasing together is discussed here.
The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
Here are my top 10: (in no particular order)
All 3 M*A*S*H Christmas episodes they made:
Death Takes a Holiday
The Bob Newhart Show:
His Busiest Time
I'm Dreaming of a...
Tips for Buying a Fresh Tree
I will do that fresh cut of the trunk.....that was my problem last Christmas.....the tree lost so many needles....even tho it was fresh....the problem was....since I didn´t cut the trunk....the tree...
oh i bet you though this would be a controversial post didn't you?!!!!!
right, here is the thing, i don't really understand america. i have some questions in relation to the geography of it and i was hoping some of our USA'ers could help me?
ok, i know jana lives in washington state, am i correct in thinking that washington DC is over the other side of the country and is nowhere near to washington state? is washington state near to seattle?
what states or cities in america have cold winters and what states or cities have warm winters? (just a few well known ones will do if you don't wanna start typing out every state!)
in new york, there are 5 boroughs, right? well are they all relatively close to eachother? long island, is it a nice place to live?
i have more questions, but i can't think of them right now, when i do will post here. anyone else have questions?
feel free to ask any questions you have about the UK aswell!
I'll take the Washington State one. Seattle is IN the state of Washington and yes, Washington DC (District of Columbia) is over towards the east coast whereas the state of Washington is on the West Coast.
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As for winter in Tennessee ,the average temperature is 38 degree's.
As far as snow ,I looked to see how much we get and it says the average is 11.9 inches . Hmm don't know where they get that ,as I've lived here since 1984 and I have never seen that much snow here .The past 5 year's I don't recall getting much over an inch .
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ok, where is alaska? what other state/city/whatever you call it, is it next to/near to?
Alaska is located closer to the North Pole than it is to any major American City. Alaska is not part of the continental US. It borders western Canada and is just off the waters of Siberia, thousands of miles north of Seattle, the closest major American city.
Alaska is the final American frontier, filled with beauty unsurpassed anywhere in the world, rich in resources and low in population. It is very cold in the winter. And parts of it enjoy 18-20 hours of light in the summer and 18-20 hours of dark in the winter each day, being as close at it is to the North Pole.
Johnor - your questions are very intelligent! I'll take "Is Washington, DC part of a state?"
No - not part of a state. Washington DC is a relatively small "federal district" - where the federal government buildings are. Washington DC was in a perfect square shape - with the Potomac River running through the middle. Half of the land was given by the State of Maryland and half of the land was given by the State of Virginia.
However -- at some point -- Virginia took back its' land. So only the land given by Maryland is left in DC. And DC is no longer a perfect square. Now it has two perfectly straight sides. And a third jagged side created by the Potomac River.
So, Washington DC is bordered by the State of Maryland, and the Potomac River.
In the USA, each State has a lot of power to make laws. The founding fathers of the US did not want any state to make laws which would control the federal government. So Washington, DC does not have state powers. Instead, DC is "governed" by committees made up of members of Congress.
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