I know not everyone celebrates it, but it’s a good old American tradition. I’m looking forward to the steaks, ribs, my newly perfected potato salad (I used to hate potato salad till I tried incorporating some Japanese techniques), and corn on the cob. Man it’s all about the food for me, isn’t it. I guess I can’t help it, it’s how I hallmark things.
But I’m looking forward to some firecrackers, which are illegal in my city, but you can view so many displays from my house. I can see the Disney show. In fact I remember while I was going for my Masters, a couple of years ago, I had a final due on the Fourth of July. I know, right? Well, my internet connection kind of stunk and I had to drive to my office to upload the file. It was pretty nice to have the fireworks shows keep me company.
As today is a day for celebrating our country, and I know that a lot of people outside of the U.S. don’t share the sentiment (but the best part is that we’re free to think and feel however, so God bless America), I thought John Cougar Melloncamp’s Pink Houses is fitting.
FYI, I am not necessarily an overly patriotic person, but I do appreciate the freedom that we’ve been afforded. So wherever you are, I hope you have a lovely day.