[you have to love when a holiday falls on the middle of your week].
happy birthday america. you’re a great place to live. & I’m happy to call you home.
when a holiday rolls around, my go to question: what did I do last year?
[J] & I walked right outside our apartment door. and sat our happy butts right down on the boardwalk, for a spectacular view of the macy’s fireworks display. and the empire state building suited up in its red, white, & blue glory.
[we don’t commonly drink “bud heavy,” but on the 4th, how can you turn down american flag cans? you can’t!]
[on the “jersey side”]
we had an amazing view. that now makes for amazing memories.
now to 2012 …
we WILL be seeing fireworks tonight [somewhere]. unfortunately, they might be us lighting our own sparklers in the backyard. [damn the drought]. but yesterday, we had a preliminary celebration: riding bikes & beachin’ in chicago.
it was great [& scorchin’].
[we rented bikes. & went cruisin’]
[& tried to cool off with popsicles at the beach ..I was turning into a lobster].
boys being boys :)
no matter what you do to celebrate today … enjoy yourselves. wear patriotic colors. remember why we’re celebrating.
[and stay cool].