Thursday, July 4, 2013

The Real Independence Day, not that Will Smith movie that still gives me nightmares.

It’s Independence Day, and you know what that means.

It’s the day when our countrymen said “We’ve HAD it!” to overseas control, and finally got a handle on themselves, granting us life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  On this national holiday, we celebrate our freedoms, which include the right to shoot fireworks into the sky, consume disgusting amounts of hot dogs, watch endless parades under the guise of scoring stale tootsie rolls and broken lollipops, and dance like we are teenagers once more, embarrassing everyone present, especially our own children.

Or maybe that last one’s just my husband and me.

Freedom always has a price, people.  Deal with it.

Happy Fourth!!



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12 comments:

  1. Happy Holiday! Of course, we'll be celebrating July 14th so today is an ordinary day for me.

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    1. Thank you! Bastille Day, of course! I think I have spent at least one July 14 in France. Have a great holiday!

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    1. Me too. And it's always better with good fireworks, not the lame kind that you buy at the grocery store parking lot tents and set off in the street like we do every other year.

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  3. I remember when my July 4ths were marked by going to the latest Wil Smith blockbuster. I miss him being in really good action films!

    Now, July 4th is sitting in a park with friends. I don't stay out for the fireworks. I'm normally done long before then.

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    1. Fireworks are always hit or miss with us. We don't often make plans. This year we visited my brother's family and the fireworks in their town were amazing. The other zillion people who seemed to be there thought so too.

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  4. We escaped to the woods of Wisconsin to camp and made my sister housesit our terrified dog. Apparently she hid in the basement for 3 straight days because there were so many fireworks going off at ALL TIMES. Do you think you might want to post a video of your 4th of July dance? Hmmmm?

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    1. I don't know. Do you enjoy therapy? Because I'm pretty sure it's one of those "can't unsee" kind of things. I don't like to be responsible for that kind of thing. :)

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    2. And I hope your dog (and sister) have recovered.

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  5. I miss the 4th and all it's glitters well ok fireworks lol :) Happy belated 4th July!

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