July 4, 2013

Happy Holidays.

Happy 4th of July, my internet friends (the American ones, anyway).  I have to work for a bit tomorrow morning, so my 4th will not see me getting too crazy.  I made no commitments to anyone today, and instead decided I would aim for relaxing, taking my time, and doing whatever I feel like doing as the day goes along.  So far, that has included getting up at my leisure, going to the gym, drinking coffee, and doing a load of laundry.  There might be a pedicure in my future, there might be a BBQ, but regardless there will probably be a few Lime-A-Ritas.  Those things are awesome!

I've never been a huge fan of the 4th of July.  I think because it's typically 100 degrees in the shade here on the 4th.  When I was a kid and spent my summers with relatives a few states away, it was the same scenario.  That side of my family LOVES the 4th, however, and always did it up with a huge family party and lots of fireworks.  Still do, in fact - they are probably enjoying cocktails and grilled meats as I type this.  You'd think with that annual childhood experience I'd love this holiday.  Sure, I've always enjoyed a good party, and of course I like fireworks, but how can I fully enjoy all of that when I'm sweating my ass off in the unforgiving midwest July heat and humidity?  And that's what I think of when I think of this holiday.  Fucking hot as hell.  Sweaty.  Blaring sun singeing my fair skin.  Mosquitoes. 

Miracles do happen though, and this year my fair city will only hit a high in the mid 80's.  Woot!  Of course, this is the one year I'm not doing a whole lot of celebrating and have no big plans since I just started a new job and have to work tomorrow.  Which probably means I should just skip the pedicure and go to my friend's BBQ, to at least take advantage of this rare, beautiful, non-humid Independence Day.  They are few and far between, and I must partake.  Glad I just talked myself into that.

Happy and safe celebrating to you!