Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Birthday America

Hope you all have a good 4th of July, those of you who are Americans, and those of you who are not.

I'll be grilling out, BBQ chicken and baked potatoes. Woohoo!

No fireworks though, mostly because when the day consists of 22 hours of brilliant sunshine and two hours of twilight bright enough to read by, well fireworks suck.

That's ok, we make up for the lack of 4th of July fireworks with a hell of a show on New Year's Eve. Seriously, you haven't seen fireworks until you've sat in a lawn chair in the Fair Grounds parking lot bundled in a snow suit at -30F, in a blizzard, to watch fireworks. That's a good show.

Anyway, have a great day, enjoy yourselves, and try not to do anything stupid.


  1. Fireworks in a blizzard? Jim, are you SURE you aren't Canadian?

    Enjoy your BBQ!

  2. Yeah, summer fireworks up there are pretty anticlimactic. Even when they fire them off at 11:45 at night, it's still so light out they're kind of useless.

    We gave in and got a few fireworks for the kids - the less dangerous kind - for tonight. If I'm not online for a few days, then we've probably burned our house down.

  3. try not to do anything stupid

    A little late in the day for that, isn't it?

    I already had nine people for dinner in my 800 square foot home.

    And it was raining, so we couldn't just sit on the deck like I'd hoped.

    Turkey burgers, turkey dogs, corn on the cob, baked beans, the best potato salad in the universe, and bourbon peaches on the grill. So hopefully the food made up for it.

  4. So, you're saying you stole some of my potato salad?

    Change of plans. Kid went to a friend's house for the night. So, no grillin'.

    Beastly, Becky, and I are off to Anchorage to see Hancock and get Mexican. Woo Friggin' Woo!

  5. Nope. Made my own. Recipe from a friends M-I-L and it makes the best potato salad in the entire universe.

  6. anything stupid?

    Sir, have we met before?

    Fortunately I think our (insert colorful phrases here) neighbors up the street spent too much on their new 4-wheelers (which they then have to drive, coming close to our lot, which there is a lot between us, geography of corners and deep lots) so they couldn't buy many fireworks this year. So I didn't have to kill them.


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