We're very patriotic around here--hey, who isn't? But we don't tend to do anything special on July 4th. And this year is no exception.
There will be no Fourth of July cookout, no fireworks, no parades, no visit to the beach, no barbecue, no red-white-and-blue Jell-O and Cool-Whip monstrosities ... I probably won't even fly the flag, because it looks like rain.
It's not that I'm opposed on principal to traditional July 4th celebrations ... but we see fireworks every Wednesday and Saturday night. And grilling ... well, to tell the truth, we haven't broken the grill out for the summer. It's still in the garage.
And let's face it; we're geeks. My daughter got up late, ate breakfast, and is now playing Nintendo GameCube. My son got up, ate, and is now probably in his room watching YouTube videos of Sonic the Hedgehog characters. I'm sitting at my ease in my cool and shady living room, blithely blogging away, drinking tea, and reading this.
It gets worse. My husband? He's at the office.
But ... we get to have our geeky fun in a democratic republic. Not a monarchy.
And so, my fellow Americans ... Happy 231st anniversary of sticking to the man.