Wednesday, July 04, 2007

The Buxoms Celebrate Independence Day

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.


  1. Well, at least you aren't blogging about how your family bought some illegal fireworks, set them off in the backyard, sent some flying over to the neighbors' yard, and then hid from the police when they arrived.

    That would be my husband and his brothers 25 years ago...

    As for us, we stayed in too. We watched a movie as a family and then paused it long enough to watch the fireworks from our front porch. In our pajamas.

    And, really, after Paris, how can anything else compare?

  2. I think I had a firecracker go off too near my eyes. Everything has this greenish tint now...

  3. Oh I'm a Poppy Buxom Blogger
    A Poppy Blogger do or die

    You're a grand old blog
    You're an addictive blog

    God bless the "Opiate"
    Blog that I love

    Poppy Buxom went to town,
    Riding on a pony
    Blogged about it on the net
    (Beware if you're a phony)

  4. Jennifer: Yeah, why should I buy illegal fireworks when my neighbors will do it for me? Bastids have been lighting firecrackers for weeks now. They were still doing it last night. ENOUGH ALREADY.

    RW: I think my blog makes you sick.

    Echo: That's what I should have done--watched Yankee Doodle Dandy in DVD. (Smacks self on forehead).


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