A Fourth Full of Fun, Friends, and Fireworks

Happy Fourth of July!!

(oops I’m a bit late)

I had such a blast celebrating our nation’s independence day with my friends this past weekend that I just couldn’t find the time to sit down to write. I mean seriously the festivities started Thursday (July 2) since my office decided to close down early and didn’t end until Sunday night!

Usually this isn’t my favorite holiday. I mean don’t get me wrong it’s wonderful and means so much, but it’s not like it used to be when I was a kid. Back then this day was all about the family getting together for our church’s annual ice cream social, family style BBQs, and fireworks in the parking lot. I basically grew up in that church so everyone knew me and my brother. We were the designated little volunteers at every church event, every Sunday service, and you better believe we got involved during those Christmas pageants. So when we would go to that ice cream social, it was like seeing all our extended family.

Also remember how massive and loud fireworks feel when you’re a kid? It was as if we were watching each star of the Big Bang explode and burst right before us! Now they just sort of lost that edge you know? They’re still wonderfully beautiful, but truly the edgiest part about them now is the question of whether or not that big blast with a boom or the one that dazzles will be the one to cause our next desert fire. Now that’s edgey…

However, I must say the Fourth is making a comeback on my favorite holiday list. With good company, good food, and a “let’s get weird” attitude this year was a blast! #puns

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