unlike much of the country, i’m not patriotic. red, white and blue is not a pleasing color combo to me [see my misery, above]. i don’t like fireworks unless they are huge and magnificent with a spectacular finale. when i am traveling, i tell people i am from canada. hey, i’m not the only person who isn’t too keen on the us. a lot of countries HATE us. we really don’t have a good global rep. thanks, dubbya. well done you.
there are some benefits amongst the insanity:
- mike doesn’t have to work.
- there are sales at most shops with deep discounts.
- most of the neighbors have gone away or are having a barbeque to which you are probably invited.
why is july 4 a bad day?
- mathilda, maggie and millie are afraid of fireworks and thunderstorms.
- mike would prefer if i stayed out of the shops on a permanent basis.
- seeing us flags everywhere, with people decking their homes in bunting and other red white and blue paraphernalia. bleh! waste of time, money and energy.
- watching people that are truly proud of this country. [have they been paying attention AT ALL???]
- people wishing me a "happy fourth of july!" bah humbug.
- just when you thought it was safe to sleep, some other hoodlum busts out more fireworks.
- hearing about fires and injuries resulting from fireworks.
- seeing more red, while and blue paraphernalia.
- watching people wave flags or flags displayed in their yard.
- imagining all the waste of food, paper items, spent fireworks, detritus, and how much real estate it will occupy in a landfill.
so i just might take some naps during the day and wear my headphones tonight and get some work finished. just trying to avoid this patriotic shitfest altogether.