|you're probably wondering about the picture. I just thought it was awesome.|
We had a lovely cookout in honor of Independence Day. I basically spent the weekend watching old movies (you probably noticed a bunch of posts about old movies, maybe), running errands, tidying and then having ourselves a little cookout.
If you weren't here, well, you're invited for next time. We tend to have an open door policy on these things. If you've been here before for such a cookout, you were missed this go-round.
It was an interesting mix of very old friends, very new friends, work pals, work pals from former jobs, college pals, and my one sibling and his lady friend (who makes these killer brownies that deserve their own post at some point).
I had a great time, and I hope my guests did, too.
The dogs are pretty wiped out, all sacked out on the sofas, and I'm thinking that all I want to do tomorrow (since I took the day off) is clean up the remaining mess and then hit the gym to sweat out the bad humors three hamburgers, three cocktails an assortment of cookies and brownies surely did to me (AMERICA, people).
Austin had a burn ban in effect as its rained for about half an hour in the past 6 months here. Heck, its so dry that we could see a wildfire break out from two twigs rubbing together in a breeze, at this point. People are actually pretty aware of how bad it is, so I've been impressed that I have only heard about three fireworks all day. They also canceled the usually fairly impressive fireworks show downtown for the first time since WWII, and the symphony didn't play. While I wasn't planning to attend, its still a bummer, and I usually actually watch the televised replay.*
Wherever you are, I hope you had a good weekend. If you're an American here or abroad, I hope you got to raise a toast to those crazy guys who met up in Philly to change the course of human history, and who dedicated themselves and risked their lives by signing the Declaration of Independence in order to engage in the greatest experiment mankind would ever know (aside from mixing Mentos and Diet Coke).
*yes, my nerdity extends into directions you never suspected.