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Happy Independence Day!

Oooo...pretty.  But, wait...why are we blowing s*!t up again?

Courtesy of the Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati.com)

Happy Independence Day to all my US brothers and sisters out there.  Oh, and, um, Happy Wednesday, I guess, if you happen to be international.

On the off chance you’re all gung-ho about blowing stuff up but not so keen on US History, Scalzi managed to dig out the YouTube Schoolhouse Rock video that explains it all.  Plus, there’s a catchy tune!  So, if you’re generally known as Bevis or Butthead, or you’ve otherwise demonstrated a lack of commitment to your History education in the past, go now and behold the lesson.

Then you can blow stuff up.

I, for one, am full of grilled sausages, potato salad, and beer.  There has been much consumption of summertime foods, lighting of colorful explosives, and, well, sweating.  Don’t look at me like, it was well over 90 degrees all day.  That’s what happens. In my case, I look like the Wicked Witch after the bucket is pour over her.

Anyway, I’ve had a full day and it’s time for a little relaxamatin’ before bedtime.  But I wanted to make sure to wish everyone an awesome Independence Day.  Sure, ‘Merica has her problems, but it’s still the best country in the world to blow up decorative explosives in the middle of the summer.  And if that don’t make you proud, there’s something wrong with you.

Pud’n

PS: We also made homemade ice cream today, which is a family tradition.  And let me tell you, not only is homemade cookies and cream (with real Double Stuf Oreos, natch) awesome in a way grocery ice cream can’t touch, it’s about as difficult to make as it is to fall off a log.  Who wants a scoop?

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4 comments on “Happy Independence Day!

  1. Save me a scoop! Homemade ice cream, calories the way they were made to be ingested LOL!

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  2. I think it’s not really a family tradition unless you share it with the whole family!!! 🙂

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  3. I think it’s not really a family tradition unless you share it with the whole family!!! :-). Again, THAT drives me nuts!!! But I digress. As you know, we have an ice cream maker, hence the tradition; and Ryan has an attachment on his KitchenAid, so I think we could make enuf!!!!

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  4. I guess we will just have to make some when Kara comes home and hopefully fresh potato salad; we are already planning what we will have with it tomorrow — that was indeed one mountain of spuds and related ingredients! Your grandmother is looking down on me proudly I’m sure! I admit that I would really like to try my hand at German potato salad; I have her recipe, I just am pretty sure the kids would have Nothing to do with it!!! 🙂

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