For some reason, my office was open even though tomorrow is Independence Day and most of America was closed for business. Even odder, I didn’t take the day off despite having plenty of vacation time.
Needless to say, I could not wait for it to be 5:00 so I could celebrate my independence from my desk and head out to enjoy my freedom.
I’ve been in a Fourth of July frame of mind since I returned to The House on the Hill, so let’s keep it going in the Think Tank tonight. I’m wearing my red, white, and blue toga while enjoying a slice of apple pie. Are you ready to join me?
This week’s topic: What comes to mind when you think of Independence Day?
This is a holiday that really gets my Deep Thoughts going. It puts me in a patriotic frame of mind and conjures up so many happy Summer memories.
I went grocery shopping on the way home tonight, so once again, Independence Day will be about grilling hot dogs and hamburgers and eating apple pie. It’s the most American of holidays, so it makes sense that food would be a big part of it.
The Fourth of July is also about baseball. I’m watching the Yankees right now, and will set tomorrow’s grilling schedule around Saturday’s 1:00pm first pitch.
The Yankees and Independence Day will be forever linked in my mind. I still remember watching Dave Righetti’s Fourth of July no hitter when I was a kid. We were at a pool party, and we all crammed into the hosts’ living room to watch the ninth inning.
As I wrote in a recent blog post, I went to a Yankees game on the Fourth of July the year Independence Day was released. After a day at Yankee Stadium, I spent the evening in the movie theater watching Bill Pullman save the planet.
While I don’t like it when idiots set them off randomly during the year, I do really enjoy it when professionals put on a show to celebrate America’s Birthday.
I can see the fireworks show without leaving The House on the Hill, and I will be out on my porch for it tomorrow night.
The colors, the pageantry, the way they light up the night sky…so glorious. Who doesn’t love the rockets’ red glare, and the bombs bursting in air?
What about you, Modern Philosophers? For those of you who are not American, answer this one as if I were asking you about your country’s special holiday…