July 03, 2006

Happy Fourth

Our Fourth of July checklist has officially been completed:

1. Flags prepped and ready for display - check.

2. Huge swaths of grass in backyard flattened and killed by constant use of SpongeBob themed slip n' slide - check

3. Boy bruised and abraded by overuse of aforementioned slip n' slide - check. Incidentally, has anyone out there been able to find a Bounce n' Slide from the folks at slip n' slide? I see them advertised, but cannot find one anywhere, and I think the cushioning would come in handy, if The Boy's ribcage is any indication...

4. California rednecks across the street shooting off $400 of fireworks at 10:30 p.m. directly in front of The Boy's bedroom window - check.

5. $13 blender and assorted margarita fixin's ready to go - check.

6. TIVO set to record the D.C. fireworks display in lieu of the Boston Pops travesty - check.

I think we're good to go! Have a happy fourth, y'all!

Posted by Big Arm Woman at July 3, 2006 01:39 PM

Don't forget: "Flesh of various animals ready to be cooked over an open flame". It's not a summer holiday wihout something grilled.

Posted by: The Unknown Professor at July 3, 2006 03:07 PM

we are PETA members. People Eating Tasty Animals!

Happy 4th baw!

Posted by: Emily Nelson at July 4, 2006 02:36 PM

I see, and raise, your rednecks.

People here were shooting stuff off - practically in my backyard, it sounded like - at 2 am.

I teach an 8:00 class today.

I'm not too happy.

At least this year I didn't have the "treat" of watching a couple of the neighborhood kids lighting bottle rockets while holding them in their hands...

Posted by: ricki at July 5, 2006 08:43 AM