Do You Celebrate The 4th Of July?

July 4, 2015 Discussions 3


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I don’t. Well, not exactly. I mean, when I was younger Dad and I would go out and watch the fireworks the city put on. And while I like seeing fireworks, I’m not a fan of all the billion and one mosquitoes that swarm around me. I’m like a walking salad bar for them. I can be in a group of 10+ people, and be the only one bitten. Or the only one bitten numerous times.

And then I get to walk around looking like I’ve contracted plague for the next few weeks. I don’t scratch the bites, but they turn BRIGHT stop-sign red and swell almost to the size of dimes. And it’s always so crowded at the fireworks. It takes forever to get home again.

I don’t tend to celebrate a lot of holidays honestly. I pretty much only celebrate Halloween, Christmas, Midsummer, Midwinter… That’s pretty much it.

When I was in my early 20’s, one of my best friends and I would go and fly kites at the park on the 4th. That was a lot of fun, and not many people seemed to go to the park on the holiday back then. So it was rarely crowded.

Now that I live in a tourist town, everyone seems to come to lay out on the beach and or drink beer all day. Some people spend the day fishing, or shopping. And others hide out in their houses until the tourists have thinned out.

This year I’m working day shift, but will most likely end up going home and reading or playing games. (I just got Pokemon Alpha Sapphire! Distracted from blogging, who me??) Dad will be working the night shift, so I’ll be the one home comforting cats if they freak out during the loud booms. And if I decide I want to see the fireworks, I can look out the windows on the 2nd floor. The city will be setting them off a few blocks away so I should be able to see some of it without leaving the house.


Do you celebrate the 4th of July? What are your plans for today? How do your pets react to all the noise and craziness?

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3 Responses to “Do You Celebrate The 4th Of July?”

  1. Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    I have kids, so the 4th are still a big attraction around here. This year, we were on vacation for the 4th and saw some of the best fireworks ever – I have to say that even I was impressed! Holidays lose their excitement once you get older – until you have kids and you see them through their eyes – then they’re fun again!
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