I took these pictures in October when I was visiting a friend in Sydney. On a weekly basis, they had some of the best fireworks displays I have ever seen, and I never got sick of watching them explode above me while I drank extremely overpriced cocktails (way to give NY and LA a run for its money in that department, Sydney!).
The 4th of July has long been my favorite holiday, not because I’m particularly patriotic, although I’m grateful for certain freedoms I have as an American (and I believe in fighting for the inalienable rights all citizens should have, which in my mind, is as patriotic as it gets), but because the day requires no gifts or special planning. Invite some friends to bring food to throw on the grill, eat s’mores (or my dad’s favorite “dessert” – strawberries and blueberries with whipped cream – to which I say, no chocolate, no dice), and watch kids try not to blow off a hand or start a forest fire while lighting illegal fireworks. I don’t have to dress up or remember to call anybody…in fact, the biggest decision I plan to make today is whether to walk to the fireworks or risk the hell of holiday parking.
I’ll be back on Monday – try not to get into too much trouble while I’m gone!