Well, I’m typing slowly today as while I only lost part of one finger Tuesday in an all too common M-80 mishap, the rest of my fingers are bandaged so I have to focus or it ends up looking like this…qeyhapnoicnephf! And then I’d have to tell people the f is silent. My daughter, proud holder of a psych degree she’s not using, might be the one to ask but I’d rather venture forward and guess as to why we celebrate with fireworks. Is it because America was forged in battle? Rockets red glare and all that? All we’ve done since we were kicked out of Europe 300 years ago is move west, destroying anything in our way. Great, let’s celebrate with a miniature bundle of TNT. Maybe we just like to see crap burn? I think we’re even baser than that. It’s one thing we can do that’s patently illegal that we rarely get into trouble for doing. All normal people are inside trying to keep their dogs from having a stroke and the cops are all busy at a DUI checkpoint outside a bar. So people with no lives are out in force trying to ruin yours and honestly, 9 or 8 or 7 times out of 10, no harm is done. Most of the brush fires started by illegal fireworks have now been doused and some of those areas were due to go up in smoke anyway as soon as some guy flicked his Marlboro out his car window on the way up the Camarillo grade. Sure, occasionally some guy will have to learn to write left-handed or wear a jaunty eye patch or that bottle rocket might change course and go through your neighbor’s window and burn his house down but many of you think that’s a small price to pay for all the fun you’re having. A little trip to the ER to fix the bullet hole in your foot is nothing to the people down the street firing guns in the air because the law doesn’t apply to them are too stupid to realize the one law that applies to everything is the law of gravity.
The real problem with the 4th this year is it really made it a screwy week. I came to the office Wednesday and it felt like Monday all day and I couldn’t get it straight until 9:00 PM and I realized I was watching Modern Family instead of Dancing with the Stars. It’s Friday already and I’m not sure I’m ready for the weekend yet. At the very least we need to do this more often so I can get better used to a 3-day work week. Maybe that’s what we all need. The 4th is on a Thursday in 2019 but I’m not sure I can wait 2 years to do this again. Since it appears our president will sign anything, I’m going to start lobbying republicans to slide a bill across his desk to change all our Monday holidays to Tuesday holidays in the hopes that this whole 4-day weekend thing will catch on. Plus, tomorrow I’ll probably be expected to do a lot of ‘Saturday’ things but my body will still think it’s Thursday so I’ll be lucky if I don’t end up pouring detergent into the garbage and bathing the cats.
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