I love holidays that don't involve presents, but presence, instead. Usually. I love Thanksgiving, I love the Superbowl, and I love the Fourth of July. This one time when I was younger my siblings and I went to the fireworks show at a park by the beach (because... California), and after we had eaten some snowcones and cotton candy we settled down to watch the show. But after looking around for a while we realized we couldn't find my younger sister. Like, anywhere. And this was before the days where every person who could form full sentences had cell phones, so the only way we could find her was by running all over the park/beach yelling her name and asking people if they'd seen a 9 year old brown haired girl running around. Now this next part I'm not totally proud of, but I'm pretty sure I remember thinking that this was it, I was finally going to be able to have my own room! Horrible, horrible 11 year old I was.
We ended up finding her hanging out on a statue of a whale's tail without a care in the world, and that Independence Day will forever be known as the day when my younger sister was very literal and practiced her own independence.
And now, in keeping with the trend of the week, let me just leave you with a list of things that I find extremely American.
- The Superbowl
- Hot Dogs
- Fried Chicken
- The Olympics
- Country Music
- Funnel Cake
- NOT soccer. Seriously, the last few weeks you have all been posers.
You know, just to name a few.