Happy Third!

To: Ash
From: Crecente
Re: Computer Getting Hot, Me Melting


Have you ever wondered how holiday's creep? Like the Fourth of July isn't until tomorrow, of course, but people tend to try and leave a bit early from work the day before. Some people don't go in at all. Stores close early. I keep expecting that one day all of the holidays are going to meld together and no one will ever have to work again... until we run out of, like, everything.

Do you ever celebrate the Fourth in Japan? Like freak out the neighbors by setting off firecrackers on a seemingly random day, calling up all of the stories in the region asking for watermelon. Trying to find a place to roast marshmallows? Me? I've never been a big fan of the Fourth. Fireworks just don't do it for me and I the only good watermelon is a dead watermelon in my book. We are going up to the cabin for a long weekend to get away from the heat. While my house is a bt more than a mile above sea level, my parent's cabin is more than 9,000 feet above sea level! Crazy. Even though I'm adjusted to high altitude living I still tend to get headaches for the first day or so. Must be the lack of oxygen.

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Big ups to your 'splosives in Canada. You enjoy yourselves and celebrate. I'm not going to mock your traditions or holidays... unlike some other people around here.

I love the 4th. It's one of my favorite holidays. I love lighting fireworks, timing Mortars with missile batteries and other huge fancy fountains (when the Nazi government around these parts isn't trying to crack-down on every single kind of firework imaginable.) I love barbecuing for my friends, making them my mom's special 7-layer dip. Hanging out, DJ'ing, playing video games, relaxing. Reminds me of my 4th loving Grandfather.

And what's wrong with watermelon? It's sweet, it's crisp, it's moist... it's delicious.