July 4th, 2011

Dead Dog Cat

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Yesterday was mostly a rest day, though we did do a bit of shopping at Whole Foods, as well as a visit to a spice shop in the neighborhood. Nice.

One of the local municipalities set off fireworks last night, which prepares us for tonight's extravaganza. Mark, the man of the house, already has had the smoker up and running for over two hours so that the ribs he's making will be ready late this afternoon.

And who knows what tomorrow will bring?

Oh, and I found out that the third live-action Terry Pratchett film based on a Discworld book (in this case, Going Postal) will finally be available for sale in the US starting 8/2/11. I intend to order it right away!
Dead Dog Cat

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We're done with the 4th, here, though not back home (in fact, you guys are probably just getting home from fireworks!), and it was a pleasant day, both weather and activity. We helped with a variety of duties as our hosts put on an Independence Day BBQ, with slowly smoked ribs as the main course. A parade marched by a half block away, and we could get glimpses of it down the street, and could here the bands (including a calliope and a bagpipe band playing the Marine Hymn!). In the evening, forestcats and I took a walk a little over a mile away, right past the stadium where Northwestern plays football, to the beach on Lake Michigan to watch some fireworks. Our path took us past a number of fireflies, a fitting start to the fun.

More to do after the day starts, or put another way, I'll be off to bed momentarily.

Oh, and I finished the other book I brought, so I'm now reading the Ematic and the iPhone iBooks app.