I’ve spent Independence Day doing nothing overly festive. I had an early celebration meal with my brother in the morning: grilled some steak and had broccoli and yams. Other than that, nothing out of the ordinary; just another regular day to me. It’s not that I’m not patriotic; mainly, I continue to think about the crowds out, and how difficult it’d be to get home after seeing fireworks at the Wharf.
Last year, I was lucky enough to be able to watch the fireworks from my apartment window since I lived right by Pier 39. That was fun, considering I could have spent that time out with the crowds instead.
The year before, I watched the fireworks from the Lone Mountain Campus at USF. In 2006, I was in Japan, and I remember one of my classmates said to me, “Happy America Day!” That year, I “celebrated” by going to a pizza parlor in Harajuku with one of my friends. We decided we should celebrate by eating something typically American.
Well, hope everyone has had a good holiday in the US today.