July 05, 2012

I salute you, red, white, and blue.


The Fourth of July (July 4th) occurs every year celebrating the United States of America's independence from Great Britain (or, U.K.). As some of you may know, I'm a proud American despite the stereotypes(may of which are not true, by the way). So, what do Americans do on this holiday?

- Take off from work!
Most buisnesses (not all) are closed, I believe the post offices are closed, so everyone gets to spend this nice summery Wednesday at home with family and friends!

- Have barbecues!
There is absolutely nothing like barbecuing fresh steak, ribs, hamburgers, and hot dogs on the grill. For those of you on diets, I recommend dropping the calorie counting for one day and eating what you please. (No guilt, it's only one day! Plus, you can always work it off tomorrow.)

- Go to the beach!
If you're lucky enough to live seaside, or you're on vacation, grab those beach towels and sunscreen and head off to enjoy a day in the sun! If you don't live near a beach, a backyard or a pool is absolutely the next best thing. Go work on that tan!

- Shoot fireworks!
Fireworks are the best conclusion to the end of the day on the Fourth of July. Most towns will have a certain area where the local government will hire professionals to blow off big ones, but some states allow you to purchase your own fireworks and blow them off in the backyard.

What about you guys?

If you're an American, what are your plans for today?

If you're not American, what do you think about July 4th?



  1. One thing you forgot to mention is all the parades!

    Has anyone seen the Declaration of Independence in person? I have and it didn't look like what I'd seen online or on tv. It's basically a piece of parchment who's words have faded so bad you can't read it. It's kind of sad. :(

  2. you're quick :o

    And Mandy, I have. It's quite impressive actually, seeing a document that's so monumental it still exists after hundreds of years.
    Let's just hope Nicholas Cage doesn't go around and steal it again...;)

  3. Lol. That's my all time favorite movie, so I just had to buy a replica in the gift shop. :)

  4. Not every American celebrates the Fourth of July.

  5. @Anon

    Are you even American? Every patriotic American celebrates. It's a way of honoring our country (and you also have a reason to throw a party).

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  7. Yes I am American and that's extremely ignorant of you to think that. I suggest you do a little research before you make simpleminded comments like those.

  8. You seem like your angry with everyone and everything in the world. Your hiding behind an anonymous mask. Please, be a bit more cheerful.

    I did do some research, also. In 2003 (the last time this was suryeyed) the USA was deemed the most patriotic country in the world. Independence Day is a way to remember our founding fathers and also honor our men/women in uniform or veterans. In my research, I found that the only people who do not celebrate the 4th are Jehovah's Witnesses.

    As they make up such a small part of our population, they do not reflect the majority of America.

    If your don't celebrate this day because of religious reasons, I apologize for my comment. :)

  9. I seem mad at the world because I'm anonymous? That makes total sense...

    I'm actually very fond of the world, but it's dimwitted people like you that have to ruin it for everyone else. Also, I didn't mention anything about patriotism, so that was completely unnecessary.

    And, as far as I remember, I posted 'Not every American celebrates the Fourth of July.' With that comment I am referring to *cough* those thousands of JW's in the United States. I didn't say 'The majority of the United States celebrates Independence Day', now did I? That would make me almost as idiotic as you.

    Don't waste your breath on something you know nothing about.

    And you are correct, I don't celebrate this holiday because of religious reasons. Stereotypical statements such as the ones you and Sierra made can get you in trouble, sweetheart.

  10. I love independence day! And anon, everybody does celebrate it, so shut up!

  11. > Anonymous said...

    I love independence day! And anon, everybody does celebrate it, so shut up!

    July 5, 2012 2:54 PM

    I think you're more stupid than Mandylou4, and even Sierra.

  12. @Anon

    Yikes! You really are angry!

    Sierra was in no way stereotypical. If someone made a post on Hanukkah, I wouldn't comment, "Not everyone celebrates Hanukkah," just because I don't. It's fine that someone celebrates something I don't.

    Calling me an idiot just because you don't celebrate a holiday makes absolutely no sense.

  13. Wow... lol I'll just stop... You clearly aren't capable of understanding a simple sentence. There's no sense in trying to explain something to little ignorant eight year old girls like you.

  14. There's no sense for this conversation to continue, since you clearly aren't capable of understanding anything either. What, are you five?

    Have a great day!

  15. Mandylou4, just stop. You're just making a fool of yourself.


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