July 4th. Fireworks. Beer.
The first Fourth of July I remember, my parents took me to see the fireworks at our local park. My first EVER fireworks show. As this was a festive occasion, I was also allowed to have root beer, which was an enormous treat. Root beer and fireworks! I was over the moon. And then, the first firework went off and I realized how loud they were. I plugged my ears and watched but with both my hands occupied, I couldn't enjoy my root beer. It wasn't fair, how could I celebrate America properly if I didn't have everything I wanted all at once? And then, my American can-do attitude and ingenuity kicked in. Keeping my ears plugged I leaned down and grabbed the can with my forearms. Slowly, I worked the can up so that the opening was just at my mouth. It looked something like this...
I leaned back and took in that sweet nectar, the bright lights, and my own genius.
America. (tear rolls down face)
Tomorrow, as with every year, I once again look forward to the combination of beer and fireworks but I'm STILL impatient and this is America so I need to combine them NOW.
And so, BEER EXPLOSIONS.
Ranging in excitement from snakes and sparklers to "holy shit"!
America, this is for you...
I hope you TOO enjoyed this visual pregame and have a safe and Happy Fourth!!!