01 Jul Wait, it's the 4th of July? when? Monday?
How far back can you remember your 4th of July’s? I was trying this morning and I could only get to last year. Everyone keeps asking me, “What’s going on this weekend? What are you doing? Where are the parties at?” I guess it doesn’t matter cuz I can’t f#$%ing remember what I did the last twenty-some-odd years. I do know last year I was in Michigan with my family for the 4th and for the Traverse City Cherry Festival. That was a friggin’ blast. I am actually headed there next week.
But let’s talk about this weekend. It’s nice that the 4th falls on a Monday. That means a three-day weekend for most. Not me. I will be slingin’ BBQ and drinks through Sunday but then I can festive too. What do I do? I live in Venice so it will be a madhouse here all dang weekend. I am not a fan of the shit show that goes on so I try to hide from it. I guess that’s why I work all weekend. Then I don’t have to make up a lame excuse for not partaking. Plus, if I can’t remember what I did for the last ten of these holidays then it doesn’t really matter what I do cuz I am not missing out on anything. I can tell you that if I don’t remember what I did, I had a blast. Some of the best times I have ever had I can’t f#$%ing rememebr. Sad, huh? It’s pretty funny actually.
I am, however, headed to Angel Stadium on the actual 4th to see the Tigers play the Angels. Funny I was watching the game yesterday and was listening to the announcers, Rod Allen and Mario Impemba, and heard them talking about BBQ and how you must eat BBQ on the 4th. They were doubting that California had any good BBQ. Now, I follow Rod Allen on Twitter, @rodallen12. He’s a funny man and I love listening to the games with those guys announcing. I decided to offer to bring him down some BBQ for the 4th in a little tweet I sent him during the game. He friggin’ answered me! It was so cool. He actually replied to me during the game. That’s a cool dude.
So, my 4th of July will full of baseball, BBQ, Rod, my little family, and a fireworks show that should be out of this world since we will be about a mile from Disneyland. I will be remembering this 4th for sure.
As for this weekend, who knows? I might get into a little trouble on Sunday night after all the riffraff (disreputable persons) leave my neighborhood or the neighborhood that allows me to live in it. Before that, I will be hanging down at Baby Blues BBQ with all my regulars and visitors for the weekend, watching baseball and getting people krunk and full. It’s not a bad gig. I actually enjoy the heck out of it. See, I get to have fun, socialize, watch sports, and work at the same time. Pretty much like going out at a bar except I am already at the bar or being at my crib with a bunch of friends over. Double Whammy!
Football Sundays please come back and don’t be late.
Whatever you decide to do this weekend, I wish you the best. A safe and happy 4th of July.
Cheers to America,