Saturday, July 05, 2008

The Fourth of July has always been one of my favorite holidays. I'm not exactly sure why, maybe because I always had such a good time with my friends in Michigan on the Fourth. Every year I'm not in Michigan for the Fourth just seems strange. No never-ending-parade in Gladstone to go to, no fireworks in Ludington park, no Norm's Fries. It's just odd. This year's Fourth turned out to be decent, probably won't break into my top 5 list, but it was alright. We ended up hanging out with some of Meredith's friends from her speech path program. They had a pool party at one girl's apartment complex and it was pretty fun. We just swam and chilled by the pool all day, drinking and eating. The pool has a really good view of the firework display in Knoxville so we watched from there also. Somehow I managed not to get sunburned, a pretty good feat for me.

It's weird to think it's July already. Time is just flying by. Probably because I'm now in school again and have a lot to do once again. This coming session I'm only taking one credit hour - a neuroscience seminar. Even though I had to take neuroscience in undergrad, I can't get out of this seminar. Oh well, it actually sounds pretty interesting since it's geared towards implications for social work and my class was just a general intro to neuroscience course.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

sounds like fun! -Melissa

Anonymous said...

I'm in complete agreement with you about the great history of 4th of July! This one was the best one I've had, but only outside of celebrating them in the UP because I've never liked the holiday so much since. I especially have fond memories of the year we worked at the parking lot and also moonlighted as traffic cops. ~Erin

bmk589 said...

Yeah, my past 2 4th of July's have sucked. Last year I was in Rome and I had an exam the next morning. This year, no one was around so I walked around the city & played tourist by myself. The only good part was eating the food from the vendors. They didn't have Norm's fries though. It's hard to believe, but I think the UP actually spoiled me, at least when it comes to the 4th.

Golda said...

I'm glad you guys (Erin and Brian) know what I'm talking about! I was telling Jeremy that my bar is set really high in regards to the 4th. Celebrating it anywhere but in da U.P. just isn't the same.

Melissa said...

I hate when Betsy pretends to be me and asks you about stuff I normally wouldn't and then posts on your blog as me! We had a great forth also. We had 16 people, including us, and had a BBQ and did fireworks at home. We've given up on fighting the crowds in Wamego or Manhattan. Ours at home are just better, too.

Golda said...

Haha, Betsy is so funny when she pretends to be you. I don't know why she thinks I can't tell the difference.