2015-07-01: At mom & dad’s, with a lot of family and friends-of-family. Our fair city is having it’s 4th of July fireworks display tonight, and we have a great view out over the parks and recreation area.

It’s 6:42pm. Fireworks begin after dark. I am enjoying my first beer in a long while, a nice and cold Leinenkugel’s Grapefruit Shandy. Gonna have a hot dog with some salsa on it. Nom, nom, nom.

It may be only Wednesday, but the 4th of July weekend is starting early.

EDIT (7:02PM): I’ve moved on to a bottle of “Not Your Father’s ROOT BEER” (“Ale with the Taste of Spices”). Excellent.