Well, I took a bit of advantage of my vacation time to hang out at Joe's for a couple of days. We left on the afternoon of July 4th. Neither of us are much for fireworks, and we didn't have any other solid plans. So off we went, and spent the day inside doing some recording. As you can see, I tried to get into the spirit of the day a little bit with my red cardigan, striped shirt and blue shoes. I decided to pose with Tyler Durden, though I think his outfit might be better than mine.
Joe's apartment is across the street from the campus of the university I graduated from, so I know my way around a bit. I had an idea where we might be able to watch fireworks, so we bundled up and headed out for the mile or so long walk to the spot I suggested. However, when we got there we found that about fifty other people had the same brilliant idea. So we kept going, and ended up finding a spot with a better view completely to ourselves. I even found a rose on the ground on the way there. Now, I'm not exactly a romantic, sentimental fool, but it was pretty great. We could see out across the town over the bay, and there were hundreds of fireworks going off all around as at any given moment. I tried out the special fireworks setting on my camera, but I only took a few because I didn't want to miss too much. That's why the picture looks weirdly velcro-esque. So I, who hours earlier had been disparaging the 4th of July, ended up having a magical evening.
And the next day I discovered another miracle:
BAKED POTATO PIZZA FOOLS!