boom boom pow

it's 10 pm on the 4th of July and there are no fireworks.
no parades, no red, white & blue star spangled flags, no barbeques, or face paint.
but i do have a thunderstorm, country music (which is as American as you can get), a red, white & blue outfit, speculoo cookies, and thoughts of a tattoo.
so i guess that's as close as i'm gonna get over here.
there's also a photo of my boyfriend in his dress blues in front of a flag next to my bed.
my man in uniform.
i love America.

i love the fact that our military is comprised of men and women who made a choice and a vow to defend our country.
thank you to my dad, grandpa, brother, uncles, a bunch of friends, b, and everyone else in the military for being strong and brave enough to do just that.

i love that we're free.
i can vote whichever way i want, believe whatever i wanna believe, say whatever i wanna say, all that.
yeah, i may get some shit for it from a few people, but that's it.
and since when have i cared what people think?

i also love that America has Pandora, Netflix, and 92.5 WBEE.
i'm getting mighty sick of the music on my computer and paying $4 for No Strings Attached on iTunes was a hard decision to make.
and only my hometown people will understand, but i miss the Bee Morning Coffee Club :(

there's a zillion more reasons why i love America, but they all pretty much revolve around food.
soooo i'll just leave you with my favorite patriotic photo, taken last summer at the end of boot camp:

have fun celebrating today, everyone!
go to a barbeque and ooh and aah at the fireworks for me pretty please :)
and don't take it for granted.
happy independence day!

3 comments: said...

what are you up to in france?

missing netflix and pandora were on the tip top of my list when i was living in ireland.

Madeline said...

Okay, the cutest. Great 'we love america' round-up.

anne said...

Hope you had a happy 4th of july! Being Scottish this is something I miss out on! Lovely blog, I'll be back soon :)