Thursday, July 24, 2008

July 24th

July 24th is a state holiday here in Utah. We call it Pioneer Day (I never knew that it was once called "Day of Deliverance"). There are parades and fireworks and barbecue's etc. For my wife's family it has additional significance (no, not because she's Brigham Young's great-great-great-granddaughter, it's actually on the other side) it's her mother's birthday. Family legend has it that for a long time as a little girl she thought that the parade was in her honor.

Most people get the day off, or take the day off. I'm in the office, but no one else is. I'm not bitter, it's nice to occasionally have a day where you're working and no one else is, allows you to catch up on stuff. But it's not going to be all fun and games today we're celebrating my mother-in-law's birthday this evening with dinner, a wading pool and fireworks. I bought the fireworks yesterday and I'm somewhat excited to set them off with the kids. I spent a little extra and got a special surprise, we'll have to see how it goes. I'll let you know.

Just came up with a new emoticon for sanguine [:<≠>


Anonymous Ed said...

That emoticon is... disturbing.

I wish I could bring you some illegal South American fireworks in time, but alas, another time.

11:21 AM  
Blogger Alberta said...

So why does Utah (a dry, desert, fire prone area) allow fireworks while New Jersey (a much wetter climate, not so much as a peep at a big fire in the year we've been here) allows nothing. No sparklers, no poppers, nothing. I feel cheated.

6:28 PM  

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