Happy Fourth of July, everyone!
Today is starting out to be a very nice and warm day. Today I plan on eating with my family and watching my neighbors set off fireworks. But before that, my city puts on a parade every year so I’ll probably go to that for half an hour just to appropriately celebrate our nation’s independence.
I actually celebrated the holiday yesterday at my friend Jessica’s house. There was lots of food, music, and people! But instead of the party, I was focused on her very funny dogs who were there. I took a picture of them because one refused to leave from on top of his doghouse and it reminded me of Snoopy.
I couldn't pass up the opportunity to take a picture of such a funny sight!
Today was such a nice/hot beautiful day! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more beautiful Memorial Day! I had so much fun eating and getting together with my family today. I was even able to put down my Kindle for two seconds to enjoy myself. I just became addicted to the game Temple Run and have been driving my family crazy walking around the house playing it so I’m sure they enjoyed me putting it down for a bit!
This Memorial Day reminds me of last year when I went to the County Line Orchard with my friend Jill on Memorial Day. We got to ride through the apple orchard, get blueberry donuts, listen to music, and so much more! I’m kind of sad we didn’t go this year. Oh well, there’s always next year.
One of the music acts last year at the County Line Orchard
Since taking my Sportswriting course, I’ve become a sports fanatic! I have been constantly checking the ESPN website to get the latest updates and scores. I’ve been especially checking the US Open matches! Hopefully Serena Williams can pull out a win today!
I’ve also been keeping up with football and baseball. Of course I’ve always loved the Yankees but I’ve recently become a New York Jets fan! They play the Cowboys tonight so I know I’ll be up watching that tonight!
On a side note, today is the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. I was in fourth grade when it happened. I did not understand the complexity of the issue at the time but now I see what an impact it has made on our country. Now, we can be grateful that we live in a safer and more united America. The Collegian is doing a staff reflection on its website today about what happened.
Here’s a video that serves as a tribute to the day