Sunday, July 04, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

Happy Fourth of July everyone! It's pouring rain down here in South Florida, which is to be expected. Doesn't it always rain on Independence Day? I can't remember many Fourths when we didn't have a deluge for at least part of the day. I'm starting to wonder if it isn't a requirement of the holiday.

The good news is that it usually stop drizzling enough for us to walk over to the beach for fireworks. The bad news is that it stops drizzling long enough for the mosquitoes, no-see-ums and evil biting flies to get excited by the humidity and come out in full force just in time for the fireworks.

I've often thought that the Fourth of July was a special holiday in the blood-sucking insect world - kind of like their version of Thanksgiving. It's hot and humid and thousands of people crowd the beach at night during their favorite feeding time. Think about it. When else does that happen? It's like the best day of the year for mosquitoes.

It's just an OK day of the year for me. We're aren't doing a lot. We have friends here from out of town and my sister and her husband are coming over. We had wanted to play in the pool, but we're inside watching movies and snacking on chips and dip.

Hope everyone has a good holiday and stays dry. Don't forget your "Off."


Robin in Ohio said...

Hello, WL. Glad you had a good 4th. Now, will you please finish the chiropractor story? Pretty please?

Kirby said...

Would have LOVED some rain here in Michigan. It's been over 90 every day for the last 5 days, yesterday - 99... we don't like that here!!! My son's grad/b-day party on the 4th (his b-day is July 3) was entirely inside - we were drawing straws to figure who was going outside to tend the grill.

JoeinVegas said...

Happy fourth! No mosquitos out here, or rain, but lots of sunshine. We spent part of the day in the pool, after burgers on the bbq.

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