Monday, July 04, 2005

What, no fireworks?

Happy 4th everyone!!

July 4th is synonomous with a few things, BBQ, parades and fireworks. We took care of the parade first thing in the morning. the annual Oak Park parade. Honestly parades arnt my things, and this one was on the lower tier of parades that I've seen. luckily we were there with my brother sis in law and their kids. That made it more enjoyable. I don't think Jonah could care either way, and watching it with little kids who thought it was cool, did make it enjoyable. We didnt have plans for a BBQ, we had one at my parents last night, so we ordered burgers from the BKC. it did the job. We had fulfilled two of the three Mitzvos (commandments) of the Yom Tov (holiday) July 4th The rest of the day we had no plans, in our fair city the fireworks are shot off in the middle of June for some unknown reason. They used to do them on July 2nd, over the U.S. - Canadian border, it was a comrmise between the two independence days of these two countries. That tradition has since turned ino all teh fireworks in the city re doen in June, its dumb.
Anyway Nat decided to go out shopping for a whilein teh afternoon, and I saw anchorman for the third time this weekend. (unbelievable movie) Thats when fate intervened, Nat called me from teh store, that our the Thompsons came through in the clutch and were having a BBQ, wow two BBQ's in one day, the Greenbaums were also coming. thankfully D.G had bought a box of firecrackers from some kids in front of 7-11. Nothing big, just some sparklers, poppers, and a few that shot out sparkles in green and yellow. It wasn't what was intended when they said that fireworks should be shot off in the 4th, but it fulfilled the basic commandment, thou shall see fireworks.

5 Comments:

At 1:57 AM, Blogger 2R said...

thanx for all the translations.
We had BBQ & Firecrakers, but no parade...although some disengagement activity - fighting for freedoms, wonder if that helps count for the third...

 
At 7:12 AM, Anonymous Heidi said...

you should have driven to chicago. We saw random spurts of fire works the entire way home.

 
At 11:52 AM, Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

Come visit the Northern Galill. We have fire-works here all the time. Of course, they're usually tracers from some Arab villagers firing their weapons for target practice. But, it's still fun to watch...
-OC

 
At 6:19 AM, Blogger Yishai said...

OT:

From CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/07/07/wi.fi.theft.ap/index.html

Benjamin Smith III, 41, faces a pretrial hearing this month following his April arrest on charges of unauthorized access to a computer network, a third-degree felony.

Police say Smith admitted using the Wi-Fi signal from the home of Richard Dinon, who had noticed Smith sitting in an SUV outside Dinon's house using a laptop computer.

 
At 12:06 PM, Blogger Just Shu said...

yea, but if Ben Smith was in hius house, and teh network just happened to reach his house, i dont think thats a felony, unless he places bugs in the system

 

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