Monday, July 05, 2004
Ray Bradbury Day
Hannah Shapero has a much nicer 4th of July post than I do. Evocative. Go read this and then re-read your copy of The Illustrated Man.
Technically it's not the Fourth of July anymore, as I write this. I stayed up late playing Mau (a card game which involves changing the rules as you go along. Today, we ended up singing only on cards divisible by three, and saying "Hail Holy Queen of Hearts." Our games never stop for a point of order...)
Before that, we sang "This Land is Your Land" and tried to remember the communist verses, and watched fireworks, of which pictures above. And before that, we watched the Cubs beat the White Sox to sweep the series (hooray!). And before that, we watched "They Might be Giants" play Taste of Chicago. They ceded sovereignty of the band to the crowd...
Anyway, I had a happy Fourth, and I hope all of you did as well, including those of you who live in countries where, for some reason, they don't celebrate it.