Thursday, July 05, 2007

The day of colorful (and obnoxious) explosions is over.

I wonder if there is still the same climate of uber-patriotism in the air that will bring me hell for suggesting that the 4th of July is anything less than a divine day of honor in which we celebrate our country through beer, meat and firecrackers. I feel the same way about this holiday as I do about things like Mother's Day or Valentine's Day. If something or someone is important to you, hopefully you spend more than one day a year doing something to celebrate that. And I do love my country. I'm embarrassed by it, and ashamed of its leaders in the past nearly 8 years, but in general I know how lucky I am to have been born and raised here. And it has some cool national parks, to boot :)

Anyway, that said, though I'm not usually a big fan of parades, E. and I were given the special gift of getting to go watch from the roof of the Granada--a gorgeous little movie house that has been defunct for years (such a waste!) right here in downtown. What follows is mainly just a photo-essay of the day from our rooftop vantage.

Marquee against the sky

E. looking at film that no one gets to watch anymore

J on the roof

Planes in a--HOT--clear, blue sky

Yay for the nearly completed renovated library!

The BookSmart float--built from scratch


At 8:13 AM, Blogger J said...

I see that 'Just Breakfast' is having a lunch special.

At 8:36 AM, Blogger SusanD said...

E sure is a cutie, isn't he? And yet another good picture of you! Also, I've tagged you.

At 8:39 AM, Blogger Jordan E. Rosenfeld said...

J: It is a town of contradictions :)

S: He is a cutie! I'll come check out how I've been tagged :)


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