Or Fourth of July, as many people now refer to it. I was just thinking that many people don't even refer to it anymore as "Independence Day". How sad. I'm also upset because I just learned that many places will not be doing fireworks this year because of the smoke that seems to want to hang around forever and not leave, like that person you invited to your dinner party that just won't leave no matter how subtle the hints you try to give off.
Which reminds me of a funny episode of Jay Leno I was watching the other night (rerun) with Jenna Fischer. She was recounting the opportunity she had to attend a dinner party at the White House with her mother. The invitation stated that the party was to be held from 6:00 to 8:00, and not a minute later. Jenna and her mother were repeatedly told by the Secret Service, "Thank you for visiting the White House," but her and her mother were the guests-that-would-not-leave. If you can track down the episode, it's hi-larious!