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Saturday, July 02, 2005

Happy F@#$%&g 2nd of July!

i bet you're wondering what that title is all about. well, i'll tell you.

my little town here in Northern California once was a proud town, with a strong local economy based on logging and fishing, as were many other towns in Northern California. were it not for logging and fishing, the area would be wilderness still...

but, the environmentalists killed the logging, the government (with the help of overzealous fishermen) killed the fishing, and now we are reduced to kissing tourist pinkytoe for a buck to survive.

at one time, my little town had a fireworks display on the 4th of July. that was when we had our pride.

now, the fireworks are on the Saturday of the 4th of July weekend, regardless of the actual national holiday, as an additional draw for the tourists. heh... i accidentally hit the shift key as i was typing "4th" and it actually made it more accurate... we have our fireworks display on the $th of July here in my little tourist-whoring town.

if i lived in a Republican town, this would never happen... but the irony of that statement is, that the hippie artist community a few miles to the south has a parade every year, on the actual fourth, no matter what day of the week it falls on...

so, on Monday, yours truly will put on his rattiest tie-dye, and his stars-and-stripes chef pants, and head south for a true celebration of Independence Day.

i might be celebrating it with a bunch of hippies, but at least they aren't whores.

peace out.