Well it's a short week for me here in DCLand. I'm trying to figure out where it's gone, suddenly realizing it's already 4:30 on Wednesday evening, and I'm soon to be gone for the week. I'm not in tomorrow in preparation/celebration, since Friday is the 4th of July. I'm looking forward to it this year as it's going to mean a BBQ out at the fam's place and blowing things up that turn into big, shiny, sparkly things. That's always fun, no?

The most fun part of the event for me is going to be showing all the younglings what it's like to set off fireworks, some for their first time. Don't worry, I start them all out with only small stacks of explosives and those stick lighters with extra long handles.  You know, for safety. It's not until they're 11 or 12 that I pass out the butane torches.

This week has been a busy one for me, at work and outside it. I've had some fun at the Dr. recently, my car's tags expired which was an ordeal I won't even get into, and I've been trying to tie up a few things at work before I leave. I'm sure I'll be checking in over the weekend at least a little, but that's only because I'm addicted to this place in no small way, which is good, right?

So, for those of you out there also celebrating the 4th this week, play safe, enjoy, and I'll see you next week.  For those that aren't ... well ... be safe, enjoy, and I'll see you next week, too. I leave you all with an image of Seattle's beloved Space Needle, bursting into flames fireworks. Booyakasha.