Ok, first I have to tell you all this hilarious story: On the morning of the Fourth of July, I went out to a running trail by a local lake. I was minding my own business when suddenly I noticed a man going the opposite direction, wearing patriotic SPANDEX shorts! He had on a blue tee shirt and bright red spandex shorts with white stars. I’m amazed that they even sell something so heinous! It definitely put me in a light mood for the rest of my run, because every time I thought about the guy, I burst out laughing!
The rest of the day was much less bizarre. My family attended a barbecue at the home of one of our neighbors. The weather was gorgeous, and I thoroughly enjoyed an afternoon and evening of swimming, playing lawn sports, having water-balloon fights, and catching up with my neighbors and family.
The main course at the party was brisket (it’s a type of chewy, overcooked meat that’s common at Texas barbecues. I’m happy to say I never liked it even in my pre-veg days, so I don’t miss it at all). I brought my own patriotic meal. Check out the red, white, and… black? Too bad there isn’t such a thing as “blue beans” but at least I had the meal on a blue plate!