also, i need to echo kyrene. i have no plans for the 4th. some of my friends are going away. i need something to do, preferably something 4th ish. it's weird, haveing grown up in/near DC, how un-patriotic every other city seems comparitavly on the 4th. it's not that i'm patriotic, i use to show up on military bases for fourth fairs clad in black (with a bit of red) to my mother's chegrin, but, i dunno, the 4th is silly, and well, it's the only day i really feel right feeling patriotic. i mean, i enjoy all these freedoms, i probably shouldn't be a bitchy domestic ex-patriot ONE day of the year. plus, who wouldn't want to celebrate rich white guys who don't want to pay their taxes?? wait, doh!