So with that came nice cold beer as it goes hand and hand with hazy, hot and humid so would stop at the packie when I got out of work Wednesday to stock up on $30.00 worth of booze and another $50 on food! I'd be okay with the beer as my body is used to it but my son and his girlfriend bought some fancy French vodka for strawberry daiquiris and I'd see my son trying to make them following the directions on the back of the daiquiri bottle and gasp as it was all wrong!! My Martha Stewart instinct kicked in as I pushed him aside and told him he not only needed ice but the blender as well and got to work. I'd taste the pre made drink mix and scowl as it was as thick as nyquil so would brush aside their suggestion of 1 part vodka to 2 parts mix and do my own calculation which would be as follows: 2 parts daiquiri mix to 3 parts ice to 1.5 parts of the fancy French vodka. Put it in the blender, watch it mix for a bit and hope for the best. I'd grab a small jelly glass and pour some of it in for a sample as my son and his girlfriend eagerly watched to make sure I didn't mess up their drink I demanded to make! Sip....Hmmm......Sip.....Sip....."I think it's pretty good" I'd say as I gave them the other two sips and proceeded to grab myself a bigger glass and pour more of it in and it would be just in time for the fire works!!! I'd then run to the bathroom, grab two small pieces of toilet paper to stick in my ears (yes I'm that neurotic about retaining my middle aged hearing ability)-and off we'd go!
Everyone would be on blankets or chairs but I'd plop myself right on my freshly mowed grass (thanks to Nori) and watch the energy of the crowds waiting for the show to begin. Screaming children running around my yard with those light up florescent sticks (must be part of Tim's crew), a big pick up truck going by with two honkin American flags attached to both sides and Charlie Daniel's crooning from the radio, and a couple holding hands with a woman sporting a very fashionable patriotic vest that was not only red,white and blue, but blinked as it was lit!!! I'd watch her blink on by as I sipped my cocktail and wondered if it was chargeable or battery operated. Whatever it was, I thought all of it was fantastic. See Kim, I'd think to myself. You can be social and interact with mugglers- all you need is vodka to do so......... The Curious Birder strikes another level of genius again! The fireworks did turn out lovely though as the town made them extra special this year to celebrate their bicentennial so I took some video.
And last, not much recording the past week but did want to share one with you which is the high pitched call of the American Robin. I guarantee you've had this bird doing it in your yard before as have I but in the past I assumed it to be a Cedar Waxwing-but surprise, surprise it's a robin!
How cool is that!! Now it's time to plop myself in front of the fan again. The town is nice and quiet and I couldn't be happier. I'll take birds to fireworks any day and right now the ones in my neighborhood are doing just fine.
Take care all