Fourth of July Weekend

You could see grand fireworks from our backyard and from our front yard past the moonlit lake. The neighbors lit fireworks. Then we lit fireworks. And I resorted back to being 5 years old and afraid our fireworks would shoot straight at us and injure someone. Sigh. I’ll be better next year. We set up lawn chairs on the grass, and it was beautiful.

Earlier that day, we ate brisket, chicken, sausage and beef patties from the grillmaster, Sajan. Stan made some delicious macaroni tuna salad. There was homestyle and mustard potato salad and chips and dip. For dessert, Kavitha made a lovely ice cream cake. I made banana cream pie and pistachio pudding aka ambrosia.

As customary, everyone was forced to watch our wedding highlights video. Then, stomachs overflowing, we hopped on the merry-go-round. The boys made it go fast. Luckily, no one hurled. We played Rock Band 2 and finally beat the game. My hand still hurts.

The stragglers left by 2:30 a.m. We were in bed by 3, and Sajan had to wake up at 4 to set up for a gig at Safari Texas. At 5, we woke up to our doorbell ringing and realized we’d had some missed calls. Shane and Justin had stayed outside talking instead of going home. They were trying to wake us up. We had overslept. Sajan raced to his gig.

On Thursday night, we went to a mixer for Startup Houston with Stan and had a good talk. Then, we met up others in Sienna Plantation to watch Transformers on the big screen in the park under the stars. I’ve been in some pretty rural places, but I’ve never seen so many stars. Weird. Transformers gets a thumbs up. I’d never been to this part of Sienna Plantation, and it was wow. What a great place to live. After the movie, we went to IHOP, where I had All-American Red, White and Blueberry pancakes. IHOP is one of the most consistently mediocre establishments ever. But it’s one of the few places you can get a hot meal at 2 in the morning.


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