Friday, July 2, 2010

Fireworks and Doggie Barks

I just can't wrap my brain around the fact that it's already JULY!!! Why does it seem like I just took down my Christmas tree?

But with the 4th of July weekend upon us- I thought i'd share some facts about our great country that I found rather interesting.

Did you know that on July 4th, 1776 there were approximately 2.5 million people living here?
Take a guess at what you think the population is today? According to the US Census- as of July 2nd, 2010- 309,643,894!!
And if you didn't send back your census form this year... you can add one to the list ;)

For the latest population #- check out the U.S Population Clock

How about this: Three US Presidents actually died on July 4th. Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and James Monroe.

Calvin Coolidge, on the other hand- was born on the day. Guess he started each year with a bang :)

Okay- so that's enough trivia.... Moving on :)

I'm happy to say that I stumbled upon a new blog today!. I love finding what I call a BIT to Blog about. (Buried Internet Treasure). This is one that I'll be following closely, for sure.

Fill in the Blank Fridays: I can get used to these!!

1. This weekend for The 4th of July I'll be : floating around in my pool, chasing after my dogs, breathing in the heavenly aroma of charcoal and fire, reading, writing, and doing the happy dance because I have the following day off :)

2. Fireworks are: a nuisance. They make my dogs howl which makes the dogs in the neighborhood howl, which makes my husband howl- and well, his howls frighten me.

3. Nothing says summer like: The smell of salt water in the air

4. My favorite summer memory is : going to the beach and lakes every weekend with my mom

5. My favorite thing about summer is: even though i have to work everyday- when June rolls around, for whatever reason- i still get that giddy feeling in my stomach that summer is here - school is over- and vacation is right around the corner. Too bad summer breaks are a thing of the past :( Damn you old age

6. Summer in a word is: aestival

7. If I could choose to have summer or winter year round I'd pick: Neither, I'd choose the fall. BUT, if you were pulling my leg and I absolutely had to choose between the two- I'd go for winter. Something about shorter days and coming home to a nice hot dinner on a colder winter's night.... sets my heart at ease.

Happy 4th of July!- Here's to safe fun, laughs, and silent fireworks.


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  2. agreed the year has gone SO fast already!!
    I can't believe its July. Happy EOFYS!

    I am also jealous of your loungey pooly weekend.
    Australia is freeeeezing right now.

  3. I like the idea of you putting facts. How fun!