As my speech teacher put it, Independence Day in America is a masculine holiday for three reasons:
1. We grill meat over a huge fire. (or grill if that be the case)
Most definitely a manly thing to do. Searing the flesh of animals over a pit of golden fire. I'm not a vegetarian, so this sounds like a good time to me! So, if you like grilled seafood, check out this recipe:
Courtesy of kimbearly on Food.com
**Note: the recipe calls to broil them, but reviewers said they grilled them instead. Your call!*
2. We drink massive quantities of alcoholic/ carbonated beverages.
Sounds like a St. Patrick's Day celebration in Savannah, GA. But we all know that we have those relatives who down drinks and are gone before the fireworks are even shot off. Drink responsibly people!:
And last, but definitely not least
3. You get to blow sh!t up.
Firecrackers, Poppers, and other minor fireworks that some states allow their citizens to have are some examples of this. But, of course, the largest display of blowing stuff up is what every person within a certain mile radius of any celebration does each year: go watch the fireworks. Of course, these are usually shot off by professionals or fire personal who know what the heck they're doing. BUT, again, we all know some idiot who decides that they're able to shoot them off themselves, and wonders the next morning where his left eyebrow has gone. Don't be that idiot. Be sure you actually know what you're doing, and are sober enough, if you're going to do it.
*Professionals at work. Do not attempt if you are an amateur, or are 3 sheets to the wind*
Other than that, everyone in America, enjoy your 4th of July! And for those of you who don't live in America, enjoy the rest of your day! Have a shot tonight to ring in the new week.