I was a very bad American today.
First, I woke up and completely forgot it was the 4th of July.
And it spiraled on from there. Instead of wearing anything red, white, OR blue, I ended up with a green-and-black outfit: trousers purchased in India, t-shirt purchased in Switzerland.
I then went to WORK. Work! On Independence Day! Crazy how the Brits don't seem to celebrate it for some reason... What about barbecues? Fireworks? Gun shows? Why was I looking at spreadsheets instead of celebrating my national pride?!?
And don't get me started on the food. No hot dogs today. No hamburgers. No Budweiser. Instead, I downed Japanese rice crackers, German gummy frogs, and Swiss chocolate.
I half-heartedly Googled "4th of July London events" during the afternoon, but didn't really turn up anything interesting. I considered watching the movie Independence Day (always a classic this time of year). But instead, I think I might just grab my latest British chick lit novel and hop in the bathtub.
I'm very proud to be an American. But somedays, I'm also lazy.
And what's more American than that? ;-)
Happy 4th of July, everyone!!!