Happy Independence Day
Here in the United States, the 4th of July is Independence Day. Traditionally, this holiday is celebrated with barbecues, warm weather activities, beer, and blowing things up, generally in the form of fireworks both professional and amateur. Given that it occurs on a Friday this year, it’s a big 3 day weekend here for most (though as of last Friday, my life is kind of a constant semi-weekend where I work on weekends), so I anticipate readership being a lot slower than normal as people are going to be at pool parties rather than browsing their RSS feeds.
While I do have several posts that are ready to go, I’m going to save those for next week and just wish all of my fellow American readers a happy 4th, and all of my other readers a happy weekend. To celebrate, please enjoy this picture of a bald eagle holding a sparkler: