Sunday, July 4, 2010

Hap Burday Amurca

In honor of the birthday of the United States of America, the country of which I am a citizen of, I would like to pay tribute to the beautiful things that are tan nuestro, so ours, as United Statesians:
  • Mega-chain coffee shops with ground coffee, soy milk, and sugary syrups: Yes, I am being serious, I actually miss the fact that you can count on these corperate hounds to satisfy your sweet tooth, caffinated desires at any corner strip mall of suburbia. 
  • Breakfast: Big, hearty, all-food-group-encompasing, American breakfasts. Pass the bacon.               
  • The ability to be able to count on super stores like Target and Michaels for any random object you find yourself in need of (or in want of): It's just that assurity that you can count on that makes you feel secure in life.
  • Readings that do our culture, landscape, and history proud: Ralph Waldo Emerson's poetry, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Mark Twain's literature and witty quotes, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Time Magazine, and the Sunday comics. 
  • Regional stereotypes, accents, styles, foods that actually can be rather fun to see realized in real life: California valley girl-isms, Texan cowboy hats, Midwestern gravy, New York City yuppies, etc.
  • Road trips: Pacific Coast Highway, Route 66, middle-of-nowhere diners and nothing but road for miles.
  • Rock n' Roll baby.
And, some of my old photos that to me, are also so Americana:

Happy 4th of July!


  1. I love this =) What truth it is! Perfect way to celebrate

  2. Amurca is missing you, bodw! And so am I. And so is the 112 degree desert. Have fun on your travels!

  3. the land of the free and home of the brave. :)missing you, free brave daughter of Amurca.


  4. land of the free and home of the brave. miss you, free brave one. Love Aunt Julie

  5. kk, missing you with all the rest of our extended fam. everybody is going home today and it will be too quiet for Papaw and me for a while. Was fun while it lasted.

    luv ya'