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I must clear something up right quick. From yesterday's post you all probably assumed that I actually LIKE the 4th of July, understandably, but the truth is I think the 4th totally blows. Yes it's always fun to have an excuse to drink beer, get together with friends, and watch explosives but I can basically do that any day of the year (Disneyland lights off explosives every night which I can see from my apartment, so even the explosives are there). Let me list some of my pet peeves for this "patriotic time"
People dressing up in ironic or uncalled for outfits. It's not funny. Yes your friends will give you courtesy laugh so that you don't feel like an idiot but it's never funny.You look like an idiot.
The Fucking Traffic! The fourth of July is the worst day to live near the beach. It might seem idealistic to enjoy this "glorious" holiday sipping margaritas and soaking in the sun while enjoying the water at the beach but think again. Let me que you into the reality of the situation. First of all drinking on the beach is illegal. Secondly there is trash everywhere as my post after memorial day demonstrated. Thirdly the traffic, unless you head to the beach at 9:00 AM there is no way you will find a parking space without paying at least $25 or drive around for two hours. And both of these are not an option in my book.
And as far as the traffic is concerned, it takes at least triple the normal driving time to get anywhere regardless of the proximity to your home. And yes sitting in traffic sucks, but worrying about drunk drivers is even worse. I refuse to drive anywhere after 5:00 PM on the Fourth of July because the drunks are on the road and couldn't care less what happens to them. Therefore I am stuck where ever I am. Which is fine if I am at a friends house but sucks if I am at my apartment because even going out for dinner is not an option.
Obnoxious Drunks, sure I enjoy drinking as much as the next person, or depending on who you ask, more than the nest person, but being an obnoxious drunks ruins it for everyone. There is no reason to yell at random people in the streets, it won't get you laid and it's not funny. Talking about how much you drank is not impressive nor interesting... no one cares and everyone can see it was too much. And lastly throwing up in public is both disgusting and rude. Sure we've all had too much to drink but at least run to a bush or trashcan.
It feels so nice to get this off of my chest, sorry about the rant-sometimes it's necessary.
On a lighter note, I was trolling around the blogosphere yesterday and stumbled upon a link to an article in Elle Se noting the top 60 fashion bloggers around the world. After clicking through the article I realized I'm actually on the list! So damn cool.