Well, that was my fourth! I hope you had fun wherever you may have been :) Later!
So I came from Chandra's cabin on the morning of the fourth, and I was kind of glad to be home. I hadn't got any sleep in days and wasn't feeling my best and I needed some time to rejuvenate and to shower. I got online and saw that Cecile was on, and a few minutes later she asked me if I wanted to go to Gasworks Park with her, Mike and Rita to watch the fireworks show. It was a definite yes for me, because I knew I'd have fun and I'd never been to Gasworks on the fourth, or at all for that matter. Rita had the hardest time finding my house and I couldn't giver her directions because our cell phones weren't wanting to call eachother for some unknown reason, so Cecile moderated for us! lol eventually the phones worked, and I got her here. She seemed distressed because she'd been working all day, but I tried to tell her she wouldn't regret coming. We eventually got to Cecile's house, where we all hopped into her car to head downtown. Rita and I were having a good time in the back jamming to the music, reminiscing about California and trying to sneak pictures of Cecile. It was really hard to find parking, we tried several residential streets but ended up in some parking lot hosted by "My Brother's Pizza". Cecile and I asked "where is my brother's pizza?" because it was nowhere in sight and people looked at us like we were nuts lol We had (nasty) food at Magic Dragon and walked down like, 10 blocks towards the path that goes into Gasworks. There were people sitting on stoops, lounging on chairs in their driveways or front lawns. A favorite thing to do seemed to be throwing fireworks into the street in front of cars. There was this one that stunk REALLY BAD and it made colored smoke. People walking on the other side of the street were confused and cars were maneuvering around the smoke. I wouldn't want to drive down there lol So we headed down the pathway with a big crowd through the park, where we were supposed to be searched, but the man searching bags wasn't even going to bother, he just motioned for us to go with a little "grrrr." lol The crowd in that place was CRAZY! The entire hill was covered in people. It almost looked like there wasn't a hill there, just a gigantic pile of people. You had to get really close to the hill to see that there were small patches of grass left to sit on. We saw alot of people from Shorewood there, and found a spot next to Cecile's cousin Khrystine, Jackie Q and Nicole Bugai. Rita and I were still trying to get a picture of Cecile but she wouldn't let us or she'd take the phone or camera and delete the picture we did take. I finally got one of her and Mike posing lol it was funny. Rita got some really CUTE ones later during fireworks :D It was really fun, being out there with friends and even people you don't know, just kind of hanging out and watching the fireworks. They were the best fireworks I'd seen in years, actually, they were awesome! At the end of the fireworks, there was a MASS of people all going in the same direction, trying to get on a dinky little pathway. You can imagine how that is on a hill. We got out and as we were going on the path, weird things started to happen. First, some Russian guy pointed out Rita's name on her sweatshirt and she could understand what they were saying so she turned back and spoke to them. Then this guy came up next to me and asked us if we were going to any parties later. I said no and walked ahead lol I'm apparently not very good at these things, guys don't come up and talk to me randomly like that, so you can imagine it caught me off guard. The crowd went into the street and cars honked, so people would clear one lane and go to the next until another car came. There were more crazy drunk people than you could imagine! On the porches, front lawns, in the streets, on the sidewalks, everywhere! It was pretty amusing. We walked by this one house where some college guys were sitting on the sidewalk in lounge chairs, and one of them said to me, "I only sing for high fives" I smiled and walked away! I don't know why, I think I have a disease. I just don't have any faith in guys, at all. I always feel like I'm being tricked when a guy talks to me. Rita was like "are you crazy? he was cute!" Cecile said I should go back, and I kinda wanted to lol I figured the only reason they were talking to me was because they were intoxicated in one way or another and their vision had been slightly blurred haha yeah anyway, so we got hit on some more by drunk guys, until we finally got to the main street and people dispersed in different directions. We walked by "The Erotic Bakery" for the second time and Rita and I joked that Cecile and Mike would come back to it after we were gone lol It was alot of fun, even the car ride back home. When Cecile dropped off Mike at her house and Rita at her car, she took me home. We got to talk and stuff, which was nice. She gave me another cd because I said I liked it! lol I wouldn't have taken it, but she threatened to throw it out the window if I didn't take it.