He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. —Psalm 113:9

July 6, 2010

What Do Batman and Chinese Food Have In Common?

I don't know about you guys, but I had a good, if relatively low-key, 4th of July. My mom-in-law came over in the afternoon for deeee-lishus gourmet hot dogs (lovingly prepared by Matt on the kitchen stove, who opted to leave the patio grill unlit because of threatened rain that never showed up). After lunch, we settled in to watch Batman Begins, because MIL had never seen it (nor any other Batman movie, ever; prior to Sunday, her knowledge of the Caped Crusader began and ended with the 1960s TV series), and because I have a personal tradition of watching superhero movies on the 4th, especially if I don't get to see fireworks. And since we didn't have any plans for fireworks viewing, I was pretty eager for some superhero action.

Later that evening, after MIL called it a day and went home (with a whole new outlook on Batman in tow), Matt and I ordered Chinese, because seriously, what in the world is more American than greasy Chinese takeout? And as we noshed on our mu-shoo and egg foo yung and garlic chicken, lo and behold, we could see some pretty spectacular neighborhood fireworks right through our patio window. Awesome. Batman, fancy hot dogs, Chinese food and fireworks all in the same day? Once it was all over, I went to bed a happy camper, believe you me.

How was your 4th? Did you see any fireworks? Go to any parties? Are superhero movies and Independence Day as tied together in your mind as they are in mine? Tell us all about it in the comments.


coffeecolouredworld said...

Didn't see any fireworks, heard plenty but didn't see them.

About the only tradition we had was to watch the fireworks and concert from Boston on tv. Of course it was more fun when A&E ran them with few commercials. CBS took over and ruined the whole experience.

Jean Bauhaus said...

I actually would've liked to watch that. I had no idea it moved to CBS. I just figured since we don't have cable it was off-limits.

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