say can you see

O! say can you see by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming.
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

I totally just sang that out loud … to myself. Happy Independence Day! Unfortunately no one here cares, so no cookout or any such indulgence. Instead I must content myself with going to my aunt’s for dinner. Sad. Oh well. Now if I could just find tortillas I think my spirits will be raised. I can manage eggs, bacon, and potatoes. All I need are the tortillas and I can have breakfast tacos. Goodness gracious I miss Tex-Mex.

Work still sucks but I think now that I’m thinking it’ll probably be for just one more week, I’m thinking it’s going to be a bit more bearable. I think what I hate most about it is that I sit at a computer the entire time. I miss working with kids. At least all their kicking and screaming kept things interesting. Also, I might make some friends. Yay for meeting people from online forums! And hopefully not getting killed!

[NOTE: This post originally appeared on a now-deleted blog and is reposted here for my own sake.]