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07/04/2005: "Happy 4th of July!!!"

Well, my friends are leaving in the morning and I'm a little sad because it has been so much fun having them here. It's always exciting to see your town through an outsiders eyes. They were very impressed with Juneau and Douglas, even though it was rainy and overcast the entire time. Tonight I had a couple people over for the 4th of July fireworks. We walked down to the beach and crashed some peoples enormous bon fire in order to watch the city's fireworks display. A barge goes out into the channel and sets off fireworks at midnight.

Later a "party bus" picked my friend Anne Marie and I up and asked us where we were going and we said "Louis", the local bar one block away and they all was good fun. Douglas is incredibly fun during the 4th of July. Tomorrow morning I'm marching in the parade with the University's float which is a huge fluke (whales tale) which is our logo. The theme of the parade is "freedom of speech" so were wearing t-shirts with UAS on the front and banned books on the back and we're handing out diplomas with candy wrapped inside.

OK, I have to admit I'm a little drunk right now. I had a combination of hard cider, Cosmopolitans, and shot of "Maker's Mark" whiskey. I've forgotten how much I love getting drunk. I seriously do not do it enough.
:O :P ;) :confused: :blush: :angry: :doze:

Replies: 6 Comments

on Monday, July 4th, holly said

I'm especially fond/frightened of your collection of smilies there. Is that a police line-up or the new emoticon for schizophrenic? :laugh: :D :P :hehe: :) :satisfied: :plain:

on Monday, July 4th, Markus Barca said

No, Holly, those are Elise's various stages of drunkenness.

The first smiley is her "Lets party!" face; the second, her buzz face. The 3rd, 4th, and 5th are indicators that she has indeed reached drunkenness.

The 6th is her mean drunk face. Merely talking about such mundane things as plastic sporks is enough to set her off. Watch out.

The last face, that's when you have to make sure Elise goes to bed on her stomach.

In the morning, she has to wear these: :cool:

Just kidding, Elise. :P

on Tuesday, July 5th, holly said

Markus- Bravo!!!
(hey Elise- you alright in there?)

on Tuesday, July 5th, Elise said


You guys crack me up!

I'm still guests have left, we had a wonderful time and they were the best house guest EVER! (no offense to all youse lay abouts who've crashed here in the past...and you know who you are!)

I have Monday *and* Tuesday off so I'm just holed up in my house reading, watching TV and snuggling with Osiris who is on his way to a full recovery.


on Tuesday, July 5th, Markus Barca said

Benjamin Franklin once said, "Guests, like fish, stink after three days."

Of course your guests obviously didn't stink, but I'll use any excuse to use that quote.

on Wednesday, July 6th, Elise said

It's more likely that *I'll* start to stink than my guests!