Saturday, July 4, 2020

244nd Independence Day!

Happy July 4th, America!

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The Hubby and I usually visit a local fireworks display, although every year I wish the municipalities would consider silent fireworks.

Fireworks also are very polluting; the chemicals used, the smoke that fills the air, and I'm sure the folks who light the wicks don't escape the process unscathed.

In addition, although we've enjoyed a vegetable-based diet for many years, there is one fascinating July 4th contest held every year that we've watched on television:

The Famous Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest!


This year, the event will be held indoors.

Trust me, it's ain't pretty, and you may not be able to watch the 100% contest without wanted to heave your own cookies, but in a weird, fascinating way, the contestants make it a worthwhile competition!

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17 comments:

  1. We'll take the hot dogs over fireworks any old day! Happy Independence Day from all of us!

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  2. Happy Independence day to you, hubby, the Twins and Sweetie and all of those outstanding felines outstanding in your yard.
    I love your face decoration.
    I agree about the hot dog contest. I am not one
    (anyone who has pets) to be bothered by stuff that comes up. But good grief those idiots
    just turn me into a wuss who can't look
    Hugs cecilia

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  3. There has got to be a better way to celebrate independence than fireworks .. that being said, those hot dog eating contests make my tummy hurt just watching!

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  4. I love the idea of silent fireworks. Happy Fourth!

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  5. Silent fireworks would be great. My kitties sure like the idea :-) Happy 4th of July!

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  6. Happy Independence Day to you and all our US friends!

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  7. I LOVE hotdogs but they are an occasional guilty pleasure..just every few years...

    Happy 4th.

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  8. We would love silent fireworks too!

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  9. You look very patriotic :) Happy 4th!

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  10. Happy 4th! I'm so glad Sweetie gets to be safely inside this year for the noise. And also, I don't think I could watch any kind of eating contest.

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  12. Silent fireworks would be amazing. I always feel sorry for the animals who live near the areas where the big fireworks displays are set off. I can't watch eating contests of any kind. I find them repulsive.

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  13. Happy 4th! I didn't know there were silent fireworks. That would be amazing.

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  14. Hope you had a nice 4th of July this year, although different from any other year, I'm sure!

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  15. I haven't been to a fireworks display in years, though some crazy neighbors put on a bit of a show. ~shakes head~ Be well!

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