Monthly Archives: July 2008

Happy 4th July!

Here’s how my local pub is celebrating the 4th of July. (Apologies for the low-quality cameraphone image.)

In case you’re wondering, “Fancy Dress” is Brit-speak for “costume.” But aside from that one Englishism, they’ve got everything spot-on. Ah, how many a 4th July did I spend in my youth, dressed up as George Washington and playing “Shot The Balloon!” To this day, a good game of Hoopla brings back the scent of apple pie and cowboy cocktails.