Hooray for the red….
I was going to say red, white, and blue, but scratch that….. I think “Hooray for the redNECK” may be more appropriate.
It should come as as no surprise to those of you who know us, that we’re just a tad bit redneck. Kids peeing outside, TVs (the big, old console style) by the hot tub, carseats in backhoes, playing derby with Geo Metros in the back pasture….. it’s just how we roll around these parts. And it seems that every time we host a little shindig, that “tad bit” of redneck seems to get kicked up a notch. A Super Bowl party a year or two back featured the re-creation of a Mythbuster’s episode involving a water heater and an explosion. This year for the 4th of July, the boys (the really big ones anyhow) decided to take a break from croquet and start a new game….. I believe it was called something along the lines of “Lets use the backhoe to move one of the Geo Metros to the top of one of the jumps on the track, then see how we can big we can blow it up.” I don’t know what’s more disturbing, the title of the game or that “Geo Metros” is plural. In my defense, we only actually paid money for one of the Geos, the other came with the house – and really, you can’t play derby with just one Geo, so getting the second one was somewhat justified (redneck logic). So, among our typical 4th of July festivities – food, friends, music, pool (formerly used as a horse trough), sprinklers, 4-wheelers, big wheels, croquet, and fireworks – this year also featured additional pyrotechnics involving a Geo, some Tannarite (which I was told was COMPLETELY legal, as you can purchase it at www.tannarite.com), and TWO explosions because the first just wasn’t quite big enough and there was enough car left to do it twice. It’s no surprise that the little boys slept until 7 this morning (which is pretty much a record in this house), got up to get some milk, then headed back to bed for another little snooze. Hope you all had a fabulous, and just a wee bit redneck, 4th of July!