happy independence day, internet blog site that is doubtlessly hosted by a server in my native land.
tonight i had a deliciously ironic fourth of july dinner at McDonald's here in barcelona. i went with a couple friends here from the states that both appreciated and joined in the false sincerity of the night. i ordered the most american thing i could think of: a giant size big mac meal with COCA-COLA. mmmm...tasted good going down and felt even better after we blessed our meal with the most appropriate 'prayer' we could think of: singing the star spangled banner. it really was as funny as it sounds. none of us made it all the way through without laughing. but we bowed heads the whole way and made it through.
for anyone that doesn't understand: i'm not really trying to be completely irreverent here. i really do love my country, and because of that i can "play 4th of july" while i'm in spain with a sense of humor. i would have done the same thing in the states probably. maybe make a cardboard cut-out of osama and shoot roman candles at it. just for fun.
this sense of pseudo-patriotism may still all stem from last 4th of july's service-opening prayer at faith bible, including the quote:
"thank you that we live in the greatest nation the world has ever known."
i can't say for sure. i can say that it's more fun to jump on the band wagon and cheer with the masses than to be all vigilant and somber. and i'm ALL ABOUT FUN!
this post has so many levels of sarcasm. i can't even sift through it.