…and I survived the 4th of July weekend but really didn’t do anything adventurous, I left that up to the neighbors. Heard a lot of pops and bangs every night but only saw a few rockets red glare topping the trees that surround my house to reach the sky high enough to watch a rainbow of colors fall to the ground. I was amazed that it wasn’t even dark yet before I heard fire sirens going off but saw no fires. Thankfully the trees and ground are still green despite the heat wave that will continue this week. Missed Joey Chestnut setting a new hot dog eating record by one when he downed 75 buns and frankfurters and all in just 10 minutes to maintain his hold on the coveted Mustard Belt but I saw the highlight which really is the last minute of the contest. I swear he looks like he is just going to spew it all back up while watching him stuff those suckers down his mouth…maybe next year. Yeah a sick thought but what a highlight, it could come with a warning, turn your heads before you witness a volcanic wiener eruption from Joey Chestnuts mouth…or not.