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July 04, 2006

The 4th of July

Alas, my 4th is not complete. My favorite thing on the 4th of July is the Boston Pops playing the 1812 Overture. I even took a trip with my mom and aunt to Boston a couple of years ago so I could experience it in person. To date, this was probably the best vacation I've ever had.

This year, as I settled in to watch the spectacle on TV, I got distracted by the commercials and changed the channel. By the time I flipped back, wondering when I was going to see it, they'd already played it.

Now I have to track down an MP3 of it somewhere on the internet so I can get my Tchaikovsky fix.

At any rate, I hope you all had a fun, excellent and safe 4th of July. I'll talk to you all later.

**When I did a search on Blingo for '1812 overture mp3', the very first link was to our very own Minnesota Orchestra. I'll be seeing them again in a few weeks and am so excited about it. If I could have tickets to every concert there, I totally would.

In the meantime, the house continues to rumble as the various fireworks displays around the cities finish up. We can't see any of them from here, but on a clear night like tonight, we can hear the low explosions from the finales. All of that sound just pushes it's way past the house.

Let's hope that's the only explosions I ever hear. After today's little incident with North Korea test-firing long-range rockets, it makes you wonder if we're falling back into the cold war of my early childhood. Let's hope everyone in charge keeps a cool and level head and can come to some sort of agreement about what's acceptable and what isn't.**

Posted by Jenny at July 4, 2006 10:19 PM