Friday, June 30, 2006

Friday Five Fourth

Every Friday the RevGalBlogPals webring hosts the "Friday Five" questions. I don't always participate, but who can resist the Friday Five Fourth?

1. Do you celebrate the 4th of July (or some other holiday representing independence--that's for the non-Americans in this international blogring)?

The Fourth of July, of course! I also celebrate March 2--Texas Independence Day.

2. When was the first time you felt independent, if ever?

When I got my driver's license at the tender age of 14. That was the OLD days...

3. If you're hosting a cookout, what's on the grill?

We are having a big cookout to introduce Portia's future in-laws to the whole Texas gang. Since we expect more than 25 people, I'm punting and getting brisket and sausage from a great BBQ place in my neighborhood rather than risking heat stroke while tending to the smoker. We are making all our own side dishes, though! Sort of a pot-luck.

4. Strawberry Shortcake--biscuit or sponge cake? Discuss.

Biscuits. Babs is taking over the kitchen to make desserts for our big party, but she isn't planning to make strawberry shortcake. Here's what's on her menu: Lime Meringue Pie, Peach-a-Berry Cobbler and Brownie Fudge Pie.

5. Fireworks--best and worst experience.

Best: In 1989 we were in Washington, DC for the Fourth of July, visiting friends. This was the 200th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution, so there were extra-special fireworks and celebrations all over the area. The night of the Fourth we got to see the fireworks from the Washington offices of El Jefe's law firm, just across from the White House!

Worst: When I was growing up in San Antonio we always went to Fort Sam Houston on the Fourth of July for the fireworks display put on by the US Army. One year someone made a big mistake and all the fireworks went up at once in a brief, but glorious display.


Songbird said...

DC fireworks really are great, aren't they?

Doodle said...

Mmmmm, that's quite a dessert spread. I'm coming to YOUR house on Tuesday! LOL.

SpookyRach said...

Mmm mmm mmm. I am hungry for some of that BBQ.

Lorna said...


and lime pie ... ohhhh ... wish I was a future in-law (laughing)