A billion reasons why it’s my favorite holiday

George W Bush Amherst, NH 1999

George W. Bush kicking off his 2000 presidential campaign in Amherst, NH on the 4th of July, 1999.

A few of years ago, I decided that the 4th of July was my favorite holiday and came up with a list of a “billion” reasons why…

Reason #1: Secular.
Reason #2: You get to hang out with whoever you want – not just your family.
Reason #3: You get to eat a lot of food (and get severe stomach aches) and get more food later.
Reason #4: Summer.
Reason #5: Relaxed.
Reason #6: Tan.
Reason #7: Get to hang out outside.
Reason #8: Everyone gets to celebrate on the 4th of July.
Reason #9: Flags from the greatest nation (besides donation).
Reason #10: Hoodies are welcome.
Reason #11: Lawn chairs.
Reason #12: Fireworks.
Reason #13: Mountain Dew on tap.
Reason #14: Drinking is encouraged.
Reason #15: Hometown love.
Reason #16: Seersucker shorts.
Reason #17: Impromptu high school reunions.
Reason #18: Capturing moments unpredictable moments.
Reason #19: More fireworks.
Reason #20: Boat rides.
Reason #21: Live free or die.
Reason #22: Making new friends.
Reason #23: Swimming while drinking beer and watching fireworks.
Reason #24: Do I need to give another reason?
Reason #25: Jumping in the lake at night.
Reason #26: Peace signs.
Reason #27: More peace signs.
Reason #28: Treading water with a beer in hand.
Reason #29: Longtime friends.
Reason #30: Taking stalkerazzi photos.
Reason #31: Triple overtime in Beer Pong.
Reason #33: You get to eat as many hot dogs as you like.
Reason #34: Shaved heads are allowed.
Reason #35: We have great people to defend our country.
Reason #36: Red heads and brunettes can be friends.
Reason #37: Anything can be considered patriotic on the 4th of July.
Reason #38: Smiles.
Reason #39: Pitchforks and fires.
Reason #40: Warm colors.
Reason #41: Questionable.
Reason #42: Starting USA chants.
Reason #43: Burger King.
Reason #44: McDonald’s.
Reason #45: McDonald’s 24-hour drive thru!
Reason #46: $1 24 oz iced tea.
Reason #47: 2 apples pies for a dollar!
Reason #48: In reference to #37, eating fast food  is considered patriotic.
Reason #49: I had a billion more reasons, but I forgot them on the 4th of July!

All in all, I would like to wish everyone a very Happy 4th of July! Please enjoy all the reasons I listed above!

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