About this time last year, Geralyn, John, Rie and I were headed to Metuchen, New Jersey for a Brazilian BBQ. It was raining hard, but we had lots of fun. Great food but the drinks were even better. First time I tried Brazil's national drink, caipirinha! Yummy!
We left NJ around 5pm and headed to Robles' place in Brooklyn and watched the fireworks from his rooftop. The rain really did put a damper on the display, but I'm not going to let that get in the way this year. I miss San Diego at times like this. I don't think we ever had to be concerned about rain on the 4th of July.
There are so many places to go for fireworks tonight. I'll probably watch it at Jeff's (maybe Elliott's), depending on the crowds. The only thing that's really missing is Nicholas. While Veronica flew in from Canada to be with Elliott and Mattia flew in from Milan to see Geralyn, Nick is not going to be here with ME. I know long-distance relationships are toughest during 'holidays' and all, but it's especially difficult when your friends in long-distance relationships surround you with their significant others. Oh well, I've just got to suck it up!