This is my favorite holiday. I love summer, it's a week till my birthday, I love fireworks, I love cookouts, I love hanging out with friends all day. There's no real pressure to have all the traditional stuff like at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Hand me a beer and a burger and some potato salad on the side, sit me on a porch with a view of the fireworks, stick some friends around me, and that's a perfect Fourth of July. It just encompasses everything that makes me happiest.
So in honor of the holiday, and in honor of my renewed girl crush on Heather Graham (saw "The Hangover" last night at the drive-in!) I'll leave you with this while I go make the potato salad: