Friday, July 27, 2007

A Flat Albert 4th

Following some unforgettable times in South Carolina, Flat Albert thanked his fronting friends for an amazing weekend and set off for his next adventure- a 4th of July celebration in Fauquier County, VA. Before passing the SC state line, though, Alina wisely suggested that they stop to buy fireworks that are unavailable (i.e. illegal) in Virginia.

Entering the store, Flat Al paid no mind to the 'No Smoking' signs. "I'm a rocket scientist- I think I know what I'm doing," he asserted.

Al looked over and noticed that Alina was deep in thought, mulling over the many options...
and so he decided to help her find the right fireworks. He dismissed getting Nuke Power, expressing dismay over its consequences.
"Nuclear power is soo last century."

Later on, he found just the right ones to fit his image:
With the perfect fireworks in tow, Alina took Al home to spend the next few days getting everything ready. On the big day, the Harway family and Flat Albert treated their guests to a delicious cookout, great hospitality, and scenic views of Delaplane. Gaby was ecstatic when dusk came because she couldn't wait to light the sparklers:

The sparklers were hopefully just a taste of the spectacle to come. As the festivities began, however, Flat Al was a bit skeptical as he waited around:
"For serious? A black hole is more illuminated."

Seconds later, a startled Flat Albert was eating his words:
Some of the fireworks reminded Al of the atomic bomb and the Trinity test:
"I am become death", or: "How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb. "

Albert knew not to be afraid, though, 'cause none of them can stop the time. Luckily, the rest of the show was just breathtaking...
Marveling at the beauty of the display and what it meant, Albert was swept with a sudden pride for his adopted country and he burst into song:
"And the rockets' red glare..."
"The bombs bursting in air..."

Awestruck by the grand finale, Flat Albert saluted the display, proclaiming,
"Today we celebrate our Indepedence Day!"

1 comment:

Paul said...

150 cool points for the Independence Day reference!