The Fourth of July weekend has historically been good to me, at least as far as my Los Angeles life goes. I don't remember any major successes or failures from Pennsyltucky on the 4th. Oh, wait...was the Batman fiasco during the 4th weekend? Story for another day and best not to think about it.
As I was saying, the 4th of July weekend is when I moved to Hollywood in 1995. So far, it's been a positive experience. There was the 4th that Tami and I spent with our neighbors on the roof of our building, the tallest one on the block, watching fireworks in all directions and drinking good beer. Not a big deal, but still a happy memory. The 4th of July weekend is also when I met Slackmistress and Betheboy at Annika's 30th birthday party (Happy Friendiversary), and they couldn't be more awesome. So, okay, not a long list of goodness, but you know, it hasn't been bad. So, it was with great hope that I ventured out to Universal City Nissan in search of a new (used) car.
Long story short (not that long, surprisingly, and they had hot dogs and a bouncy house), I drove away with a beautiful black 2008 Nissan Sentra with low mileage, fairly low monthly payments, and a sense of accomplishment. Many thanks go out to my awesome boss, without whom this would not be possible, and Criss, who texted me through a nervous day.
Here she is folks. She needs a name.*UPDATE: Her name is Niecy. Thanks for the suggestions. Annika, it does have an ee sound.