Hey, Steemit! Good evening. well, for you at least […I hope]. Last night before I went to bed, I plugged my phone in. By the time I woke up around 5:30a.m., it was staring back at me, non-responsive. It wasn’t receiving touch input or able to unlock. I went through the usual troubleshooting and had no luck. I’d just had the screen replaced on this less than a month ago. Once @vermillionfox and I were up, I stopped at the Apple Store with an angry enough face that fit me in for a same day appointment. They determined it was a logic board issue and gave me a new iPhone X […which I know is really a refurbished iPhone X, which doesn’t make me happy]. The rest of my night has been resetting login information and trying to find 2FA codes.
I’m going to try and avoid more venting because yesterday was much better. We didn’t barbecue or anything. Me, @vermillionfox and @guthrie had a nice lunch at a place in uptown called Quangs. Naturally, every restaurant in the metro owned by white people was closed. I really like Quangs but it’s usually too busy to get a table. The holiday was a perfect opportunity to eat together. I’ve been craving egg rolls wrapped in lettuce […something I get every time I visit Pho Kim Long’s in Vegas]. We ate together, then made our way to @caffetto for a few games of Magic: The Gathering with @tarotbyfergus. I’m developing this new “pillow fort” deck that is about to get a full feature Steemit post.
Afterwards, we visited @guthrie’s brothers’ family. They live nearby, so we made our way there close to sunset. When we arrived, their backyard was filled with people and dogs. The kids were keeping themselves occupied while @guthrie’s brothers’ dad and I started breaking apart boxes of fireworks. In previous years, we’ve had Wisconsin fireworks […the good kind]. This year, the holiday snuck up on us and it was Target brand fireworks. Not as impressive or dangerous, but the party goers didn’t seem to mind. I let @guthrie and his brother use my camera to take photos of the fireworks. They both created some really incredible, almost abstract images that reminded me of a galaxy.
@guthrie was invited to stay over, so @vermillionfox and I made a late night run to Target to pick up sparklers. You may remember the sexy, patriotic photo we posted for Independence Day last year. We decided it needed to be a tradition. We made our way to a scenic overlook, cut though a field and tried our best to recreate last year’s photo before being eaten alive by mosquitos. We left in a hurry [itchy], and made one last stop in front of the Lowry Bridge by our home. Around the Fourth, the light it up with red, white and blue. We came home, got a shower, heated up our leftovers and ended our night.
Thanks for reading. For more photography, art, illustration and the stories behind the work, follow me here @kommienezuspadt. Trial by Comics announcement coming tomorrow for sure. I just had to finish the artwork for the next theme. Also, I’m coming up on 5,000 followers! What a crazy milestone! Thank you, everyone!