Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Birthday America

Today was one of the best days of my life. I am so serious. I cannot believe I am actually in New York celebrating our nation's birth.

We started out the day by heading down to Coney Island to watch the Nathan's hot dog eating contest! It was amazing! Eric and I made sure to hold our spaces foralmost an hour and a half to make sure we could see everything. Besides being disgusting to watch them engulf hotdogs at an unhealthy pace, the crowd made me realize that this is one of the nation's pastimes. My family and I watch the contest every year and to see it in person was unbelievable.

The women's competition was up first. The campion, Sonya Thomas, engulfed an amazing 39 hot dogs in 10 minutes. The best part about the whole contest was listening to the MC throughout the competition. He made remarks like "look how beautiful they look eating!" and how they had nice manners, as theychugged down hot dog after hot dog. After the awards ceremony it was the men's turn.

Now I don't mean to brag, but once again Joey Chesnut from California took home first place! Way to represent Cali! This time Eric and I couldn't really see that good, but we saw some parts and listening to the whole thing. Again, the MC was the guy who made the hot dog eating competition that muchmore worth it to see. Joey ate 62 hot dogs in 10 minutes. That's about 10 hot dogs per minute. I would tell you how he did it, but I will continue on with my story rather than disgust my readers.

After that was over we headed to the beach just to take a quick look around. I touched the Atlantic Ocean and it was warmer than the Pacific. I feel like I'm betraying my home when I can pick out things that are so much better over here than over there.

We returned home to wait for our suite to go see the fireworks on the Hudson. While I was waiting I managed to do some reading. I'm telling you, my time management is absolutely brilliant! We headed down to the shore and watched the fireworks together, Beilul, Eric, and myself.

If I could redo this day, I would in a heart beat. It was one of the best days I have ever had. It was nice to take a break from all the school work and enjoy one of the most important American holidays. I can appreciate this holiday more after learning from my class all the struggles american leaders have had in trying to make this country equal for everyone. All I have to say is happy birthday America! This is the day of our independence.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Milani! It is great to hear that you are having the time of your life on the East Coast. I think that all the members of the ILC are so grateful for all the opportunities we are being exposed to. Keep making memories.