July 3rd is today. July 9 is the day I shall return from watching baseball games in four midwestern cities. I won't be blogging again until at least that date. It's sad, I know.
In the meantime, you can celebrate this extended holiday weekend by watching this video of Mike McCready of Pearl Jam play the national anthem before a Seattle Mariners game.
And for the record, I told the man who seeks to unite troubled souls about this video and he did not already know about it. If knowing first about this video was the only measure of a Pearl Jam fan's devotion, then a delicate apartment hierarchy just became upset.