THE THING THAT CHANGED MY LIFE ON JULY 4

  1. 1.
    @alien and I decided to host a July 4 BBQ and fireworks-watching party.
  2. 2.
    The night before, I put out electric candles on the rooftop and balcony, and it all looked gorgeous.
  3. 3.
    We spent Saturday getting ready for the party, but also sort of laying around the house and listening to Spotify.
  4. 4.
    A sudden, torrential downpour wrought havoc on the candles, and blew my chaise from the roof down to the balcony.
    Like, an hour before people were supposed to start showing up.
  5. 5.
    Our friends started to arrive just as I got the last of the food on the table.
  6. 6.
    And then... my friend Michelle brought this.
    Just looks like a giant, misshapen cake, right?
  7. 7.
    But it's the tur-duck-en of desserts - a three-layer cake with a full pie in each layer!
  8. 8.
    I may have cried a little as I dug in.
    Every bite was perfect. (Yes, I'm holding a tray full of raw burgers. I didn't have anyplace to put them down.)
  9. 9.
    Later, we all went up to the balcony and rooftop to watch fireworks being set off all over the city.
  10. 10.
    They were gorgeous.
  11. 11.
    But all I could think about was the cake-pie waiting downstairs.
  12. 12.
    So I ate an entire slice during my post-party cleanup.
    I let @alien go to bed.
  13. 13.
    There's one last slice waiting in the fridge.
    I'm going to eat it all by myself before I go to bed tonight. While watching tv in my boxers. #defiantlysingle @sally
  14. 14.
    I loved it so much, I should marry it.