Thank goodness for our air conditioned home, because, baby, it was searing hot outside yesterday. While others cooled off in the ocean, David and I spent Independence Day indoors, relaxing like a couple of old fuddy duddies.
We watched the traditional Hot Dog Eating Contest on TV. Yeah, it was grotesque watching the guys stuffing themselves with all those hot dogs, and it made me want to barf. But, David insisted he wanted to see this competition, as he does every year.
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The guy on the right, Matt Stonie, won by eating 62 hot dogs, beating the defending champion in the middle, Joey Chestnut, who ate 60. The prize was $10,000:
I watered the Boston ferns, hanging outside our family room:
David fixed our automatic lawn sprinkler, which had sprung a leak:
Then, he grilled steaks for our dinner on our gas grill in the patio. He preheated the grill for 15 minutes and then cooked the steaks for 5 minutes on one side, 3 minutes on the other:
And, here’s our dinner – steak, tossed green salad, and a pasta salad:
It was a really mellow day, and we enjoyed ourselves.