Most people who have lived in the U.S.A their whole life would probably find 4th of July celebrations as overrated. But for me, an immigrant mom who had to wait for almost a year just to get here, the whole 4th of July experience is unique! The state fairs, the deep-fried food, the fireworks! I am excited to see one tonight! Anyways, here's the few sources of inspiration and amusement of our first 4th of July weekend here in Dallas, Texas :)
1. George W. Bush Presidential Center
The admission's $16/adult + the parking's $7/car but it was so worth it! We got to learn some of the most interesting facts about America during the Bush' administration, esp. the 9-11. You can borrow an iPod touch for an audio tour, and if you forgot your camera, you can take your photo with that iPod touch for free! Later, they'll email the link for you to download the photos within 30 days! How convenient.
The names of those who donated to the GW Bush foundation.
A little film about America on the ceiling at the entrance to the museum. Pretty cool.
2. Sprinkle's Cupcake ATM at Preston Plaza
I've been wanting to withdraw some cupcakes from Sprinkles' ATM since we first got to Dallas. I've seen it all over instagram and today, I finally did it! The cupcake is SO FLUFFY , the icing is not too sweet which is perfect, and the payment method is actually pretty convenient.
$4.25/cupcake. They got the gluten free red velvet too. Definitely worth it!
3. Do You Know Any Naughty Words? at Jimmy Kimmel Live
It's been up on youtube since April, but I still find it funny. Actually, funny but not funny. Hahah. I wouldn't want baby J to know these words too soon! The girl with the denim jacket is soo cute tho. And the boy at the beginning of the video who says "butt-nose"! Omagah...
How bout you? What are your sources of amusement and inspiration this week? List them down and don't forget to be grateful :)
Happy 4th, y'all!