The 4th of July just might be my favorite national holiday. (side note – how many national holiday’s can you name?). Its usually associated with nice warm sunny weather, good food and drinks with friends, and a few days off work. This year it might be a little different – lots of work to do in lab and around the house (I know it never ends), and to top it off it hasn’t stopped raining for more than an hour or two here since May. We’ll manage to get some quality BBQ time in there somewhere I’m sure. Of course, thanks to all those that serve our country and Happy 4th of July to everyone.