Happy 4th of July!

I hope everyone has a great day and enjoys good food, company, and loud fireworks!  We're attending a small party hosted by one of the other American students, and while we won't have any fireworks, it'll still be a blast.  I made a few decorations for the party and some tasty snacks too, so come back tomorrow for a few pictures and maybe a recipe.

Holidays here are always a strange combination of a completely normal day and a subdued celebration.  I had homework due today, although I thankfully didn't have class, and tomorrow I have a final exam to look forward to.  Life doesn't stop here unless it's a Saudi holiday, but students manage to carve out a piece of their days to celebrate their national holidays.