On July 2nd, I celebrated the day the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence with my mom, dad, and Uncle Paul. We attended the International House's BBQ party which had the type of food typically expected at BBQs. Following the party, I gave them a tour of the nanofabrication center and of my physics lab. My mom brought decorative red-white-blue sprinkled brownies for my lab group to enjoy and we went to drop them by the lab. It was around 9pm and David - a post-doc - and Will - a PhD student - were in the lab still diligently at work. Lesson: I guess it is okay to interrupt someone if it is to give them food (especially brownies).
I volunteered at the Philadelphia Pride Block-party on Sunday. It was fun to assist and I was proud to support the movement and watch as the new pride sidewalks were opened to mark the Supreme Court ruling of nationally legalized same-sex marriage.