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It’s Independence Day in the U.S. As things continue to feel hopeless and fractured in our country, I can’t really muster too much pep at the moment in celebration.

I also found a new home for the little stray cat that showed up a few months ago. I couldn’t give her the life she deserved as my family and I are all highly allergic, so I got her off the streets--out of the heat, the forthcoming cold, away from the mercies of wild animals and cars—and hopefully she’ll do well in her new place, thousands of miles away. Yesterday was very hard parting ways because she adopted us and trusted me, and I feel like I gave her away. I’m sad as hell.

So, Talk Amongst Yourselves today. I’ll give you one question since I still feel bad to leave you hanging: if you had to choose one, Hot Dogs or Hamburgers? Feel free to fight it out and tell us your favorite toppings, too.

My apologies for being a downer. =( Enjoy your day off if you’ve got one and I hope everyone’s doing alright.