This weekend I am going to New York City! It will be the perfect way to observe the laborious holiday. Should be a lot of fun.
However, I just learned that my sister is evacuating New Orleans, because of Gustav, the may-or-may-not-hit-New-Orleans hurricaine. It's still a few days away and has not yet warranted a mandatory evacuation, but it's still a bummer. Hopefully things will work out for my peeps down south.