Today we bought a barbecue grill. The first thing we saw when we entered the store was a huge green object that looked like a spaceship. I almost ran away in terror but the N cautiously approached it and discovered it was the most expensive grill there, costing $900. That almost made N run away in terror.

Finally, we got a small charcoal barbecue for $39. I’ve been dying to eat some shashlik for years, I can even imagine its aroma. But there is none to be found in this area.

Now we will have a real American July 4, with shashlik, sangria, and World Cup on TV. We also bought a huge American flag to put above all this splendor.