[Photograph: Jessie Olsen]

Happy birthday, USA! You are 237 years old today, and still looking mighty sprightly. We respect that. We respect it so much we're not even going to go near our computers today, so we can enjoy the your splendor to its fullest.

Here's our complete guide to eating and drinking for the holiday, which should tell you everything you need to know about making the most out of today (amber waves of grain not included). We'll be running a few stories tomorrow with suggestions on where to explore should you have the day off. And with that, please excuse us—we have a birthday to celebrate.


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