Were the ways in which the American Mastodon enjoyed himself on our nation's day of independence. He was lucky enough to find a new state park that thrilled the senses, and will certainly be returning soon; often called the "Yosemite of southern California", Malibu Creek State Park is a wonderful spot of unspoilt beauty only a few miles from the hustle and bustle of downtown Los Angeles. The American Mastodon is currently working on convincing a few friends to join him at one of the park's well-equipped campgrounds for a weekend night of stargazing, tomfoolery, and reckless hijinks.
After discovering and hiking through the park which, inexplicably, was full of Mexicans, Asians, and Eastern-Europeans, the American Mastodon ventured over to a friend's place and spent the rest of the afternoon and evening drinking Pabst and eating a whole variety of grilled meats. The American Mastodon wishes every other day could be a lazy Sunday afternoon in which the majority of the country's populace gives pause and reflects on the benefits and freedoms we enjoy in this great nation of ours. But the American Mastodon realizes that that is perhaps a bit too much ask.
The American Mastodon, satiated and slightly drunk, made his way back to his apartment and dowloaded his first couple of songs from the Apple Itunes store. Scientists, near the Mastodon's apartment during this occurence, faintly heard the Mastodon mutter the words, this is way too fucking easy. The American Mastodon wishes not to make the impulsive purchasing of songs a nasty habit. For now, though, he is happy with his selections.