M-80_50-6.gifUnless something big goes down (and we mean big. Couch crap big), we’re not going to be putting up too much today. Even (as yet) unpaid online writers need a day off, here or there.

If you’re already off and seeking diversion:

Weekend Watch: Alex breaks down what you should see on the big screen this weekend

July 4 Events Around The Bay: Christine pulls together a disturbingly comprehensive list of how you celebrate the holiday. (Remember, keep your dog at home!)

Oh, and if you’re wondering what is and isn’t open, this curiously formatted Chronicle article may or may not be of help.

If you’re stuck at work today:

Go on over to SFist. They’re working a half day (presumably, the first half), so that’ll kill some time.

Speaking of SFist, have you done your #flagcitioncl for the day? Everyone’s doing it.

Don’t care about landlords? What about Wendy Ho? We’ve got Hecklina, Mark Snyder, and Brock Keeling in the comments. Where are you?

Have a lovely holiday weekend, and be careful out there.

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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