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03 November 2010 @ 10:22 pm
I am terrified of fireworks. Like...really. When I was younger, my mother took us kids out to Whitefish Lake in Montana to watch a fireworks show on the 4th of July. Only there was a problem and the freaking barge blew up (and that wasn't the last tragedy that day, stupid Independence Day) and so I associate fireworks with that. Oh my god, I'm terrified of heights too and this one time during the county fair, the fireworks show started and for it, they stop the ferris wheel and I got STUCK AT THE TOP while these things went off right over my head. Most people would be thrilled, because it was a great view, or would have been if my eyes were open. I kept screaming and ruining everyone else's fun.

Anyway...it's Guy Fawkes day on the 5th, and the neighbours are already firing off the fireworks. Actual 'explodey in the sky' ones, not the tiny little cones my father used to purchase for my brothers for them to set off in the woods in our backyard mostly aimed at birds or trees or the house or each other (HOLY CRAP how country bumpkin do I SOUND in this entry?!?). And instead of screaming, I flailed a little and then went to stand at the window with Alison to watch them.

And the house didn't burn down yet and no one started screaming and no one was on fire and it was allllll fine. And they were very pretty.

So maybe I can get through this stupid day without having a heart attack.
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Jensie: computer!firepotatoeangel on November 3rd, 2010 09:52 am (UTC)
You should have stayed in Oz if you wanted to avoid fireworks! We are stupidly excitable as a country about fireworks. They can limit the sales and stuff but can prise the potentially dangerously exploding objects from our charred remains.
To be fair Jen hates them too.
This is Cath by the way. My computer has died. Hijacking sisters computer for the win! Or lose depending on which sister you are ^_^
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: Vader Piss Bunniesartemisofluna on November 3rd, 2010 10:59 pm (UTC)
They go crazy in Oz too, just not on November 5th. And the US has December 31st AND July 4th AND the entire summer since they sell the more 'interesting' fireworks on the reservations so people go there to buy them and bring them back to set them off. *shudders*

Your computer died! Awwww :( I hope it gets fixed okay!
Philslothphil on November 3rd, 2010 12:54 pm (UTC)
Jeez, you're lucky that they don't sell jumping jacks any more!
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: Firefly Mal Turbulenceartemisofluna on November 3rd, 2010 10:57 pm (UTC)
I don't what to know what those are, and I will simply take your word for it ;)
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Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: Scrubs No Supermanartemisofluna on November 3rd, 2010 10:56 pm (UTC)
Rest assured they never actually hit anything (though that only makes it slightly better) except each other because everything in the world is more intelligent than they were when they were together. My father would have encouraged this behaviour, however, which is why it would have happened in the first place.

And that is one of the reasons he's an asshole.
athenarising on November 4th, 2010 11:42 pm (UTC)
THat was a very scarey night, but I liked it in restrospect b/c it was the beginning of the end. But, very scarey. I don't think I've ever thought of it from your perspective. It was bad enough on my side of the house, but you were over on that side, weren't you? Ick. Never again!
teeth_of_thymeteeth_of_thyme on November 5th, 2010 04:06 am (UTC)
There is some reasonably strict laws about when you're allowed to let off fireworks, I'm just not sure exactly what they are. Basically, its allowed during/around guy fawkes but not like a week or a month afterwards.
teeth_of_thymeteeth_of_thyme on November 5th, 2010 04:06 am (UTC)
also, the weather says "No no no" to people letting off fireworks tonight.