Gut Rumbles

December 31, 2006

What a surprise

Originally published December 31, 2003

I called Jennifer today and asked if Quinton could come shoot fireworks and spend the night with me tonight. I got her answering machine and left a message. I was as stunned as if I had been pole-axed when she showed up at 6:00 this evening. I get to keep Quinton tonight.

The kids ran through 144 sparklers in about 30 minutes. They barely waited for the sun to go down before they burned every one I bought. I set off a few voo-doo balls, which always bring gasps of appreciation, then I decided to try some of those TNT cannisters.

GOT-DAM! That is one fucking good piece of fireworks there. That sucker is like a voo-doo ball times three, with a LOT more noise. It lights up the night sky and makes your eyes glaze. THREE explosions, complete with FLAMING BALLS! That's the best shit I ever saw, and the kids love it.

If I left all the decisions up to them, I would have my supply exhausted by now. They wanted me to set them off all back-to-back, but I didn't do that. I sat outside with them, and when a neighbor fired a bottle rocket or set off a string of firecrackers, I said, "Take THIS," and fired a TNT blast. I heard applause echoing down the road a few times tonight.

I have the best fireworks in the neighborhood and I'm going to burn every one of those things tonight. So far, no cops.

I hope it stays that way and I hope that my boy has a good time tonight.


Happy New Year, Acidman, wherever you are tonight.

3X 12 gauge (Buck 00) fired skywards in your honor at 0300GMT.

Hope I didn't puncture your cloud.

And thanks to Stevie for keeping this site up and running.

Posted by: Henry Blowfly on December 31, 2006 09:22 AM

Thank you Stevie,
I'm new to blogging and when I found your dad's site, well, I just thought I died and went to heaven. Lord that man could write and make me laugh. Whenever I get some quiet time, I try to catch up with the archives. As I read, I can feel his spirit, and I feel like I know him through his words.
Thank you for keeping this up, don't stop now!
Wishing you the best in the New Year.

Posted by: Matty on December 31, 2006 06:36 PM
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