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Wander go boom

Well, I'll be at it again tomorrow night. It's the party to celebrate Rob's 30th birtday out at my farm. We got a special permit from the Fire Marshall and spared no expense. Robbie Caputo and I went Wednesday to our fireworks plant in Iowa and picked up $700 worth of wholesale Class B fireworks. So figure about $1200 worth if you bought it retail. Class B is somewhere between what you can buy in the fireworks stands in MO or TN or SC and dynamite or nitro. You can seriously blow stuff up with these things. Picture a string of 12,000 firecrakers all of which have more power than the old M-80's that are now illegal.

Then there is the BIG DOG. The 100 shot Thunder King. This thing is well named. Each shot goes up 300 feet and explodes with the force of 1/3 a stick of dynamite. Any firework that is packaged in plain brown paper with the hazardous material sticker on the side, you gotta worry about.

Hopefully the neighbors will bring their cows inside so we don't start a stampede...again.

I love the smell of gunpowder in the evening. It smells like....utter freaking joy, that's what it smells like!

Peace,

Wander

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ex_secondsig682
Aug. 17th, 2001 10:52 am (UTC)
Class B?
....seriously dude, if your'e carrying the start fire..refrain from drinking, your limbs thank~you in advance. I'll be watching the show from NC! Your lights will be the ones just a few degrees south of the Auroa Borealis(sp?) , right?
wander
Aug. 17th, 2001 12:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Class B?
Yeah, that big glow and smell of burning flesh just wafting in from the west. That will be us. Seriously though. We are all professional pyrotechnicians so I think we'll be allright. We just like to get a little crazy now and then.

Wander
dragoneerl
Aug. 17th, 2001 01:08 pm (UTC)
I swear, dude, if you're ever around MO on a school day, you've got to stop in and talk to my chemistry classes about your job. I think they'd get a kick out of it.

Dragoneer
wander
Aug. 17th, 2001 01:18 pm (UTC)
Re:
No problem. I'll let you know when I'm back again. I was right through MO on probably your first week of school but I figured you would be a little busy then.

Wander

ryl
Aug. 17th, 2001 02:14 pm (UTC)
Please don't spook the cows. What have the cows ever done to you?

*can't sleep...cows are spooked...can't sleep...cows are spooked...*
wander
Aug. 17th, 2001 02:21 pm (UTC)
Re:
Ya know. I thought of you and your fireworks fetish when I was coming through NC. Too bad we didin't stop in Lexington or you would have gotten a bunch of big and highly ilegal fireworks from me. As it was, I gave them to my dad before i had a chance of getting caught with them.

And the cows? Well they tried to eat me as a small child. I swear it happened...


Wander

dragoneerl
Aug. 17th, 2001 02:41 pm (UTC)
I swear cows are carnivores. No one believes me, of course, but they're just munching grass, biding their time until the Great Cow Uprising. Then our days are numbered, friend. Dominant species my ass...

Dragoneer
wander
Aug. 17th, 2001 02:50 pm (UTC)
Re:
How can we be dominant if there are more of them than there are of us? Cows are carnivorous. Just think of all the bugs they eat when chomping down that grass. That makes them carnivores in my book.

Wander

ryl
Aug. 17th, 2001 03:43 pm (UTC)
The cows are in league with the horses. Watch out.
dragoneerl
Aug. 17th, 2001 10:30 pm (UTC)
Horses are too damned stupid to be in league with anything. Any animal that can be easily quelled by sticking its head in a bag is only surviving by the sheer compassion of another species, in my opinion.

Dragoneer
ryl
Aug. 18th, 2001 11:15 am (UTC)
Exactly. The cows are the species that are letting the horses live because the horses are slaves of the cows. When the cows take over, the horses will be the ones doing all the work while the geese enforce Cow Rule.
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