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4th of July is over......thank God!

post #1 of 16
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I don't think I've ever eaten so much in one 3 day weekend. I'm kind of glad to have it over and be going back to work. Did anyone else go see fireworks last night? I did, and let me tell ya, I must be getting old. I think I'd almost prefer to stay home than fight all the traffic and rude people there are out there! My mother always taught us to smile alot and say excuse me and thank you. Am I the only one that remembers that??? We were sitting there in our chairs with our cooler, and people were just walking all over us........... And the traffic jam afterwards! People were honking and yelling obsenities out their windows. I mean, come on.............I just don't understand why people are like that.......chill out! We're all in the same boat and that is not going to help!
But on a good note, the actual fireworks were very pretty!
post #2 of 16
I know what you mean, everyone is nearly crazy and i hardly ever hear anybody say thank you or excuse me anymore.
In the supermarket i always say excuse me when i want to get through and when im in someones way they are always pushing me over!
post #3 of 16
We have the same over here Susie when we have a holiday weekend

You just feel like telling them to chill out!
post #4 of 16
We saw a display Sunday night then went to sis's house where my nephew, the pyromaniac, set off what he had bought - and is illegal!

I guess we were lucky that the folks were reasonably polite as we left the display. and that my sister's neighbors didn't complain of the noise we made! The nephew's fireworks were noisy enough, but then several folks started a car horn concert using their remote key rings.

The displays last night were postponed a few minutes because of competition from mother nature. We had thunderstorms just as they were to begin. We could have gone out in our yard to see two to the south (at golf courses) but decided we'd rather stay dry.

btw, my neck is achy from watching the aerials sunday. Our group was about a block from the launch site!

Ooooo!! Ahhhhhhh!
post #5 of 16
We went to a BBQ then came home about 5 and stayed inside watching dvd's and resting. I HATE fireworks and would rather stay inside then deal with them. Plus I went to a IMAX movie in the morning , yesterday, and it made me dizzy so I was not feeling well to begin with. My cats are also glad it is over.
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
I don't think I've ever eaten so much in one 3 day weekend. I'm kind of glad to have it over and be going back to work. Did anyone else go see fireworks last night? I did, and let me tell ya, I must be getting old. I think I'd almost prefer to stay home than fight all the traffic and rude people there are out there! My mother always taught us to smile alot and say excuse me and thank you. Am I the only one that remembers that??? We were sitting there in our chairs with our cooler, and people were just walking all over us........... And the traffic jam afterwards! People were honking and yelling obsenities out their windows. I mean, come on.............I just don't understand why people are like that.......chill out! We're all in the same boat and that is not going to help!
But on a good note, the actual fireworks were very pretty!
It is sad to think that the respect and appreciation of others that was so prevalent after 9/11 seems to gone by the wayside Back to normal again, I guess
post #7 of 16
One thing i can actually say i didnt have to deal with any rude people last nite at the firework show they were very beautiful. The grand finally was very nice.....BUT i went back to my mother in laws house & had to deal with my borther in law drunken ass b*tchen bout his g/f leaving & say that its all his fault that they could sit with us during the firework show (we lost them in the crowd lol)so he ended up getting a arguement with the rest of the family cuz he was being very careless setting off bottle rocket. It caught someones trash can on fire & he started scream saying everything is his fault. just acting like a real a$$....... but after her left everything turned out fine... we enjoyed the rest of the nite........... so other then that i had a good time.....
post #8 of 16
I'm in a small town, and they manage the traffic in and out of the city park, so its not too bad. The fireworks were very enjoyable, and we had a good time. The other people at the fireworks were very congenial.

We went to Michigan to see my Dad. Its about a 7 hour drive. We also saw my brother and his family, which includes 6 kids. It was so much fun, I wish we lived closer!
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by fwan
I know what you mean, everyone is nearly crazy and i hardly ever hear anybody say thank you or excuse me anymore.
In the supermarket i always say excuse me when i want to get through and when im in someones way they are always pushing me over!
THAT's not so bad - what is ----- is to try to get from the door of the supermarket near me to walk across the street to my car! Poor courtsey clerks and others take our lives in our hands trying to get across! The people in those cars just do NOT stop! What happened to " the Pedestrian has the right of way!" Sheesh!
post #10 of 16
Glad here to, I just wish they wouldn't let people have them in housing tracks, My animals were terrified, and we have neighbors that must buy $500 worth of crap, what a waste that seems to me, I would rather go and see some good fireworks
post #11 of 16
I went last night with my parents to see Ormond Beach's firework display. They always do a beautiful job and the people are never rude here. People start conversations with people they don't know, there wasn't any pushing at any time, and though traffic was backed up no one honked or yelled anything. In many of the cars I saw people laughing together and occassionally there would be a couple people singing along to whatever they were listening to. The only frustrated person I saw was a pizza delivery guy who got himself stuck in all of it! That actually made me laugh! It was a beautiful display though and was nice to go with my parents. I love the fireworks but have gone with friends for years now. This is the first time I'd gone with my parents since I can't even remember when!! The 4th of July is one of my favorite times.
post #12 of 16
I'm just glad it's quieted down from the nuts making so much racket all over the place with their noisy firecrackers and fireworks. It scares my babies. I fully honor the day, and the orchestrated fireworks displays are beautiful, but why do so many people feel the need to make so much noise with their (mostly illegal in the state of NC) workworks!
post #13 of 16
I'm glad it's over too. I had a BBQ at my place on Sunday and yesterday I had a quieter picnic with sis, but it was all colored by the fact I learned Sat that my aunt and Godmother passed away. She was well into her 80's so not a shocker but still it was sad. So Sunday I wasn't too into the BBQ and I was the host. Monday I did get to talk about her and my sister and I looked at old pictures from her home we spent summers at etc. **sigh*

Yeah so glad it's calm again. And last night the fire crackers were really loud and Sammy got scared too. He rarely looks scared but did last night.
post #14 of 16
I'm with Catlover 7731, Dawnofsierra, and Marge on this one. People setting of firecrackers, M80's, and Roman candles is very disturbing to our kitties. I'm SO glad it is over!
post #15 of 16
Indeed. The private fireworks never cease to make me angry, and I wish they would be illegal everywhere and that be enforced. As for the official displays, I have always loved them, but we haven't gone for years because of the hassle getting to and from, finding a decent place to see from, dealing with crowds, etc, etc. It's just such a pain, it spoils the show. Now if we knew someone in a 35th floor apartment on English Bay, we might crash their fireworks party , but we don't, so there it is!
post #16 of 16
Well, we were planning on seeing a concert last night, national acts (WASP, Stephen Pearcy of Ratt, LA Guns and Metal Church) with our friends' band Moore opening. I do their website, and Earl was going to take pictures of the show (Moore and the other bands). Well, the other bands messed around all afternoon and when the doors were opening they told Moore that they were scrapping the local bands. So we all said "Screw this!" and went home. Why support bands who are going to treat up-and-coming bands like that?

We decided not to go to any of the big displays, but when they started we found a lovely piece of lawn in our complex where you could perfectly see a fabulous display through the trees. Yup, we decided we are getting old too, because neither of us wanted to deal with the traffic and idiots out there. Our apartment complex manager saw us out there (probably wondering what in the heck we were doing just standing in the middle of the lawn!), so she stopped to talk to us and enjoy the show too. She was out busting the people who were lighting fireworks in the complex because they are ALL illegal where we live (even sparklers!). So we actually had a pretty quiet night, and it was cool that she was doing that for the community (not only those of us with animals, but also for the idiots...she saved them a load of money in fines!) And I found out that she's got a kitty, and is a big animal lover!
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