The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

All's quiet on the holiday front

Right now it's all quiet outside, but I suspect that won't last the day.

So today, after you have read The Constitution, but before you hand over your beer and say, “Watch this!” please remember to be careful. I would hate for this to happen to you:

[Fireworks that exploded at ground level, with a capture that says, “Amateurs: There's a Reason Professionals Exist.”]

Notes on an overheard conversation

“So the weather report states thunderstorms for the Fourth.”

“Oh! At night?”

“Mostly the afternoon and ending around 8:00 pm.”

“Darn!”

“Oh, expecting to get out of walking to the Boca Raton fireworks show?”

“No.”

“No?”

“No. I was hoping our neighbor wouldn't blow us all up!”


Neither heat nor rain nor threat of thunderstorms stays the neighbor from the swift lighting of firework rounds

It sounds like Desert Storm outside.

[I guess it beats walking down to DeHoernle Park in a potential thunderstorm to watch fireworks.]

I guess the threat of thunderstorms wasn't enough to deter the neighbor.

Sigh.

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