Bad as all this is, it's not the worst part. Oh no. The worst part is the fireworks ban. I am not kidding, y'all. NO FIREWORKS ALLOWED. Not even by professionals. As of today, June 28, in Denver County, there will be no fireworks displays of any kind allowed this year. Ergo, we are skipping the fourth day of July entirely. One day it will be July 3rd, then the next day we go right to July 5th. Watch the video clip if you need proof. "If there's no fireworks, there's no 4th of July! It's just not faiiiiiiiiiiir! These people are professionals. They can take care of any problems that might come up." You know--just like the Titanic. (Fun fact: The Unsinkable Molly Brown's summer house is a few blocks from where I live.) Skip to about minute one of the video and go right to the part that would make Darwin want to smack somebody.
Stay safe everybody.
* Charles Darwin. Image taken from the Shimer.edu website
Wow! I've been watching CO on the news. I feel your pain. Last year we were on fire and had no fireworks.ReplyDelete
Stay safe and I'll pray for rain. (for all of us!)
Hope you're staying safe.ReplyDelete
Maybe it's time for a trip to some place where it is safe to have fireworks?
We had a real bad fire season in July 1998. Whoo-ee, it was miserable and it was NOTHING as bad as Colorado. I feel so sorry for all those in the firepath and all those trying to get it under control.ReplyDelete
Hope your family is all safe and out of harms way. Will do a little dance that you get the much needed rain.ReplyDelete
Is it just me or does Darwin look like George Carlin?ReplyDelete
Wow. You were not kidding. That lady was either bereft of sense, or just in total denial. I imagine few there agreed with her silly "risk-versus-reward" assessment. I know some people from the Greely/Ft. Collins area, and have been relieved to find out they're all safe and (relatively) sound.ReplyDelete
The coolness of being able to turn tragedy into a tool of promotion aside, I'd still probably not name a boat after Molly Brown. Turns out, there's a lot more to being unsinkable than just making the claim. Who knew?!
And I bet when Charles Darwin smacks you, you KNOW you been smacked... evolution of a red hand-mark on your face. [=