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ZepSinger
06-28-2006, 07:32 AM
The actual day and night of, not the weekend before.

For me? Other than the traditional grilling out that day and taking in the city fireworks that night with the family, I've decided to roll the Marshall half stack out into the driveway as soon as the big corporate fireworks are over, and the homegrown fireworks begin to explode all over the neighborhood. Then I'm gonna break out the Jackson and play the Star Spangled Banner (Hendrix style, of course) as LOUD AS THE AMP WILL GO. Which is, of course, to 11.

Z

Saulbadguy
06-28-2006, 07:34 AM
I'm going to the Royals game that night. They put on a great fireworks show.

DaKCMan AP
06-28-2006, 07:39 AM
Sometime the afternoon of I'll be driving back up to Clearwater for work the next morning. I'm sure that night I'll find some fireworks and adult beverages with some of the other interns ;)

Lzen
06-28-2006, 09:59 AM
Zep, that's a fantastic idea. :thumb:

oldandslow
06-28-2006, 10:01 AM
I will be backpacking with my son in the BigHorn mountains of WY.

No fireworks, but lots of stars.

ZepSinger
06-28-2006, 10:06 AM
Zep, that's a fantastic idea. :thumb:

Do it, man!!! Your Topeka neighborhood will never be the same. :rockon:

JimNasium
06-28-2006, 10:20 AM
The actual day and night of, not the weekend before.

For me? Other than the traditional grilling out that day and taking in the city fireworks that night with the family, I've decided to roll the Marshall half stack out into the driveway as soon as the big corporate fireworks are over, and the homegrown fireworks begin to explode all over the neighborhood. Then I'm gonna break out the Jackson and play the Star Spangled Banner (Hendrix style, of course) as LOUD AS THE AMP WILL GO. Which is, of course, to 11.

Z
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JimNasium
06-28-2006, 10:21 AM
ROFL http://www.ceiv.co.uk/photos/gabriel/spinal_tap.jpg

BIG_DADDY
06-28-2006, 12:22 PM
3rd we are having a party We live across from a school that shoots off a ton of large mortars right over our house it's awesome

4th we are still undecided.

plbrdude
06-28-2006, 12:34 PM
grillin at noon, then heading to the royals game. wife has never been to a big league game before. lets hope the royals are still playin like big leaguers

Bacon Cheeseburger
06-28-2006, 12:38 PM
Beer, food, fireworks.

KCTitus
06-28-2006, 12:39 PM
Im coming to KC for the 4th of July...I think we're going to be at my Aunt's house for the 4th. No beer, no fireworks.

yay.

DaKCMan AP
06-28-2006, 12:43 PM
Im coming to KC for the 4th of July...I think we're going to be at my Aunt's house for the 4th. No beer, no fireworks.

yay.

sounds..like..fun..

BucEyedPea
06-28-2006, 12:43 PM
Barbeque at my daughter's best friend's house with lots of friends....with a huge back yard in a more rural area, huge pool with a rope and tire swing plus a trampoline. We make a huge bonfire later, do some of our own works and kids get sparklers and junk. We all bring food.

Donger
06-28-2006, 12:45 PM
I just found out that they enacted Stage II Fire Restriction in my county. No fireworks (even legal ones), no charcoal grilling, etc, or face a $600 fine.

Looks like I'll be out $600 this year.

sedated
06-28-2006, 12:45 PM
get drunk and light stuff on fire

KCTitus
06-28-2006, 12:45 PM
sounds..like..fun..

Would you like to be my proxy? :D Im dyin' to hit the casinos.

BIG_DADDY
06-28-2006, 12:50 PM
I just found out that they enacted Stage II Fire Restriction in my county. No fireworks (even legal ones), no charcoal grilling, etc, or face a $600 fine.

Looks like I'll be out $600 this year.

ROFL Sorry to hear it bro but it's the "is it saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaafe" direction our puss bag society is headed these days. The no charcoal grilling is just down right stupid. They quit doing one of the shows over here a couple years back because the enviromentalists were concerned that they were disturbing the rats in the field they shot them over. No I'm not kidding

DaKCMan AP
06-28-2006, 12:50 PM
Would you like to be my proxy? :D Im dyin' to hit the casinos.

No can do. I can go without fireworks, but no beer is just too much..

KCTitus
06-28-2006, 12:53 PM
No can do. I can go without fireworks, but no beer is just too much..

I know...

Donger
06-28-2006, 12:57 PM
ROFL Sorry to hear it bro but it's the "is it saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaafe" direction our puss bag society is headed these days. The no charcoal grilling is just down right stupid. They quit doing one of the shows over here a couple years back because the envirometalists were concerned that they were disturbing the rats in the field they shot them over. No I'm not kidding

Heh. I just called the Department of Emergency Services and informed them of my decision to intentionally violate on Independence Day the Stage II Fire Restriction they just issued. The woman couldn't believe me.

KCTitus
06-28-2006, 12:59 PM
Heh. I just called the Department of Emergency Services and informed them of my decision to intentionally violate on Independence Day the Stage II Fire Restriction they just issued. The woman couldn't believe me.

ROFL

Im not sure what the ramifications are, but locally, we had a 'burn' ban in effect last fall and basically the only thing that could happen was financial liability in the event of a destructive fire that required the fire dept.

DaKCMan AP
06-28-2006, 01:00 PM
should have tape recorded the call

BucEyedPea
06-28-2006, 01:01 PM
They quit doing one of the shows over here a couple years back because the envirometalists were concerned that they were disturbing the rats in the field they shot them over. No I'm not kidding

Those weren't rats. Those were someone's pet gerbils most likely! :p

Fish
06-28-2006, 01:02 PM
Drinkin.... and blowin shit up......

Donger
06-28-2006, 01:02 PM
ROFL

Im not sure what the ramifications are, but locally, we had a 'burn' ban in effect last fall and basically the only thing that could happen was financial liability in the event of a destructive fire that required the fire dept.

Violation of these fire restrictions is a Class-2 Petty Offense, punishable by up to a $600.00 fine and a $22.00 surcharge.

STAGE 2

Prohibited Activities:

* Open burning of any kind.
* Use and sale of fireworks.
* Use of charcoal grills and fires in chimneys, other portable fireplaces or patio fire pits.
* Campfires at developed campgrounds or picnic areas.

BIG_DADDY
06-28-2006, 01:03 PM
Those weren't rats. Those were someone's pet gerbils most likely! :p

They need to release a bunch of snakes out there. :)

KCTitus
06-28-2006, 01:04 PM
Violation of these fire restrictions is a Class-2 Petty Offense, punishable by up to a $600.00 fine and a $22.00 surcharge.

STAGE 2

Prohibited Activities:

* Open burning of any kind.
* Use and sale of fireworks.
* Use of charcoal grills and fires in chimneys, other portable fireplaces or patio fire pits.
* Campfires at developed campgrounds or picnic areas.

600 bucks...that's better than paying to have the FD come and put out your neighbors house. They probably cost more than 600 bucks.

I do, however, applaud your act of civil disobedience. I would recommend that if they do spot you, start burning a flag, you're Constitutionally protected.

luv
06-28-2006, 01:06 PM
Probably the same thing I did last year. Sit out on the balcony with a few drinks and watch the neighborhood firework shows that go on around me.

Donger
06-28-2006, 01:09 PM
600 bucks...that's better than paying to have the FD come and put out your neighbors house. They probably cost more than 600 bucks.

I do, however, applaud your act of civil disobedience. I would recommend that if they do spot you, start burning a flag, you're Constitutionally protected.

The amusing part is that all my fireworks are 'legal' in Colorado. Just sparkly stuff; no bottle rockets or anything that really goes 'bang.' Just lots of whistles and pretty colors for my and the neighborhood kids. I'll have hoses ready and buckets full of water like I do every year. Plus, one of my neighbors is the Captain of the local PD, so it should be fun.

StcChief
06-28-2006, 01:09 PM
Lake St.Louis puts on good show over the lake.
Probably there

BIG_DADDY
06-28-2006, 01:16 PM
The amusing part is that all my fireworks are 'legal' in Colorado. Just sparkly stuff; no bottle rockets or anything that really goes 'bang.' Just lots of whistles and pretty colors for my and the neighborhood kids. I'll have hoses ready and buckets full of water like I do every year. Plus, one of my neighbors is the Captain of the local PD, so it should be fun.

It's pretty bad when your local legislation is getting worse than it is in dog killing country.

Count Zarth
06-28-2006, 01:36 PM
I'm going to play some video games.

DaKCMan AP
06-28-2006, 01:42 PM
i'm not surprised

Donger
06-28-2006, 01:56 PM
Ha! Just got a call from the county sheriff department. "You can consider that phone call you made to be your first warning. You will be arrested if you set off any fireworks."

ROFL

DaKCMan AP
06-28-2006, 01:57 PM
ROFL

Lzen
06-28-2006, 02:00 PM
Ha! Just got a call from the county sheriff department. "You can consider that phone call you made to be your first warning. You will be arrested if you set off any fireworks."

ROFL

WTF? You live in a communist country or something? :shake:

I'll be drinking beer, helping my boys set off fireworks and just enjoying our street show. Our street is always like a warzone with all the fireworks going on. I heard a couple M80s very near us last night.

Donger
06-28-2006, 02:06 PM
WTF? You live in a communist country or something? :shake:

I'll be drinking beer, helping my boys set off fireworks and just enjoying our street show. Our street is always like a warzone with all the fireworks going on. I heard a couple M80s very near us last night.

Hardly. Very conservative. We are just in a rather severe dry period, apparently. I guess a train's sparking wheels set off a brush fire recently, so they are going a bit over-the-top.

The friendly public servant was very quiet when, after telling me how many fires have been started recently because of unextinguished cigarette butts, I asked him if smoking was also part of the ban.

"Well..... no."

TinyEvel
06-28-2006, 02:27 PM
Wake up.
Drink beer.
Light those "black foam snakes" on my patio.
Try to get the little black rings off my patio.
Drink beer.
try with muriatic acid to get the little black rings off my patio.
Drink 2 beers.
Soak my bare feet in bakingsoda water to counteract the acid I stepped in.
Drink 2 more beers.
Light some firecrackers.
Drink a beer.
Light some firecrackers inside my kids My Little Pony Butterfly Balerina Studio.
Drin ka beer.
Go buy my kids a new toy to stop them from crying.
Grill n' Eat.
Drinka beeer.
Light bottle rockets.
drink a beer
hose my roof down.
light bottle rockets out of my butt.
drink a beer
light bottle rocket out of a cat's butt.
Drink a beer.
look for more bottle rockets.
Pass out in ivy.

kc rush
06-28-2006, 03:10 PM
Driving back from Des Moines (visiting the in-laws) that day.

I'll probably grab a beer and watch a nearby fireworks display from my front steps.

Iowanian
06-28-2006, 09:10 PM
Driving home, hopefully early enough to catch the fireworks from the back yard over a beer.

Dartgod
06-28-2006, 09:32 PM
Going to Chicago for the weekend and will catch the Cubs and White Sox at Wrigley on Saturday. Coming back Monday and will go to my parents house on the 4th where I will drink beer and blow the shit out of some stuff.

cdcox
06-28-2006, 09:50 PM
Violation of these fire restrictions is a Class-2 Petty Offense, punishable by up to a $600.00 fine and a $22.00 surcharge.

STAGE 2

Prohibited Activities:

* Open burning of any kind.
* Use and sale of fireworks.
* Use of charcoal grills and fires in chimneys, other portable fireplaces or patio fire pits.
* Campfires at developed campgrounds or picnic areas.


I think you should hire this girl for the weekend: