Okay, I have to admit -- New Year's Eve in Balmer is pretty damned impressive. Some fireworks are legal here, but even the ones that are not are beyond the power of the cops to impede. We're not talking sparklers -- we're talking full-on skyrockets, of the sort normally seen at professionally-run shows, zooming out of backyards and alleyways. It's bizarre. Unrestricted. A little frightening. Airborne insanity.Sssissssshhhhh fpop Ka-POW! fizzle fizzle fizzle.
We found a "high ground" position and had a spectacular 360 degree shock-and-awe view. I can't say I approve. But...but...DAMN!
It sounded like the British were attacking Fort McHenry again.
Other than that, 2012 has been rather dull so far.