this year was my fourth 4th of july. it was a pretty good time.
i mostly like the fireworks, but they are also kind of scary.
the sparklers are fun until you throw the spent-but-still-hot stick up in the air and it lands on your neck and burns you.
the other stuff that everyone was lighting and setting off was neat to look at, but way too loud. at first, i was really scared. here's a picture of me running away. a nice lady named shelly showed me that they were pretty and not scary. it was still too super loud, so she let me borrow her firing range ear covers. that made things a lot better, sound-wise, but i wanted to go back inside where i was the loudest thing around.