Happy Belated Birthday America! I forgot to get you something but really what do you give the best country in the world? I did see you doing the walk of shame on Thursday back from Brazil’s place so I’ll keep that between us as my present; besides it was your birthday and everyone needs a little lovin’ on their birthday (I always knew you were a sucker for the Portuguese language).
I think that’s about enough of that awful joke because I’m pretty sure I’m the only one laughing about it (I’m easily entertained and for the record I’d have the stride of pride going if I nailed a Brazilian so no worries America). I did catch my first fireworks show in awhile on Wednesday and I was pleasantly surprised. I caught the show at Yellow Springs and Dave Chappelle was there and he was dressed up like Prince and running around with sparklers in both hands (it was hilarious).
Not only was it funny but I felt like it was my obligation to mention Dave Chappelle whenever I’m talking about Yellow Springs. In all seriousness those crunchy wookie’s put on one hell of a firework show. On the walk over to the park I was pretty pumped to see some palm tree fireworks because they were my favorite for some unknown reason. After watching the show I’ve changed my favorite to what I’m calling the “Unexpected Boom” (similar to my favorite basketball play of the unexpected out of bounds alley-oop).
My hat goes off to the Chinese who are ordered to work in the firework warehouse by their government because those communist fools know their shit (I mean they did invent the damn things though). I will admit I was a little skeptical of the show because Yellow Springs just didn’t seem like the town that would bring it with blowing shit up but once again I was pleasantly surprised. The town actually lets you sit 50 yards away from the launch point so they're blowing that shit up right over your head.
There wasn’t any palm trees in the show this year and I was slightly disappointed because what doesn’t scream independence and freedom like a palm tree firework made in China? However they did drop a few “Unexpected Booms” on us that were pretty nice. These are the fireworks that they fire but don’t have a tail on the way up so they’re incognito ninja style shooting up into the sky. Then you all of a sudden see the giant firework from like out of nowhere and just as you’re getting over the surprise guerrilla explosion in the sky the boom comes that rattles your chest (right then I feel like an American). The “Unexpected Boom” definitely is my new favorite.
The last firework show I tried to see was a couple years back in Chicago and we thought checking them out downtown by the pier with the lake right there would be cool. It probably would have been if we would have been on the right side of the pier (we basically missed the entire show). At that point in my life I was living in the City of Wind and at my Sports Marketing internship just a few months away my Master’s and hopeful career and life in the Midwest.
Two years later I’ve written a memoir that some don’t think is completely terrible (but some do). I’m finally finishing my Masters but now with an internship in a collegiate athletic department and I’m counting down the days to move back to the South (too many reasons to list but mainly for the southern belles). I’ve been kicking around the idea of advocacy and lobbying and maybe even law school to help other crazies (that’s a joke calm down) out there like me. I never thought I’d one day want to do something like that but maybe it’s just another “Unexpected Boom” in my life. (BTW I didn’t see Dave Chappelle in Yellow Springs dressed like Prince that’s just ridiculous; he was actually dressed like Rick James, Bitch!).
Since many of my manic experiences involve music I’ve decided to add random music videos to the blog for my enjoyment and your inconvenience. Enjoy!