Monday, July 11, 2011


One of my co-workers was telling me about his 4th of July celebrations, and it went something like this:

"We got those huge, square-shaped fireworks for a pretty good deal - $100 for one, but buy one get one free. You know the ones right?"

Me: Blank stare

"C'mon - they are about this big and square-shaped?"

"Ummm...I don't typically go shopping for fireworks other than those little spinning, squealy guys and sparklers.  And I could never justify spending $100 for 8 seconds of fire-y magic "

"You are such a girl."

On a side note - has anyone else been perpetually plagued with the earworm, "Baby, you're a fiiiiiirework!" during this holiday season?  Someone make it stop!

Sugarhouse Park - Where I watched fireworks this year


S.R. Braddy said...

I have the same response to fireworks. Does that make ME a girl too?

Abby (Diligent Joy) said...

$100 on fireworks? I don't think so, especially since you can always see better ones for FREE.

$100 not spent on fireworks = $100 to spend on something cool, like a new pair of shoes.

I guess I'm "such a girl" too.

Larissa said...

@ Stephen - you can be a girl if you really want to, I guess. Maybe if you make fireworks WITH a girl, that will give you back your man card?

@Abby - AMEN! I'm much more likely to spend $100 on new clothes...or car repairs...or...anything that will last longer than 8 seconds that I can't get for free elsewhere:-)