Saturday, September 02, 2006

Apparently $ 10K can buy a lot of fireworks

Ace and I went to the local university's football massacre ... oops ... game tonight with my Dad. That left the Mominator in charge. I told her she should get the kids in bed between 8 and 8:30. She did not heed my words of advice.

I also warned her that some local yahoo/millionaire's brother was having a birthday, and apparently, they thought the whole neighborhood needed to know about it by purchasing $ 10,000 worth of fireworks for the celebration. So she had fair warning.

While we were watching the hometown heroes getting their behinds whooped by the national champion of their division three out of five years, the fireworks starting making their way over the treeline.

While they looked right pretty from where we were sitting, we knew that these things would be shaking the windows at the house, and more than likely keeping the kids awake. The older two I wasn't worried about at all as they have had their fair share of house shaking. It was the Monkey that I was concerned about.

So I called ... and sure enough ... the Monkey is out and awake.

On a different note, Queen and I handed out food at a local food pantry's drive in our church's parking lot this morning.

I am sure that organization could have found a good way to put that $ 10,000 to use.


Blogger Bellezza said...

It's bizarre the way money is spent so randomly. Sometimes I feel that it's all Monopoly money to some people: easily earned, easily lost.

The average price point of houses in our town is now around 1.4 million. Million! It's ridiculous; are people planning on taking their houses to heaven? Or wherever else they'll be in the next life?

11:31 PM  
Blogger Knitting Maniac said...

Good points and questions, Belezza. We don't have prices that high, but the more affluent areas are starting to outnumber the not-so-affluent.

Material possessions is what it is all about, I suppose.

8:04 AM  
Blogger Pass The Torch said...

Great post. I think the same thing when we watch the fireworks around here. I mean, we really enjoy the fact that others entertain us those nights, but I wonder about the thousands of dollars spent.

1:51 PM  

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