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originally posted by: LightSpeedDriver
Wake and birthday bake booty shake. 47 years on this rock. Gravity seems to be slowly taking control. Gravity brings you down.
People are letting off fireworks outside. The Dutch go mental with fireworks on New Year's Eve. It's scary, shocking, irritating and sometimes downright dangerous. When I was there in England fireworks were only available for a few days around 5th of November. People (often younger people) lose fingers, eyes, large patches of skin. I love fireworks but apart from a few bangers (they go bang, hence the silly name) I never bought them.
They banned a certain firework sort that contains ammonium nitrate because a, you can make bombs with it and b, it makes as much noise as a bomb. You would realistically lose you hand and possibly a piece of your forearm if you were to hold it in your hand at detonation time. Now, guess what some people like to buy? That's right, illegal fireworks that you can hear 2 miles away. Regular Joe's in the street, possibly had a little too much pixie dust but are still approachable and somewhat in control, firing hundreds of dollars/euros/pounds into the air in the space of a few hours. I walk home twitching. Every loud bang makes me jump because I'm not expecting it.
Listen to me complaining about other people having "fun" lamenting my own sad lack of it. Nonetheless, I made it! The 47 club. 47 means there's no hope, you are getting old and whiney, slowly but surely. The positive side is you can ask people to turn the music up a "little bit" more because you can't hear it due to being old and half-deaf. Half-full?
originally posted by: Night Star
Hi Sheddites!I am miserable with a sore throat and back pain. Not sure when I'll get back in here. Love to you all!