Posts tagged: Things that happen in the wee hours of the morning
It is one of those nights when you look something up on Wikipedia, and then you click on one of those blue words to learn more about it, and then on another little blue word, and soon you’ve forgotten the first thing you looked up, but you’ve learned a lot in the process. Tonight I was learning about drinks, and specifically cocktails, when I found this bit of info:
It’s worth mentioning that the site of the first cocktail party still stands. In 1924 the Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis bought the Walsh mansion at 4510 Lindell Blvd., and it has served as the local archbishop’s residence ever since. Perhaps the archdiocese will be inspired to erect a plaque of some sort commemorating this essential event in American history. And why not? After all, many of the Walshes’ guests that Sunday noon had spent their morning in church.
The information was on the Wikipedia article itself, but this is a quote from the source, an article about the very fist cocktail party. Isn’t that something? My feelings for the Catholic church are not the happiest, even in the best of times, but one thing they are good for is bringing out giggles and condescending laughter from me in the wee hours of the morning,
Dear People Doing Fireworks at 3am on July the 6th,
I live in the state of Texas, where one can legally carry a gun as long as no one can see it. Aside from the godawful
logic lack of logic in this law*, it is especially problematic to live in a state where fireworks are quite popular. Now, I am not against fireworks in general, or fireworks on Fourth of July at a park or field space, away from potentially flammable buildings. I get it, fireworks look cool and are fun to set off. I watched a really awesome fireworks display near a pier at the beach yesterday and I had a blast.
What I am against is fireworks, in a neighborhood, at 3am, on July 6th. What is wrong with you, fireworks at 3am people? Don’t you know that Independence day is on the fourth, and fireworks have no business going off on the 6th, because there are no holidays celebrated on this day? Don’t you know that fireworks sound a lot like shots to the untrained ear? Don’t you know that homes are flammable, and that people live in these homes? Also, don’t you know that there are young people running to hide under beds because they are afraid of floating witches outside their windows and you are aggravating their misled and completely ridiculous fear?
Think of the young people, fireworks people. They are irrational as you are, and need for you not to encourage their irrationality.
Please, refrain from doing fireworks at this time, fireworks people. It is for the peace of mind of the whole neighborhood, especially those scared young’ins.
A concerned citizen who may or may not be hiding under the bed right now, waiting for the floating witch to please go be a creeper at someone else’s window.
* WHY WOULD YOU LET PEOPLE CARRY GUNS AS LONG AS NO ONE CAN SEE THEM? THAT IS STUPID, HOW ARE YOU GOING TO KNOW WHO IS CARRYING A GUN UNTIL THERE IS A SHOOTOUT? AND DON’T SAY A LICENSE OR PERMIT BECAUSE I KNOW PEOPLE DON’T ASK TO SEE LICENCES AND PERMITS AT GUN SHOWS.</rant>