So I admit it. I pride myself on my July 4th backyard fireworks displays. I don't go crazy, but I get a bunch of two and three bang mortars. I skip the ground effects and just go for the stuff that goes way up and gives the most bang for the buck. I get appropriate "ooohs" and "aaahs" from the folks present (especially the kids), and I openly acknowledge that my behavior is highly inappropriate: alcohol and big bangs don't and shouldn't mix.

With that having been said, how many of y'all are planning on doing the old "I'm all hammered and gonna blow shit up" on Thursday?

I sorta have my routine...grill during the day, couple hours of assorted drinking/beer pong...and then crank out the big booms for half an hour or so...long enough to get lots of bangs, but short enough that the neighbors and police won't come running to nail me. Next morning: cardboard cleanup (all part of the fun I suppose, as it's usually accompanied by bloody marys and mimosas).