I can safely say that this year I am done with fireworks.
First, there was the Blackhawks win, which I thought was very cool, until everyone started shooting off fireworks. Then there were the weeks leading up to 4th of July where every single night someone or a group of someones would shoot rockets or light fire crackers in our ally way and scare the heck out of me. Again, I don't mind, I remember being a kid and doing that kind of stuff as well, but night after night, come on. I'm getting too old for this. I need my eight hours of sleep to function properly.
After that came the actual 4th of July holiday, which from 4pm to at least midnight and probably later (I lost track of time), there were fireworks going off constantly. I saw rockets, roman candles, and even a glitterator or two. We even went to Oak Park and saw the professional fireworks there, which I have to admit were pretty awesome. Then when we came home we did our sparklers and morning glories in our backyard with wine. I had a lot of fun with it as well, and if my grandfather on my mom's side was still alive, he'd be 100 years old this July 4th, so we celebrated in his honor.
Now, it's almost a week later, and still every now and then I hear a big boom in the ally way around 11 or midnight. I'm tired of fireworks, aren't you?