Little tip for those of you into the whole “explosives” thing…
When having a bottle rocket war, buy the cheap ones. Yes, the good ones have a more reliably burning fuse and thus are easier to aim and fire correctly, however they also have a much more powerful thrust to them, and thus the impact is more likely to leave serious wounds. I was pretty much pwned by my brother at our little rocket-fest last Tuesday, and the wound has turned into a fairly ugly scabbed over hole in my shoulder, along with some colorful bruising around it.
This is all from the impact of the rocket, mind you. The rocket itself rebounded off behind me and exploded a good distance away, as they always tend to do. Usually the cheap ones will have just enough thrust to tap you and possibly to burn your T-Shirt, however these packed a bit more of a wallop. They even bruised my leg through my blue jeans, although not nearly as badly and that wound has now healed entirely. The shoulder wound is recovering much more slowly and with a nice yellow jaundicey color patch for a bruise.
But despite my disfigurement, I had a good weekend. Got my drink on at Sleep Out Louie’s. Nice place on the weekends, especially with brunch until 2. I love those crab meat omelets. Also finally got some shopping done and all that jazz. Looking forward to September though.