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That was, by far, the best fireworks show I've ever seen. Kirtland couldn't compete with that. It was out at Pier 39, out over the bay. Nearly 40 minutes straight of ear slamming, body pounding, eye blinding explosions. Fantastically amazing.
For note though, they must have had someone toiling away in a back room for the last year or two making new designs... They had 2 new ones that I'd never seen before: The first one exploded in a massive boom, and turned into the outline of a star. literally, a 2-d outline of a 5 pointed star. In red, white, and blue of course. Nicely done, impressive feat of pyrotechnics. The second one was A HAPPY FACE. Yes, they made a happyface firework. No idea how, I'm not a pyrotechnician, but they did it. Red circular outline, 1 bright green dot for each eye, and a blue smile. You know what the little emoticons look like on AIM? Yah, JUST FUCKING LIKE THAT. Oh well, at least it shows that they've been trying. :) even if it was a fucking smiley. *chuckles* It was also nicely done and is definetly an impressive feat of pyrotechnics. Maybe I'm in the wrong field.
And the fire department and police are out in force, as usual. Rather amusing to hear non-stop sirens in the background noise of popping, whistling, screaming, banging, booming, etc.

Anyway, now I've gotta find something to do. I watched Run Lola Run earlier. Good movie, nice soundtrack, excellent score. I think I'll go pick out a different movie for now and if I'm tired by the end of it, I'll go lay down with a book.

G'night kids, hope you all had fun at the BBQ at djsparkydog's house in ABQ. I hope the rest of you had fun doing whatever/whoever it was you did for your 4th. Paisleychick, Kragen, hope you enjoyed the wedding. Tell them I said congrats. :)



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Jul. 5th, 2003 11:42 am (UTC)
glad you enjoyed the brite lites. i've seen the star before, smiley face is new to me. wish i coulda seen it...that woulda made my day. dammit, now you do have to become a pyrotechnician, just so you can make me a smiley face in the sky
Jul. 5th, 2003 12:02 pm (UTC)
It would take a lot less than me becoming a pyrotechnician to make a smiley face in the sky for you. All it would take is a picnic blanket, a slightly cloudy day, and a little imagination. :)
Jul. 5th, 2003 12:54 pm (UTC)
aww, that's sweet.
Jul. 5th, 2003 07:27 pm (UTC)
just got to reading your logs
Your still in san fran! holy cow i thought you had left a couple of weeks ago damn i was over there for a couple of days *was messing around in some books stores in berkley*
and im going to goto school there this aug!
bastard! you just logged off aim and icq!
and thanks formhe codey thing!
stay in san fran i need a few good friends over in there
i dont know anyone over there and well.. dont know any comic books stores and im not going to have a puter!
*withers away on ther ground*
*tackles you from the behind with a hug*
laters man!@@
Jul. 5th, 2003 07:51 pm (UTC)
Re: just got to reading your logs
don't worry hon, I'm not planning on going anywhere anytime soon. :) You get ahold of me on AIM at some point and I'll give you a phone number for me.
Jul. 5th, 2003 08:20 pm (UTC)
i know how they made the big smiley firework, in the canon where they store the chemicals (different chemicals for different colors) the actually make a smiley face with the different chemicals so when they get lit, and shot off they are already in a patteren.


~ Mary
Jul. 5th, 2003 09:45 pm (UTC)
It's actually a little more complex than just that. It also involves modifying the strength and relative thickness of the containing walls of the cylinder's outer shell, and also changing the relative thickness of the different casings surrouding the different color charges inside the mortar shell. I'm just impressed with the accuracy of the placement of the eyes and the mouth.
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