Originally intended to document my experience of DeLorean ownership, focus is often radical and strange, boring and obtuse.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Neighbourhood Fireworks

The 4th of July this is not!

Ever wonder why people set off their own fireworks? They simply cannot compare to the extravagant sky explosions that the city can offer. Yet people still try. Try to have their own personal fun with fireworks. It's that look-what-I-can-do kind of mentality.

My neighbour, the one who backed into my Talon, perhaps tried to forget the incident and have a little fun Saturday evening. Or maybe he was celebrating his successful destruction of my 15-year-old car. Maybe he hates Talons. Maybe he hates me. Maybe he is a secret agent working for Ford, and his assignment was to destroy all non-Ford vehicles in the vicinity.

Or maybe it was just an accident.

When I visited him last night to show him the estimate, he had a sort of philosophical "money-comes-money-goes-it's-just-paper" type attitude. Which is cool. The situation was far from awkward as we bonded over our love of B&W speakers, apple juice and comic books translated into big-screen blockbusters. It was bizarre.

Being a master electrician, he was excited to show me the incredible work he's done automating his house into a Robohouse. Not to reveal too many secrets here, but multiple Infra-Red cameras guard every sensitive area of his house.

And they're bulletproof.

Does that scare me? No. We don't live in a bad neighbourhood. Far from it. He's just having fun. Fun with electonics. Fun with electricity. Fun with fireworks. It's a guy thing.

8 Comments:

Blogger SJ said...

What is a sensitive area of an house?

1:21:00 AM

 
Blogger Princess Lo said...

I love to set off my own fireworks, it's just fun. last year one try to attack me it was a little scary.

10:20:00 AM

 
Blogger Martini said...

Sensitive areas? The baby's room. Oh, and the sphincter too.

12:27:00 PM

 
Blogger Rainypete said...

I think my house has it's sphincter located near the mailbox, cause everytime I open the box it's stuffed of papery ..... well you get the idea.

I should probably deploy some bulletproff ir cams to spot the culprit, but instead I think I'll hide in the Cedar with my paintball gun at the ready.

1:37:00 PM

 
Blogger Rowan said...

it must be a guy thing....my husband has closed circuit tvs hidden about our property....why? because I've been suspecting that our 90 year old neighbour has been stealing my lillies.....

Look out! It's the little ol' lady from next door! Go Granny Go Granny Go Granny Go!

3:31:00 PM

 
Blogger Martini said...

LOL! Grannies rule.

6:24:00 PM

 
Blogger Martini said...

Maybe you should have camo-Pete come over and hide in your bushes...

6:27:00 PM

 
Blogger Daily_owned said...

I think that you don't have worst neighbours...
http://annoyingneighbours.blogspot.com

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4:37:00 PM

 

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