Sunday, July 8, 2012

#69: 1 fuse. $700 of fireworks.

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One of my best friends is a great guy named Bryan Crown (fellow member of the "Brain Trust"). Even though Bryan and I have many things in common, we also have some differences--particularly in the fact that Bryan is a big adventurer, whereas I am a big wuss. For example, Bryan likes to go camping, skiing, rock climbing, and caving, whereas I, on the other hand, once played a video game that had a cave in it. I became an accountant, whereas Bryan became a recreational therapist working with troubled youth. I like to watch Star Wars in the comfort of my living room, whereas Bryan could actually BE Han Solo.

(As a side note, I just realized that used the word "whereas" four times in one post. That's gotta be a record.)

The difference between Bryan and myself was again made apparent to me last night. Whereas (five times) I like to watch city-sponsored fireworks from a safe distance, Bryan likes to put on a firework show to actually rival the city's. Last night was Bryan's 3rd Annual "July-a-palooza" firework show. And believe me, each year keeps getting better and better. This year, Bryan, along with some of his other friends and family, bought approximately $700 of fireworks, tied them all together with one giant fuse, and let 'em loose. Enjoy the video of the finale below!

Like a kid in a candy store.

One fuse to rule them all!
 The 3 minute finale!
Always have a bucket, just in case things get crazy.


  1. I thought you see going to say that he was your hero because he decided not to light them because of fires this year. Oops.

    1. Michelle, you're my anti-firework heroine! :)

  2. Kudos to Bryan. He may have missed his calling as a pyrotechnician! I'm particularly jealous as our city banned fireworks entirely.

    1. It was amazing. Granted, I feared for my life, but it was still amazing!

  3. The best part is creating it all... It is an adult version of Lego's!