Daddy's got a gun.So I figure, my neighbours have been hoarding their money all year for a couple of nights of thrill where they let loose what appears to be a small banana republic's armament of
The first day of Chinese New Year was insane. The entire neighbourhood went nuts, even before the stroke of midnight. Although, it was beautiful experience, when you're not avoiding misfired fireworks. I had climbed on top of the roof and watched the fireworks, from near and far. I could turn a complete 360 degrees, and still see fireworks! It was grander than the Symphony of Fire, but of course, thoroughly illegal.
Last night was the last day of Chinese New Year, and my neighbours didn't disappoint. The fireworks were cool but I dislike the firecrackers that go BOOOM! and make your heart skip a beat. They also really agitated my dad quite a bit that at one point, he yelled, "Cayce! Bring me my gun!"
(I wish I could say that I'm making all this up....)
The gun itself isn't very exciting. It's this ancient shotgun that's buried under my mom's knitting yarn, battered luggage and worn stuffed toys. My dad will never use it ever - I know him too well. You'd just have to get his sense of humour - for example, when he's driving, and especially if he has a new audience, he likes to contemplate out loud whether or not he should run over pedestrians. The scary part is that I've picked up the habit and whenever I have friends in my car, I find myself asking out loud, "shall I hit him? Shall I? Shall I??"
Hee, it's fun. You should try it.
Oh, I'm heading off to the Baram tomorrow! For a week! I am so excited!!!! See those exclamation marks?? It's my first time in the Baram and we'd be staying in a Penan village - so ya, be jealous of me. It will also be cool (weather and experience-wise) and I shall take lots of pictures. But I am not looking forward to the village airport where they yell out your weight across the room, to the glee of the villagers clustered in the small building. I swear, it's the bricks in my bag, it's not all me!