One of the fringe benefits of our new apartment is it's really close to all of the BGSU sports arenas. I've hardly ever gone to any of the sporting events (1 football game, three hockey games since '98), but it's always nice to have the option. Tonight, though, we found another way this works for us...and it involves explosions.
This year, the city had its 4th of July fireworks display tonight. Yes, it's the 3rd. No, I don't get it either.
The name of our complex is Stadium View. We don't actually have a view of the stadium, but the name stays nevertheless. And since the stadium is where the fireworks get launched, we knew we wouldn't have to go far if we decided to watch them.
Luckily, though, we didn't have to go far. While the trees blocked a certain percentage of the display, we were able to see most of the explosions from our balcony. We went out and took our daughter. She was the explosions, looked up at us, and then said "going inside."
My wife and I stayed, though, with her doing the obligatory "ooos" and "ahhhs." My daughter kept coming back out...I'm not sure if the fireworks became exciting to her or if she just didn't want to be by herself, but she stayed longer and longer, eventually copying her mom's "ooos" and "ahhs"...which was as cute as you'd imagine.
So the night was fun. Now, of course, we get the added benefit of being close to the stadium. Soon the toxic cloud of smoke will be upon us! Weee!
What the hell...when we're celebrating America's independence from the British by lighting Chinese firecrackers, there's only a certain amount of sense to be had.