Texas Outlaw

As a kid, about this time of year I would scour my bedroom for all the spare change I could find and head down to the fireworks stand for some pyro. I never managed to blow off my fingers, put my eye out, or start any house fires – but I did come pretty close on all three counts. Maybe that’s why some of those fireworks are now illegal. And, only certain areas of certain counties in Texas allow fireworks at all. Angela’s parents live in one of those areas.

Bode and I needed to go for a walk.

Oddly, even though this part of the state is a tinder box of pine forest and dry needle-covered roofs, fireworks are permitted here. In other areas where one might think the danger of fire is low, they are not. However, concealed firearms and automatic assault rifles are perfectly fine throughout the state.

I took a good look and didn’t see many of my childhood favorites.  They did have some that looked similar, so I started asking questions. I had a pretty entertaining conversation with the two guys behind the counter about what each thing did. With each description, Bode’s eyes got wider and wider and he threw in an “awesome!” every now and then. They did sound pretty awesome.

Despite all the available awesomeness, we ended up with a pretty tame haul. It still made for an evening of good fun.

5 thoughts on “Texas Outlaw

  • December 29, 2010 at 10:44 AM
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    nope – same camera. We just took a little more time to try to shoot better photos. The guy working the stand thought we were with the newspaper or something.

    Of course, it always helps when it’s magic hour too.

  • December 30, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    Please note NOT AUTOMATIC but single-shot or SEMI-AUTOMATIC OR AUTLOADING (NOT ASSAULT) RIFLES ONLY! ONE SHOT ONLY PER TRIGGER PULL! Do not drink the mass media kool-aid. And concealed weapons ONLY with a license after a safety course and complete background check! After several deaths of innocents who could not defend themselves from armed felons in public places they finally were forced to give the citizens and non-felons equal rights. Read More Guns -Less Crime by prof John Lott- EVERYWHERE people can carry concealed crime goes way down. Do you prefer Latin America where only criminals and narcos and paramilitaries have the guns?

  • December 31, 2010 at 12:41 PM
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    Fair enough. I don’t actually know the firearms laws at all.

    However, I do know that you better not get caught in the wrong county with Sparklers or you will be in big trouble 😉

  • January 1, 2011 at 8:31 PM
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    We did the the firework thing here too, unfortunately Noah lit a tank in the bathroom. Carpet burned, smell of firework smoke and the New Year S\started with a yell instead of a bang. Glad to see the whole family is doing well,

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