Every year during this time, I'm always grumpy.
The fireworks going off all night long have a lot to do with it. I tolerate the noise to a certain point, until midnight at least. But at 3am? Why do I have to put up with that? More than once, I wanted to scream at the top of my lungs and use some really bad language, but I have a feeling that it wouldn't work. Today, they had a neighborhood parade. I was thinking of participating, walking down the street with a big sign that said what I really felt about the noise in the neighborhood, but the parents of small children would've had me censored or arrested or something...
Hmmm, would a jail cell keep out the sound of fireworks?
Maybe next year, with careful planning.