I LOVE fireworks. I LOVE blowing **** up and shooting things off. I LOVED bottle rocket fights and destroying my model airplanes with firecrackers. 2 stories... I'm 10-ish and Robby - my neighborhood friend was maybe 8. 4th celebration in the hood back in WDM and we were KILLING it with sparklers. I think of myself as having leadership qualities, so I "suggested" to Robby he throw a sparkler into some bushes in front of another neighbor's house. By "bushes" I mean 100 year old junipers that are only green and moist on the VERY outside with the inside being tinder dry. The blaze was AMAZING and it was cool to see the fire trucks being just a 10 year old. Robby - I am sincerely sorry my friend. Now I'm 13-ish and at a best friends house and we're throwing firecrackers and having a grand old time. I throw one toward (I distinctly remember not AT) but my aim was NOT true (Elvis shout-out there) and as it neared him, he flinched when it hit his arm which popped it up to just outside his ear where it detonated (black cats but still). Perforation of ear drum ensued and I used the word "ensued" because it contains the word "sued". We WEREN'T but there was some talk between the families. Johnny - I am sincerely sorry my friend. Any other incidents??? That said - be safe and be responsible!!!!!