Monday, January 02, 2012

How I Rang in the New Year

Now that the 1st is done and over, I thought I'd share my eventful New Years Day. Normally, I wouldn't care but yesterday was interesting to say the least.

So... the ball dropped and 2012 rang in with gun shots right by our house! I understand that some people still like to ring in the new year with shooting a gun into the air. I am not against gun ownership, as I own one myself and renew a concealed carry permit every year. But, shooting a gun into the air is stupid. Even objects in motion (i.e. bullets) are subject to gravity. The damn things come down somewhere. So my father and I were outside walking the puppies when we heard at least two different kinds of guns shooting and stupid boys whooping in the cemetery next door. Dad decided to be nosy and try to spot the guys while I called the police.

Mind, I didn't call 911. I didn't know if anyone was in immediate danger so I prefer not to call the emergency line just to complain about idiotic people. So I told the dispatcher what was happening. After a minute or so, the guys noticed my Dad standing in the driveway staring into the cemetery. One of them got in his car and then pulled into our driveway to have a staring competition with my Dad. I mentioned that we are responsible gun owners right? Yeah, the guy left when he realized my Dad had a small arsenal of shotguns 3 feet behind him. Daddy is a hunter after all. The sheriff showed up just a couple minutes after the other car went the opposite direction.

Yeah, so I rang in the new year by calling the police. How redneck is that? haha I wish the police would have caught at least one of them. There are a lot of children in this neighborhood. I can name 8 kids that live in adjacent properties around my house, not counting my little sisters. Pure stupidity. Also, they woke up every dog for at least a mile radius who then barked for the next hour. Ugh. I woke up at 8am and the rest of the day was pretty uneventful. Just my 12am was crazy. I honestly planned to go to bed around 11:30 pm but was distracted by a puzzle. haha

How did you ring in the new year? Did you go out? Stay in? Go to bed before midnight?

Love is love, no matter the back story. <3 DS

1 comment:

Arts in the Family said...

I conked out well before midnight but my wife stayed up to hear all the fireworks going off. There were plenty of parties in our neighborhood but no gunshots...we think.

Alberto Ramirez Jr.