Squirl's Nest

Saturday, September 10, 2005

This weekend Grand Rapids is having the Celebration on the Grand. Kitty wrote about the fireworks at her site. I tried to take some pictures of it. I followed the instructions in the camera manual, but the pictures turned out all blurry. Of course, sometimes blurry is cool. Here's what I got.








Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

I pronounce these: fuckin' cool!
I love this stuff...


Sat Sep 10, 08:25:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Bucky. If I can't take clear pictures I can, at least, consider them artsy.

Your word said bum. tee-hee

Mine is asosvbt aso???

Sat Sep 10, 08:29:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Those are cool. I like the one shaped like a pan of brownies best

Sat Sep 10, 09:11:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Holy shit! He loves him some brownies.

Sat Sep 10, 09:27:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Those are terrific, Squirl! Intentional or not, they're photographic genius.

On another note altogether, didn't Bucky have a "bum" word over at Susie's today? Is the universe sending a message that it's time for more assless chaps photos?

Sat Sep 10, 09:37:00 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

Holy shit I love me some fireworks!
These are great. Mine turned out like this on July 4th, and I was damned proud!


And I'd like to take this moment to say that Mr. B's profile pic is about the sweetest thing I've seen lately.

Sat Sep 10, 09:39:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Thanks Susie, and "yeojjxh!"

Sat Sep 10, 10:50:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Eclectic, thanks! We'd better talk to Bucky about those assless chaps, I guess.

Susie, ever since I downloaded those pictures last night I've thinking back to your July 4th post. For some reason I was thinking that your picture of the fireworks was really clear and good. I swear your picture was in my mind when I was bummed that mine were all blurry. I still like these really bizarre ones.

I like Mr B's picture, too. It's adorable. I hope this doesn't make him go and change it right away again.


Sat Sep 10, 11:07:00 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

I was pretty disappointed in the firework's display from here. They were really low-lying during the finale. Plus, the road construction going on through the night cut down on the "booms" and "bangs."

Celebration on the Grand really wasn't all that and a bag of chips this year - did you and Ich make it down there?

Jazz and Blizzues wasn't anything to knock but Jerm and I still ended up at Flanagan's for social enrichment.

Your pic's took the cake though. Where did you take those from? Sack still has my camera so for the third display in a row I don't have pic's to share from here :(.

ohxddbey - why do I always get the tough ones?!?!?!?!

Sun Sep 11, 03:25:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Kitty, I couldn't believe how low the end of the display was. I really couldn't see much of it for all the buildings in the way. I didn't feel like leaving the deck to see them so my view was really cut off

We didn't do anything until last night. We did a big walk around downtown, including by the Eddie Money area. Then we went home. I heard more motorcycles than anything last night. :-)

Tell Sack you want your camera back, darn it.

Sun Sep 11, 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Danielle said...


those are FABulous!

Way cool.

I hope to take some fireworks pics someday and if they turn out like that, I'd be damn pleased, I tell you.

Oh, and the word verification thing, the q's really screw me up. I mean, they need a little loop going to the right at the end or SOMEthing. They look foreign to me in that font for some reason...

I know,I know, "sounds like a personal problem."


Sun Sep 11, 10:06:00 AM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

I think the pics are COOL! You can actually feel the motion in them.

Sun Sep 11, 10:20:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Danielle, thanks! I love fireworks and I'm glad that I was able to get these shots.

That word verification thing is hard to read sometimes. The q's are really weird. And then they make the font swirl around so much.

tshsmom, thanks. I thought they had a cool motion-thing going, too.

Sun Sep 11, 10:50:00 AM  
Blogger Nina said...

Oh so very cool, these are great Squirl . . . (ioizykmb)

Sun Sep 11, 11:25:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thank you, Nanina!

gamhwj This one doesn't remind me of anything at all.

Sun Sep 11, 12:57:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...


Hey, if it's my pasty ass hangin' outta buffalo chaps is what the world wants to see, far be if from me to keep my butt to myself.

And the only way I can tell G's from Q's in word verification is that the G DOES have a closed loop on it.

Now watch it make a liar out of me.

Sun Sep 11, 01:34:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

So far, Bucky, the g's always have had closed loops. The way they swirl the words it's still hard tell some of the letters sometimes.

Pasty ass, buffalo chAps, tee-hee


Sun Sep 11, 02:04:00 PM  
Blogger LadyBug said...

Cool pics, Squirl!

The one with the purple looks like a Muppet.

And I can see a reindeer in the last one (like cloud formations!).

(My word is ahtosk, which sounds like a hocking/spitting noise. yuck.)

Sun Sep 11, 04:31:00 PM  
Blogger Momentarily_Distracted said...

Oh, the colors! The colors!
I loves me some fireworks.

:::craves brownies:::

Sun Sep 11, 04:47:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Darn it! I was at the store this morning and I didn't buy any brownie stuff! ugggh.

Sun Sep 11, 05:41:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Oh, Ladybug, that's fun. I like seeing pictures in things. Muppets and reindeer, those are good things. That silly word verification. Now it's got people spitting.

Hi, MD! Glad you're enjoying the fireworks. Yeah, the brownies thing, I just ate the last of those yesterday.

Mr B, you wasted a perfectly good trip to the store by not buying brownie ingredients. Well, that just sucks!

In case anyone didn't know that this is my crib, my word verification this time is:
I think that means that my crib is real good. I hope so anyway. :-)

Sun Sep 11, 05:56:00 PM  
Blogger JessicaRabbit said...

All my pics of lights turn out like that too, but I also think its cool.

Its sorta like your own personal flashback.

Not that Bucky would know what that means, angel she is an all that.

Sun Sep 11, 10:14:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Oh, wow, man...I don't know what you're gettin' at!

Ooooh! Was that a birdie?

Mon Sep 12, 08:11:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Hi Jess, yeah, flashbacks. Cool.

Bucky, just sit back and it'll be cool.

Mon Sep 12, 08:44:00 AM  
Blogger Effie said...

I love these photos! Fireworks are the best....

Now, thanks to Mr. B--I've got to get someone with a working stove to bake me some brownies...


Thanks--I'm a fox!

Mon Sep 12, 10:05:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

My stove works. Send me the ingredients and I'll let you know how it went. :)

Mon Sep 12, 11:04:00 AM  
Blogger Effie said...

But the problem with that Mr. B--is that you would eat them all....I want one...hmm, I think my sugar craving is gone now though--a sweet girl at the office here just bought me a chocolate chip cookie with a happy face on it--not only did it taste good, but it made my tummy happy too!

I think you needs some brownies though....don't make them with squares of ex-lax--that's not a fun experience, or so I've heard...

Mon Sep 12, 12:39:00 PM  
Blogger Von Krankipantzen said...

Those are great shots. Happy accidents.

Mon Sep 12, 03:03:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Effie, I'm glad you like the fireworks shots. I've loved fireworks since I was a kid. And I can see that you're way too smart to be fooled by Mr B. He has the stove but forgot to buy the ingredients. Glad you got your sugar fix for now, though.

The fox thing? Would word verification lie?

Mr B, you just need to go shopping again.

Kranki, I had no idea they'd turn out like that, but now I like them.

Mon Sep 12, 03:32:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Oh sure Efie! I can't call you the name I am thinking of in these politically correct times but in my day someone didn't try and give brownie ingredients away only with the expectation of getting them back without getting called a name!! :P


Mon Sep 12, 04:40:00 PM  
Blogger August95 said...

Tres cool Squirl. I have been stocking this post since Saturday and I finally focused enough to post. LOL. I feel like such a dork.

Anyhoober, your pics are very neat indeed.

Mon Sep 12, 07:56:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Now, Mr B, you don't want a time-out do you? Oh, sorry, I keep looking at that little boy in your profile pic.

August, I'm glad you were reading even if you didn't feel like commenting right away. Thanks!

Mon Sep 12, 09:08:00 PM  
Blogger Ern said...

I love blurry lights at night photos!

Mon Sep 12, 11:01:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Ern!

Tue Sep 13, 07:50:00 AM  

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