It's Chinese New Year's Eve, and there are fireworks going off literally everywhere. Right out there on sidewalks and busy streets, little kids romping around the explosions. This has been going on for the past three days, causing near-choking on my neti and broken dishes with the startle of each boom. But now they are close enough to my 5th story apartment window that I can actually feel the heat of each explosion from my living room sofa. Sounds like a firing squad. ACK.