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Friday, January 06, 2006

Bullet With Butterfly Wings

My dad won a BB gun at his work's Christmas Party and I've been bugging him to let me try it. I know it's JUST a BB gun but I've never shot something and really wanted to. Last weekend there were 39432423432423432.4 birds in our backyard so I grabbed the gun. Ok, I didn't shoot any birds even though I do think birds are disgusting. I first aimed for the shed in our backyard-easy target- got it! Tried again and had success-two in a row! Then my dad threw a can out in the yard for me to aim for. My first instinct was to aim through the wood columns of the porch but realized since this was only my second shot ever my aim might not be the best. The thought of a bullet ricocheting (?) and getting lodged in my face or something was enough for me to decide to aim from another angle. But the porch was wet and I wasn't wearing shoes. Plus, my mom pointed out that I, "looked really into it" and I got embarassed. So, two shots in to my BB shooting career and I quit.

(I still want to go to the shooting range, though!)

7 comments:

Miss Scarlet said...

And when I said "bullet" getting lodged in my face, I meant "BB."

I-66 said...

you know, you could just go back to the post and edit it :)

Miss Scarlet said...

I could...But it was easier to comment:) And ass-early in the AM I tend to take the easy route.

I-66 said...

what WERE you doing up blogging at 5:24?

Miss Scarlet said...

Hmm, weird. I thought I had the correct time chosen. The only time I'll post at 5:24am is if I'm still up from the night before.

Serena said...

Amazing song and awesome story! I could tell even from your post that you were into it. Love it. Oddly enough, I'm from Texas and have never shot anything. It must run in the blood, though, because even being the big pacifist that I am I've felt the urge.

Pink Is Neat said...

All I can think about is Christmas Story, when the mom is like "you'll pok your EYE out." and then he gets it for christmas and his glasses break and that's all he can hear...

I love that movie.

I'd also like to go to a shooting range. One day...