Monday, July 16, 2007

Nice Shot Man

The birthday party for the owner's 75th B-day was pretty good. It was basically like a wedding reception. There were a bunch of round tables set very nicely. Most everyone was dressed nicely. There were a few people in jeans but even so their tops were still nice. There was a band that was playing "band" music, you know, stuff from the 30's, 40's & 50's. He and his wife were both thoroughly surprised. Everyone was wondering how the sons (the two guys who basically run the company) were getting them there since it was in one of the banquet rooms of The Holiday Inn. One of the sons has his own son who's school has auctions to raise money. He told his dad that they needed to stop in on the auction for about a half hour or so and then they'd go to dinner. I think that's an excellent ruse.

My nieces birthday party was also nice. I ended up having to go and get her a different gift since one of my brothers had bought the same one. Although I bought mine first it would be easier for me to exchange it since we didn't find out until 9pm on Saturday and I definitely would be waking up earlier than him. She's all happy since she got the Hanna Montana 2 cd (the same gift) and High School Musical: The Concert DVD (from me) and some cash to get High School Musical 2 when it comes out in August.

HD and I have been talking every day. We got a month long plan on each our phones so we can direct connect as much as we want without being charged minutes. We've tried doing the video chat and speaker chat a few times now but it just doesn't want to work for us. The speaker chat worked one night but that's it. I'll be taking back the camera soon, get our money back.

So, remember me saying I know how to use the gun that will be by my side the whole time I'm home alone? Yeah, here's the proof.

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H Ditty and I went to the station and had one of the cops that actually teaches proper usage to other cops show me how. As you can see up in the corner that's where he shot to test the sight on the gun. Mine are the ones in the body area and H Ditty's are the ones in the head and neck. Sure, none of mine hit the X but that's ok, many came very near it. And besides, every single one of them are body shots and also that's from a full 7 yards away. There's only one spot in my whole house that would come close to that and that's if we were standing on opposite sides of the basement. My house is tiny (as any of you who've seen the snow pictures have seen) so therefore me and the asshole who broke into it will be only feet apart so they'd be much more accurate then. Of course, that's barring the fact that when it would actually come right down to it I'd be able to do it. I feel like I could, I believe I could but one never knows until they're actually in that situation. Which I hope to never be.

Anyway, I think I did damn good for it being my first time ever for shooting a real gun.

Yay!! Go USA. I turned on the tv and it's on ESPN which is showing the World Cup Final of women's softball (they look like maybe college age). It's the US against Japan and one of the US girls just hit a home run. Too bad there wasn't anyone else on base.

Alrighty, I'm heading out since it's getting close to the time he's been calling and I want to do a few things before he does.

Media quote of the day: One more anal-probing gyro-pyro levitating ecoplasm alien anti-matter story and I'm going to take out my gun and shoot somebody. - Mulder - X-Files

Oooh, speaking of X-Files, I'm so excited. I heard on the radio earlier today that they're finally go ahead with the next movie. It's about damn time!!


saintseester said...

Just the fact that you actually took the time to learn to handle the gun and get comfortable with the feel of it, will help you maintain confidence in a bad situation, you know?

Katrina said...

Yeah, I figured if I'm going to be having it next to me then I should really know how to use it. Sure it's a gun, point and shoot. But I wanted more than that. I wanted to know the proper way to hold it and also to make sure I knew how to load and unload, etc., etc.

It was actually pretty fun, we'll probably go do it some more. Just not at the station again, we'll go to a public shooting range instead.

Natalie said...

I've never shot a gun. If I did i would hit my foot.