Monday, August 16, 2010

I was shot this past weekend

Yup, you read that correctly, I was shot this weekend.  In fact, just like 50 Cent, I was probably shot NINE TIMES!  How did I make such a miraculous recovery to be able to blog just two days later?  Well, luckily, I was only shot with paint balls.  Yeah, Saturday, I went paint balling for the first time in my life and I loved it!  There was a group of 9 of us who went out early Saturday morning to celebrate Brandon's birthday, and if I am correct, none of us had ever done this before.  It was pretty cool though because they put us in groups of beginners-only.  I think some people who had obviously played before slipped into our games, but for the most part, it seemed pretty fair.  Despite my prowess at shooting people in video games, my actual skills did not translate into the real world of shooting human beings.  My gun never seemed to shoot straight and I was shot more often than I actually shot other people, but I was never frustrated.  I think if we do it again, I will also choose something different in the way of clothes.  I had some jeans on and I really felt they kept me from moving how I wanted to.  Granted, I am not a nimble bunny rabbit, but I might have been able to play a little better had I been able to crouch down or run a little quicker.  I may even wear shots as I never did get shot below the knee. 


So the question you probably want to ask is - did it hurt to get shot?  You know what, not really!  Out of all the times I got shot, I think only one of them hurt and that is because I came around a corner and got shot from like 5 feet away by a guy who I think didn't belong in our beginner group, especially as he had his own more powerful gun.  But even then, it only stung for a sec.  Unfortunately, the after effects were worse and it bruised and formed a welt that still hurts if I move my arm a certain way. 
This was taken yesterday and it actually looks worse today!

This one on the arm doesn't hurt nearly as bad.

We were able to get some pictures of us actually playing because the girls showed up halfway through to take some pictures - after I took a picture of them, of course!

I'm the good lookin' one.  :-)

Yeah, I look deadly, don't I?!

It was a super fun time and I actually can't wait to go again.  Want to see the whole set in slideshow form?  Go here!  

After a whole day of that and being in the sun, it was home for a quick shower and then back to Brandon's house for the actual birthday party where I partook in the nectar of the gods tequila shots and stayed over until almost 3 in the morning before a cab ride was in order.  By this time, Jess was in no shape to drive home either!  As you can guess, Sunday was spent vegging on the sofa!  Good times as usual! 


Miss Sassy Pants said...

You were so sexy out there doing manly things - running and sweating and shooting people. I'm glad I was able to get pictures you were happy with, seeing as how YOU are the photographer, not me. I'm glad you had so much fun; Yvette wants to play but, for the record, I am not even remotely interested...

We always have fun hanging with our friends. We are so blessed to have such a good group of them.

Mom said...

Jess - your husband's photography skills are definitely rubbing off on you. You did a great job - those pictures are super.

I can't believe that none of you guys have ever gone before. It does look like a lot of fun.

Glad Brandon had a great birthday!

Tara said...

How fun! I'm not sure how good of a shot I'd be without my Nintendo Wii, but that would be fun to try. I think there's a paintball place down the road from me.

nani said...

It looks like you all had a great time! You do look deadly. :-)

laura b. said...

One of my boys was into paint balling for awhile, but I've never done it. Looks like you guys had a great time!

Churlita said...

I've always wanted to play paintball. I've heard it can be painful...And you've got proof of that.