Thursday, July 17, 2008

Adventure Bowl
I Like Guns!

First of all, I loved all the comments in the post "The Weekly Ranting of A Delightful Lunatic." I'm so glad I am not the only one who has to get something off my chest about babies, ice coffee, cell phones, tip jars, dog doo and Vespas!

Next time, if you find banging madly on a key board to an anonymous blog doesn't get your inner rage out and throwing the tip jar at Starbucks across a room seems just this side of crazy, I've got the perfect way to blow off steam.

Let's shoot guns!

I used to be a wuss and the closest thing I wanted to a gun experience was wearing a t-shirt from this place called "Gun Heaven." I thought it would make me look tough until someone asked me if I ever "shot" there and I had to confess, "No, I... i just have the t-shirt."


I pulled this lil' adventure from the Adventure Bowl and I was so excited. Maybe I was just ready to embrace my inner Angelina Jolie after seeing "Wanted," I don't know, but I wanted to shoot something, something bad!

I can't believe they just let any ol' person walk into these gun clubs and start shooting but luckily they do. And if you go on a day that's not busy, they'll spend a good amount of time with you, give you some instruction and let you pick out a gun that suits you best, ("Do you have any that are pink? I'm kidding. Okay, I'm not, do you?").

Then you throw on your "eyes and ears" - that's gun club talk for protection, line up and blast away. It's totally fun and completely empowering in a way that shooting squirt guns is not. Though I did wonder if I needed a hepatitis C shot after being in my little semi-grimy area. But it wouldn't be cool if it weren't a lil' grimy.

So go shoot guns people. Because you never know when you might want to switch jobs from an lifeless office worker to a highly skilled assasin.

And if you're not going to do that, do something else that makes you feel a little fearless this weekend.

This blog is dedicated to being a stone cold fox.


TwinkleTwinkle said...

I started shooting guns with my dad when i was 12 years old :) its very fun and it really makes you feel empowered, like you said. I think everyone should learn to shoot, just in case, ya know?

P.s. Wanted was a great movie! now take urself down a few notches and see Wall E :)

myself said...

OMG that's cool. I choose to play paintball with the boys. They mistakenly think they can take me, then I shoot them in the package, and they erroneously forgot to wear a cup.

Yay shooting!

PS in Canada, hence paintballs not bullets

You go girl!

Karie said...

I have been shooting for a few years now. I actually qualified with the detective's office for the DA. Pretty cool considering I had never fired before that. But, just to let you know there actually are guns made in pink and pink camo.

Anonymous said...

I've never shot a gun in my life but I imagine it's quite the experience.

I'm going to see Batman tonight so maybe I'll become a superhero :)

Anonymous said...

Guns kind of make me cringe but you have made a great case to do something empowering!!! Thanks for the laugh, as always :)


GoGo said...

That's soooo awesome! You go, girl! (Okay, I cannot really pull that off). What I mean is, thanks for keeping up with this, you are inspiring more people than you know!

LittleKittyKat said...

This entry kicks ass and so do you! There's not a shooting range near me but I loved hearing the story. I don't know how I found your blog but it's so addictive!


Lia said...

Keep doing it! I love reading about and I always send these entries to all my friends! (You probably noticed views are up - that 'cause of me!)


KissMyFace said...

OMG, this sent me right to Googling for guns. My BF thinks I'm crazy - maybe I have not been honest about being in a rut - guys don't understand this stuff - so thanks for sharing what you're going through.

erika with a k said...

I caught my BF reading your blog. Should I be concerned??? he said, "it's for boys too!"

Mia said...

I love your blog, it's so great.

I'm not really a gun fan but I have to say my favoriate entries are the ADVENTURE ones. I might not shoot guns but I can def. do something else that will surprise me.

Stacey said...

I have been a huge lurker - but I LOVE your blog. This post really spoke to me because after you posted it I pushed myself to go to the range and I have to say I felt so powerful and strong and I have really been feeling that spill over into other parts of my life.

Just wanted to let you know how inspiring u are. :)

Sunshine said...

I just wanted to let you know that I just found your blog and I'm probably going to get nothing done at work today! It's so inspiring and honest and I just love it because I have gone through so many things you have. Thanks for giving me something to look forward to.