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Megan Anne{ie get your gun}

By Wednesday, September 7, 2011

barrel of the gun

As I mentioned, on the way home from Shasta we made a pit stop in Santa Cruz. First, we had to get the kitty. We'd heard he'd had a hard weekend - going to the bathroom behind TVs and such instead of his litter box. Oh the stinker! And usually he's so good at being at "Grandma's".

We also had to pick up all the art show STUFF - grid walls, tent, pictures, prints, the list goes on! Since we've got another show coming up at the end of September. Mark your calendars - September 24th and 25th @ Pacifica Fog Fest!

But the best part of the stopover in SC {aside for the very very yummy dinner Betty made - thanks a million!} was learning how to shoot a {BB} gun. Lukas wanted to find his old collection of pog slammers. He'd found the binder full of page-protected pogs but not the slammers. And in hunting in the closet we happened on a box full of BBs. "I want to shoot the BB gun," I exclaimed. So we did!

she shoots
I was amazed at how hard it was NOT to point the gun at anyone - rule number one! Seriously, the moment the gun was in my hands I felt like I needed to channel my inner rifle toting bad guy. Instead, while actively trying not to point the gun at Lukas I ended up putting my mother-in-law directly in the line of fire. Ooops - good thing the safety was on.

At first I couldn't hit squat. Lukas was impressed with my inability to hit anything. Really, he thought something might be wrong so he grabbed the gun to check it out. Bulls eye on the aluminum can - first shot. So nothing was wrong with the gun. He asked me how I was aiming and therein was the problem. My first shot after being schooled on the correct way to aim I totally took out one of the old cans. Pop and it fell right over!

the pro

Versatile BloggerOn a different note...

Earlier this week Emily from Blue Corduroy {my cousin! - Thanks Em!} nominated my blog for the Versatile Blogger Award. So, I'm playing a long with this fun chain letter of sorts. Here are the rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them in your post
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Nominate 15 blogs you have recently discovered

Seven things about me?
1. I have been accused of having calf-implants, which I do not.
2. I like to try new recipes for dinner, but usually would be just as happy to make dinner that doesn't require any thinking.
3. One of my favorite parts of writing is seeing the way the words line up on a page.
4. I love writing and reading, but am a horrific speller.
5. I'm finding this exercise to be much harder than it probably should be.
6. I don't sound or look my age.
7. I am most happy when in or near a big body of water - the ocean, a lake, rivers...

Phew, I made it to 7! And now to point you to some of blogs.

Other little bits of my life...


  1. This is great! Love your site! Look forward to discovering more of your work and life and these 15! I know 2 so far!

  2. Thanks so much for the nomination. What a great list of blogs!