It was my birthday this week! Yipee! I won’t tell you how old I am, but I will tell you it has been 20 years since my last “birthday party”. Sure, we have gotten together with friends or family, but not an actual “birthday party”. So, needless to say, I was very excited. Since I was turning….another year older, I wanted to do something daring, crazy and not dangerous. I picked paintballing! We had a group of about 24 people, a mixture of men and women. We played girls against guys. The first round lasted about 30 seconds. Then we got our game on and busted a serious move on the guys, completely shutting them down. From there it was a mix of draws and the guys winning, but on the whole the girls totally held their own. Here I am, though, two days later still sore with multiple welts. The adrenaline has worn off but the memories still make me smile pretty big. And you know what? We are hoping to plan another paintballing event! So you wanna see some pictures????
Most of the girls…pumping ourselves up for fun…
Ever wondered what a paintball gun looks like? Just so you know, they ARE NOT light.
That’s not bird poop…..
This was our cute ref. He said that this was his first time he had been asked to be in a picture. He tried to help us with strategy, but when he did we lost. We decided to strategize on our own.
Is it bad that I want my own paintball gun now? Do they make them in pink? This is me and my BFF Kayce. We were feared by the guys team.
I think this might be my “I’ll get you, sucka!” face, but I am not sure. A little too smiley if you ask me! But I WAS trying to make that face.
You may be saying “gee, there doesn’t seem to be any paint on her”. That isn’t because I didn’t get hit (and YES it does hurt, in case you were wondering) it is because the paintballs we played with are filled with a substance about the texture of lotion that is largely detergent. It washes right out. Even though I had soap all over me, I was anything but clean when it was over!!!
Don’t we look like quite the pair? See that white “smudge” on his right arm? Yep, that shot was me. I took great pleasure in that one. That was a direct hit for sure!
In summary, paintballing is a great activity if you want to do something a little crazy. It is also a great activity if you want to shoot small “harmless” projectiles at your husband and his friends. And if you wear your dirty clothes you won’t need to use detergent when you wash them. All in all, the perfect activity!