Yesterday I participated in the Colombian Blend airsoft event at the local field. This was an event that went from 9 in the morning until 10 at night. It was a great time, which involved me shooting many people, but also getting shot myself. I didn’t get shot too many times, but a few of them were in the face. Thank goodness that we have to wear eye protection, or I would be sans vision from the right eye. Here is a picture of the aftermath.
Today, I am paying for the great time, as in I am sore as can be. I am taking today to sleep and let let my muscles take a break.
Nashville is still in that whole, there is no gas anywhere thing. I find the whole thing rather funny. I filled up my car last Monday, and since then have used it a total of 1/8th a tank. I have taken the bike whenever I can, and over an entire week, I only traveled about 80 miles, not counting my trip to and from airsoft yesterday, mainly because I don’t feel like going to my car to look at how far I traveled. People are going crazy and filing up if they start their car. If people would go back to their normal routine, there wouldn’t have been a problem at all. This was taken on Friday.
This was the line of cars madly merging lanes in order to follow the gas truck into the gas station. I was laughing at this as I was riding down the street. The panic is rather funny. Hopefully things will get back to normal soon.
My parents still don’t have power. Supposedly they will get it back on Tuesday, but they have no guarantee. They have their generator, and have been able to cook on the gas grill, so they have bee fine, but wishing there was some AC at times.
Well last night I did go and get my new airsoft gun. It is a M249 SAW. It is quite a beauty. I am thinking that I am going to name it “Your Mom” so that I can tell people they were shot by their mom. That will probably change though. I went into the store today and upgraded the internal barrel and the spring, so it is shooting approx 450 feet per second. I can’t wait to use it in a game. Here is a little teaser picture.
I am sure that this will also be a nice help to the team. She is a heavy girl, but I think that I will get used to carrying it around. The fact that it holds 2500 rounds at a time is another nice perk.
I think the sickness didn’t quite catch on, as I felt fine today. I have determined that it was the mexican food that I had for dinner last night that cured me.
So I am doing emails today, so I get a chance to have a slower day now
that the inbox is empty. I am planning on heading to the airsoft store
today to try to decide what new toy to pick up on Friday. I am
debating between a sniper weapon or a M249 SAW. I really can’t go
wrong with either, but I am at a 50/50 decision right now.
I watched the 2nd episode of Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles
and I really like it. I hope Fox doesn’t screw it up like they do with
all of their good shows. If you didn’t get a chance to see it, the
first episode is available as a free download on itunes right now. You
can’t beat free, so make sure that you go and download it.
Chattacon is the weekend after next, and I am ready to have a weekend
to be a geek and drink lots of beer. I haven’t really done that in a
while. Beer is good.
I have also come to the realization that I have some sort of meeting
of some sort almost every night during the week. Mondays, PB, tuesdays
SOSI 5, Wed, airsoft team meeting, Thursday and Friday don’t have
anything regular, but stuff seems to pop up all of the time.
Well back to being productive.
Yesterday I played airsoft again and I was working with one of the teams for the day, Silent Ops and at the end of the day, the captain called me over and said congrats that I was now part of the team. I feel honored that I was given a chance when I am new to the game, but apparently the team voted to accept me. I guess I was doing ok at the game etc.
I also used my gun that I bought for my Battlestar Marine in a game and it worked great too. I kind of want to modify it, but it wouldn’t work for the costume that well if I did, so I guess I am just going to have to get another gun instead. I love how I reason things.
I am watching the Sarah Conner chronicles now, and so far I am a fan. More to come on that after the episode is over.
Well I fixed my MP5 today. It turns out it was just a really crappy battery that came with it. I figured out a way to put a different battery with it so that I will have a sidearm for Saturday. I also learned that they make an adapter to use M4 magazines with a G3, which means I could use the magazines that I already have with my G36K. This makes me very happy as I can get someone to go play with me and not have to buy other magazines.
The weather looks like it will be nice on Saturday so that should make for a good day to play. Now I just need to convince someone to go and play.