Sunday, April 22, 2007

The Bad Boy Blast Blasts Past Expectations!

Sunday evening, getting ready for Monday…I cannot believe it is almost May! This year seems to be zooming by.

The Bad Boy Blast shoot went well. My new scoring system was virtually seamless, and I think we left the facility around 6:30 p.m. That is a new record! Another new record - 750 shooters! A large time was had by all and we greatly appreciate our community’s support. A HUGE part of our success were all the volunteers that showed up to help with the event, such as our fellow blogger, George, who was so busy he forgot to look me up (we’ve yet to meet.) Or maybe it was I was so busy he couldn’t find me. Or maybe I was so covered in dirt that he couldn’t see me. Or maybe it was that I shot 83/100 and he was scared I was on an emotional high…but, no, that didn’t happen until I won a plaque for High Overall Lady and this!!! My husband was talking to me via cellphone, and then all he heard was screaming and laughter, and he didn’t know what happened. I had to call him back. He got a kick out of that. I also won (purchased?) a $200 value gift certificate for a car alarm system and a travel golf bag at the silent auction. MLH was happy about that, for sure!

(Hmmm. Wonder what he’ll think about all the $$$ I donated to gun raffles?)

George, thanks for volunteering, and also, for noting our event improvements over at Sleepless in Midland. We knew we had to find some method of improving the flow of people and the awards. We were very excited about how everything progressed. I look forward to meeting you soon. By the way, did you catch your hat?

Speaking of losing things in the wind, somehow, my Maui Jim ™ rose colored Sandy Beach sunglasses pulled a Dorothy and spun off into the sunset…and the way that wind was blowing, I doubt they slowed down at Kansas.

It was an excellent day for an excellent cause.


Karen said...

Congrats on your score and awards! Sounds like you really had a good time while doing good for the community.

Janie said...

Karen- Thanks! I started shooting because I was asked to help organize and administrate the shooting events; after many years of doing the same for other sporting events, i.e. golf, etc., I determined I would never again organize a sporting event in which I did not participate! And once I started, I loved it!

PS - women are really good at this sport...don't ask me why, I don't know, but I'm sure a psychologist would have a hey-day with it.

George said...

Congratulations on the shooting AND the prize!

Thanks for the kind words, it was lots of fun. I'm hoping that by Memorial Day I will have sneezed out the last of that dust.

Janie said...

George, no doubt, huh? Me too...allergy medicine works well.

Eric said...

Wow...sweet autoloader! (I kinda like the Flash presentation, too, and I'm not usually a big fan of those things.)


Janie said...

Eric - I know. I actually thought about you when the flash came up, I knew you'd kick on that one. Browning always presents with excellence.

Actually,this is the same gun I already shoot, so I can attest to their sweetness personally.