Friday, December 25, 2009

Red Ryder

My all-time favorite Christmas gift was a Red Ryder bb gun. I nearly shot my eye out several times when bb's ricocheted off rocks whizzed past my ear. It occurred to me yesterday that instead of worrying about losing an eye, I could have simply worn eye protection. Ski or swim goggles would likely be sufficient since bb's don't come out of that thing with too much velocity. Swim goggles would also probably obscure your vision a bit, so you would want to make sure whatever you're shooting at wasn't moving. Over the holiday, I've been digging around in my parents' attic for a few minutes each day trying to find that thing, but haven't had any luck. The empty beer cans in the garage and my eyes are safe, for now at least.

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