Friday, March 15, 2013

Field Trip & My New Bow

It's spring break!  A week off sounds like sheer paradise right about now.

Tomorrow is going to be a fourteen-hour day.  I have to be at school at 6:45 a.m to take Builders Club to Universal Studios.  Another club on campus--Incentive Club--is going with us, and between myself and the other advisor, we'll have about fifty middle-schoolers.  We'll be back at 9:00 tomorrow night, but I don't anticipate getting home until 10:00 since it generally takes a long time for that last student to get picked up.  It's supposed to be gorgeous tomorrow, and I'm actually looking forward to a nice day of walking around in the sunshine.  My students have been so excited for this trip all week, and by this afternoon their enthusiasm had officially rubbed off on me.  I know I'm going to be a defeated sack of potatoes tomorrow night though.

Clint sucked me into his new archery obsession.  To be fair, I'm not really 'obessessed' with it the way he is (he has a very addictive personality), but he dragged me to the archery range two weeks ago, and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it.  Shooting a bow was easier than I  expected, and I love the way the arrow sails silently across the range.  Unlike firearms, which make a big bang.  Don't get me wrong--I'm not giving up my guns, it's just different.  Plus, when you're pulling that string back, you just feel more...primal, I guess?  It's really cool.  Last week, Clint, seeing that I was getting into it, bought me my own compound bow.  I was borrowing one from the range owner, and it was pretty cruddy.  The one Clint bought me is sized for a smaller-framed adult so I can actually hold it without feeling awkward, plus it has a pull-back of 30 to 60 lbs, which means I can adjust it as my arm gets stronger.  It just arrived today, but I won't be able to try it out until Monday. 

 

They had it in pink too, but it just seemed so...wrong.  Which is weird because I usually love to customize my stuff (even weaponry) to an obnoxiously girly level.  But I liked this one plain.  It's hard to tell against the white, but in person this one is actually a pretty standard camo color.  I'll probably swap out the strings just to satisfy my customizing-itch, but other than that, I'll leave the bow itself alone. 

Better get a head-start on sleep now so I won't lose my mind tomorrow.  ~Jodi