Monday, October 25, 2010

No, Really, You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!

So, Doug thought he'd introduce Brian to the fine art of shooting his pellet gun.

Brian asked, is there much of a recoil?

No, not much.


But he STILL should have warned him to not put it right up to his head!

(And, yes, there was blood! But from his forehead, not eye, thank God!)


eta: Poor Brian. Really attentive parents, right? Doug laughs, and I grab my camera. (I think Doug was a little nervous; but I just have to seize the moment for photographic purposes.)

eta some more: They were NOT shooting squirrels; just those vicious cardboard boxes with circles painted on them, that might attack your house when you're not watching. Must.Defend.The. Homestead.

eta one more thing: You would not believe how long it took me to figure out what "eta" stood for when I first started blogging on POTD! Google really is my friend!

13 comments:

pat said...

It is a little-known fact that the Dreaded Waxwing will use those boxes as cover, in order to get close to unsuspecting siding. Doug done good, ay yep.

janett said...

Ha I would laughed and grabbed my camera too! Poor kid!

Beth said...

Poor guy! Although it could be worse, he could have an ER nurse for a mom and see how hard it is to impress her with any injury ;) That kind of injury is something I can see myself having since i am a bit clutzy. PS perfect title to this post!

Esther said...

LOLOLOL. I'm sorry but this post just made me laugh, literally LOL. I can almost hear you talking when I read your post. I'm so glad you were there with camera in hand. SO worth it. :) ETA: estimated time of arrival? At least that's that it means here in Alaska...I had to look that one up too way back when.

Yolanda said...

Too funny! I'm glad he's ok.

Chell said...

Love the post title. I sure hope those vicious boxes learned their lesson. I like the progression of the shots here

Jeanne said...

Had to admit I giggled like crazy reading this post. You are a fabulous blogger, Angela!

*Ü*

ETA: glad Brian is okay!

Reds said...

Is it sad that I am happy you had your camera with you?!! LOL!

Maria said...

Well, there goes that language thing again! I knew you couldn't be talking about the Basque separatist group, and "Estimated Time of Arrival" was too obvious . . . so I asked David, who also thought it meant the latter . . . now I felt better . . . then Google gave me the answer . . .

ETA: I laughed myself silly with this post! Poor Brian, he has such caring relatives! That sock cushioning the gun was too funny!

eta:

Beverly said...

Did Brian at least get to sport a black eye?

Nicki said...

hehe! Pull out a pellet or bb gun and I immediately think of The Christmas Story and "you'll shoot your eye out!" He is lucky he didn't come away from that with a shiner. And he's lucky I'm not his mom because not only would I have camera at hand, I'd probably be signing "you'll shoot your eye out, you'll shoot your eye out" with the cackling laugh.

But, hey, at least you are rid of those pesky cardboard circles. The are so bad this time of year! hehe!

Barb said...

Poor Brian! I am glad he is OK.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

I always grab my camera when there's blood too! Sorry about the mishap though.