Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills.

Jim called me from work this evening and told me to look at the clouds outside; the sky had the cool mammatus clouds going on and I went out to have a look. Looking at cloud formations has always been somewhat of a nerdy hobby of ours.
So having looked at the cloudery, I toddled off to the back yard because I saw something a little odd at a level more closely associated with ground. Paul had set up this contraption--that thing in the middle with the flowery pattern on it is a former dining chair seat cushion. The large beam on the ground is from the old swingset. The wooden x in the back is, I believe, from the compost bin.

Guess what Paul was doing with it?

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Go ahead, guess!

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He was doing this:
which resulted in this:
If you click on this picture, you can see an arrow in flight. It's the red blur on the left side of the picture. We had a seriously cool storm rumble through this evening. The gigantic anvil cloud overshadowed the whole area, looking much like the invading alien ships from the movie Independence Day. (I don't care what the critics said about that movie, I still like it. Will Smith is seriously cool. Plus he based his performance on that of Harrison Ford doing Han Solo).

Now it is time for bed. Tomorrow, I'll regale you with the gripping story of learning to knit an I cord for my purse, which I finished. Maybe. It might be too much for sensitive eyes.

Comments

froggybaby said…
I like Paul's new hobby. We'll have to get him a fake deer. I had a picture of clouds like that from after camp one year. I think they are pretty.
Jen said…
Oooh, Mike would love to see this. He's all about ingenuity and shooting at things.