Shot Put, Desert Style
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On a clear chilly day in the desert, an idea was crafted to build a weather rock observing device. The device simple in nature has a challenge attached to it. Then send the rock sailing down a predetermined clearing, one problem finding a rock and something symbolic of our location. Instead we created a weather round detection device. Two large AC-130 shells were used, one to hang and one to toss to find out who is the strongest person in the building (or who has the best technique). Me and a fellow co-worker built the stand to house the weather round, and a few others helped painting and adorning the device.
Now it was time to make the competition rules and test out the idea.
Rounding the folks around us, we had the big boss toss the round first, a meager 18ft; first attempt; on the second attempt, a measurable 24 feet. Furthering the cause and going down the list we all got a chance at proving we are not true athletes, but mere mortals enthused with simple competitions. However, as the line winded down to a few stragglers, the true nature of competitive individuals made an appearance as more and more people exceeded the previous record. I currently hold second place to that record….
Well as of today its 25 days left on the count down, my mind running out of steam and my mood, slowly passing the insanity line. I try to find my peaceful corner in my mind, the last line of defense on a poorly idealized statement. I’m still trying to make sense of my life, looking for answers in wrong places, finding excuses to put things aside, returning back to my innocence, knowing that it’s a fruitless attempt. Regardless, the event was plenty of fun and will remain a pinnacle of my simple enjoyable memories, more entertainment for the weak and meager.