Monday, July 06, 2009

Mashed potatoes anyone?

Quite some time ago the hubby got into building potato guns. He made his first one in Washington and boy did that thing get fired off a plenty. Then he made one here which we frequently take to Donner Lake with us so we can fire potatoes out into the lake. There have been many a funny incidents with the potato gun.

The potato gun has only be used TWICE at our house. We are in a small quiet East Sac neighborhood and it's just not very potato gun friendly. The first time it was used a perfect hole was shot into the rodent guard on the wires in the backyard. It made it look like PacMan and was one of the funniest things I'd ever seen in my life.

On the 4th the gun came out. It seemed like the perfect occasion to fire off a tater or two. The first fire went straight up and then disappeared into thin air. The second fire the potato exploded and we imagined mashed potatoes flying everywhere. Just as we were laughing about mashed potatoes were hear something to the effect of...

"We're getting hit by potatoes over here!"

Needless to say, the potato gun was quickly put into the garage and will not be shot in the quiet East Sac neighborhood anymore.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

At least you know they wouldn't call the police....too embarassing to say, "It's raining potatos in our backyard!!" HAHA, seriously great story!


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