Paintball For Mike Yard’s Birthday! (Oct 3, 2015)

November 23, 2015

Aurora holding her paintball gunI happened to hear at work in my first week, that that weekend, there was a paintball event for Mike Yard’s birthday! (Woot!)

Again, not necessarily the smartest thing for me to do when maybe I should be sleeping or looking for an apartment. But no. I thought it was important to keep trying to bond with people and all of that jazz. So, I trekked out to Long Island early in the morning.

And there were only a handful of people there. I thought it was gonna be this big thing. ‘Twas not.

I was still pretty wildly unprepared (as I still hadn’t been home since my interview, and had been in NY a whole week). So, I went and bought some workout clothes at H&M in Times Square (which was still open when I’d gotten out of work that Friday night… it’s open laaaaate).

Ladies of PaintballI was not great at paintball. I didn’t come super prepared. People lightly (and lovingly) made fun of me for not having a coat or something to protect me. I also was bad at hiding. I just kind of walked in plain sight.

I won one round at the end ’cause all you had to do was be the last person standing – and if someone ran out of paintballs, they were out. So, I just basically hid and let everybody shoot out everybody else. Then I came out of hiding and walked to victory – which everyone laughed about and talked about for a while.

It was a cute day, and I loved it! And Mike Yard is a total sweetheart. Yay new friends at my new job! 🙂 (And yay trying something I’ve never tried before!)

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