We were at E.T. Seton public range, and Ashley was my zombie-killing partner. Uh huh. That's right.
Speed being essential in such situations, we were being timed to see how long it took to take down three undead. Without me, Ashley would probably have survived.
Here's a big thank-you to Amy and Deirdre, who got the range all Hallowe'eny this past weekend. The former cooked up zombie games and the latter ran a costume competition. If you can believe it, there were only two Katnisses. But a spot-on natural Merida stole the show, with a costume made with love by mom (for a 30th birthday princess party!) and, ahem, Colin and I took best costumed pair even though we didn't show up together. We just both happened to be kitted out all steampunk because we'd dressed up for a themed party thrown by an archer pal the night before. I let him keep the candy. I need the certificate to put over my desk at work.
Here I'd thought Thanksgiving was the big archery holiday, with turkey shoots and all. (I think you aim at a paper turkey, and then you win a frozen one. I think.) In hindsight, though, the pieces fall into place. I see I've been meeting archers into steampunk, cosplay, SCA, LARPing, theatre - in short, clearly, the holiday with the best costumes is going to be a big one here!