Friday, January 18, 2008
A and I had a brief snowball competition off the back stoop yesterday. We were aiming at the People's Liberation Front oil tank - that's the oil tank next door that says UnitA on it, which I thought when I first moved in was Latino political graffiti - and it took us an embarrassingly long time to hit it.
"It's a hard target!" said A.
"No it isn't," I said, "It's huge and it's not that far away. We're lousy shots." This is alas, the truth, although then A suggested throwing underhand.
"Underhand?!?" I said scornfully, "What are we, girls?"
"Well," said A, handily hitting the UnitA tank with a nice underhand toss, "Yeah."