Games + Gun Powder = HAPPY NEW YEAR!

by Aimee on January 1, 2008

I hope everyone had a happy and safe new year celebration. Thank you for a great year here on the blog and with the podcast.

Now that we have that out of the way. We can get on to more exciting things. Like what I did last night. First, I picked up my new glasses. Too bad for you there are no pics of that. Then, Cristi and I headed over to PooterP‘s sister’s house for game night.


beer, good!

We drank and ate pizza.

Apples to Apples

We played Apples to Apples.

Pass the Pigs

We played Pass the Pigs.

Oh the humanity!

Jean Marie didn’t learn when to hold ‘em until TOO LATE!

we're very close friends

Then we headed to Cherryville for the shooting in of the new year.

With black gunpowder and muskets.

Cherryvill Shooters

That’s Chicken on the wall.

The Cherryville shooters do this every year and the whole town turns out.

I can has gun!

ummm…who let Cristi have a gun??

This tradition is said to ward off the evil spirits. Apparently by scaring the crap out of them with loud bangs (although I still feel pretty evil inside – Jean Marie said it is because they weren’t shooting AT me).

pucker up

That is Ronnie – he was shooting and Johnny who was just lovin’!
So a bunch of guys with muskets line up and take turns shooting.


They do this all night.

Fire in the hole!

Yeah, these pics suck, get over it.

No really. they just move from spot to spot all over the town. It was a good time.

The best spot

This kid had the best seat in town.

Then we crowded back into the car and headed home.

Get a little closer

Happy New Year everyone. Hope it is evil spirit free. Other than mine.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Calling on Kahlo January 1, 2008 at 6:07 pm

OMG, I have never heard of this, that’s fabulous!

J.P. January 1, 2008 at 6:45 pm

What an awesome sitting on my parents’ couch!

Zonda January 2, 2008 at 12:15 am

Hehe, looks like an fun night anyway..hmm pass the pigs…a new one on me! ;)

Dulcedosa January 2, 2008 at 3:16 pm

*drools* MUSKETS AND GUN POWDER! Don’t git no better than that! YEAH BOY! *evil grin* Me likes the smell of gunsmoke in the morning. Iz Good!

Charlotte Yarn January 2, 2008 at 9:11 pm

Glad that you guys had a great time. I am even happier that you and Cristi did not get into trouble. Who would work on Saturday!!! :)

Why did you let Cristi have a gun again??? LOL

The Soapy Knitter January 17, 2008 at 10:07 am


I need to move to Charlotte! Ya’ll party HARD!

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