So, today marks the one year anniversary of my love for Laser Tag at The Edge in Illinois. It just so happens to be the largest laser tag arena in the world! I take my laser shooting skills pretty seriously. So seriously ,that last year I skipped lacrosse practice to go… well worth it. This year I have recruited some of my teammates to join me for the epic battle this evening. The best part is that it is free! Three games of laser tag, pizza and soda- all free. Fontbonne Activities Board really knows how to please me, and I am truly thankful to them. My day will be spent stretching and practicing my somersaults so I can once again reign supreme out on the arena. I love not having class on Friday.
In addition to having an amazing Friday, the Men’s Lacrosse team plays Hanover on Sunday in Indiana and we are looking to get our first win of the season. We have had a rough start to the season, but we have had a few good days of practice this last week and are looking to take home a W on Sunday. That’s my weekend lineup. Oh yeah, I should probably do some studying too… We will see how that goes.
Have a good weekend everyone!
In thinking back on all the activities I’ve been able to participate in at Fontbonne, I must say my favorite (by far) is the annual trip to play laser tag and demolition ball. Demolition ball, a little known sport, is played with a scoop and a whiffle ball while driving a small bumper cart around a court. Two teams in different colored cars try to steal the ball and score by hitting the backboard of a the goal, which is like a basketball “net” without the hoop and net, just a small square to hit in. Being uncoordinated, both in the throwing and the driving, demolition ball is not my favorite, but it’s still enjoyable. This most recent trip, I played with four girls versus four male international students from China. Although we put up a vicious fight, we failed to defeat the boys team. The women international students were wonderful and enthusiastic cheerleaders though!
The real reason I go is for the laser tag! It’s pretty much one of my favorite past times, bringing be back to the days of birthday parties and lock-ins, but I never seem to go outside of the trip with school. I am the ULTIMATE laser tag ninja. I’m compact enough to fit in tight, small spaces, enabling me to snipe other players from unknown positions, but I am also quick and light enough on my feet to escape the oncoming enemy. I am proud to admit I had the highest score out of forty other college students in our final game! Not only does Fontbonne offer wonderful nights of escapism into my childhood memories, but it gives me an outlet for all that classroom stress that builds up during the week. I look forward to my next excursion into the laser tag arena, hopefully it will come soon.
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