Ahahaha! Hiya guys! It feels like I haven't been on in awhile, but oh well. :) I just got back from the park near by and it was AWESOME! The most fun I ever had in a park in my life! And it all has to do with the wonderful thing I like to call a potato cannon! ^_^
Over the last few days of Spring Break, Abby (my fellow classmate and good friend) and I got our money together and bought everything needed to build a cannon. By ourselves (okay, Abby's dad helped us with the hardish part of putting the PVC cement on) we built what we would like to call the "Spud Splatter"! Got it's own paint job and everything (we did black and neon greanish) and looks great.
We went out today after it stopped raining outside, Owen even invited his friend and my dad got to help and give us tips... no dad we are not putting that drop of gas in there next time! :P Going on, I pressed the botton first but nothing happened... we freaked, I asked my dad to try it and soon as I turned my back "ssssshhhhoooopp!". I started screaming because it scared the crap out of meh!! ^_^;
The first potato went about 90 yards. After that we pushed the potato down the barrel farther and it went 128 yards!! Abby and I were hugging and screaming "IT WORKS! IT REALLY WORKS!" :P We tried it one more time (just because it started to smell like something was burning) and it went an all time farthest. 136 feet baby! That's about... 404 feet I think (that's what Abby's dad said after he measured)
*sigh* We had a blast. My dad wants to borrow it this summer and show his friends. Hopefully he won't break it, it was a lot more money then we thought! Make sure you have enough money if you do something like this!!
On Monday, we're gonna bring it into school and show our classes. Hopefully, it'll be a big hit and people won't just think of me as that tall, quiet, book worm girl who hangs with other crazy horse lovers. :P :lol:
I'm gonna try to see if it's okay with Abby to put some pictures on. See ya later guys! ta ta for now!