Shannon Stacey

Two sweaty guys: one with a baseball and one in wool

Play-By-Play series

First up, today’s the release day for Jaci Burton’s Changing the Game, the second book in her Play-By-Play series. You remember hot, sweaty football guy? (Because, really, who could ever forget him? Certainly not me.) (Especially since he lives on my fridge in magnet form.) Here’s hot, sweaty baseball guy! Trust me, you want him!

Here are a couple of pictures from the Tall Kid’s adventures in reenacting. The first time he went adventuring, they only took sixteen pictures (and couldn’t find the zoom function) and most of them were of the battle. My mom did take one of TK, but they didn’t have anybody take a photo of the two of them. So this time, when I handed over my Canon, it was with the explicit directions to take more than sixteen pictures and to find somebody to take a shot of TK and his grammy together. (He took 117 photos, but I’ll only share two.)

TK & my mom, rocking the 18th century

And, though he took a picture of everything within eyesight, he didn’t take a picture of his own tent and camp set up. So this is my mom’s. You can see the table and basket in her tent, so her cot must be out of sight to the right. And that’s her kitchen set-up. (Which TK is very thankful for since he doesn’t have a “kitchen” yet, other than a fork long enough to hold a cheddarwurst over the fire.)

The kitchen

He had such a great time! I’m now steeling my nerves because some of the guys told him they might teach him how to fire the guns next time out since he’s sixteen now and has proven himself to be intelligent, responsible and safe. Even though they don’t use balls at events, that’s still gunpowder exploding inches from his eyeball. I trust him to not only make good decisions, but to know that the people he’s with are safe, but still…

Fire. Face.

See the fire?

Driving and exploding gunpowder this summer? I’ll probably look like the Bride of Frankenstein by fall.

5 comments to “Two sweaty guys: one with a baseball and one in wool”

  1. Jean
      · August 2nd, 2011 at 9:46 am · Link

    He’ll be fine. It isn’t as if he’ll be rampaging with your Glock (at least, not right away). Or is that someone else with a Glock? Probably Jaci. That’s right. You have the Mini. ;)

  2. Shannon
      · August 2nd, 2011 at 7:19 pm · Link

    I think Jaci has the Glock. Mine’s a…Ruger? I’m having a brain cramp and can’t remember now. I also haven’t seen it in a while since it’s locked in a box which is locked in a box which is hidden away.

    I have Mini. That’s all I need. :)

  3. Lori
      · August 2nd, 2011 at 7:55 pm · Link

    Awww, I love that he has so much fun with his grandmother and that they have so much in common.

    And the driving thing gets better – I promise. But the exploding gunpowder? Yeah, I’m with you there.

  4. Christi McMillen
      · August 11th, 2011 at 1:04 pm · Link

    My husband was a civil war reenactor for over 13 years and it is a lot of fun (once you get past the smell of gun powder, camping smoke and the no-see-ums that always get you). The driving? Well… good luck with that.

  5. בידסון
      · August 5th, 2012 at 4:33 am · Link

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