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FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2009, 9:35 A.M.

Armed and Dangerous

Members of the attackers group advance on the defenders’ positions through a speed ball field, an open area dotted with inflatable obstacles, as they force the defenders to fall back to the tower they were defending during a recent game of Mortar Wars at Nitehawk Paintball near Ford, Wash.  (Photos by Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Members of the attackers group advance on the defenders’ positions through a speed ball field, an open area dotted with inflatable obstacles, as they force the defenders to fall back to the tower they were defending during a recent game of Mortar Wars at Nitehawk Paintball near Ford, Wash. (Photos by Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

I'm not a morning person. My kids should know this by now. Yet earlier, my 17-year-old son stood over my somnolent form and gave me detailed instructions about a gym bag filled with paintball guns and ammo. "I put them in your... Meet me in front of the .... And whatever you do don't let.... get too hot...the CO2 tanks will explode."

Explode. What? Huh? I removed my pillow from over my face and struggled to a sitting position, but he was gone.

Any of you folks paintball? Am I in danger of being shot by exploding paint when I run my errands this afternoon?

I hate mornings.




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.







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