I can check this off my bucket list now.
I’ve always wanted to try paintball. Do you remember the post where I wrote about groupon.com?
On June 1st, the deal was “$25 for Admission, Gear Rental, and 500 Rounds at Cousins Paintball NYC ($50 Value).” Immediately I contacted my friend Marvin to ask if he was up to it! He sent it to his friends, and I posted it on my facebook wall and twitter feed. Many of my friends seemed interested but Marvin’s friends bought them right away. His friend John arranged the trip immediately.
I was so psyched about this trip. The only downside, I had to wake up at 6am to leave my place by 7 to get to Marvin’s place in Queens.
When I got there, his other friends and we were on our way to get there by 10. We proceeded on the Long Island Expressway to exit 64.
We arrived at Cousin’s, checked-in (ironically I couldn’t check into foursquare because I forgot my cellphone at Marvin’s place so I was detached from the world wide web and social networks all day), got our gear and formed teams.
There were actually a few more of us but they didn’t make it to the group photo above:
We played about 6 games and my favourite was actually those not in the forest (however, we only got photos in the clearing).
(By the way, she took down the entire team)
In the games, I got shot in the neck, the chin, two sides and my butt cheek (lol). It does sting a little but it wasn’t that bad. However, we were all exhausted after and today I’m aching from “moving intensely.”
If you haven’t tried it, you should. The rest of the photos are here. It’s really fun! Thanks Groupon!