Saturday, July 19, 2014

My favorite parade float ever

Two weeks ago in an annual July 5th parade (I mean 4th, but bad weather bumped back the festivities this year) I saw my favorite parade float of all time.  It wasn't extravagant, artistic, or even particularly creative; it was just fun:

As the van slowly moved along a group of kids rebounded shots and passed basketballs to spectators lining the street.

I've always been proud of my extremely-long-range shooting abilities.  In fact I'm convinced I'm one of the best potential candidates out there for those half-court shot contests at NBA games.  But in this case, by the time I got a ball in my hands the hoop was already about 35 feet away from me.  Had the van stopped I think I might have made it, but the extra few feet that the rim moved while my shot was in flight caused it to be an airball slightly to the left.  I maintain that it was fairly impressive as far as airballs go though; I think the people nearby thought it was crazy for me to even attempt a shot at that distance on a moving target.

And while I'm on the subject of July 5th, here's my best shot of the fireworks that night over Edgartown (Martha's Vineyard, MA) harbor:

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