Monday, September 28, 2009

Dichotomy

A dichotomy is two seemingly contradictory things thrown together for your Monday blog amusement.
Just because I pack a Coach bag, don't assume that I'm not comfortable around guns. (Thanks Dad!) I'm fairly sure that me owning a 9mm Beretta was one of the deciding factors in whether Daron proposed marriage or not. The charming personality and quick wit were just bonuses!

At the Barnes household, we have a bit of a squirrel problem. We happen to own a dog bred for squirrel hunting. One little backyard, 65 taunting squirrels, and no way to catch one has turned our dog into a frustrated mess. Here's where the GAMO Air Rifle comes in... Believe me, I've done some research, and this is going to be fun as well as effective. Will I feel badly about blasting those poor squirrels? Maybe, but I'm sure it will pass soon enough. Besides, squirrel season starts on Thursday, and that makes us totally legit!!

We haven't really thought as far as disposal yet. I really think the minute squirrels start falling from the sky like manna from heaven, Skip will make sure disposal isn't an issue. (Are squirrels fattening? They're all natural, right? I'll have to ask the vet...)


Happy Hunting Everyone!!!

*Disclaimer: if you belong to PETA, think hunting is wrong, hate guns, love squirrels, or any combination thereof... please know that I'm a big fan of the 2nd Amendment (Bill of Rights). We may just have to agree to disagree. Besides everyone knows that girls that shoot guns are totally hot.

8 comments:

cat said...

My dad told me once (as I was getting both of the pistols i had with me ready for traveling in the truck) that since becoming a gun owner, there was a scary sense of confidence about me. He didn't want to run into me on a bad day in a dark alley. Girls who shoot guns are totally hot. :)
Happy Squirrel Hunting!!

Sarah said...

i really, really love that picture of you with the gun and your coach bag.

The Lindners said...

At our house, the squirrels throw pecans at us from high places...I think that justifies our throwing something back- good thing for us we have technology- bad thing for the squirrels. Oh well! I did buy you that "Eat Like a Wild Man" cookbook. Perhaps there is a recipe in there that can be put to use?

Catherine said...

I have to say that when we come to visit, I may be a little suspicious of any mystery meat that gets put out on the table. Are you serious? There is really a squirrel season? Did you have to get a hunting permit?--Too weird!

Heather McKeon said...

Haha! Your disclaimer is hilarious! And based on that photo of you aiming your gun - girls who shoot guns ARE totally hot!

Nic said...

Squirrel is the fruit of the trees??. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey's uh, squirrel-kabobs, squirrel creole, squirrel gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple squirrel, lemon squirrel, coconut squirrel, pepper squirrel, squirrel soup, squirrel stew, squirrel salad, squirrel and potatoes, squirrel burger, squirrel sandwich. That- that's about it. (Thank you, Bubba . . . from Forrest Gump) :)

Sofia Lung said...

LOVE IT! In the first pic you look like a little girl buying her first doll after going up every single toy aisle to make sure she picked out the best one.....and in the second pic you look totally looked hot and I'm sure Daron loved it ;)

Judy Huffman said...

Sigh, sigh, What have we done? And to think we buy nuts at the store for our squirrels.