And your point is?

by Natalie P.

February 4, 2007 | Filed Under Lifestyles of the Heartlessly Bitchy | No Comments

Today we went to LeBaron’s – it’s a huge outfitters/outdoors store for everything you need to fish/hunt/camp. Now that we have a cottage, we have even more reason to go to these kinds of stores for cool stuff that we want (notice I didn’t say NEED?). I picked up a bunch of lures and fishing stuff on sale, looked at a depth/fish finder (but G says that it has to interface with a computer so he can map the lake-bottom), and checked out the compound crossbows… I REALLY want a compound crossbow.

I mentioned this to G at a party tonight – the bit about wanting a compound crossbow. And he said with disdain and incredulity, “A compound crossbow? But then you’d have to like, HUNT, and KILL something.”

“Yeah? And your point is?”

But seriously. I fish – I can actually catch, gut and cook one. I grew up on a farm – I can milk a goat or cow by hand, raise chickens, and grow an outrageous garden. I know what wild vegetation is edible. I know how to make yogurt and cheese. I can survive no matter what. The only skill I don’t have is game hunting and skinning of game. I figure it’s something I at least OUGHT to know how to do. Just in case, well, you know… anything catastrophic were to happen.

Besides, bow hunting season is longer than our gun-hunting season and it’s more of a fighting chance for the deer than against a gun… well, not much but a BIT more. Before you PETA types get all up in arms, let me note that SHOULD I take up hunting, I would hunt for food, and not for trophies. I happen to like the taste of venison.

Problem is, I don’t have a garage. So where would I hang/age Bambi’s carcass after I skin and gut it? Not to mention the whole issue of learning how to operate and shoot a crossbow. The compound bows just look so damned NEAT, and they have wicked power.

Maybe I should stick to hunting wild turkeys… or virtual hunting of Myspace morons…?

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