Yeah, I just ordered a HUGE pink bow for my hair. It’s made out of some really expensive fabric and has sarwovski crystal rhinestones allover it. Yeah. It’s super cute. I’m wearing it to the mall this weekend with my sister’s old prom dress. I’m gonna look fab.
No. I got a bow as in bow and arrows lol. I just ordered it off of ebay. Am I going to be one of those ebay people? I can’t believe ebay is even still around. I can’t believe I LOVE ebay as much as I do…. but I do. I’m not a sellout. I’m committed lol. I am a committed ebay shopper. Anyways. It’s a Samick Sage #25 recurve takedown bow. BOOM. Goodnight.
When I was little, I used to make bows and arrows out of bamboo and fishing line. I can’t remember, it was either my grandpa or my uncle that had an archery set…. but I thought it was so cool. Like Robin Hood or something. I loved the whole fairytale-ish, medieval thing…. not to be a princess. I thought princesses were cute, I loved their hair and makeup and dresses and all that jazz but they were so desperately and hopelessly incompetent LOL. They had like NO skill. Always getting themselves into tricky situations, never learning from the mistakes of the princess before them. No sir. That was NOT me lol. So an ideal set up for me would be to look cute while hunting stuff. Something. Anyways. So Vayda requested a bow for Christmas and I totally high-fived her a good 5 times or so. YEAH! Attagirl! And I thought….. ya know? I should probably for real get a bow. But then I thought. STOP IT. You’re doing too much. Guitar, duh. Dancing lessons, DUH. I just do too much. Well, hubby and I finally watched the Hunger Games. Stop it right there. I avoid movies with cultish followings like the PLAGUE. I only watched Twilight because my best friend and sister were watching it anyways. And I totally got into Edward…..sometimes Jacob, but mostly Edward. I hate that I can never find a good movie. So I resorted to this one out of desperation. The whole plot sounded SO stupid and gimmicky to me but I am like obsessed now. It’s about time we have a COMPETENT female like…..owning the woods and stuff. So I thought. I bet I could do some cool stuff with a bow….. but then I saw a couple articles on The Art of Manliness blog about owning a traditional bow and that was that. I had my mind made up that I am getting one and there’s nothing anyone can do to stop me.
I have obsessively watched videos, read articles, and soaked up about as much info as one can soak up in such a short amount of time lol. The bow I purchased seems to be the absolute best bow for beginners. I watched a man take out an 8 pt buck on Youtube with one of these bad boys so it’s definitely going to fit the bill lol.
Kevin is into guns. I like guns, too. I do, honestly. I’d love to become a sharpshooter at some point in life. I’d like to be able to add that to my skill set lol. But here’s the thing. I love the woods, I love the outdoors, I want to learn the outdoors and how to survive in the outdoors. If something were to happen, as it has throughout history….. all of the greatest empires have fallen at some point…. so…. if that were happen, i’d like to stand a fighting chance at survival. Your neighbors to your left have a VERY good chance of being eaten by your neighbors on your right should things go south in ‘Murrica. lol. A gun is definitely ideal…. until you run out of ammo…. and having to deal up with bartering goods and all that mess…. and CARRYING the supplies. GEESH. Think about it. My husband is always talking about stockpiling weapons….. are YOU going to carry them?! I’m not! LOL. You really do have to think in terms of having access to NOTHING. No food. No clean water. No weapons. None of that. So, in theory, I could build myself a bow and arrow if I wanted. Using it is the trick. I could learn the primitive skills of our ancestors and how they survived off the wilderness with NO modern commodities. Not even fishing line. That’s what i’m talking about. People buying all this tactical gear, who’s transporting it? Be realistic! I want to learn how to survive with almost nothing.
Archery is almost as throwback as you can get. Kevin laughed at me and said, “What next, a sling shot?”….. you know what? Absolutely. A sling shot. ABSOLUTELY. That’s not a bad idea at all lol. I should teach Ezra how to use a sling shot, I bet he would OWN at it. Vayda definitely wants to learn how to use a bow. Judea is tricky…. I think Judea could take someone out by brute force lol. Nova looks like she’s going to be into cutlery lol. I want to be very proficient in multiple forms of defense. Kevin can laugh now but when i’m out there all like Legends of Zelda in the wild, he’ll come around and probably get himself a bow.
No, he can’t use mine. He is left-handed. Speaking of which….. Though I am right handed, I have a dominant left eye. Yeah, yeah, i’m pretty special. 80% of the population is right eye dominant…. and most who are left eye dominant are also left handed. What does this even mean? It means I am a freaking SUPERHERO and my power is about to be unleashed.
It gets here wednesday. Ohhhhhhh you have no idea. It’s join DOWN. LOL!