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the story of an invisible girl
M enjoys fishing, but he does "catch and release". I heard a commedian once who points out that this isn't really catching fish, just inconveniencing fish. The fish goes on with his fishy life, he just might be late for whatever meeting or appointment he was heading toward. Thus whenever M goes fishing, I don't ask "did you catch one?", I just ask, "did you inconvenience any?"

M also likes to hunt, and goes Up North for opening weekend of deer season every fall. However up until recently, he had not actually caught any deer. Thus I liked to tease him that he was just there to inconvenience the deer. I even put his trip on our calendar as "M tries to inconvenience a deer."

He warned me however, "You know I'm planning on doing more than inconvenience it, right?" I admitted I knew, but it seemed to me that the deer usually won.  That said, since he caugt his second deer this year I suppose I can't tease him quite as much anymore.

Today on our calendar it reads, "inconvenience a Christmas tree." We are going out into the wilds to.... Well, hopefully we'll do more than inconvenience it. Hopefully it will look lovely adorning our family room!
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djinnthespazz From: djinnthespazz Date: December 5th, 2010 05:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mmm. Venison. Yum!
elizilla From: elizilla Date: December 5th, 2010 05:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Tell him he is my hero. By killing that deer he probably saved someone's life or at least their car or motorcycle. :)
djinnthespazz From: djinnthespazz Date: December 5th, 2010 05:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Also, thinning the herd reduces the potential for winter starvation. Benefits all around!
johnridley From: johnridley Date: December 5th, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
We permanently inconvenienced a bunch of steel wire and green plastic about 15 years ago, for $38 in an after-Christmas sale. Getting the tree now takes about 5 minutes. I certainly don't miss anything about having a dying tree in the house.

What amazes me is the types of people who are fastidious about their houses, but once a year they'll bring this huge, messy, bug ridden fire hazard into their house.
nishar From: nishar Date: December 5th, 2010 08:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well if you dig up a tree and put it in a pot. Then put the tree back in the ground after X-Mass... y'all with bother a tree for a while but not kill it.
johnridley From: johnridley Date: December 6th, 2010 02:03 am (UTC) (Link)
I knew a guy who did that. Dug up a tree, kept it, root ball and all, in the house for December, then planted it. After many years of doing this, he had a lot of pine trees on his property.
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