Thursday, October 4, 2007

Somedays, I just like to feel girly...

There is an amount of whimsy in anything pink. Pink can be a sweet, delicate color...made for cotton candy, baby's first blanket and the ribbons in a little girl's hair. It can also be the hot pink of a teenager's wad of bubble gum, the soft blush of lacy lingerie, or the raspberry pink of a girl's first shotgun.

Yes...shotgun.



(thanks to SayUncle)

I love pink guns. I think they're hysterical. (heh. see what I did there?) Anyway, I find the combination of cute pink + scary gun, and the surprised reaction it makes some people have, highly amusing.

I think it's because I sometimes make people have that reaction too...I am 5 feet tall (or should I say, 5 feet short?), an artist, a librarian, and really like guns. I'm sure I have given someone a moment's pause on the range when I am shouting with glee "I love this gun! I love it!" between trigger pulls on a 9mm, as my husband stands back, watching and grinning.

Better even than surprising others, is surprising yourself. I never thought I'd ever handle a gun, much less love shooting them. I mean, come on, I'm a girl, right? Girls don't shoot.

Oh, yes, we do...and we've got the pink firepower to prove it.

Check out other pink guns...

8 comments:

comatus said...

Where in god's pink hell did this "Girls don't shoot" meme come from? In 43 years of shooting, I've never encountered it, and that includes my 5th-grade teacher, a regular at Camp Perry.

If you're good at rock-throwing, you can throw a rock to the homes of Gina Cheliras, Abby Stanec and Amanda Luoma, the top shooters in the state and all nationall-ranked(and I don't mean the "Powder-Puff Derby," despite Gina's famously all-pink Monard suit). It's a two-hour drive to the grave of Phoebe Ann Mosey, the greatest shot who ever lived.

This is Ohio. The girls shoot.

Breda said...

comatus,

I'm relatively new to the world of shooting. These were my own assumptions. I'm so glad that I've learned otherwise.

comatus said...

But seriously, you have to see that pink shooting suit...

triticale said...

"Aim at a high mark and you will hit it.No, not the first time, nor the second and maybe not the third.But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect.Finally, you will hit the bullseye of success."

The personal motto of Phoebe Ann Mosey Butler, better known as Annie Oakley.

Breda said...

triticale -

THANK YOU.

comatus said...

But, she was only 4 feet, 11 and one-half inches tall.

In my pocket I carry a silver dollar my late mother gave me. She got it from her aunt, who watched Annie shoot the hole in it, midair. Collectors tell me it isn't that rare; you want the dime.

She could Hit. A. Dime. In Mid-air.
Girl from Ohio.

Breda said...

I am enormously inspired. Thank you both.

Gina said...

Thanks for the compliments on my pink suit! here it is... http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=17300&ATCLID=204879009

-gina cheliras