Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Overheard at Chez Lime

I'm so glad Mr. Lime and the Limelets don't have to go away to overnight deer camp. If they did, I'd miss gems like these.

After returning home after being outside in sub-freezing temperatures Isaac was heard to say,

"I gotta pee really bad but my hands are too cold. Can I wear mittens in the bathroom?"


At the dinner table discussing the field dressing of a deer Diana told us,

"I don't mind gutting. I can tolerate pulling everything out. Accidentally hit the stomach and spill the contents? No problem. I can handle it. Nick up the intestines? I don't mind. Cut the windpipe and pull it out? I'm your girl. Hold the still warm and quivering heart in my bare hands? Very cool. But geeeees, I can't tell you how much I HATE reaming out the butt."

Meanwhile Calypso the vegetarian has fingers in her ears as she sings, "Nanananananana Lalalalalala."

Isaac interjected, "I just like when the steam comes up out of the body and warms my hands. It's kind of like the deer's spirit is rising up and I just say thank you for food and warmth."

How's that for three entirely different responses to the matter?

31 comments:

Cocotte said...

I'm with Calypso.

Hilary said...

Calypso makes good music. And Isaac's appreciation is respectable. Diana, however will keep me from straying from my diet.. at least for today.

G-Man said...

I thought that Mr. Lime bought that new tool called the Butt-Out.
If not, that should be his Christmas present...FHIHA!

KFarmer said...

Each of your beautiful bambinos have such colorful, wonderful personalities. What a happy laugh I had this morning~ thanks :)

Question? Did they bag deer to put in the freezer?

If I were to go hunting w/Diana I would be more than happy to ream the butt out~ if she told me how. I've only practiced on humans ;)

barman said...

Poor Calypso! I am glad I never got a deer. I am not sure I could handle the gutting of the deer at all. I might just have turned vegetarian too.

Suldog said...

Butt reaming. Nope. Not going there.

Craver Vii said...

I'm a total city boy. Never hunted in my life. Even fishing is a new thing for me, since I only started this year. I wish I could know that experience though. Especially to be able to take my kids (the willing ones) and do the same thing. I'd be afraid of spoiling the meat or nicking myself and getting poisoned from the animal's blood. For now, I just hunt venison with a little plastic card at the grocery store.

Desmond Jones said...

Well, the less said about butt-reaming, the better, I'm sure. . .

But geez. . . Diana the Huntress, eh?

S said...

Please dont show us the butt reaming tool again!

I'm with Isaac when neccessary, otherwise, Im with Calypso.

I had a dream that I met Sarah Palin. I was working at the Farmers Market and she came to get veggies. In my dream she was 4 feet tall. Everyone was shocked how tiny she was.

Why am I telling you this? Because I just woke up and remembered! Ok weird dream, glad Im awake.

Have a lovely day Lime!

PS Pic of Diana with deer?

Cosima said...

So far I have only killed shrimps and cockroaches - guess which one was bigger - but I actually think that it would be good education for all of us to see where tasty meat comes from, and then value it more.

And all of your three kids seem to be doing that in their own ways.

Breazy said...

I'm singing with Calypso no doubt about it. I find that my stomach isn't as strong as it use to be so I would start my own little barf-o-rama if that were the conversation over supper. But I do give props to Diana for not being bothered by it and Isaac for bringing something sweet out.

Have a good day!

Craver Vii said...

Pic of Diana with deer?... How 'bout this one?

Mona said...

Arey! get that butt & gut out tool out!

LOL @ Calypso & Issac :D

furiousBall said...

this is why i always leave a hair dryer pointed right at my junk-level when it's cold. the only problem with my ween warmer is that i generally spray urine all over my shower right next to the commode.

lime said...

cocotte, sorry to turn your stomach

hilary, diana will be glad to know she kept you on the straight and narrow

gman, he did last year. i think it broke.

kfarmer, the deer will be processed probably over the weekend. we let the meat hang for a while before we butcher. and LOL @ your butt reaming skill!

barman, she decided 2 years ago during hunting season

suldog, disturbing imagery no?

craver, it's great that you're open to the experience. as for the louvre picture....that's exactly why i refer to my oldest on this blog as "diana." nicely done ;)

desmond, she is fearless and a dead eye.

s, i shall not torment you with the butt out tool again.

cosima, i have lived in the tropics and have no doubt the cockroach dwarfed the shrimp.

breazy, i was actually impressed with isaac's reflective comment.

mona, that is one fearsome tool isn't it?

furiosuball, i think you have exceeded diana's disturbing imagery!

Logophile said...

Lime~ Your kids kill me. I have to say though, Diana would be the one I don't really agree with on some level, Isaac and Calypso...I GET that.
Nanananana Lalalalala
(chair dancing too)

Cooper said...

Sure glad I read this while I was eating lunch......

barman said...

Oh my gosh, I just saw your post on the butt-out-tool. It says for use on deer or deer sized animals. I don't know about you but I think I will keep my cheeks a clamped until hunting season is over ... just in case. What a mean looking tool.

Desmond Jones said...

You just reminded me of a few years back when one of our neighbors killed a deer. He used to hang his kills from his front porch, but some of the nieghbors complained, so he asked us if he could hang his deer in our (detached) garage, safely outta sight, dontcha know.

Which was fine, until our son, who was about six at the time, ran out to the garage (after dark, of course) to find something he'd left there a few days previous.

We heard this shriek, and then there was a quivering, hyperventilating boy at the back door. . .

airplanejayne said...

Hmpfh. The ex, Voldemort, was a deerhunter. He went every year on his annual trek, and returned with meat in packages and a deadhead (not the Grateful kind) for his office wall.

I am so glad I never had to see the butt-reaming of Bambi.... although the butt-reaming of Voldemort......

hahahahahaha!!

~Tim said...

Is there some kind of rule against mittens in the bathroom?

citizen of the world said...

Calypso gets my vote.

(M)ary said...

ohhhh....I love Isaac's comment. Love it. He is such a wise young man.

Moosekahl said...

Your children amaze me! Such grounded, logical individuals.

Kat said...

That must be a tough house to be a vegetarian in. ;)
I love that Diana isn't squeemish in the least. And Isaac's comment is just precious. Todd tells me he always says a pray of thanks to the deer and to God when gets one.
And even though he already got a deer bow hunting this year Todd wants to go out again on Sunday. He says it is just so peaceful sitting in the woods. I can't imagine sitting in that cold!

Cheesy said...

Cripes ... now that's a convo for the dinner table eh?? lol

barman said...

Kat it is very peaceful sitting in the woods but I froze my toes off and my fingers did not do much better.

misticblu said...

Ahh dinner table conversation fodder sounds very familiar!! We eat at the table most nights and Minime would find some way every night to weave grossness into the convo, I think it became a game. Some nights it just happened and sometimes you could tell it was forced. I sensed accomplishment when she worked it in and we never saw it coming. Can you hear the collective "ahhhhhh! No! Why now?"

Polt said...

Isaac is a master of the one liner - whether it's a profound one or just funny.

HUGS...

Trooper Thorn said...

At least Diana is comfortable setting boundries.

Semi-Gloss Lacquer said...

the boy's comments on the steam are almost word for word the comments of the MASH Character (Fr. Mulcahey (initially known as 'Dago Red' in the book,) when he's being interviewed:
'...At times here in Korea it can be extremely cold, and our operating rooms aren't heated. There have been times when I've seen our surgeons open up a body, and have to warm their hands over the opening, just to proceed. One cannot see something like that without being very moved...' (Sounds like lil' dude's career path is headed down that trail (no pun intended.)