Trendy, yes. But kinda fun, you know? I spotted them on Friday afternoon at a little consignment shop and waffled around about buying them. Stuff goes so fast at consignment shops so I knew I had to get them on Saturday if I really wanted them. I broke the news to David on Friday night with something like "Ok, so just hear me out. I found something today that I want to buy and it's a little crazy and kind of out there (for me), but I'll use my own blow money (yes, we budget spending money) and I'd really like it if you'd just let me do this." After telling him that it was a pair of silver antlers and assuring him that I wasn't joking, I watched him melt into a puddle of laughter right there on the kitchen floor. To his credit, he said yes without much pressure.
Two minutes after I got home with them on Saturday, he whipped out his camera phone and had them perched up in the living room saying something about taking a picture for Greg (a friend who hunts). By this time it was one huge joke and I was having fun playing along, so I mentioned something about posing beside my big catch. A little sarcastically, I might add. Almost instantly he was out of the room and I heard him digging around in the closet for his gun (which I've only seen twice in the last four years). He demonstrated how I should kneel beside the antlers and then pretty much used every trick in the book to convince me to copy the stance and stay there long enough so he could get a picture. I'll have to admit I did think it was pretty funny, but I made him promise that he could ONLY show it to Greg and that the picture could not leave his phone at all. Facebook was mentioned as a definite no-no, but evidently we had a misunderstanding. And evidently I don't have too strong of a backbone because this showed up on FB later...
I'm sure he would delete it if I made a big enough stink, but the truth is that I kinda think it's funny. And I guess it's good to be able to laugh at yourself sometimes.
ps. See that suzani lumbar pillow? It's for sale!
pps. No animals were harmed in the aquisition of the antlers. Call me a Yankee or a Democrat or a
Tree Animal Hugger, but I don't particularly like guns. I definitely don't like war. And I'm pretty sure I wouldn't actually be able to pull the trigger on an animal. Although I do have a kill on sight rule for spiders, stink bugs and mosquitoes. So I guess you can also call me a hypocrite. And by the way, no offense to the three aforementioned categories. I get called any or all three of them on a fairly regular basis (mostly as a joke). Welcome to the South.