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Refrigerators Belong In The Kitchen

A Girl and Her Gun: Refrigerators Belong In The Kitchen

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Refrigerators Belong In The Kitchen


We lived in California during the last big housing boom.  Everyone was buying bigger homes and building custom everything.  One of the crazes at the time was making everything in the kitchen blend in, so the designers would cover up the dishwasher, stove, refrigerator with panels that matched the cupboards.  That's fine.  Nothing wrong with that except when I went to a friend's house and she would say help yourself to whatever is in the fridge, I couldn't. I would spend an hour wondering around trying to find the blasted thing.  I like pretty, but when the function loses out to aesthetics, I kind of don't get it.  I could see if for some reason you had to put your stove or icebox in your bathroom; perhaps you might want to hide them.  Those things do not belong in a bathroom, but one does expect to find things for keeping and cooking food in a kitchen, so I say lets just let them all hang out right there in the open.

What does that little rant have to do with guns you might ask...

There's nothing wrong with being both feminine *and* competent. There's a lot wrong with deciding to be feminine *instead* of competent- The Cornered Cat

I don't have anything against pink guns or bra holsters or stilettos with daggers in the heels(ok, I do actually have a problem with that one), but I do have a problem with people making excuses to put their safety second or third or forth behind being girly or attractive or sexy.  I do have a problem with not learning to shot or fight or change a tire or speak up and say NO because it isn't considered dainty or womanly.  I fell into this jacked up way of thinking myself, but it really is about time we move passed this archaic way of being. It is time we stop using these convenient excuses to justify our own  lack of responsibility.  

The principal form follows function isn't just for architecture.  Have a pretty kitchen, show off your assets, care for your man(or woman), but for the love of God, leave the refrigerator in a condition where it can be found, learn to depend one your own abilities and please, please, please don't sacrifice your security for a pair of shoes that make your legs look slimmer.

47 Comments:

At June 6, 2012 at 8:12 AM , Blogger RabidAlien said...

Soooo...you're saying....I shouldn't be wearing those dagger-heeled stilettos right now? Even though its "business casual" Wednesday? Dangit. They make my legs look so skinny...

 
At June 6, 2012 at 8:30 AM , Blogger eiaftinfo said...

Dang - like Rabid I was right with ya until the stiletto shoe comment. Not sure I can take them out of my "urban camouflage" outfit. Cause I'll tell ya, when I'm in my 5-inch ping heals (stiletto no less) - in all my 6'1", 250 pounds, rapidly balding, and "slightly pot-bellied" glory, absolutly no one notices the Barrett M82 I got strapped on my back - open carry!

 
At June 6, 2012 at 8:35 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Not. Good. For. The. Ribs.

Oh my gosh that is hysterical!

 
At June 6, 2012 at 8:36 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Making an exception for you...you my friend should always where the stilettos.

 
At June 6, 2012 at 8:51 AM , Blogger lotta joy said...

At two different gun stores I was offered PINK guns. I know I'll piss off a pink gun owner, but what I said to him is what I feel: "this gun is for killing, not an accessory, and I think the color pink makes fun of its intended purpose."

Yep.

Another craze is to have a home larger than necessary. I can only be in one room at a time and even if I had 20 rooms, my husband, my dog and I would STILL be in one room...unless I was cleaning the other 19.

 
At June 6, 2012 at 8:52 AM , Blogger instinct said...

And here I was all set to ask Jennifer from http://injennifershead.com/ to borrow a pair of hers. So much for that plan.

 
At June 6, 2012 at 8:54 AM , Blogger GBBL said...

My wife tested out the two flashbang bra holsters ad well as a little ladybug cleavage holster.

She gave them all a big thumbs down.

 
At June 6, 2012 at 8:54 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

I swear, I literally just thought of her and thought, I should have said, unless your Jennifer:)

 
At June 6, 2012 at 9:01 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

I am not a pink gun person either or purple or whatever, but in general I am a very plain person. I like vanilla ice cream, not much jewelry, just give me the crab...you can keep the cake and I don't want any umbrella in my drink just give me a shot of tequila and we are good. I want my gun to be a gun, but it's fine with me that others differ with me as long as it isn't more about the color of the gun than what it's intended purpose is.

Unless your kymber or her hubby cuz they can take something intended for one thing and turn it into 9 others things it was never suppose to be able to do, but they are special like that.

 
At June 6, 2012 at 9:02 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Maybe for a backup gun, but not ideal for an EDC in my opionion.

 
At June 6, 2012 at 9:05 AM , Anonymous Curt S said...

Hmmm....I gotta say this...I just gotta...
Remember that one movie where this gal had a bra that stilletos would pop out of and stab someone?

Just thinking....

Ok, ok....so I have a warped mind....

 
At June 6, 2012 at 9:26 AM , Blogger Lynne F said...

Ok, so I'm wrong to want to color coordinate my guns to my shoes? Today is a conservative day, 4 inch heels. You don't know that because you've only ever seen me in instructor mode. ;-) I do have plans to buy a pink gun, just becasue I can, and maybe a purple one, and gotta have the leopard one! But, I will still carry my sweet Glory (Glock 19) and keep the baby guns and revolvers as back ups.
I have a couple of the Flashbangs, not quite sold, but there are times I will use them for back ups. Of course now that I've tried the Remora thigh band...I'm hooked (no puns intended on the velcro).

Trying hard not to make you laugh. Feel better kiddo!

 
At June 6, 2012 at 9:50 AM , Blogger Nancy R. said...

I want to know where I can get shoes with daggers in the heels! After all, I wore the werewolf shoes with the 5" stilettos to the gunnie prom in Pittsburgh ...

 
At June 6, 2012 at 9:55 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've never worn high heels in my life, but I'm still feminine. And I know a man who owns a pink gun, yet he's as masculine as the next guy.

Maybe you need to reassess your definitions and stop trying to categorize people by what they wear. Or carry.

 
At June 6, 2012 at 10:02 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Lol. I like your mind. Funny.

 
At June 6, 2012 at 10:04 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Didn't work...you totally made me laugh.

You my friend can wear or carry whatever you want...you k ow exactly what to do with a gun or a nice pair of heels:)

 
At June 6, 2012 at 10:04 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

I will find it for you. Pretty funky Nancy.

 
At June 6, 2012 at 10:07 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Well, we all make assumptions about people and categorize them based on one thing or another. I am comfortable with what I think.

 
At June 6, 2012 at 10:52 AM , Blogger ProudHillbilly said...

If I can't find the beer I'm gonna be pissed...

 
At June 6, 2012 at 11:06 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

My point exactly!

PS. If you come here, we even have cold glasses in the freezer also super easy to find.

 
At June 6, 2012 at 11:35 AM , Anonymous KENoble said...

I use the Flash Bang holster for my EDC and love it; though it is not the only holster I use. While sitting in my car, it is quicker to draw my weapon from the flash bang than from an appendix holster. Perhaps it goes back to working with the holster. Meaning practice practice practice drawing from it.

 
At June 6, 2012 at 11:39 AM , Blogger Lynne F said...

Thank you! I do have a thing for shoes...My husband keeps threatening to build an annex on the house. :-) Actually, I need two annexes, one for shoes, and one for guns. I really need more guns...I know...black goes with everything, but...

tried to look up the knife for my stilletos but didn't find one...that give new meaning to concealed weapon.

 
At June 6, 2012 at 11:39 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Glad you found something that works for you. I don't have a problem with the holster itself, but for me, I carry a gun that is to large for bra carry, so the Flashbang is great for my back up.

I agree with you on practice. Very important.

 
At June 6, 2012 at 12:14 PM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Ha. I can't find the shoes. Several months ago someone posted them on their FB page, but I can't remember who...gonna keep looking.

 
At June 6, 2012 at 12:26 PM , Blogger Duke said...

I don't wear high heals but the the only places for the fridge is the kitchen and the garage.

 
At June 6, 2012 at 12:40 PM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Good to know on all fronts.

 
At June 6, 2012 at 12:54 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does it bother you when people leave rude anon comments on your blog? Mary

 
At June 6, 2012 at 12:58 PM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Oh goodness no Mary. Happy,nsecure people do not feel a need to be rude or hateful and those that are confident and secure do not feel a need to hide from others who they are. I understand struggling. Each person deals with their issues however they need to. I prefer to focus on myself and be encouraging to others, but I k ow that some people are so unhappy with who they are, they can't.

 
At June 6, 2012 at 1:15 PM , Anonymous Mrs. Knitebane said...

I will not carry a pink gun for self defense for exactly the reason you stated Joy and I think the Jury is going to agree with you too. A woman who has a pink gun for self defense doesn't take the idea of using deadly force seriously IMO.

I do own a pink gun for steel match competition. The boys kept borrowing my gun and I thought the pink would stop that. Nope. A man will gladly shoot a pink gun, even in competition if it is accurate and/or cool.

 
At June 6, 2012 at 1:31 PM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Good point!

Maybe if I ever have extra cash laying around I will get a cool color gun for non carry times. I love that gun people will shoot a gun based on its "gun-ness" and not worry if it is feminine or manly. Very cool!

 
At June 6, 2012 at 1:38 PM , Blogger God, Gals, Guns, Grub said...

Our friend loves the flash-bang bra holster, but my wife doesn't like it "muzzling" one of the her... eh... twins...

Dann in Ohio

 
At June 6, 2012 at 2:13 PM , Blogger RabidAlien said...

Woohoo!

 
At June 6, 2012 at 2:16 PM , Blogger RabidAlien said...

Memorial Weekend, neither my brother-in-law (black-belt in something or other) nor my nephew (12) were concerned that the first gun I handed them to shoot was pink-n-grey cammo. When concentrating on the front sight, the color sorta fades away.

 
At June 6, 2012 at 2:22 PM , Blogger RabidAlien said...

I (briefly....har, another pun!) mentioned the Flashbang to Mrs.Alien, her immediate comment was "I'm not going to go digging through my shirt to get to a gun dangling between my boobs." Or something to that effect (there was some eye-rolling, too). To that, I say "to each their own." What works for one may not work for another. Although, I get this mental image of a couple of thugs standing there, slack-jawed, as their intended target (my dearest Mrs.Alien) gropes herself. Heck, ya never know...by the time you get to your handgun, they may be stuffing $20's under your belt!

Ooooh, I am sooooo gonna pay for that when I get home...

 
At June 6, 2012 at 2:36 PM , Blogger Sport Pilot said...

Wow! Talk about a full topic sweep here, everything from hidden fridge’s and cross dressing to pink guns and gun bras. Geez you peeps are something else, when I figure out what I’ll let you know. For now I have to clean up the iced tea I sprayed across my computer.

 
At June 6, 2012 at 7:53 PM , Blogger Granny D said...

Well love the high heels and the flashbang holster. Never thought about the color of the gun one way or the durther, but if the fit was right wouldn't mind a purple one. But that's just the way it goes. And what color gun you use doesn't make you more or less masculine or feminine if it shoots and you like it, go for it. As for the way to carry, in a 101 degree heat (and summer is still not here it will be about 112 then) I carry what everway is comfortable.

Granny D

 
At June 6, 2012 at 8:01 PM , Blogger PabloM said...

Ahhh....So simple, and so hard to see to some people.
When I say something like "with those flips flops you cant run, or kick anybody" 100% of the time I get the "you are a little paranoid, you know? response...until they are hurt or attacked...oh, well!
PabloM

 
At June 7, 2012 at 3:11 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

I can be a little more on the prepared side then is probably needed, but it gives me more peace.

 
At June 7, 2012 at 3:13 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Well, you go! I like high heels, just not 5" ones with daggers in them...lol. A lady I follow on FB bought the shoes and loves them, but it was so long ago I can't remember who she is.

The heat is the toughest part of carrying for me. When it's so hot and I have to cover up a gun, it's a pain. Fortunately for me it takes a lot of heat to make me uncomfortable.

 
At June 7, 2012 at 3:14 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Lol, they are a funny group!

 
At June 7, 2012 at 3:15 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Ha. I don't like to be muzzled, but it has never bothered me with the Flash Bang for some reason.

 
At June 7, 2012 at 3:15 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

You are to funny!

 
At June 7, 2012 at 6:36 AM , Blogger Broken Andy said...

So pink guns are out of fashion. There goes my EDC.

 
At June 7, 2012 at 7:48 AM , Anonymous Mrs. Knitebane said...

Do you wear any of the high tech wicking fabrics? I have to wear an undershirt to keep my gun and holster from chafing so I wear Starter Dri-Star shirts I buy at walmart. $8 for an undershirt vs $20 or more for underarmor works for me. If it is really hot out, I can wear a sleeveless undershirt and then one of these for a cover garment:

http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___73586

I carry a revolver so I don't have as much gun to conceal as you do but it works well for me AND as an added benefit, it works better than sunscreen. I've been an outdoorsy person long before I got into guns and self protection so my wardrobe really hasn't changed much. I catch fire in direct sunlight and am a high risk for skin cancer so I am always in hats and UPF shirts with long sleeves in the summer. This has been my normal uniform since I was 17. The only thing different now is I have to make sure all my pants have belt loops.

 
At June 8, 2012 at 12:41 AM , Anonymous Commercial refrigeration manufacturers said...

lol, that was some funny stuff!

 
At June 8, 2012 at 5:02 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

I don't wear any of those, but man great ideas. I am on my way to check out the link!

 
At June 8, 2012 at 5:03 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Lol, not for you or RabidAlien.

 

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