Aimée Cartier—– *author *psychic *mom *wife *speaker *dabbler in comedy

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Naked grilling… for real.

This is probably TMI but my weird and brave husband has been known to grill in the buff.  We have a very private backyard, and an outdoor bath and shower– so sometimes following his after work shower– standing next to the grill without clothes on just comes naturally to him.

20140711-081944-29984447.jpgHonestly it’s frightening to me– I wouldn’t put my naked flesh next to something so hot– ever.  Even when I don’t have a little dangling piece right at grill height.

Last time he had me take a pic of his bum side and send it to his brother with the subject “Naked Chef.”  I wanted to title it, “Looks like a Culp,”– my husband’s last name.

But it’s moments like these that make me realize how truly weird we are.  Honestly, I forget this sometimes.  But all I really need to do is sit back for a second and think about what my dad or my mom would think if they walked in on say, a man, my husband, standing in the backyard next to the grill totally naked.  Uncomfortable.  If I want an internal laugh I can think about us trying one of these stunts in their backyards!  That thought nearly chokes when it comes out!  That’s when I realize that we are WEIRD, or as one of my lovely readers called us once, “characters.”

Honestly when my husband and I first started dating I always had this mental image of us driving around in one of those motorcycles with a side car.  The whole thing was bright shiny red.  And I, of course was driving (it was my thought after all).  In the picture I am always dressed in something that I deem sophisticated.  But realistically, in comparison to those who are actually considered fashionably sophisticated it is probably more akin to country bumpkin or yesterday’s style.  My husband is wearing, god knows what. The important part is that he has on a scarf wrapped around his neck flying backward in the wind, a soft leather helmet, and some of those bomber glasses– you know, like Snoopy.Snoopy-as-WWI-Ace

Whenever I think on this image it makes me laugh.  And in some ways our life is sort of like that.  I could define it, but that would take the magic out of it for me.  If I had to expand the image out I would see that there are all kinds of people on the sidelines or street corners, looking at us like we are totally crazy.  But we don’t even notice.  We’re having to much fun and laughing hard at our wild ride.

Apparently we stop on the side of the road for a round of naked barbecuing as well.  He’s naked.  I’m still casually “sophisticated.”

P.S. I meant to have this post be about the lovely garden grill items (peas and garlic scapes and the garden broccoli we steamed) but I just couldn’t get other more striking things out of my mind. 😉  I’ll post those pics tomorrow.



11 comments on “Naked grilling… for real.

  1. JennyO
    July 11, 2014

    Baha 😉 the description “little dangling piece” too funny I died laughing. I’m trying to imagine my DH butt naked in front of a grill. I’m thinking no.

    • aimeecartier
      July 11, 2014

      haha! I know (On your ‘I’m thinking no). Even though we live on the West Coast which is quite a bit more relaxed than the rest of the country I still can’t imagine many people I know grilling naked!

      • islanderinmexico
        July 11, 2014

        “Little”???? Looks like it’s three-fingers to me.

      • aimeecartier
        July 11, 2014


      • JennyO
        July 14, 2014

        LOL yea I sent him your blog and he’s all. Um No. Like she said… ‘danglin parts’ heheh

      • aimeecartier
        July 21, 2014

        Love this. Also, I stand corrected on thinking others I know wouldn’t do this. The link to this article was also posted on my Facebook page and several people who live on the same island I do said things akin to “I would, or I do or sounds normal to me.”… I’m thinking that’s part of the reason I forget how weird we are… so is everyone around us! Keep the dangling’ parts intact!

  2. C Amick
    July 11, 2014

    This absolutely made my day!! And (personal note), the books you gave Jamie have been found! I’m reading mine and will send Jamie’s to her. Cheers and many happy naked bbques to you and yours! 🙂

    • aimeecartier
      July 11, 2014

      Oh yeah!!! So happy this made ur day! It may make ur weekend too- if u can get J to give it a try! And great news on the books! Enjoy. And happy birthday! (That’s about when I passed them on.) 🌻

  3. triviasack
    July 31, 2014

    hey there, it was perhaps a bit too much information but information is my game so it’s all good 🙂
    i like your amusing writing and mind and always love stories on unified weirdness in couples, what life’s all about! bon appetit!

    • aimeecartier
      July 31, 2014

      Thanks Triviasack. And thanks for your sweet comments on my “amusing writing and mind.” Appreciate that! I hope you like what you find here! Sending love!
      – Aimee

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