If you were here or you were us I promise your freak would be freaked!
First things first:
One day I decided it was about time I learned how to surf. After a month of just thinking about it, Pike and I decided last week that I would learn. So after work we got into the car and headed for the beach. As we were approaching the beach, the oncoming traffic was two life guard trucks with their lights and sirens going off and towing jet skis, an ambulance and two cop cars! I really didnt know what to think of the situation...trust me, many things were going through my head but I didnt want to freak myself out over nothing. While we were in the water less then a mile away, we look up to see a flight for life helicopter with the rescue basket hanging down from it and heading straight for the hospital. We both looked at each other and didnt really say much and tried to make light of the situation; but what we really were thinking was SHARK ATTACK! Well, sadly we were wrong (which I am kind of happy about because I am scared to death of sharks) but it was a suicide. Some lady drove her car off the point, a cliff in Laie. (sorry I dont want anyone to feel depressed after reading this)
Needless to say that was an interesting first day of surfing, or attempting. I was feeling ambitious the next day and was sure I was going to do better, well I didnt really get my chance to prove myself. While making our way out into the water and only a surfboard between Brian and I, Biran got stung by a jelly fish! He looked at me in silence for about 30 seconds and then shouted "Hurry, just go! Go in!" Shocked and confused I stared at him and then he said I just got stung... I was half way in by the time he said ...st got.. not because I listened to his first warning but because quite a few people within a couple weeks have been getting stung and I was scared it was going to happen to me. So when he started saying what happened I dont think anyone has ever paddled faster then me! Once we got out of the water, he was in a lot of pain and I felt really bad but yet really relieved that it only got him! (yes, that may sound rude but its the ugly truth, at least I'm honest!) No surfing was performed that day or yet but I still have sometime to learn and I will. It was just an exciting first 2 days that I thought I would share with you all so you know that we are actually alive.
Its just a little sting...not that big of a deal! right?
(so you know these stings burn and itch and it doesnt feel good to scratch them)
Now why should your freak have been freaked after that first story?...
1. Possible shark attack only a single mile away from where we were swimming.
2. Sharks in the water...period!
4. Lots of people we know getting stung at an alarming rate.
5. Brian's sting. Its gross.
6. So I dont sound like a baby...its a big scary ocean out there! (haha I'm really not that scared. I get in and swim around a lot!)
Now if your freak wasnt really freaked then this will surely freak it!
In Hawaii, as you all know or have heard, there are rather creepy creatures and insects lurking around. I have seen my fair share of larger than my foot cockroaches, frogs, geckos, spiders, centipedes and other such icky creepy things. Some of these creatures have made their way into our home but with a "calming scream" for help, Brian takes care of the problem! (For the record, he is just as freaked as I am!) Anyways, you all get the point, we have lots of surprises and some I just let live in here but there are some that have to go! Well, on Sunday, we had a very unwelcoming stranger! da da dummmm.
As I was walking towards our bedroom from the front room, for whatever reason, I happened to look up on top of our cupboards in the kitchen. I glanced up and continued walking when I then looked back up to be sure what I thought I saw was just a figment of my imagination. Once I realized that there was surely something there I started to panic and sweat and lets just say I was really nervous and wasnt sure where to go! I asked Brian to look and try to figure out what this creature was and get it out somehow!
This is what I saw while making my way to the bedroom
He started to panic because we had never seen anything like it! I told him to call our friend Brett,(he catches chameleons all the time) and have him come catch it! Brett, couldnt come for a bit so we went and got our neighbors to see if they knew what this creature was and if they were brave enough to grab it. They were just as nervous as we were. We all just stood there staring at this thing and finally our friend Shawn came in and as nervous as he was he grabbed the chair and stood up right in front of it and this thing lurched out at him and was running around and chasing us! Ok, that last part was a lie, as Shawn stood up to face this creature he started to laugh and say are you guys kidding me, and picks it up and holds out a piece of surf wax!
We were all embarrassed that we allowed ourselves to be afraid of a piece of wax, but a disclaimer to our stupidity and fear...I would like to quote Brian. In his words..."It moved! That thing moved.. I saw it move!"
I was relieved that there wasnt a mysterious creature in our apartment or that such a creature really doesnt exist! I kept asking Brian how something so big could have gotten in here unnoticed! So our freak was definitely freaked and I hope I got your freak even just a little bit. We like to keep things exciting around here... so who wants to come visit???
Its true self...in all its glory!