Euphoric

June 30th, 2009
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Being in the middle of the Pacific Ocean surrounded by water, you can't help but visit the beach at least once in your life.

For as long as I can remember, I've always been in the water whether it be at picnics, surfing, diving, watevahs - just as long as there was sand and surf, I was good. It didn't hurt that wen I used to live in Sand Island, I literally could just hop our fence and be at the beach.

With the recent South swells, as NKHEA keeps reminding me, da Pacific comes a calling. :grin:

Da past few weeks I hit da surf wenevah I could during lunch - my only free time to surf - but yesterday was almost fate-like. Da Wife had planned to have a pau hana get together with a few of her ex-coworkers after work so I was left in a predicament. Do I go all the way home, take care the dogs, rest for a hour and drive back or do I stay at work and work on some things.

Hmmm........ Neither.

I wen surf Baby!

Boy was it epic!

It wasn't as big as last weekends swell but a solid three feet (Hawaiian scale of course). It was a bit inconsistent at Point Panic but knowing wea to sit in the lineup was key so I had more than my share of fun waves. I was in da water for a little ovah 2 ½ hours till da only light we saw was the moonlight and it was the most time I've evah spent surfing since high school wea I'd surf on average 10 hours a day.

Barrel aftah barrel I was so stoked to not only be in da watah for dat long but da fact dat I was in da right part of da lineup wea da "hui" was going on da first sets and once they were gone I was still fortunate enough to catch da last one in da set. Almost every wave was pitching nicely due to da light winds and low tide.

My last wave was unreal.

It was one of the bigger waves of the day and all I could see was a huge wall lining up. I pulled in high and tight and whooosh! A picture perfect wave barrelling from beginning to end and I threw in a few spinners (body surfing rolo move) and not only made it out but rode it all the way in wea I didn't even have to paddle in to get back on shore.

It was euphoric... and Da Wife can attest cause wen I went to pick her up, all she saw was a huge grin ear to ear even aftah I was out of da water.

No wait.

I was grinning ear to ear cause I took one look at my beautiful wife and couldn't help myself. :wink:

We may have talked about it before but yesterday was just so enlightening dat it refreshes my soul.

So wat is it dat you do, want to do, have done dat makes you "euphoric"? Eating chocolate? Playing cards? Hitting golf balls?

C'mon, share yours.... or you like keep 'em to yourself? :razz:

 

 

 

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41 Responses to “Euphoric”

  1. KAN:

    First!

    Playing music with a bunch of trusted friends. When we hit da groove, dat's it.


  2. Center Of Thought:

    WooHaa! South Shore time! Cool BL, do yur thang...the wife and the rest of the world can wait til you get some killa sets haha I'm jealous (because I stay NYC), but I'll be back in a few months, and get mine! Yup - getting some 808 surf is pretty euphoric...

    Right now, for me specifically, recently reuniting with an old (hot) friend and us falling in love with each other almost immediately (happened this month), to me, THAT's euphoria!


  3. M:

    Good morning BL!

    Spending the weekend at my friends beach house does it fo me!


  4. Ynaku:

    Chee Whoo!!!!

    Ho brah, great choice. Beautiful Surf AND wife. what could be better than that?

    Euphoric???? Was so busy, dunno what makes me all gaga li'dat. Kicking back at da beach or park at da beach is cool. Grillin' and chillin' with my buddies is righteous. But riding my harley gives me that rush. Right now, being with my G'baby is euphoric. :D


  5. tita leerz:

    a good night's sleep is euphoric.
    about the ocean...people find it weird that i tell them i feel claustrophobic on the mainland. i gotta see ocean or i go nuts!


  6. kako mochi:

    i don't think i have done anything to get a natural high...i mean, i got laughing gas when i had my wisdom teeth pulled, but that's about it!

    i've never surfed a day in my life...but i do like going to the beach ;)

    i guess you can say i'm still searching for eurphoria...


  7. Masako:

    Going on the Tower of Terror at California Adventure. Wish they had one of those here.


  8. roach:

    BL,

    Catching good cards on table games in Vegas takes me back to our trip to Atlantic City a few years ago. All the cards turned to "gold" for me. I won enough money to pay for the two first class round trip airline tickets, hotel, car, meals and gifts plus put money back into the bank. I've longed for a streak like that again but so far its only in my dreams !


  9. 9th Island Girl:

    Sounds weird, but sometimes when my family's in the car, and a good song comes on the radio and we all sing along, that's euphoria.


  10. Kage:

    With friends, kicking at the beach. The hibachi going with all kind meat and vegies. Cool beverages (no bea cuz dats illegal on da beach, uh huh yep) Tradewinds blowing.


  11. Scott:

    Catching a nice wave on my longboard is euphoric, hitting a 300 yard drive is euphoric, but seeing my 4 month old smile is the best. Yesterday he was cranky all day for my wife and when I came in the door he saw me and smiled the biggest smile of his life. My wife said it was the first time he's smiled all day. It's an amazing feeling.


  12. jaydee:

    I'd have to say camping with friends and family. Doesn't matter if it's at the beach, the mountains or the forest just the time spent bonding with each other.... those are memories that will last a lifetime! :)


  13. Rodney:

    One word that begins with "s" and ends with "x".

    And the word is NOT "spandex".


  14. sassy7:

    jumping off Waimea Bay "Rock" was very euphoric for me and my keiki's when we was home....Eating raw fish, opihi, malasada's and Ted's bakery, and Hukilau Cafe's roast pork...that was all Euphoric when we was home. even our evening out at Lele's, which when puka the pocket book small kine.......spending time back home was Euphoric for us as a family...and just chillin in the ocean was...boy! what else can I say.....great times!!!!!!


  15. BananaFysh:

    @Rodney -- "six?" :?


  16. BananaFysh:

    I used to catch my high playing paintball. The adrenaline rush was unreal. :)

    Running up the sideline, swing around a bunker and firing a couple shots into someone's back when they never heard you run up on them is so sweet. :mrgreen:

    It sucks when it happens to you though. :razz:


  17. Ocean Lover:

    Going into the ahi pile.....getting a double....and all the other boats "sucking fingah".

    OL


  18. jaydee:

    I think Rodney is a musician so it must be SAX. I kid, I kid! :)

    But I like where you're going with that thought Rodney!


  19. Tahoe-gal:

    ...sinking a one-putt for a bird!
    ...that second drink!
    ...realizing I didn't get charged for an item!
    ...a call from the kids...with no request for money!

    Euphoria!

    Oh, and that word that starts with "s" and ends with "x". (And I DO mean spandex.)


  20. BananaFysh:

    Oh wait, must be for baseball fans!

    SOX!

    :razz:


  21. Braddah Lance:

    KAN:
    Playing music with a bunch of trusted friends. When we hit da groove, dat's it.

    Wen I was in jazz band (well, any band, I was in several), dat feeling of everyone hitting da beat and grooving was euphoric. Da kine it wasn't like yeah yeah yeah.... at da end it was like aaahhhhh. Shweet. :grin:
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    Center Of Thought:
    ...(because I stay NYC), but I'll be back in a few months, and get mine! Yup - getting some 808 surf is pretty euphoric...

    A few months? I guess you going either East or North side then. :grin: I'll try save some for you. :razz:

    Right now, for me specifically, recently reuniting with an old (hot) friend and us falling in love with each other almost immediately (happened this month), to me, THAT's euphoria!

    Oh yeah dat begining part of falling in love..... yeah, dat's an unreal feeling no mattah wat da age. :grin:
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    M:
    Spending the weekend at my friends beach house does it fo me!

    I haven't been to a beach house since like 5th grade. My friends and I keep talking about renting one but like always.... we're jus' talk until somebody gets up to do it. :roll:
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    Ynaku:
    But riding my harley gives me that rush.

    You know dat! As long as da sun is out and you're not stuck in traffic.... woooo-eeeeee!
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    tita leerz:
    a good night's sleep is euphoric.

    Dat always works too. You and Da Wife must be related. :razz:

    about the ocean...people find it weird that i tell them i feel claustrophobic on the mainland. i gotta see ocean or i go nuts!

    And da lakes just don't cut it either eh? Evah touched da bottom of a lake? Eeeeewwwww!
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    kako mochi:
    i guess you can say i'm still searching for eurphoria...

    C'mon Braddah! Fo' realz? Nada? Gotta be something........ maybe a time you wen pound your fingah wit a hammer or maybe got your fingers slammed by a door. :grin: Euphoric. :lol:
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    Masako:
    Going on the Tower of Terror at California Adventure. Wish they had one of those here.

    Euphoria for seven seconds..... sounds like....... :razz:

    And E Komo Mai back Masako!
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    roach:
    Catching good cards on table games in Vegas takes me back to our trip to Atlantic City a few years ago.....I've longed for a streak like that again but so far its only in my dreams !

    C'mon you know da rules (Ocean's 11), "Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet and you bet big, then you take the house." But like we evah know wen dat happens yeah? :lol:
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    9th Island Girl:
    Sounds weird, but sometimes when my family's in the car, and a good song comes on the radio and we all sing along, that's euphoria.

    In tune? :lol:
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    Kage:
    With friends, kicking at the beach. The hibachi going with all kind meat and vegies. Cool beverages (no bea cuz dats illegal on da beach, uh huh yep) Tradewinds blowing.

    Oh yeeeeaaaaah. Right into da sunset is da bestest!


  22. Ynaku:

    Rod, Sioux? That's exciting!


  23. 9th Island Girl:

    Rodney: Styx? :)


  24. Braddah Lance:

    Scott:
    Catching a nice wave on my longboard is euphoric, hitting a 300 yard drive is euphoric, but seeing my 4 month old smile is the best.

    Priceless. :grin:
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    jaydee:
    I'd have to say camping with friends and family. Doesn't matter if it's at the beach, the mountains or the forest just the time spent bonding with each other.... those are memories that will last a lifetime!

    I still sorta remembah my first and only camping trip with my cousins waaaay back in da day... met and hung out with a little cutie. We were only 8 I tink. :grin:
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    Rodney:
    One word that begins with "s" and ends with "x".
    And the word is NOT "spandex".

    You get high watching da soapbox? :lol:

    I KNOW I KNOW! Since UR loves shoes so much...... it's da shoebox right?
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    sassy7:
    .....spending time back home was Euphoric for us as a family...and just chillin in the ocean was...boy! what else can I say.....great times!!!!!!

    Hey you nevah email me back wen you was hea! I nevah know wea da beach house was so I couldn't stop by. :sad:
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    BananaFysh:
    I used to catch my high playing paintball. The adrenaline rush was unreal.

    I always wanted to play! Mmrrph.... my friends nevah into it.
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    Ocean Lover:
    Going into the ahi pile.....getting a double....and all the other boats "sucking fingah".

    ha ha ha. A double strike too! Whoa! Scoah eh? So wen I going get some? :wink: Jar kim chee for ahi? :grin:
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    Tahoe-gal:
    ...sinking a one-putt for a bird!
    ...that second drink!
    ...realizing I didn't get charged for an item!
    ...a call from the kids...with no request for money!
    Euphoria!

    Wat if dat all happened in one day? You'd be in heaven then eh? :lol:


  25. kako mochi:

    BL...

    i am NOT a "bruddah"

    i'm a "sistah"!!


  26. opso:

    BL - you got dat right!
    drop in......crank em hard off da bottom.......snap one off da lip......den pull into one tasty barrel and make da wave! yup.....euphoria! :mrgreen:

    but dass when i USE to surf! :( *sigh*

    now? i just happy with da first beea on friday pau hana time! :D

    Largo stay thinking MLC.
    small keed time.......he like to play wit da girls in da sandbox. :P


  27. EMM386:

    Lots of things: Guitar, a long ride on the bike, vid games. I'm just high on life, dude.


  28. Coconut Willy:

    Hey Rap, who's your wife? Fate Yanagi.


  29. NEO:

    BL-

    My feeling of Euphoria comes when I'm aboard the ship, and the sun is just about to pauhana. I even wrote a poem about it...

    Remember those who pass
    through these hallowed grounds
    where surf and tide are the only sounds,
    aboard this ship I proudly stand
    caressed by the power of this lady, grand
    USS MISSOURI is her name
    3 wars, victorious is her fame.
    As I gaze out along the ocean
    I pause to remember, and fill with emotion
    and as the sun begins to set beyond the sea
    I realize, there is no place that I'd rather be
    Than amongst this ship, of steel and wood
    almost 70 years of history waiting to be understood
    As I depart I hear the waves, the ones that never cease,
    and all at once, I know that I have found.
    Peace.

    This is my euphoria.

    NEO


  30. Rodney:

    Opso - you know me too well. Da Sandbox!
    (okay, maybee not playing wit da girls)

    MLC Moment - sitting on the edge of the sandbox, grabbing a fist full of sand and letting is slowly run out of my hand. Recalling the days that I used to play in the sandy playground at Kailua Drive In during intermission. Or the sand under the swings at Kainalu Elementary school. Or trying to get the fine sand from shorebreak out of our hair and ears after a whole day of surfing.

    Small keed time - just as opso said. - Euphoric

    Jaydee was close too with Sax
    Listening to John Klemmer or Mindy Abair playing the sax. - Euphoric
    http://blip.fm/~95vff


  31. hemajang:

    okay, besides fooling around in da sandbox, a forehand rip to win on match point.


  32. NKHEA:

    Yoooo howzit everbody :)

    Yup, went surf dis mornin had couple good loooooong nose rides 8O man jus like in heaven :)

    NKHEA.....like go surf sum-mo


  33. M:

    I love being at my friends beach house, surfing, diving, snorkeling, swimming, fishing, enjoying the sun and the ocean breeze, watching the turtles, sunsets and sunrise, eating, relaxing with family and friends for the whole weekend. All my stress seems to just disappear.


  34. Bre:

    Dancing hula to a beautiful Hawaiian song. That puts me in my happy place and I feel good from the inside out.


  35. Ocean Lover:

    BL...........you said "So wat is it dat you do, want to do, have done dat makes you "euphoric"? :oops:

    I can trade you one new pen for a bottle of your kim chee. ;-)

    OL


  36. bamboohouse808:

    Dropping in on a wave is one of the most 'euphoric' things I can think of.

    But, like <bScott, it's an awesome feeling when I'm sitting in my living room doing something(eating, watching tv, etc) and my son walks all the way across the room and randomly gives me a huge hug and says "da da". Awwwww............ THAT is my euphoria now. :grin:


  37. opso:

    Largo - i see eeeevryteeng! muahahaha!! :twisted:

    well......if i can remembah what i see. :?


  38. Warrior Dave:

    I'm not much of a water person since my swimming sucks! But my friend took me to Lanikai Beach to boogie board. I managed to catch a few waves but took a pounding on a couple as well.

    Anyway, for one moment every thing went right and I caught the perfect wave. I "felt" like I was on top of a 10 foot wave and rode it all the way to shore. I've good back many times since but I've never ever had that same euphoric moment like that day...


  39. Braddah Lance:

    kako mochi:
    i am NOT a "bruddah"
    i'm a "sistah"!!

    :lol: I know dat! I had to see if you still read or just drop by. :wink: You know I gotta try mix it up a bit. :grin:
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    opso:
    but dass when i USE to surf! *sigh*
    now? i just happy with da first beea on friday pau hana time!

    So wat? Wen da beea comes..... do you yell "First!"? :lol:
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    EMM386:
    Lots of things: Guitar, a long ride on the bike, vid games. I'm just high on life, dude.

    Rogah dat!
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    Coconut Willy:
    Hey Rap, who's your wife? Fate Yanagi.

    I was wondering who was going buss' dat out. :grin:
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    NEO:
    My feeling of Euphoria comes when I'm aboard the ship, and the sun is just about to pauhana. I even wrote a poem about it...

    USS MISSOURI is her name

    This is my euphoria.

    Whoa. Pretty deep. Mahalos for dat!

    In fact I was telling Da Wife not too long ago dat I wanted to go visit the USS MIssouri and check it out since I've nevah been. I only been to da Memorial before the USS Missouri returned home.

    Will make surah to post about it for surah though!
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    Rodney:
    Small keed time - just as opso said. - Euphoric

    Yeah, no can replicate dat.
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    hemajang:
    okay, besides fooling around in da sandbox, a forehand rip to win on match point.

    :shock: Whoa killah! :grin: I no like play you then. :lol:
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    NKHEA:
    Yup, went surf dis mornin had couple good loooooong nose rides man jus like in heaven

    Tomorrow supposed to be biggah!
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    M:
    I love being at my friends beach house, surfing, diving, snorkeling, swimming, fishing, enjoying the sun and the ocean breeze, watching the turtles, sunsets and sunrise, eating, relaxing with family and friends for the whole weekend. All my stress seems to just disappear.

    Lucky buggah.
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    Bre:
    Dancing hula to a beautiful Hawaiian song. That puts me in my happy place and I feel good from the inside out.

    I've always enjoyed watching. :grin:
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    Ocean Lover:
    I can trade you one new pen for a bottle of your kim chee.

    Heh? One pen? My name not Russell. :lol:
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    bamboohouse808:
    ....and my son walks all the way across the room and randomly gives me a huge hug and says "da da". Awwwww............ THAT is my euphoria now.

    :grin:
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    opso:
    well......if i can remembah what i see.

    One thing at a time..... you like remembah or you like see? :lol:
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    Warrior Dave:
    Anyway, for one moment every thing went right and I caught the perfect wave. I "felt" like I was on top of a 10 foot wave and rode it all the way to shore. I've good back many times since but I've never ever had that same euphoric moment like that day...

    It'll come wen you least expect it...... jus' make surah you not knocked out if you get pounded..... feels da same but not da same. :wink:


  40. Matt:

    I think Rodney's an 80's rock fan, so I'm going with "Styx"

    for me,it's gotta be on the water. cast, retrieve, cast retrieve...get into a rhythm and no matter that no strikes are coming. if one does...bonus.


  41. B:

    euphoria for me, sunset fishing. cast out couple of poles,sit back and relax. then just as the sun hits the water- double hookup, the action fast for half hour,couple of fish in the cooler-all is good.