By Braddah Lance
Well it's an overcast gloomy kine of Feel Good Friday and it kinda takes da thunda away from it being a Friday.
But nevah da less, it's about eight hours - and counting - from pau hana time and we all can't wait to go home and do nothing.
One thing you can do this weekend though is to check your basic bare essentials in case of hurricane or emergency like batteries, flashlights and canned goods. Hurricane season has started off with a bang and already up to "Fabio" (currently a tropical storm) so it looks like we'll be a bit more interested in da weather reports for da next few months.
Don't wait till it hits, at da very least just have a "kit" ready and you won't have to make a mad dash if/wen you might be caught off guard.
We got a stockpile to last World War III even moreso cause Da Baby stay in our lives so we get choke goods in our cupboard along with empty containers to fill wit watah, batteries up da wazoo and always get one stash of charcoal for da grill. We also freeze a few liter watah bottles and leave 'em in da freezah so if da powah goes out we throw 'em in da fridge side to help keep things cold and then you also get cold watah fo' drink once it starts melting.
Da only thing we no stockpile is toilet papah but I told Da Wife we get plenty newspapahs and leaves in da yard.
Do you have kit prepared and if so, wat you got inside? Or are you one of those dat wait for da sirens before you head down? Do you remembah wat you was doing in any of da hurricanes we've had? Have you been affected by one? Wat was da craziest thing you saw or heard about it? I still remembah hearing people going to surf wen a hurricane alert was sent out and I vaguely remembah Hurrican Iwa (oops, earlier I said Iniki) as my Dad's shop was a mess and I was wondering if our home was still going to stand aftah it passed through.
So go check 'em, go check 'em, go check 'em go and no be da ones bum rushing da stores and causing traffic eh.