By Braddah Lance
Who da heck is up at 4am?
Ok, who da heck is up at 4am on a holiday?
How's about, who da heck is up at 4am on a holiday about to walk a little over 8 miles for charity in the Great Aloha Run (Walk) the day before leaving on vacation?
Yup, dis idiot.
Just a little pick me up for a Feel Good Friday......... Pick a numbah 1 - 17 and das your proverb of da day!
1) Virginity like bubble, one prick, all gone.
2) Man who run in front of car get tired.
3) Man who run behind car get exhausted.
4) Man who walk through airport turnstile sideways going to Bangkok.
5) Man with one chopstick go hungry.
6) Man who scratch ass should not bite fingernails.
7) Man who eat many prunes get good run for money.
8 ) Baseball is wrong: man with four balls cannot walk.
9) War does not determine who is right, war determine who is left.
10) Wife who put husband in doghouse soon find him in cat house.
11) Man who fight with wife all day, get no piece at night.
12) It take many nails to build crib, but one screw to fill it.
13) Man who drive like hell, bound to get there.
14) Man who live in glass house should change clothes in basement.
15) Man who fish in other man's well often catch crabs.
16) Man who fart in church sit in own pew.
17) Crowded elevator smell different to midget.
Got any to add? If not, send it to 5 or more people.
Nothing will happen but at least 5 more people will be laughing today.
Have a grrrrrrreat Feel Good Friday and safe holiday weekend!
If you've evah seen dat show there are some pretty scary moments "tourists" encounter.
But have you noticed da rash of tourists getting seriously hurt or even dying on our aina recently?
Wassup Wit Dat!
I swear there's a drowning every weekend or someone needing a rescue from a hike or some even unfortunately getting mugged or robbed.
But compared to da number of malahini dat visit our aina every single day, da percentage of mishaps is manini - not to say dat it shouldn't mattah, but everyone knows it's always a roll of da dice wen you travel and we try to minimize, if not eliminate, da potential mishap. Still, to die while on vacation is just pupule!
From jet ski accidents, drownings on calm beaches, missing kayaker's, lost hikers and campers being jacked on isolated stretches of beach - as tragic as they are, these numbers don't seem to phase anyone as sadly it's just "numbers" and it nevah happen to them.
But anytime a tourist gets hurt on certain excursions, most if not all, mutter one of two things:
Stupid tourist or frickin' local.
Now, da adjectives you use may not be as PG-rated as above but to each their own. Is there really someone to blame though? Besides da drugged out criminal element forcing da action, wen they get hurt, if they were on an excursion, doesn't the "risk" fall upon the person who CHOOSES to participate in said excursion?
Of course, if the activity bears some kine of risk, the owners/operators of the activity would/should state so but have we lost all common sense and now da fall back is ALWAYS a lawsuit? Obviously if da owners/operators are even da slightest negligible with either faulty instructions or equipment, I say go aftah 'em but if it's YOUR own actions dat caused da mishap then why gotta find someone else to blame?
If you go on an established hike, can't you still see there's a risk involved? There are falling rocks to a slip and fall but wat if you go off da path or into a restricted/closed area? How about those who've nevah surfed before jump into a rising surf swell? Or da fact dat you've nevah jet ski'd before but going ack tantaran going 45mph?
I for one am into "adventure" vacations but also understand dat there are certain risks associated with 'em. I also put a lot of trust into the operators as well but use my fair share of judegment as well by checking out da facility, da equipment and just making surah dat it's not "cheapy" or run down. I tink dat's da duty of da risk taker.
A few years ago Da Wife and I took my parents zip lining on Kauai (CLICK HEA to see da "adventure") and while it's been deemed a safe excursion, it was still a leap of faith you had to take to do it. I've done indoor rock climbing on more than a few occasions, go kart racing and yes, TONS of roller coasters as well just to name a few and each time I've put my trust into da excursion.
Da Wife, Da Baby and I will be taking a much needed, albeit short, vacation to da Disneyland for adults on da 9th Island next week and I wanted to know - has anyone traveled with a two-year old before?
Da Wife and I decided wen Da Baby was born dat we wouldn't travel until she was at least seven - or until she was tall enough to ride rides - but I was extremely lucky to have won a trip during da holidays last year. Yes, Ocean Lover, dat was me squealing like a girl on da radio. So we decided to go before it was too late.
Actually, it's a free trip dat's ending in highway robbery since we had to buy airfare for Da Baby through da same "charter company". Everyone knows da "package" includes airfare, hotel, meals and transfers but to say dat if you just want da airfare only is just $10 less makes me scream......
Wassup Wit DAT!
Understandbly, da "packages" are for adults but really, only $10 less cause someone wants to travel with you? And let me just mention dat dat is just for da AIRFARE ONLY! It doesn't include meals, hotel or da transfers. It's just happenstance dat da three things they rob you on is taken care of in our situation cause she'll share everything with us - cause she's a baby - and we actually rent a car from da airport anyways.
And da reason why we can't pay da extra $10 for da "package"? Cause Da Baby not 21. Oh yeah, we still gotta pay baggage fees in a "package deal"!
Geez, nothing is truly "free" anymore yeah?
Anyways, anybody got any tips, hints or suggestions for traveling with a two year old? Obviously it's da first time we've traveled with child and I still remembah da time Da Wife and I traveled wen we was younger and there was a screaming baby and we just gave each oddah a look and knew wat each oddah was tinking....... now we on da oddah side and we don't want to be "dat" ohana.
Things have changed since we were keiki and I tink dis is wea technology is not only a plus, but a must. We got a tablet filled with educational games, dvds (still gotta pick up ovah da ear headphones), a couple of her favorite stuffed animals, a ball (for her to chase and run around, obviously in an open area), snacks and of course her diapers.
Got anything to add? Oh yeah, has anyone been to Vegas with a two year old? We've got our days planned out and driving to a few places outside of Vegas for her to explore as well but would love to hear any suggestions of places to go and see dat are "age appropriate". Anybody got any foodie spots dat's a must?