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Surrounded By Water...And Sand?

January 7th, 2016

If you haven't realized by now, we're just a small speck in da Pacific Ocean completely surrounded by watah. One of da things dat makes Hawai'i nei such a wonderful place to live, work and play are da beaches.

I grew up literally on da beach. Believe it or not, shmall kid time I used to live in Sand Island wea my dad built a house next to his auto body shop and my 'neighbor' and I used to hop da fence and were body boarding in mere minutes.

Even though Sand Island was a man made island, I still remembah black specks being in da sand and always left my hands 'dirty'. Da sand was a lot more coarse than wat you see anywea else so it wasn't like da fine sand beaches on da Windward side.

Or at least das wat you think eh?

We take Da Keiki and Da Baby to a "secret" kine beach wea it's now not so secret cause of Yelp, Hidden Hawai'i books and da like but still fairly empty wea you can plop down anywea and not feel crowded or have your personal bubble encroached. Let's just say it's "connected" to an extremely popular Windward side location. 😉

Besides da ocean, da sand is one of da most appealing factors of a beach if you have keiki cause they going play in it but have you evah wondered wat's in da sand? On da surface, it looks clean and not once have I evah thought dat sand hea in Hawai'i would be something you had to think about.... but alas, dis is WWD! so gotta be something. 😀

Da Keiki asks me to get a bucket of sand so as da evah loving Daddy, I do.

Da Keiki: Daddy, you need water in there silly.
BL: Well, you nevah say. I'll get some. (while muttering to myself) lol
Da Keiki: Thanks Dad but you got dirty water.
BL: Wait, don't touch it........

Wassup Wit Dat!

I couldn't believe one of da most pristine beaches in Hawai'i was dis, um, dirty! Granted it's not Kailua or Lanikai but it is along da same stretch. I haven't been to either in ages because of da crowds but our "secret" beach didn't look so appealing anymore. It wasn't just one bucket full of sand either. No mattah wea I walked to scoop up, it all looked da same - "dirty" watah exposing da debris laden sand.

To tell you da truth, we nevah think too much of it cause we grew up in da same sand all ovah da island. As long as they weren't ingesting it, it was ok but still, it was pretty disturbing to have made dis "discovery". Have you evah noticed anything about da sand at da beach(es) you go to? Does some feel "cleaner" than oddahs?

And to make mattahs absolutely classic WWD!, aftah packing up da cart and tugging it through about thirty yards of thick sand, I felt something squishy and wet between my toes...... and it wasn't da sand.

New Year Doesn't Mean Things Change

January 5th, 2016

Happy Happy New Year! I certainly hope everyone is recovering from da Christmas/New Year's hangovah as I most definitely am.

We are now five days in and already I have some WWD! moments to share... well, some are still from 2015 but hardly anyone was reading during da holidays no? 😆

Dis past Sunday as Da Wife was getting her dru... - uh - caffeinated fix at none oddah than da only place to legally hook you on a 'drug' and charge you a plate lunch for it, Starbucks, I was waiting on da side of da exit in Target.

As you can imagine and ask, wat can happen while standing in da exit?

Well nothing really....... but did I mention dat I'm standing in da "EXIT"?

Before I took dat picture, there were more than half a dozen people walk through there while da people leaving were trying to maneuver their cart to avoid hitting anyone. I thought it was not only rude and ignorant 'making' people avoid you wen you clearly are disobeying directions but just flat out pupule!

Wassup Wit Dat!

I shook my head and we walked out....... then I decided to do an experiment. I wanted to see how long would I be standing on da side waiting till someone else went da wrong way so I whipped my phone out and clearly pointed it to da 'exit'........

Took about ten seconds. 🙄

Seriously, Target couldn't have made it any more clearer than a six inch red stripe with da words "OUT" printed on da doors and while I didn't take a picture of da true entry, it is painted with da same six inch design but in green and da word "IN" (or says something li'dat). If even both a 5 year old and a 2 year old can recognize da differences (they say red - stop, green - go!), well, sad dat full fledged adults cannot even 'see' dat.

All da doors were automatic sliding doors so it wasn't like you had to manually open a door or exert extreme physical energy to enter. Da "green" doors are no more than ten feet away so why da heck would you want to be a salmon instead of a mahi? Are you an exit enter-er?

Proud to say I know my keiki's aren't color blind.

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