April 6th, 2016
Recently, I was looking ovah some vacation pictures and boy....... do I look old!
I nevah realized how from salt and peppah hair, da salt has become da season of choice. It was actually pointed out to me as a 'compliment' wen we were on vacation in February. I fo'get if it was at Disneyland or at da outlet mall but da conversation with a workah went like dis:
WORKAH: "Wow, your hair is cool."
WORKAH: "Your hair, how'd you do that?"
BL: (wearing a UH visor) "Do wat?"
WORKAH: "Get your hair to look like that." (mesmerized by my hair)
BL: (still confused - does she think it's one of those wig hats?) "Uh, look like wat?"
WORKAH: "I've always wanted to get my hair colored like that but yours looks really natural - did that take long?"
BL: (laughing) "Um, it's my real hair."
Da Wife was cracking up by now while I was about to cry.
Wassup Wit Dat!
Anoddah makule flashback came wen we was at Ala Moana Beach Park talking to cousins dis past Saturday too. Their pre-teen kid was kinda complaining about it being bored and we (adults) all laughed together as we started to go down da "wen we were your age" list.
We rambled on about how we nevah have pop-up tents like there is now and we had to come supah early to kapu a 'tree'. We nevah have wagons and rolling coolers to pull stuff and based on how many people was there, had to come back MULTIPLE times to unload and transport all da necessities. We nevah have da kine compact folding tables, chairs and cot's but had to look for da 'tree spot' which usually had a table and we brought blankets, mats and tarps to sit on having to place objects on all four corners to prevent it from flying away. We most definitely nevah have tablets, smart phones and wi-fi hotspots but rather played games on da grass, on da sand and went surfing or swimming.
Da only thing nevah change is da hibachi but even with that now they get da stand up kine so you not six inches off da ground sitting on an old school polyester kalakoa woven beach chair or true old school; standing hunched ovah da grill with tongs in one hand and a piece of folded newspapah or cardboard from da case Passion-Orange trying to keep da fire going.... although dat still has yet to fully change. 😀
And then on Sunday, playing basketball at 7am really put da nail in da coffin as in my (youthful days) mind I was hustling aftah da loose ball, making most of my shots and moving at lightening speed wen in reality we were looking at each oddah pointing out who was closer to da out of bounds ball to pick it up, chucking up air balls wea hard hats were required to avoid being bonked on da head and snails and turtles would have burned us on a layup.
Anybody else feeling 'old' recently? Notice any changes in da way beach days 'used' to be? You still active or active in da mind only? Have you gotten any 'makule compliments'?