Sunday, September 05, 2010

Things you don't see everyday.

"Do you think anyone's called 911?"said Corina, who was born and raised on Maui. "Look at the color of that smoke" I said, "that's not a cane fire", "no way" she concurred.

We ignored work and stood in the corridor taking pictures of what was beginning to feel like an alarmingly close blaze. We didn't hear sirens & I felt guilty "I'm calling 911" I said, never having done so before in my life. Aren't you supposed to get right through to a person, I thought as I was put on hold by an automated voice. The efficient dispatcher (once on the line) asked me what the problem was "I'm sure you're getting a lot of calls" I blabbed on not getting to the point "but there's a really big fire in North Kihei", unimpressed she replied "I think there's a cane burn down that way". Think?.......I thought.

Just then Nancy arrived with our coffee and cool as a cucumber said "nice cane fire".


Whilst waiting for the traffic light to change, I enjoyed this juxtaposition.

And talking of enjoying positions, this is my latest favorite on my new inversion table.

And while we're on the subject of things you don't see everyday, in my era's version of a sack race, at a birthday party I saw children jumping noisily and uncomfortably in large plastic bags! That's just wrong.

Yet to put all things right, in the shallow knee high shore break at Kanaha I was lucky enough to see a baby hammer head shark, it was maybe a foot long and was super-duper cute. You gotta milk the magical moments so they out weigh the crazy ones!


Sharon's Mum Anne said...

What a silly Billy you were BUT it could have been a fire so you did absolutely the right thing!

Love Maui rainbows and are those your knickers peeping out of your trousers? Things you do for attention!!!!

Sharon's Mum Anne said...

Kittens and puppies are super-duper cute NOT hammerhead sharks!!

Sharon said...

Crikey Ma I'm not wearing waisty granny knickers (yet)! The colored band is the top of my pants-oh bugger, lost in translation.

Sharon's Mum Anne said...

I only asked!!!!

Meesh said...

Ask Danny about his not so cute encounter with the 6-8 footer that bumped him and thrashed around his board before following him down the coast on our downwinder the other day. I thought he turned on the race pace as he shot down wind at lightening speed, only to find out his motivation was the man in the grey suit looking for rent!!!!

Sharon said...

Fark-must have been the same image that was making him pedal like he was in the Tour da Twin Falls yesterday!

Meesh said...

Shaz, I've finally realized that Danny is an Olympic Athlete disguised in beer drinker clothing! Ulles & I were dying after that cycle to Kanae. Got back to the car and Danny - who had been waiting for us for 30 minutes - said "really?!, I though it was easy" He bought his bike a week ago, had 10 beers the day before and 3 hours of sleep!!! Barstard!!!!

Mchumbie said...

Wouldn't like to be the unlucky person whose house caught fire if they lived near a cane burn!

Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHA!!! What a great post and comments! Miss you guys already, why the hell do I live in New York? Why can't they just send the paychecks to Maui? HAHAHA!!! Maybe if Danny was wearing his Village People (person?) cozzie the shark wouldn't have bothered. Can't wait to see the shots from this coming weekend, and especially can't wait to see all you guys in FEBRUARY!!!
Much lurve,