Sunday, July 27, 2008

Letter to Man with Comb Over...

Dear Man with Comb Over: (the picture is not actually the man I saw-it's from google images!)

Hello it's me...you know, the annoying lady who walked on after everybody boarded and sat 4 rows and to the right of you.

What you don't know is that because of my inherent weakness to laugh at anything and everything...mostly uncontrollable I might add, I received very weird and crazy stares from people around me when I laughed, from my gut, out loud, right before the door was to open on the plane and everyone was just waking up from the long 6 hour over night flight.

That's right, the insane, crazy, LOUD laughter was mine, and I was laughing at you...I would've laughed with you, but I don't think you knew what I was laughing at...sorry, it was you...I really didn't mean to do it out loud, I meant to do it in my mind, but unfortunately I couldn't control it, I was in a half induced sleep from all the peanuts I had eaten and your hair caught me by surprise sticking straight up off of you head like in the movies, and I laughed...from my gut...and out loud!

Then I look around and everyone is staring at me...some with pitying looks and half smiles, others with utter confusion and still other with understanding looks...either way, I was getting stared at.

I'm going to give you advice because you looked like a nice man and I wasn't meaning to be rude...really. So out of guilt here it is. Get it cut off, seriously, you will look a lot more distinguished...you have a handsome round head, embrace your baldness, it is part of you...who you are! Then you can avoid embarrassing situations like your hair poking straight up from your head after you fell asleep on the plane.

Yours Truly,
Shelle

I'm not kidding when I say the last time I saw a comb over that was worse than the one I saw on the airplane was when Donald Trump was fighting with Rosie O' Donnell and he was on a show I saw while flipping through the television...

BTW I'm back from my trip and it was a GOOD time! The only thing that might have dampered it was the fact that we were frolicking in the ocean when baby portuguese man o war's were there. Apparently this is a common occurence seven days after a full moon. (We should have taken the hint when we saw that NO ONE ELSE was getting in the water...next time people, have the decency to at least laugh at us so we got SOME kind of warning we were doing something stupid) See WE were staying on the East shore of Oahu in a private beach house.


There was not sign like this ...

nor had we read this before we left for our trip...I googled them and found this warning:

The beaches on Oahu's East shore, commonly referred to as the Windward coast, are infamous for the presence of the portuguese man-of-war. This is as there is a nearly constant inshore wind blowing.
We routinely notify the media when we anticipate or observe large
"swarms" - the press has been very cooperative in airing and printing these
warning and alert notices. Guarded beaches on O`ahu are posted with special
signs by lifeguards when there are portuguese man-of-wars or
jellyfish
swarming in the surrounding ocean. Observe these signs, stay out of the water,
to avoid being stung - a very painful, perhaps even potentially deadly
experience.


We did however hear the news after my nephew Z was stung twice by them and my niece Tae was stung once. We then stayed out of the water until they had passed our beaches or the wind died down.

It did damper our beach frolicking though...the crazy thing is...is that my son DCar went in the water no matter what and never got stung once...when we weren't out touring the exciting things of the island, he was swimming and playing in the ocean...it was a wonder he didn't get stung since Mountain Sport Man found 8 of the baby Jellyfish washed up on the beach...here's proof!

Crazy stuff...did any of you know about these?

Well now you do...and you can thank me when you plan your Hawaii vacation, because I'm cool like that.

16 comments:

Amanda said...

I loved that video!

I can totally see you laughing at (seemingly) nothing. I do the same thing. My kids always ask me what I am laughing at. I can't tell them, of course. That would make me look mean.

Have you noticed how many men shave their heads now days? I don't think that is always the best choice either. You need to have a pretty good looking head to pull it off.

JanMary said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting. Hawaii sounds wonderful - apart from the jelly fish - ugggh!

Kritta22 said...

Why didn't anybody tell you about those silly things? (Did you know that my nickname is Jellyfish Killer?) (I'll blog about it one day!)
I'm so glad you had a good time.
I LOVED that video! WE have the same kind of humor! Gotta love it!

mrsb said...

The Atlantic over here by NJ is full of jellyfish right now as well. As soon as the water hits a certain temperature (usually not until mid August), the water is full of them. Ick!

MERRIANNE said...

i have never heard of those things!!! craZy huh!??!

thank you for the Tip & the Warning!!

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

I couldn't see the video. It said no longer available.

But, I am also against the comb-over. Just cut it off. There's no use hanging on to it.

Sorry about the man-o-war. I'm sure you all still had a good time. Glad you're back.

MomMega said...

My uncontrollable urge to laugh gets me in trouble ALL THE TIME!

Scary jellyfish! Sounds like you had a great time anyway!

Megan said...

We had a verbal prenup that a comb-over was grounds for divorce. Luckily my DH can pull off a bald head!

When we were on Oahu last year, we found this great rental house over by Sunset beach. That side of the island was perfect. No men-of-war there! :)

Bryce and Annalee Bergeson said...

The video was great! hahahaha!

I am glad you had a great time on your trip. Thanks for the good info too.

DeGraffenried's said...

Loved the video, Boston and I couldn't stop laughing! Also, glad you had a great trip!

The Farmer's Wife said...

super cute blog!

binks said...

Lurker says: Cute & funny blog. Think I may start using that word - ginormous is overplayed.

Had to email video to all my buds, too funny.

Man-O-War: those suckers are everywhere in Florida in the springtime and OUCH! they hurt. Been dealing with those since I was a wee girl - which was many moons ago.

Barbaloot said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog...and for the video on yours. Made my day:)

Also-sorry about the men-o-war. I got stung by one of those last year on my Maui vacation and it definitely was NOT the highlight.

brooken'dus said...

I'm so glad you posted that video!! Haha SO funny!! Jelly fish are acutally really cool if you think about it.....well not when your swimming with them but watching them up close in some kind of tank is cool!!!

Shannon said...

Funny video! I have the same reaction... only my husband doesn't need to hide and jump out at me. He's like a cat; there is no sound when he walks! Its freaky! He'll come up right behind me and say something or touch me... I jump and scream because I haven't heard him come up behind me! I swear, I think he does it on purpose.

Glad you had a nice vacation :)

Richard, Ashley and Ben said...

I can't believe I'm saying this but...I actually know someone with a far worse comb over!!! It's about shoulder blade-length and he combs it from the back of his neck to the front of his forehead in a peak and tops it off with a Dairy Queen loop! Priceless!!! P.S. Your photography is so good!

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