Our backyard sat at the base of one of the most treacherous hikes in Hawaii. Sadly for the tourists, happily for us kids, it was always written up in tourist guides as “beginner.” The write up touted the deep history of the hike, King Kamehameha used to offer up human sacrifice at the mountain’s waterfalls. The hike led to the mouth of the mountain where you’d be treated to up to fifty-foot waterfalls and a pool of fall water to swim in.
As a result we would watch from afar as sweet newlywed couples happily jumped out of their rented convertibles wearing nothing but shorts, bikini tops and Birkenstocks to “just try this little trail.” Flash forward three to five hours when the same couple no longer holding hands but now covered in mud and scrapes would come down the mountain yelling at each other. They would once again be reunited in love and adoration focused on a wild beverage buying frenzy. We wouldn’t have done any better selling water in the Sahara.
Fact #2 Category -Top Secret!:
Fact #3 Category – Thankful for Modern Science:
So, I give thanks daily for the wonders of modern science. I thank God that I was born now, instead of in any other time in the history of the World. Now is the only time that I’d be allowed to make my living, so very happily using my eyes every day of my life.
Fact #4 Category – Aesthetic:
I can make horseshoes like nobody’s business. When I was a sophomore in college I spent a summer at Interlochen teaching high school students how to oil paint. While there I developed an infatuation for the welding instructor. If your guy’s lacking GQ-like muscles tell him to go weld some stuff. Nothing heats up a summer romance like a welding iron. Anyway, oh yeah, can I make a horseshoe….Sigh….
Fact #7 – Category – The Last One You’re Getting: Filed Under ‘F’ for Freak:
Rule #1. Link to your tagger and post the rules
Rule #2. Post 7 random facts about yourself
Rule #3. Tag 7 friends at the end of your post and link to them
Rule #4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
I am tagging: People you should want to know about too –
2. Beth Logan – Art Stuff for the hungry soul. Beth is my guru and my idol.
3. Hanna Sandvig – her prolific variety motivates me just about daily. Check her paintings/dolls/garden ETC!
4. Laura Lee – makes me laugh, cry and nod my head in solidarity, sometimes all three at once.
5. Melissa – scientifically improving children’s winter experiences in the most fashionable way.
6. Breanne – Sometimes two people just click. I think that’s how everyone feels when they meet Breanne
7. Shilo – My one stop BFF, LOL, OME support shop