Thursday, August 30, 2012

What The Expletive Is That?!


About thirteen years ago, Jeff and I tied the knot.  With the dogwoods and tulips in bloom, we had a beautiful spring wedding surrounded by our family and friends.  It couldn't have been more perfect.

After celebrating with our family and friends, we hopped on a plane and headed to where else - the beach.  We were young and in love in the midst of sun, sand and surf.  It was lovely!

Our days were spent lounging by the pool, walking on the beach, biking on the island, sleeping late and eating.  Oh man, did we eat!  (And since we had just gotten hitched, you ladies know I dieted for several months so I could rock my wedding dress. I mean I was eating like I was going to get a grade for it!)

We ate the most decadent food, as well as all of the bad greasy stuff.  Some nights, our dinner was simply wine and cheese.  All kinds of awesome. *Sigh.*  
Memories in the corner of my mind... Scattered pic -. Oops sorry.  I digress.

Anyway, one particular day, we were out walking on the beach enjoying the sun on our faces and the pleasure of each others company. We had no agenda.  We were just 'living in the moment'.

Now, we had been at the beach for a couple of days so both of our confidence in getting into the ocean had increased a bit.  When I was little, I would get out in the ocean all the time with no fear at all.  As I got older, I became a little more hesitant. (I mean "Hello Jaws"!! Did you SEE what happened to Quint?!)  Hubby had never been a fan of the ocean and never wanted to get farther than ankle deep. Hubby doesn't like being where you can't see what's going on around you. (True dat.)

So, this particular day, chalk it up to bravery or liquid courage, we start to wade into the ocean.  One foot here, a couple of inches there, another foot here.  We are holding hands and laughing, feeling super brave as we are out in about waist deep water.

When all of a sudden, Hubby points and says, "What the expletive is that?!"

I look at where he is pointing and see the water moving and this giant shadow heading our way.

Hubby says again, "WHAT THE EXPLETIVE IS THAT?!"  In the few seconds that I turned to look at Hubby and turned back to the shadow in the water, it is upon us.  I mean it is RIGHT BESIDE US.

I hear movement to the side of me so I turn my head and see my Hubby walking on water.  Actually, it was more like running on water.  NO JOKE.  (See you thought Jesus was the only one to walk on water. Not true.  Hubby also performed this small miracle.)

What was it you ask?  What did we see?  Well, here's a picture:


A stingray

BUT THIS WAS NO ORDINARY STINGRAY!! This stingray must have been at least five feet across.  NO JOKE.  I think this ray must have been on steroids. And the tail...cheese and biscuits!  The tail must have been at least two feet long.  I am not making this up, people!  

Come on. You know they can be dangerous! Look what happened to poor, crazy Steve Irwin! Yeah, see I told you. They are ruthless killers.

I am telling you this story as it may save your life one day.

16 comments:

  1. ahahahhaha!! Sorry, but cannot get that picture out of my head of your husband running away!! Must have been scary but at least you got a great laugh out of later...no?!! :P

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    1. Roshni, at the time, somewhat scary but afterwards, hilarity!
      Thanks for visiting! :)

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  2. The skin is super soft though. It's remarkable how large deep water fish can be. Sunfish can be 6 feet across!

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    1. Okay Steph, like I didn't have enough things to be freaked out about! ;)
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Ha!

    Julie @ Naptime Review
    www.thenaptimereview.com

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    1. Hello there, Julie! Glad you stopped by!

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  4. And with that, I will remain at the shoreline, dipping in to enjoy the surf but saving my full swims for a neighbor's pool. Thank you for the warning! :)

    And thanks for stopping by the Mixer this week...I was happy to have the chance to co-host! Now following you on Twitter!

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    1. Michelle, you and I are on the same page. Yikes! Too many things bigger than me with sharp teeth!
      Thanks for visiting! :)

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  5. Ha thank you for saving my life! Great post.

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    1. Glad I could help! Thanks for visiting! :)

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  6. Well...at least he warned you before he turned tale and ran.
    P.S. Although I like you, and your post, very much, I hate Captcha codes.

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    1. Susan, thanks for stopping by! Thanks for telling me about the Captcha code! I wasn't aware it was on there! That is annoying!

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  7. I am not a fan of water I can see through either. Stingray? Eek!

    Thanks for saving my life in the future.

    Happy Sharefest. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Without any stingrays.

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    1. I know, right?! If you can't see it, then how do you know what's there?! Madness, I tell you!
      Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  8. lol, that's hilarious; love how you write, but I also laughed out loud. Did he really say that?! I'll have to adopt it.

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    1. Ah, no. He did not really say, "Expletive." He actually said a four letter word. *Ahem.*
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