Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Three Tangent Tuesday

Ah! I totally forgot until right this moment that today is TTT! Ok, here it goes!

+I am deathly afraid of sharks. No, seriously. I'm not kidding. Like, I will plant my happy butt on the beach and not go in the water. (This is super not fun when you live in Hawaii for 4 years....) Or, if I do go in the water, I am constantly looking around knowing I am about to get yanked underwater by Jaws. I have had this fear since I was a kid, and used to be afraid to get into swimming pools alone, for fear of sharks. YES. Swimming pools. I have since rationalized the swimming pool thing, but the ocean is a huge deal for me. I still go, but it's difficult to hold back the panic. I think it's because I am obsessed with sharks... and the ocean. I watch Shark Week every year, watch every shark scary movie/documentary, and read about them all the time. I even wanted to be a Marine Biologist for a long time. Until I realized that having panic attacks in the ocean would not help my career.

+ That being said.... I have gone shark cage diving. Twice. Yup. It's true. And yes, there were sharks. Lots of white-tip sharks. And a barracuda. Haha. Weird fact? This girl was totally not scared. It was the most fun, ever. I won't go in 3 ft deep water at the beach with no sharks in sight without panicking, but I'll get in a cage in 100 ft of open water surrounded by sharks, and have a blast. I'm crazy. I know.

I really wish I had a picture with a shark, but alas, I don't. This is me in the cage.

Hi there, fella.

I named this guy Jake.

Leaving the cage. I had soooo much fun. 

+ I love dressing up like it's the 80's. No seriously. I love it. Bright colors, side ponytail, leg warmers, sequins? Heaven. We volunteered at Relay for Life in Hawaii one year, and the theme was 80's. I was like I don't even care what it's for. I'm there if I can dress up. I then made all my friends go, and took them shopping. They were so embarrassed at first, but I wasn't, I figure people aren't staring because I'm a freak, they're just jealous. :)

My friend told me later it looked like a rainbow puked on us. Heck yes!

I love these girls. :)

Woo hoo. Ready to raise some money for charity!

The whole group.
This was a completely different time.. Just cuz I was feeling like it.

Well, there is this week's TTT! Have a great day!


  1. that is SO cool :) I am SO scared of sharks too but the fact that you went in a CAGE with sharks..AHHH! how thrilling girl! xoxo great post!

  2. Girl, you rock the 80s look! Way to be! I have to admit, I've always been a fan of the 70s. Tie-dye, bell bottoms, huge glasses... I'm all over it! :D

    And WOW for the cage diving! I don't know if I'd be that brave, haha!

  3. I'm stuck on the shark cage diving-way to go! I'd be crapping my pants!

  4. OMG, I can't believe when shark cage diving! That's so amazing. I would have freaked out ridiculously! And your friend saying that it looked a rainbow puked on you guys is HILARIOUS!

  5. Omg I am soooo afraid of sharks!!! Seriously, I would probably be a surfer if I wasnt so afraid. Ill stay on the beach or close to shore, thank you very much :) Cant belive you got so close to the sharks! I would have been paranoid that they would break in or something, haha! You are awesome! xoxo

  6. Ok how in the world are you not scared to go into a cage and swim with the sharks? I am sooo scared of sharks as well, and every time we go boogie boarding I have to keep my mind off of it or I will panic. One of the guys here told me this last week (he's a Master diver) that he has seen so many sharks in Hawaii's waters that if all the tourists knew that NONE of them would get into the water. Umm wow great, that was last week. NOT sure when I'll decide to go boogie boarding again.... I prefer swimming at ko-olina, I think the only way sharks could get in that water over the wall is if they JUMPED over the wall! Swimming pools are 10 times better I so agree...
    But woman! You are so brave to get into a cage and swim with these things! That is so impressive! And you had fun?? :D
    Wow-ee, glad you're protecting our country. We need awesome chicks and guys with your bravery! Have a great week!!

  7. YOU ARE INSANE! I am deathly afraid of Sharks too.... like seriously. I grew up in San Diego and was always so afraid. You are SO DANG BRAVE!

  8. I LOVE YOUR CRAZY outfits! I wish we could actually hang out because I know we would get along so well! You've got an awesome personality and shines through on your blog, i can only imagine the wackiness in person!

  9. SEXY LADY...WOO WOO!!! I LOVE DRESSING UP 80's!!! I HATE SHARKS TOO...how did you do the cage thing crazy girl!!! I want to go dancing with you!!!

  10. Nice shark pics! I'm not sure I'd do that---I dislike sharks...and water :)
    But I guess if you did it and enjoyed it, even with your shark fear, maybe it's not so bad. I still am not putting it on my to-do list anytime soon!

    You're an 80's girl! I am too...only I actually grew up in the 80s, well, from ages 2-12 it was the 80s....and I definitely dressed like that toward the end of the decade. I was a punk rocker for halloween once too. I thought I was so cool.