Monday, July 27, 2009

The Dirty Ol' Wedge

So, the waves were breakin' big at The Wedge this weekend and I'm sure my dad was lookin' down on 'em from heaven and yelling "OUTSIDE!" at the top of his lungs. I have awesome memories of the two of us riding the waves there together and the time that the lifeguard came out and insisted that I get out of the water because "girls can't surf The Wedge." Now, granted, I WAS the only girl out there. I was also the only person under 20 (I was 16 at the time). Dad told him to get lost and that I was perfectly fine. Dad was awesome.

I wanted to take the kidlet down to check out the scene, but we ended up not going. In retrospect I'm kinda glad. Not only was it hella crowded (according to the news footage), but THIS happened, too. Also, not sure I would've been able to keep it together thinking about my Dad there.

My dad, me and my brother at the beach on Oahu where we lived. First time I went surfing...last time I looked good in a bikini.

Also, while I'm thinking about it, if you haven't ever seen "Endless Summer," you HAVE to rent it. BEST MOVIE EVER! Well, okay, best SURFING movie ever, LOL!

And if you HAVE seen the movie, then all I have to say is "You guys REALLY missed it. You shoulda been here yesterday." Which is what everyone will say when I try to take the kid down to The Wedge this afternoon in the hopes that we can see what's left of the swell.

Okay, on to other weekend activities.

It was REALLY hot and humid (blech!) so we mostly stayed indoors. Kidlet went to play with a friend on Saturday afternoon which means I got to do some product experimentation (yay!) Played around with my alcohol inks and some wooden bangle bracelets and also did my first ever attempt at filling bezels with images and resin (okay Diamond Glaze).

More on those later.

I'm about 75% done with my latest Rings 'N Things product project, too. Should finish it tonight and get pics, I hope.

Got more stuff listed on Etsy and made some updates to the website.

Took the kidlet and his friend to see "G-Force" on Sunday. It was actually pretty good - if a movie about commando guinea pigs can be called good. At least, it wasn't as bad as SOME of the kids movies I've had to sit through.

I got caught up on a couple of photos, too:

These earrings go with the necklace I posted last week. Notice how I am venturing out of my "matchy-matchiness" by mixing brown and black and two different copper finishes PLUS bronze all in the same piece. Go, me!

And I'm still finishing off working with these pink beads, too. Got this set of earrings done about the same time as the bracelets and necklace but just didn't get them photographed. I've got one more set partially finished and then I think I'm about done with these beads LOL!

That's about it - my weekend in a nutshell (well, minus the boring parts about grocery shopping and laundry).


P.S. Does anyone else feel like this entry oughta have the theme song from "Hawaii Five-O" playing...or at least "Wipeout" by The Ventures? Or maybe it's just me...


Anonymous said...

The waves have been big! So sad about the death.
I have the same feelings when I go to Seal Beach, I just have fond memories of my dad fishing off the pier and my brother and I body surfing the waves.

Ruralrose said...

your writing is so engaging - what wonderful experiences you have had in life! peace

For The Love of Beads said...

wow! I love those pink earrings! so whimsical.

I have always wanted to learn to surf but there isn't exactly anywhere to do it in Toronto lol

Happy crafting!

Silver Parrot said...

Marbella - I agree. But, at the same time, if you choose to go in the water when the Wedge is goin' off you kinda know you're taking a big risk.

Silver Parrot said...

Rural - thank you. I always have wondered how my life would have been different if we'd continued to live in Hawaii instead of moving to CA when I was 5.

Silver Parrot said...

Emi - surfing in Canada = BRRRR! Glad you like the pink earrings.