1.06.2006

Hanging Ten or Just Hanging

I found our surf instructor through a guy in the gift shop; the surf instructor the hotel hooked us up with was not to my liking for a reasons I will not disclose here. (You all like a good mystery don�t ya?) This guy I found in the gift shop delivering "real Hawaiian� gifts to one of the gift shops here. (Real as opposed to fake as there are several levels of shops in this resort. 1. One being the one that sells all the fake stuff from Taiwan and the usual assortment of hang ten and I got leid in Hawaii shot/beer glasses. Tell me whose mother is going to put an �I got leid� in Hawaii magnet on their refrigerator? 2. The art shop which sells decent enough art prints by various artists with around fifty percent being local artists. 3. The clothing shop where they sell a rather eclectic variety of beachwear of the more expensive type and a few things you might actually wear while in the water and 4. The shop that sells stuff actually made in Hawaii. It is of course the most expensive shop here) The surf instructor was the brother of the gift shop delivery guy ( Anna my brothers gf and I) took lessons from him as the gift shop guy convinced him do us a lesson even though he does not usually give lessons to �mainlanders� because they are �soft� �complain a lot�, are litigious�, and think they can surf when they can�t and therefore get themselves into all kind of trouble of which he had � no desire to deal with�. My cousin,(who is not my cousin anymore than my uncle is my uncle but whom any relationship other than platonic would seem rather incestuous) can surf really well being the crazy Aussie he is, but refused to give us lessons as he was not going to be responsible for our demise. Those were a couple of interesting few days and believe me it is so worth hooking up with the people that actually live here. Anna (my brother�s gf) has quit trying to surf after getting rather beat � up the other afternoon and then supposedly getting some kind of sting on her foot. I find this hard to believe I think she just wants to go to the spa and get her hair done and lay a round the pool drinking all day. My cousin and brother are playing golf and so I am left to my own �devices? Or is it vices? They are all a twitter here with Jack Johnson�s Grammy nomination. They do love their home-boys; I haven't looked hard enough for him I guess as I haven't come across him yet even at the park which hosts the pipeline. I thought for sure he would be there. ;) Big push to save the north shore and there is some hostility toward the establishment we are staying at. I am all for saving the Northern Part of this Island as it is quite gorgeous. The lack of roads doesn�t bother me at all and whatever. I could indeed live here; if only for a time. Time to do something as it appears I have had my first morning of doing absolutely nothing except talking to various people on aim , one of them being Wombat and as he said "pretty please" when asking for a few nude surfing pictures... he got them. ;) As language has its own logic as does this blog.

We could close our eyes its still there And oh, Its such a crying crying crying shame

Post is a little spacey but I am a little spacey today.

Peace Out.

Check out the news on Darfur.. thanks.
This is not a good sign - the situation in Darfur is worsening and has, in recent weeks, become tied to events in neighboring Chad. In December 2004, U.N. Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland warned that 100,000 people could die a month if humanitarian organizations are forced to suspend operations in Darfur. In September 2005, Egeland warned "If (the violence) continues to escalate, we may not be able to sustain our operations for 2.5 million people requiring life-saving assistance. In Darfur, it (aid distribution) could all end tomorrow. It is as serious as that." Now, the UN is pulling out all non-essential workers from parts of Darfur because this is exactly what is happening: http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N05207366.htm The United Nations has scaled back its staffing in parts of Sudan's war-torn western Darfur region following a buildup of forces along the country's border with Chad, U.N. officials said on Thursday. Tensions have soared on both sides of the border in recent weeks after Chadian rebels based in Darfur, joined by Chadian army deserters, carried out several cross-border raids. Several rebel groups last week said they were banding together to topple Chadian President Idriss Deby. Deby accuses the Sudanese government in Khartoum of backing them and has urged the United Nations to take over Darfur's administration. Khartoum denies any involvement. The decision to restrict staffing "does not mean there will be an overall evacuation," U.N. chief spokesman Stephane Dujarric said. "Essential life-saving humanitarian services delivered by the U.N. will continue, and the mission will monitor the situation and carry out a fresh security assessment of the area in the next two to three weeks," Dujarric said. The move was "due to the increased instability in the affected areas, including a buildup of forces on ether side of the Sudan-Chad border, with increased potential for armed conflict," he said. The border tensions have further complicated a debilitating civil war that has raged in Darfur since February 2003, pitting Sudanese rebels against government forces. Tens of thousands have been killed and 2 million have left their homes for camps in Sudan and Chad to flee the fighting. The area now hosts one of the world's largest humanitarian operations, with more than 11,000 aid workers struggling to feed, clothe and shelter inhabitants. The Sudanese rebels began fighting to pressure the Arab-dominated central government to respond to the needs of Darfur's villagers. U.N. officials say Khartoum then armed Arab militias to fight the rebels, and that the militias launched a campaign of rape, killing and looting that continues to this day. While the U.N. Security Council has demanded an end to the militia attacks, the government has yet to make real gains in doing so, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan reported last month. The council meets on Jan. 13 to discuss the situation.

16 Comments:

Blogger Coyote Mike said...

The only thing lamer than something that says "I got leid in Hawaii" are the things that say "I got leid at the Gamma Gamma Gamma Sorority Rush" or similar idiocy.

Hope you have fun and don't accidentally kill your surf instructor by running him down with your board while on a run-away wave.

1/06/2006 05:33:00 PM  
Blogger EsotericWombat said...

That's funny, I seem to remember that the way I worded it was, "Hello."


Make the last few days count, will ya?

1/06/2006 09:14:00 PM  
Blogger robotman said...

Despite the fact that I will never write in this thing once I return to school I can see how you enjoy trashing around here.

The locals are probably the best way to go.
I�d live there too if I had a chance.

Have you gone to Sandy Beach state park yet?

Good try cooper, you can fool some of the people some of the time but you can�t fool me. Nude pictures would be locked up tighter than the place they keep the money. The name escapes me at this time due to the drugs I�ve taken.

Didn�t your mother ever tell you don�t talk to strangers.

1/06/2006 10:01:00 PM  
Blogger breasier said...

Bully for you, sugar. You would never find me trying to stand on the water instead of swimming in it.

Though, a cute surf instructor may be enough to change this callous girl's heart. One never knows these things.

1/06/2006 10:19:00 PM  
Blogger EsotericWombat said...

Fort Knox. That is the name of the place. And it's mostly gold they keep there.

1/06/2006 10:20:00 PM  
Blogger avereragebusinessman said...

Nice legs breasier.

If you prefer older men why are you giving nude pictures to the young wipper snapper? I am sure there is a call for pictures among the elders.

It's an honest question asked in good faith.

Only you would have a cousin who is not your cousin, I assume he is related to the uncle who is not your uncle.

Have a helluva last few days. Unless you decide to make Oahu your permanent residence.

The only girl I ever knew who surfed was pretty wild.

1/07/2006 12:28:00 AM  
Blogger The ZenFo Pro said...

Ah, nothing like a holiday in the islands :) If you're on Oahu, check out the flea market near in Honolulu...much cheaper than the surf shop in terms of buying HI-stuff.

As for the nude surfing photos...Wombat got them? Awww...that's no fair ;)

Have fun with the surf...and surf instructors :)

1/07/2006 12:10:00 PM  
Blogger Miz BoheMia said...

I married my cousin who was not my cousin. After a while I figured "screw the platonic crap" and jump the guy... hmmm... I forgot what I was gonna say originally... the spacey thing must be contagious! MY GOODNESS!

1/07/2006 04:30:00 PM  
Blogger mojo shivers said...

You figure that from all my time living in California I'd get around to learning how to surf.

But no such luck.

1/08/2006 07:09:00 AM  
Blogger Day by Day said...

Glad you are enjoying yourself... surfing it up...

1/08/2006 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous pia said...

"as language has its own logic so does this blog."

Love it, love it, love it

Went to Hawaii going on three years ago. found it very beautiful, and less homey than Europe. better stop before I dig my own grave

1/08/2006 02:07:00 PM  
Anonymous pia said...

oh hope you continued to have a great time, and yes Cooper, the blogosphere was a lonlier place without you did feel disoriented ;-)

1/08/2006 02:09:00 PM  
Blogger Leigh said...

At least you are hanging something! ;)

1/08/2006 08:24:00 PM  
Blogger dan said...

I didn't know Wombats were such lucky creatures.

But, as GIJoe says: "Knowing is half the battle."

1/08/2006 11:41:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

That doesn't sound like work. Well done.

1/09/2006 07:17:00 AM  
Blogger finnegan said...

i want some nude surf pix. i want some nude surf pix!!! pretty please? pretty pretty please with sugar on top and bottom and...?

1/15/2006 03:34:00 PM  

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