(Yes, I’m home, but now I have to finally sit down and write all the shit that happened, so…let’s just pretend that I’m still in the Bahamas, okay? Who’s with me!?)
A Facebook IM conversation…because I had no cell service AND I LIVED.
Me: I just saw a shark from my balcony!
Ryan: Sweet! Hopefully it was humming its theme song. Even if just to itself. Dun dun. Dun dun.
Me: HA! Add smallish (12-24″) sea turtle. I *may* have accidentally yelled, “TURTLE!” thereby disrupting the entire formal dining room, when I spotted it through the window. In my defense…it was a fucking turtle…in the ocean…just swimming like it belonged there.
Ryan: It’s much more fun to just randomly yell turtle, like on the light rail, or something.
Me: Please don’t give me ideas.
Ryan: But that’s why I’m here, to give you ideas. (And get you thrown off the light rail.)
Me: Awesome…just what I need.
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Hahaha I love it! Yes yell “turtle” anywhere!
And that’s how I got committed. The End. 🙂
Wait, I think I saw that shark in San Jose: it was taking the new Wal-Mart Superstore exit off of 280…
Well, you know where I won’t be going, now.
Yelling turtle would definitely be better than yelling ‘fire.’ I seriously doubt you would even be breaking any laws.
I’m sure the pointing and crazy eyes were excusable as well. 🙂
Absolutely, I mean probably no more that five of six hundred swam by every day. Surely something to shout and scream about. 🙂 –C
Let’s just be happy I only saw the one, or I’d still be there.
And that’s a bad thing? 🙂
Not from where I’m standing. 🙂
They should be glad it was only turtle. There’s far worse things you could have randomly bellowed out. Hope you enjoyed your vacation, though!
I miss the turtles already. 🙂
You should come here some time, we have sharks. Turtles sometimes, too, but mostly sharks!
I only appreciate a good shark from the safety of an ocean liner. Lol
Nice to see at the aquarium, too. Not up close and personal, but through some very thick aquarium glass is nice!
I think screaming turtle is perfectly okay until the ship capsizes or the balcony collapses. Then I think legislators, under pressure from Entertainment Tonight journalists, will pass laws to make turtles against the law.
Turtles are the cocaine of the 2010’s.
I called them flying turtles when I was only two feet tall. I wanted one but my mom insisted they used entirely too much water to get airborne. 🙂
The right propulsion…it could totally happen.
I certainly thought so 🙂 And, I wanted to be along for the ride.
Firstly, can you and Randstein possibly both be ignorant of Gamera?
Secondly, one CAN combine turtles and sharks for both types of thrill: Pleasure, and that wee frisson of sheer terror. While in Hawaii, one son urged me to swim out to where the turtles were swimming, but that broke my 15′ depth rule–the depth beyond which I know the sharks lie in wait for me. He scoffed. Moments later, I saw a wake the size of a tsunami behind his kicking feet as he glided gently and unhurriedly back to join me.
“Oooo”, said my little fishy, “I saw a shark!”
Loud as he could, to his mommy he barked.
“That shark almost ate you for–See, fool, told you so!” said Mama.
HA! Gamera!!! Dude, that’s AMAZING! Rand, are you seeing this!?
I have the same rule. I try and stick to the 15′ or less. Luckily there was a REALLY long shallow on this beach, so I was a good distance and still was only around 12-15′ water, but I was super paranoid the entire time. 🙂 Sharks are one of my scary scaries.
If you didn’t know Gamera, you, you sad, ig’nant youngster, probably didn’t recognize the other reference, either:
That I did not. 🙂 I have been living in a cave.
You never saw the Mothra twins!?
Did you never even see Baby Godzilla jumping over Big Godzilla’s tail!? (SO cute.)
Go back to your cave in shame. For penance, five “Crawling Eyeball”s and five “Night of the Giant Lepus” (both truly awful films–although the latter lets you see doggies running around in day-for-night with coffee cups taped to their noses, playing really big SCAWY bunnies.)
Can we organize a synchronized, around the world ‘turtle’ shout?
OMG…we will kick Hands Across America’s ASSSSSSS!!! BRILLIANT!