Sunday, August 15, 2004

Hawaii 2004: No Rulez


Before Hawaii.
Well it's our first full day here in Hawaii and it's been incredible. Right now I'm at the Larsens' and we're waiting for our dinner to be ready and everyone is playing SSX on PS2.

This trip has been dubbed "No Rulez" because we have decided to cast off all restraint and throw caution to the wind. I started off on the way to LAX from San Diego yesterday by leaving the carpool lane twice over the double-yellow line. Jason did his part while we were boarding the plane. They were calling rows 35 and up and we jumped the gun (we were row 23). Actually by the time we got to the front, they started calling all rows; but of course we had already shown criminal intent beforehand.

Crazy stuff happened even before that though. While we were waiting to board the plane we were playing cards and Carly made a reference to an earlier conversation about the character "Pai Mei" in Kill Bill 2. After her comment she looked up and said, "Oh, and there he is." And there was David Carradine, walking out of the gate we were about to go through. I was totally stunned. I seriously contemplated running after him and asking for his autograph, but the time passed and I was too late. Dang it!

Okay, time for dinner now.

The three of us were seated in the emergency exit. When the stewardess came by, she looked at me and asked, "How old are you?" I laughed out loud.

Today we did a whole bunch of nothing. Well, I did at least. Mostly spent time on Waikiki beach swimming and relaxing. It's so nice out here. Jason saved somebody's life though. Details to follow.

The following is the opinion of Jason McCostis and does not reflect the views or beliefs of Vic's Blog. Names have been changed to protect the innocent.

The following is an embellishment of true events. Concerning the stewardess, her actual words were, "Can you sit here? You need to be at least 15 years old in order to operate the emergency exit." Today I saved a boy's life. He was on the end of a jedi (jetty) and he was swept over by a large wave. I yelled, "Grab my hand!" and he did! "Hold on, don't you let go!" And just as I pulled him up, another large wave swept in and he was saved. Luckily he wasn't eaten by the shark swimming just off the jetty. That same shark attacked Vic and bit him on the foot. Fortunately Vic is wily and the shark only got a piece of his shoe, which shows the battle scar. That's the end of my embellishment.
Tim's version:
Although I wasn't actually there to witness any of this, these are the facts as I know them to be. Any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental. As hurricane Charlie swept overhead, creating 15-ft. swells, there in the distance was standing a young boy. Suddenly he was totally engulfed by water surrounded by ferocious man-eating sharks. As his life perilously ebbed away, Jason saw him from a distance. He ran out there — walking on water, so we thought — he grabbed the kid by his nappy dreads, lifted him up out of the water, swung him around his head twice, beating the sharks back. He then ran to shore, thus saving the child's life. The End.
P.S. I forgot to mention that Carly stole a blanket from the airplane, thus fulfilling her role as a rulez breaker.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I read through your blog. You are a very talented writer - ever thought about writing a book?

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.