Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Hawaii pt. 2

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Pictures from the beach and our luau. Plus, scroll to the bottom to read about my brush with fame and stardom. Sort of.

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I just LURVE the picture below because of how I was able to take it. Patrick, King, and I went to a luau (think kalua pork, poi, Mai Tais, barely dressed Hawaiian guys and gals, partying into the sunset on the beach with a bunch of like-minded tourists...) and after an absolutely gluttonous feast of traditional island food, the luau ended with a fiery show of dancers in huge costumes shaking away to the beat of the heavy drums. Because we were sitting in the back and I wanted better pictures of the show, I stealthily made my way to the front of the stage and snapped away as quietly as I could. Well, this young, MUSCULAR (don't worry Patrick, he wasn't my type), oiled up lad in nothing but a headdress and something to cover up his shlong spotted me and pulled me on stage, kicking and screaming, and MADE me shake my booty and dance with them. UGH not my thing but those few moments in the spotlights, all eyes on me, well...I could get used to this. Or not.

But I did have my camera with me still while I was "dancing" (I put that in quotes because I am sure it wasn't a pretty sight and probably not something that can be qualified as dancing) and got the most up-close-and-personal shot of the show I couldn't have taken any other way. And they didn't even have me wear a coconut bra, much to my relief and Patrick's disappointment.

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21 comments:

  1. Oh man! It is bad that I chuckled over your dancing experience? Because I did. ;) But I pity you at the same time! I would have DIED up there.

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  2. I want to go to Hawaii so bad! Maybe next year! This looks like a wonderful experience. Thanks for sharing all these fabulous photos!
    ~blessings
    Dorcas

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  3. Your photos are beautiful! I love your dancing experience story, I would have fallen over dead!

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  4. These shots make me want to go back to Hawaii!

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  5. Gorgeous pictures!! Can you please just happen to be at every vacation spot I'm at so you can capture all the beautiful shots for me? Or...you can just teach me your ways...:)

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  6. Your photos are amazing...I wish I could take ones like that.

    And your little man is adorable!

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  8. I've never been to Hawaii, but one of my uncles was a Polynesian dancer for several years (it usually involved fire, and he learned the hard way that body hair is not an aid - ouch!). I always loved watching the dancing, and I'm totally jealous that I don't have dancing ability. I hope you were more graceful up there than I would have been!

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  9. I'm sure you shook it well! I just love Hawaii, you make me swoon.

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  10. Okay. I had to laugh at your "dancing" experience. Too funny! But look--you got a fun picture out of it, so it's all good. Right? ;)

    Thanks for linking up--have a lovely Wednesday!
    --Hannah

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  11. your photos are stunning and your time in hawaii is seriously sigh-worthy! so happy to have come across your blog today!

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  12. I just went back and read your other posts about Hawaii... lucky lady!!

    You got some awesome pictures there. :) Oh, about your goals? Definitely do-able. You go, girl!

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  13. Wow, Amazing pictures! the colors are all so vibrant! what type of camera do you shoot with?

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  14. Because you won me over with your writing.. and because you made me fall in love with Hawaii all over again with your photos.

    Ready the confetti:

    I GAVE YOU A BLOG AWARD!!

    (Forgive me for jumping in the bandwagon)

    Here's the post about the award I just gave:
    http://www.theteethingmom.com/2010/09/come-do-dance-of-joy-with-me.html

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  15. I am so glad I stopped by your blog - it's both beautiful and riveting! You're a fantastic writer and photographer. And your baby is so adorable!

    Can't wait to read more...

    -Aimee

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