"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Monday, October 15, 2012

sting rays sting when they sting you.

"back away max, these are aggressive with kids."
{talking about the crab i found and tried to get to walk on the sand}
{see picture above}
where does he come up with this stuff??? ha!
landon and emily got stung by sting rays today.
not at the same time.
not by the same sting ray.
or maybe it was.
one minute he was boogy boarding,
the next minute he couldn't talk.
the pain was descirbed as excrutiating pain that makes you scream like a girl.
that's what the paddle boarder said to us when he saw landon go down on the beach.
he came over b/c he said he knew that's what it had to be.
he had long snarly hair pulled back in a low pony tail,
a dark tan that looked a little red from the heat,
with a big, long paddle board and a paddle in one arm.
then he told us to get landon's foot in hot HOT water.
as hot as he could stand.
as soon as possible.
he kept saying as soon as possible as landon hobbled back to the house with his entorauge.
then he told him to have two or three beers while his foot was soaking in the hot water.
i told him he should have gotten his medicinal marijuana card for having cancer.
he just politely smiled and said no thank you.
so they got landon's foot in hot HOT water as SOON as possible,
and about an hour later grandpa bill comes walking down the beach with emily on his back (not ME emily, nat's emily) who had just gotten stung by another sting ray by the tide pools.
so nurse nat got her second patient set up with hot HOT water as SOON as possible.
and they sat there together like little sting ray stung twins for a good two hours.
both patients report that their stings still hurt.
should have drank those beers i guess.
or not (if you're us).
whichever is your fancy.
so now you know how to treat a sting ray sting if you ever get one.
or just shuffle your feet when you're standing out in the ocean to NOT get stung by one.
also, i ran 4 miles with sean.
and survived.
truly a christmas miracle.
the end.
about our beach house:
camreon diaz has a house 6 doors down.
she was there this weekend.
we didn't see her.
good thing, b/c i definitely would have embarrassed myself with my camera.
i just know it.
next door lives the coach of the olympic swimming team.
her name is Joke (yo-key).
they have a small dog.
and the neighbor across the street parks his rolls royce on the street in front of his garage.
he wears t-shirt, jeans, and flip flops to work with a backpack and black ray bans.
we are wondering what is IN the garage if the rolls royce has secondary status to the street spot.
just sayin'.
chase MEETS beach.
chase EATS beach.

what day is it again???
i'm losing track.
must mean i'm on vacation.
i can't get over the gold flakes in the sand and water.
glory be, i haven't missed a sunset yet!


becca said...

aw so much fun at the beach love that chase try to eat the beach though he didn't seem to happy about the waves. thank you for sharing the kids are so adorable

jen said...

Sounds like sting rays are aggressive with kids too.
Those boys come up with funny things.

Sue said...

Jeremiah's been stun at Newport a few times, too. They seem to get plentiful every couple of years...


Sue said...

(My grown-up boys told him to pee on it.)


Amy said...

Though I think I will get Jeffrey to skip this one. :) Though I don't care. The worries of a sting ray rate low next to the glories of a beach. Although aren't they deadly? Isn't that what killed the crocodile hunter? Or was it a different type?