First up is a Shark Attack
This guy was diving off the Australian coast when a great white shark came and tried to gobble him up. The shark didn't just go for an arm or leg, it tried to bite off his head! The guy did not "lose his head" and was able to wrestle his way out by poking the shark in the eye.
Holy Moly! That is so freaky. Emily always asks that we won't get eaten by sharks in her prayers, and I think I'm going to start adding that to my prayers, too.
When the movers were taking a break from bringing our stuff in, we were chatting with them, and one guy mentioned that he spends most of his time surfing. I asked him if he ever saw any sharks and he said "plenty!" The scariest part was that he was very casual about it. No big deal.
But it's a big deal to me, with being all surrounded by ocean. And going to the beach every week. And letting Hannah go way out on her surfboard - so far that I can't tell the difference between her at some big dark Hawaiin punk. And diving under the water and seeing turtles which big sharks like to snack on. Sharks scare me. I don't ever want to see one and have to poke it's eye out.
And the second bit of disturbing news is the Temper Tantrum on an Air Plane
In this story a little 3 year old girl would not get buckled in her seat, so she and her parents were removed from the flight. What a nightmare - for the family and the people sitting near them, and probably for that airline, too!
When flying I always try to make sure I have plenty of tricks and treats with me, to avoid all embarrassing scenes. But, you know, sometimes kids just get cranky and nothing helps. In my nightmares I imagined just this kind of think happening while flying to Hawaii: John running away from me up and down the aisles, John standing on his seat and spitting at the people behind us, John having to use the bathroom 100 times (wait that really did happen), John and Emily fighting over toys, or like this family, John hiding under his seat and not getting up. Bummer for those guys.
And one more bit of news, today is National Pie Day! This is only scary because if I bake my favorite apple pie, I will have to eat all of it, and then I will be round like unto an apple
Here are some tips from the Pie Counsel of how to best celebrate this important day:
Eat Pie! Bake one for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a late night snack!
Bake a pie for your Sweetie Pie!
Be a good Samaritan and buy a pie at the grocery store, then give it to the person in line behind you.
(and here's one I wouldn't mind happening to me) Reach out to your neighbors and get to know them better by delivering and sharing a pecan Pie!