Sunday, October 23, 2011

Odes to Kahuna

Next Swim: ???? Make a suggestion in the comments
Last Swim: Sunday 10/23
Water Temp: low 50's
Waves: Small chop:
Water Clarity: Murky
Crew: Gumdrop, Diablo, and me watching from the beach. It might have been wishful thinking, or maybe too much Killepitsch, but I could swear I saw a third swimmer between Diablo and Gumdrop. Was it the ghost of Kahuna?

I dedicate today's blog to our old buddy. Feel free to leave your own poem or story about our wooden friend.

We once had a Kru-Mate Kahuna,
Who swam by the light of Luna,
He turned in to a tree,
Washed up on Klode,
Hoist 'Pitsch to toast the old tuna!

There once was a swimmer from Shorewood,
In who's memory 'Pitsch one we should,
To our surprise,
He met his demise,
Washed up as Klode Beach driftwood!

8 comments:

Gumdrop said...
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Gumdrop said...

Big Kahuna went pee in the lake,
but unknown to him till to late,
was his odd destiny,
to return as a tree,
and observe all the swimming wakes.

Jeff said...

I guess no one wants to swim anymore. Can't say I blame you guys.

Gumdrop said...

I think the off season rules for swim club change slightly. The first rule is-no one talks much about. The second rule is -no one talks much about it, and the third rule is...

Kahuna said...

No, it's what Diablo said to me that first day I showed up at the beach: "Welcome to Swim Club. The first rule of Swim Club is: you do not talk about Swim Club. The second rule of Swim Club is: you DO NOT talk about Swim Club! Third rule of Swim Club: someone yells "stop!", goes limp, taps out, the Swim is over. Fourth rule: only two guys to a Swim. Fifth rule: one Swim at a time, fellas. Sixth rule: No shirts, no shoes. Seventh rule: Swims will go on as long as they have to. And the eighth and final rule: if this is your first time at Swim Club, you have to Swim."

Diablo said...

I am swimming tomorrow, 29 October, or at least I am going to check on the Lady. 1400 is the time, and I do not care if anybody else shows up. Kahuna is going to be there... observing from the beach.
“If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea”

Jeff said...

seeing as i'm still working through my shingles, I think I'll pass.