Tuesday, August 18, 2009

We're going to need a bigger island

This past weekend, Mr. Strong and I went to the beach along with Mr. Funny and some of our friends. It was a much needed break and I enjoyed walking on the beach with my sweet husband then swimming in the ocean with my youngest son. The weather was just perfect!

As we were galavanting on the beach on Sunday, we noticed some fish jumping out of the water. Then we noticed this.



Yes! That is a SHARK! The Jaws music didn't even play in the background.

Next time, I'm not hanging out on the beach with my lawyer friend.

34 comments:

only a movie said...

Ack! Fins to the left!

I have yet to go to the beach this summer. It's a 10 minute drive.

Sigh.

Mrs. K said...

yikes...i saw one up close (a baby one) years ago and I just about had a heart attack. no thanks!

♥ Braja said...

Was he alive??

Michele said...

Yeah, lawyers do tend to bring the predators a little closer in to shore. Or maybe that is just my lawyer brother-in-law

Brian Miller said...

lovely. i kept listening for the JAWS music while we were in FL this week...shivers...had a close call once...glad you had a great time though...

smiles4u said...

A real live shark? Yikes! Where you had been swimming? Yikes!

Em said...

Eh, not that big - he would've just nibble on your toes a little bit.

Why I adore swimming on the northwest side of Florida - the water is so clear, you can see them coming :-)

Em said...

P.S. LOVE the title.

Jan said...

Holy...shark. Yowzies!

Gaston Studio said...

And they say movies have no lasting influence. Right!

Chapati said...

YIKES!

darsden said...

wow, awesome catch, he was just looking for a lil nibble ;-)

Hit 40 said...

What a party spoiler!!! I bet you will think long and hard before dipping your toes in the ocean again.

Michel said...

Shit dude! you almost died! Everybody knows that sharks are godless killing machines. That guy was coming right for you.

You totally DO need to bring your lawyer friend next time - (a) so you can push them into the shark's jaws if needed; and (b) to sue someone. I'm not sure who, but someone has got it coming!

Michel said...

Plus, I REALLY do not like how close he is to shore. For some reason, I was under the mistaken impression that sharks needed deep water. WTF!? Is nothing sacred!?!?

Comedy Goddess said...

How frightening! Good picture though. I don't think even Jacques Cousteau would stand so close.

beth said...

WHERE were you at the beach?!?! that is pretty crazy! we went fishing this weekend and my husband caught a teeny tiny little shark. the kids were freaking out because a) they thought it was really cool and b) they were scared out of their minds. then the shark threw up all over my husbands foot and it suddenly became the funniest thing anyone saw EVER.

K13 said...

Eeeeeeks!! Scary! I wouldn't be going back there either!

The Peach Tart said...

Just when I was getting over my fear of sharks and swimming in the ocean.

TechnoBabe said...

I especially liked when you said you had time to walk along the beach with your sweet husband. Nice, huh.

Kristina P. said...

Yikes!!

lakeviewer said...

No! That's one way to get me out of the water.

PippaD said...

And this is why I am glad I live in England. Only sharks here are in tanks, courts or offices!

Jules said...

Damn. I was going to say I was jealous about the beach trip.......

otin said...

I catch those bastards! LOL! Funny Lawyer Joke!

carma said...

hmmmm....kinda puts a damper on frolicking around in the surf!

The Bus Driver said...

sharks can throw up? who knew?

Chris@Maugeritaville said...

"Show me the way to go home . . . I'm tired and I wanna go to bed . . . "

Jaws. Great flick.

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Yikes... cute comment about "hanging out on the beach with my lawyer friend"! Hope school is going well. I'm sure the beach weekend was a good reprise from the grind.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

What is going on with all these beaching animals. We had a baby beached whale a few days ago. Poor thing.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Congratulations on your mention by David. Remind me not to EVER go swimming with you!

Deb said...

oh man, i would have turned and ran! i am glad the summer is almost over... by next beach season, i will have forgotten that i saw this!

A Free Man said...

I saw one from a similar distance last Spring while running the dog on the beach. I was more worried that the dog would go after it than anything else!

Kimberly said...

Ok, that is really really cool.