Okay, I've been called a lot of things before but yesterday someone looked at me and said - "Ilio-holo-i-ka-uaua." I smiled and said: "humuhumunukunukuapuaa to you too! Have a nice day!"
All jokes aside, while sitting at the beach the other day an "Ilio-holo-i-ka-uaua" or Hawaiian Monk Seal, swam out of the water and plopped down on the beach. It seems they have a reputation for partying all night - eating and such - and then finding a cozy beach to settle down for a nap. (Sound like anyone you know?) They actually look like they're sick or distressed but in reality, they're fine. They just look like a hung-over teenager on Sunday morning. It turns out that these seals are on the endangered list and are protected. You're not supposed to get near them or approach them.
Shortly after this Monk Seal swam ashore, a few rangers roped off an area around the animal for protection. The seal napped for a few hours and then slumbered back into the water and disappeared.
I know many of you think I've been behaving like a monk seal as well.... Hanging out in Hawaii and sipping Mai Tai's on the beach. But I assure you..... I've been constantly thinking about new blog ideas! Stay tuned for some Hawaiian history.
Anyone know what humuhumunukunukuapuaa means?