Thursday, April 11, 2013

And then he ate a scorpion.

We woke up this morning to a power outage, heavy rain, lightening, and the loudest thunder I've ever heard. I immediately reached for my phone to take a photo, but then that was dead too.
So instead, I whipped out my computer to check my email and remembered, "Oh yeah, the power is out." Mornings have never been my brightest moments of the day.

After venturing out for some breakfast and finding the rest of the street to also have its power out,
we decided to head to the infamous "Khao San Road," otherwise known as: 

"Be-Prepared-To-Say-No-About-1000-Times-Or-Make-Sure-You're-The-Best-Haggler-Ever-Because-Every-Single-Thai-There-Has-Something-To-Sell-You". 

Long nickname, I know.

After 20 minutes of walking, we decided a couple of drinks were in order.
So we plopped down at the nearest dive bar.
I should also note that when you're a perma-traveler, the whole "5 o'clock rule" doesn't exist.
Although, I guess I could say that when you're me, the whole "5 o'clock rule" has never existed.

Anyway, I'm not sure if you knew this (because I didn't up until a few weeks ago), but every year in Thailand, around April 13-16ish, they have their Songkran festival, which signifies their New Year.
However, to everyone else in the world, it signifies One. Big. Ginormous. Water. Fight.

Complete with water guns.

So all day today, sitting at the bar, we had several Thais come up to us, trying to sell these huge water guns for the festival that starts at midnight tomorrow.

The Dizzle's inner 10-year-old came out and he caved.


And okay fine, I guess I got a little excited for it too.


Bad. Ass.

Tomorrow night, the city is going to go crazy.
Water fights for three long days.
Water Guns. Buckets. Hoses.
I'm excited.

V Dizzle must have been even more excited than me though because the next thing I know,
he's agreed to eat a scorpion with his 2 new friends at the bar.
Uh, what?!


A little Thai lady came around and had these bad boys on a stick, ready to eat whole.
Here's a little one-minute clip of the finger-lickin' goodness that was had.
I'm sure you can tell by Verner's facial expressions that it wasn't the most delectable thing he's eaten on our travels.

P.S. There's a reeeeallllyyy annoying sounding girl adding commentary in the background of this video. Just be prepared.


And there you have it. One less scorpion in this world, thanks to The Dizzle.

Have a lovely day!
If you don't hear from me tomorrow it's because I'm being drenched by a Super Soaker.
It's like 1994 again. Holler!

xoxo

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36 comments:

  1. awww I cringed so hard it hurt! Good for the Mr. for trying it, there's no way I could have do it and not puked. I'm excited to see what the super soakers are all about...xoxo

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  2. Oh My GOD! Kudos to Dizzle man ... Major kudos!

    P.S. I hope you didn't kiss him until after he brushed his teeth lol

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  3. Oh.My.God. When you told him to open his mouth it kinda looked like an Oreo cookie....but damn. I kinda threw up in my mouth a lil' bit.

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  4. Dizzle is my hero. Tell we think he is awesome. That and my husband misses that beer from Thailand that he was drinking. We want to go back, I was actually said I didnt try any bugs. But that scorpion looked huge! Wow....


    Bonnie Rose | A Compass Rose

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  5. Oh and what an awesome waterfight! I cannot wait to see video from that! I feel jipped now. We were there for the Thailand's motherday which was lovely because i was there with my mum....but that waterfight sounds way cool.


    Bonnie Rose | A Compass Rose

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  6. Grossest. video. ever.

    Just sayin'...

    You know I was thinking this earlier, if ever I am in a bit of a grump I come over here and read a few posts and BAM, smile on my face..
    Your one funny gal!

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  7. Ewww!! Good for him to be adventurous but yuck!

    Have fun with the water fight!! Sounds awesome.

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  8. YUUUUUUCK! He's brave. I definitely couldn't do it. I can't wait for the epic water fight! My inner child is dying to fly over and join in. But my outer adult says that's not monetarily responsible right now. Hmmph.

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  9. I am beyond stoked for you and the water fight. Why does NOTHING cool happen in America? We are so lame I tell ya. I might pull out my little hand watergun and spray the computer screen in your honor.

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  10. omg ....very brave dudes !!!! I couldn't even look at it :)
    have fun !!!

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  11. I would totally get into that water fight. How random and fun!!

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  12. Ahhh I got the heebie jeebies watching that!! lol! Go Dizzle! And a three day water fight?! Sounds so fun!

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  13. I ate a bug when I was in Bangkok- I think it was a grasshopper? It just tasted like salt to me. Another tourist watching peer pressured me into eating the head, because he was so excited and shouting "Eat the head! You can do it! Do it" and I didn`t want to let him down haha! I also let a live scorpion crawl on me in Thailand. Apparently I was pretending to be brave that week...

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    Jess

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  14. Ahhhhhhh oh my goodness hahaha! That is awesome!

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  15. Not gonna lie. I didn't watch the video. Just the picture of the scorpions on a stick was enough to make me nauseous.

    Awesome water guns, though =)

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  16. OH MY GOD! Craziness!!! I'd have to stick with the water guns. =)

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  17. Those water guns are epic! I want to join in =P

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  18. ugh. I'm just thinking how weird it is that he has to poop out a scorpion now...nooooooooooo!

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  19. Haha, this is hysterical - so glad you got it on film and have a BLAST at the water fight!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  20. such a brave soul he is.
    the Pillow bought a candy with a little scorpion in it in Phoenix, AZ when he was doing his werk, and told me it's tasty.
    i say gross.

    i guess The Dizzle and the Pillow should high five.

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  21. the water fight sounds amazing. the scorpion eating, not so much. i couldn't bear to watch the video. ick! have fun with the water fight!
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

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  22. Eek!! Scorpions! That is a major water gun!! New GFC follower and fellow SOML sponsor!
    Adrienne

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  23. Hi! This is crazy! I am so excited to continue reading your adventures :) My husband and I just moved to San Diego! If you have anything awesome we should do let me know! :) New follower from Story of my Life! :)
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  24. So, I'm your newest follower and I think your blog is absolutely adorable. I'm so intrigued by this water gun fight that lasts for three days? That. is. crazy! I want to copy them and do that here, but I'm pretty sure people would think I'm crazy. For the phone case I had to follow you on instagram and I'm sorry for stalking your pictures yesterday, but you guys are so cute! Anyway, complete random speil ends now. Have a great weekend! Wish I was in another country right now instead of this rainy & gloomy weather.

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  25. Oh my goodness I could never do that! He's brave! Have fun tomorrow!

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  26. EEK! That sounds so discusting. What a brave boy. :)
    www.shannonheartsblog.com

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  27. Water fight = awesome. Eating a scorpion = I threw up in my mouth a little.

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  28. That is SOOO crazy! I was actually expecting some random chick in the background talking haha but I realized it was YOU! Have fun at the water games!!!

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  29. can i just say that the water fight looked epic! i can't imagine so many people in one place hosing each other down! it's like grade school all over again in the best way possible

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  30. That was nasty-but COOL!!Things like eating scorpions are the reasons why I love traveling.

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  31. I would have been screaming about that scorpion too! That's insane stuff. but I guess you only live once???

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  32. That's so awesome and gross! You guys are going to have some CRAZY stories to tell people later on. Love the water guns!

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  33. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww YuckDizzle!

    you win, I think my stomach just did a flip. haha.

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  34. Um, I think I just threw up in my mouth a little. That is disgusting!

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  35. Way to go Dizzle for even trying it. I would never!

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