Happy Sunday (a.k.a. I’m A Mermaid Day)!!! Sooo…I guess you’re not THAT excited about “I’m A Mermaid Day” because…

…well, you’re NOT a mermaid!! Aaaand because well, it’s Sunday, which means…well, you know! It begins with a *w* and ends with a *k* (yeah, WORK and yeah, tomorrow)! 

Don’t be jealous, though because I’m a mermaid (na-na na-na boo-boo) aaaand YOU’RE NOT (*sticks out tongue*)!! I have a shirt to prove it and all!! It reads: I’M A MERMAID!! I wear it to the gym!! I’d like to think I make an incredible amount of people jealous!! HEHE!

BELIEVE ME NOW (because I have the shirt to prove it)?! Well, if not, I DON’T CARE (na-na na-na boo-boo) because I AM, I AM, I AM!!! Hmmm…perhaps THE second “na-na na-na boo-boo” was too much??!!

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Na-na na-na boo-boo…OR NOT!!! Who am I kidding…third time is ALWAYS the charm!!

Anyways, the reason I’m obsessed with being a mermaid is because…

I’M OBSESSED WITH GREAT WHITE SHARKS (aaaand…if I’m a mermaid, I can swim unda the sea with them ALL THE TIME you seeee + having a tail would JUST be super gnarly)!!!!

Okay, so although I’m pretty sure the movie Jaws instilled terror (of Great White Sharks) into the hearts of many, it had the complete opposite affect on me because duh, I’m flippin’ OBSESSED with them! Seriously though, aren’t they (just) the cutest sharks ever? Alright, maybe a little extreme, BUT (you have to admit, whether you’re scared of them or not) they ARE cooler than cool! No? Well, they are to me!!

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Don’t frown on me (O-K?), but (I’m being serious here) MY DREAM is to go on a Great White Shark Expedition (in Australia and/or South Africa) and to go down in one of those shark cage things. Crazy? Maybe, but I promise you it WILL become a reality (within the next couple of years)!! I’ve been researching Great White Shark Expeditions for as long as I can remember, so I’m waaaay too obsessed with this idea NOT to do it!!! Seriously, I can’t WAIT to be nose to nose with this beautiful sea creature, mano a mano (you know, except I’ll be protected, behind bars). 

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To be completely honest, TV has totally given these phenomenal creatures a bad rap, but um, I still think Jaws is a super amazing movie!!

I mean, COME ON, how brilliant is John Williams (composer of the film’s score) and his two note DA DUM???!!! Totally BRILL(iant), right?!!

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ARE YOU SCARED OF GREAT WHITE SHARKS??!!

WOULD YOU EVER GO ON A GREAT WHITE SHARK EXPEDITION??!!

XOXOXOXO!!! 

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  1. Charlotte

    You may be right about sharks getting a bad rap but have you looked at one of those guys up close?? Most evil, cold and beady eyes! I got kinda up close and personal with one in Australia once but he was behind glass and I was walking in an underwater tunnel and I was still nervous. I love Jaws the movie too! You should give that shark cage a try. 🙂

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    1. Kristin

      Haha, I would love to give the shark cage a try! Hopefully I’ll make it happen within the next couple of years!
      Aren’t those underwater tunnels cool?! Haha, I’ve been in one of those, too and it’s amazing to see all of the action underwater!!
      And hehe, yes, I definitely think Jaws gave Great White Sharks a bad rap with the whole “vengeful, seeking out humans to eat them” thing. Not that I would be brave enough, but there have been lots of people swim with/around/by Great White Sharks (even touch them)! Amazing!!

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    1. Kristin

      Hehe Sarah, I definitely get it!! When I’m swimming in the ocean/during ocean races and I see something moving towards me (out of the corner of my eye), I definitely get chills because although I want to see them up close and personal, I certainly don’t want to end up in their mouth. Although I believe Great White Sharks are gentler than some people think, I realize swimming in the ocean (their territory) could bring an unpredictable outcome.

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    1. Kristin

      Oh, I totally understand where you’re coming from!! Just knowing their strength can evoke fear in itself!
      There are so many beautiful creatures under the sea that I’d love to explore further, but I’ve always been obsessed with Great White Sharks!

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    1. Kristin

      Haha, thanks!!! I’ve ALWAYS been intrigued by Great White Sharks (even when I was little)!!! I always did my school projects on them! Hehe!

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  2. weight2lose2013

    Wow! That’s scary but exciting! I went snorkeling on a black tip reef shark feeding once in Bora Bora. They were only 5-6 feet long, but even at that size it was intimidating. Make sure that you take bunches of pictures on that vacation!

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    1. Kristin

      Oh WOW, that sounds like a great adventure in Bora Bora!! I’m sure it was intimidating, but very exciting!!! Thanks for the comment and I WILL take tons of pictures when I go!! I’m hoping to go within the next couple of years! Have a great, GREAT week!!! XOXO!!!

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  3. jezzerbear

    The closest i’ve been to sharks is at an aquarium in Barcelona- eek! Scary. But there’s a very friendly one on twitter called @SharkShepard 🙂

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  4. atwinthing33

    I think sharks are cool. I went to the Baltimore aquarium and saw tooth sharks are fascinating. I would not want to be eaten by one but I’d rather be with a. Shark than a snake who will eat me. I like the horse picture…I don’t go to the gym I’m one of those run outside or die gals except when i have Lilly….I want to swim with sea turtles…hahaha and I’m going to do a triathlon someday when I get over the water fear hahaha

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    1. Kristin

      Oh my gosh!!!! I am TERRIFIED of snakes!!! TERRIFIED!!! I love that you just said this! XOXO!!
      I know you’ll do a triathlon one day and the Baltimore Aquarium is really neat!!! I love it!!!

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  5. katehouse89

    Being a mermaid would be awesome (loooove Ariel)!

    Sharks are such incredible creatures. My parents live in Naples, FL and we’ve come across many a shark during our swimming/tubing/fishing adventures 🙂 They still make me hesitant, but I think it’s really cool that you want to swim with sharks! You go girl!!

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    1. Kristin

      Thank you!!! Oh, that’s really cool!! I love tubing, swimming, and such!! Lots of fun for sure!! I think sharks are incredible, BUT I admit, I’ve been quite scared myself when I’ve seen fins pop up while in the ocean (even at a distance). It’s the unknown that’s a bit scary, but I do love admiring them!!
      Thanks for your sweet comment and for your support!! XOXO!!!

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    1. Kristin

      Noooo WAY!!! Man, we should totally go on one together!! That’s freakin’ COOL!! I’ve never met anyone else that was totally into Great White Sharks!!! YAAAY!!! Yes, you’re cooler than cool!! 😉 Hehe!

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      1. Kristin

        Oh, super cool!!! I love it!!! My husband said this could be my 30th birthday present which is a year from May 26th!! I’m going to do a little more research, but I’ll seriously let you know some of the info!! XOXOXO!!

  6. Lisa Macy Coaching

    My hubby and I have caught a couple of small sharks in Galveston over the years while wade fishing off the beach! 🙂 Can be scary when you don’t know you have one on your line! 😀

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    1. Kristin

      Oh wow, that’s intense and I’m sure it is scary when you’re not sure what’s on the other end of the line! XOXO!!! I hope you’re feeling okay and having a wonderful Monday!!!

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      1. Kristin

        Awww, sorry to hear you’re feeling so so. I’ve definitely had an off day, too! I’ve had a terrible headache alllll day!!! 🙂 Hopefully will be better tomorrow!!

      2. Lisa Macy Coaching

        I have mostly so so days. They start off pretty good most of the time, but by the end of the day I’m just so so. ha It’ll get better though. 🙂 Sorry to hear about your headache! I hope it disappears quick! 😉

      3. Kristin

        Thank you Lisa!!! I appreciate your concern!!
        Awww, well at least your days start off good, but I’m sorry to hear, they don’t end so well!! Awww, that’s no fun!!! XOXO!!! I’m thinking about you!

      4. Lisa Macy Coaching

        Just part of the healing process. You help keep me smiling and optimistic every day! 🙂

        I read something for migraines the other day that might help you (I haven’t tried it yet). Go put your hands AND feet in really cold water and put an ice pack (or a bag of veggies) on the back of your neck(lean over so that it can sit without you holding it). 🙂 Another thing that helps is peppermint oil on your temples. 🙂

      5. Kristin

        Oh Lisa, thank you so much!!! Really nice tips and I will definitely try them out (today) because today, I’m not feeling the best either!! I’m glad I keep you smiling!! YAAAY!!! Hope you’re having a great day!!

  7. Courtney

    omggg i saw jaws for the first time last summer and cried haha i am terrified of sharks and refused to go in the ocean last summer after watching that movie!! I’m a huge baby.

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    1. Kristin

      Courtney, eeeek, the fear of not knowing (what’s swimming with you) is a bit scary (I admit), so I definitely understand where you’re coming from!! I hope you’ll enjoy the ocean this summer!! Maybe??!! Hehe!! I do get it though!!

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  8. irenejean

    I think it would be neat to see a great white! If money weren’t a factor, I’d probably go on a great white shark expedition. I hope someday I get to read a blog post of yours about your great white shark expedition!

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    1. Kristin

      Yaaaay, another Great White Shark lover!!! Awesome!!! I love it!!! I really hope to write an amazing post on my expedition one day!! That would be so very cool!!

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  9. Helena

    I’m a mermaid! I’m in a Mardi Gras organization and we refer to our members as our mermaid sisters! I’m a marine biologist so it’s fitting I guess! 🙂 I don’t work with sharks but I do work with worms. You’d be amazed at the different types of worms that are in the ocean. Some of them would make for a good horror film. They are tiny but under a microscope they can look terrifying!

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    1. Kristin

      I looooove that you’re a mermaid!!! Okay, that’s too cool!!! Yaaay, I’ve met a real life mermaid!! 😉 Super fabulous!!
      Wow, you’re a marine biologist!!! AHHHH, your job is such a dream of mine!! I’m a writer but my total dream job is a marine biologist!! How amazing- different types of worms in the ocean! I LOVE IT!!!

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  10. piratebobcat

    Hahaha, you’re nuts! You’re reminding me of 50 First Dates when the character keeps calling sharks the puppies of the sea – even though he keeps getting bit by them.
    BTW, my wife is from Guam and her cousin had a job one summer there with a boat company dressing up as a mermaid and taking photos with Japanese tourists.

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    1. Kristin

      Oh my gosh, what a cool job!! Wow, how fun to dress up like a mermaid!! Totally awesome!!
      50 First Dates was so funny!! Haha- I love the comparison!! Kinda true!! 😉 😉

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  11. Amy Christine

    The shark cage looks so awesome! I would definitely try it!! And since you love great whites, this is right up your alley!!!! I could totally see you as a mermaid! Have you dressed up as one before, I can totally see it!!!

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    1. Kristin

      Haha, I’d love to be a mermaid!!! Yes, I HAVE dressed up as a mermaid before (when I was younger)! It was lots of fun!! Hmmm…maybe I should try it again?!! Hehe!!! XOXO!!!

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      1. Amy Christine

        I briefly looked at the dresses from the Met Gala last night (not my thing but I had some free time at lunch and needed some mind candy). One of the trends was Mermaid dresses and I thought about you!!!

      2. Kristin

        Awww, you’re so sweet!!! Thanks for thinking about me!!! XOXO!!! I LOVE mermaid dresses!!! They’re so beautiful!!!

  12. HealthyMasters

    I think you are better with the mermaid idea!!!! Lol sharks are scary and unpredictable!!!! I went snorkeling in turks & cacios and had a heart attack when I saw a nurse shark…. The guy was told me they were harmless, I s said no thank you, I’m done! Lol

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    1. Kristin

      Haha, you’re so funny!!! Wow, how fun, snorkeling in turks & cacios!!! I’m sure that was a fabulous experience!!! XOXO!! I hope you’re having a great day!!!

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  13. runsaltrun

    YOU ARE CRAZY!! I mean that with all the love in the world haha. I am PETRIFIED of sharks. Like really irrationally afraid of them. Plus I’m claustrophobic so being in a shark cage with a shark right there might give me a for real heart attack. You are a way braver woman than I!

    Jaws is a great movie though. Total classic. 🙂

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    1. Kristin

      Ohhh YES, Jaws IS a fabulous movie and OMG, I totally understand why you would never want to be in a shark cage. That would be tough!
      Thank you for the crazy compliment!!! I LOVE IT!!! Hehe!!! XOXO!!! 🙂 🙂

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  14. LoseItBig

    You are so right describing that “W” word. I think that word is the mother of all four letter words. It’s the worse invention ever. I would love to go on a shark expedition. I love excitement and it would definitely get my heart rate up.

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    1. Kristin

      Haha, thank you so much and yep, you’re right about that four letter word!! 🙂
      Yaaay, another shark fan!!! 🙂 🙂
      Thanks so much for your comment!!

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