coast guard life

Please fire me. I worked as a lifeguard at a water park and a mom came up to me and asked me to tell her weeping, hysterical child that there are no jellyfish in the wave pool.

And a man had his infant child 4 feet deep in the wave pool, I whistled at him and told him all guests under 48 inches must have a life jacket on. He yells back, “I’m in the Coast Guard, I am her life jacket!”

I’m so glad to have such a beautiful person to spend my life with. Through all the hardships and distance put between us we always overcome the obstacles together. Our strength and love is unshakeable and I know we can make it through anything. I’m walking into this with no doubt we will be Ok. I have such an amazing wife. I couldn’t be more thankful. I love you so much, baby. Thank you for living this life with me.
—  Words said by my husband right before he shipped off to Afghanistan
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A couple years ago - a brand new island popped out of the ocean off the coast of Japan. That new island - called Nishinoshima, engulfed a smaller nearby island and is now 12x the size it used to be. The eruptions have stopped and the island now is at least temporarily stable, so life has begun occupying it. This short video documents a group of Japanese Scientists as they visit this nearly unexplored landscape.