When I turned 40 my husband told me to jump out of an airplane.
So I did.
Actually, I requested a skydiving adventure for my birthday gift
and although he had reservations, he complied.
This week, Austrian Felix Baumgartner did his own jump
and I am incensed that Felix got worldwide press
when our experiences were so similar.
Okay, so he jumped from 120,000 feet
and I jumped from 13,000.
What's a few feet among daredevils?
I was wearing shorts and a t-shirt.
Some of us aren't scared of a little cold and lack of oxygen.
He had 5 minutes of free fall
I had 1 minute of free fall that felt like an hour
Felix was sponsored by Red Bull
I was sponsored by a nervous husband
He landed on the ground
So did I
He'll never do it again.
Neither will I.