Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Been There, Done That

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.

Consider:


We both jumped out of flying
vehicles









Okay, so he jumped from 120,000 feet 
and I jumped from 13,000.  
What's a few feet among daredevils?


 He was wearing a spacesuit
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.

9 comments:

Anna M said...

You are such a daredevil.

I think even a minute would get boring really quickly. That's why I dislike para-sailing. "Hooray, I am being pulled by a boat in the air." and then "So... now what?!"

Difference between you and Baumgartner is that you looked GOOD doing it!

Sue said...

Sheesh. You deserved some press, for sure.

;)

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Okay. Wait. You're lovely, smart, funny, intuitive, talented AND you jumped from an airplane? He's got nothing on you, babe.

Dixie Mom said...

I'd say you're both crazy!

karen said...

I'm in awe of you. You're front page news in my book for sure! I don't even want to stand on a ladder, let alone jump into the clear blue.

Connie said...

I agree with Dixie Mom!

Pondside said...

You did THAT???? You are amazing - and a little crazy (or just very suggestible!)and I'll be you loved every second.

RoeH said...

That always sounds like it would be a lot of fun but I don't anticipate that I would ever have the nerve to do it. I have a little height problem. But it would be really great to say I had done it. One of those dream feats that will probably never happen.

Nerita said...

This is your mother...You did what?!!!