July 1st, 2008

3 Things (or perhaps 5)

 Post 3 things you've done in your lifetime that you don't think anybody else on your friends list has done.
* See if anybody else responds with "I've done that."
* Have your friends cut & paste this into their journal to see what unique things they've done in their life.

I have seen this on several different LJs so far, quite interested the demographic range these things travel.  Sometimes, the meme is asking for 3, sometimes for 5.

Right now, I can only think of 3 and I had to rack my brain to do that.  I decided to go with coolness or oh shit moments.

1) Hanging my head out of a jump door at 10,000'.  Talk about the wind in your hair. (Coolness)

2) Jumping (at lower than 10,000') and not having my parachute deploy correctly.  I had to futs with it to get it to open correctly.  That was interesting. (Oh Shit moment)

3) Going cliff diving into an old stone quarry that had filled with water.  I really hadn't intended to dive because I didn't have anything to put my contacts in.  Then one of the people I was with dared me and called me chicken (hey I was still young and stupid and in my 20's) so I ran to the end of the 50' cliff and jumped.  As I jumped, I realized that I hadn't jumped out far enough and was going to hit shallow.  There is that moment when you realize that you have screwed up royally.  It is a total oh shit moment.  All I could think was, "Oh shit. How bad is this going to hurt and will I be able to walk afterwards."  I think I hit in about 10' of water.  I hit the bottom pretty hard, but was other wise unhurt. (Definately an oh shit moment)