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What to do on Wednesdays
We were in Cleveland last week, talking about trying to do karaoke on Wednesday night. The only problem was, nobody knew of any karaoke places open on Wednesdays!

So Cheezy asked the new woman on the team, "Do you know of any places that do karaoke on Wednesday night?"

She blinked at him in surprise, having not been listening to the prior conversation. "No... and why are you asking me? I don't like karaoke. I'd sooner...." and she cast around for something unlikely enough.... "go skydiving than do karaoke!"

"Oh." There was a pause.

"Well." Another pause. Then I asked, "Okay, do you know of any places that do skydiving on Wednesday night?"

We're willing to change our plans after all, if that's her preference.

It started out as a joke, and everyone laughed heartily. Then it slowly became less of a joke. "Actually I'm going on a jump Friday night," said Powers.

"I've gone twenty times so far," said the-girl-without-a-nickname-yet.

Before I knew what was going on, there was a sign-up list on the whiteboard. Tandem skydiving, with a list of names. My name went on it, of course.

I've never tried skydiving, but I've always wanted to. It's on my vague "list of things to do in my lifetime", though I've never made it a high priority. But what the heck, if it's a team outing and a bunch of my friends will be doing it, this is the perfect opportunity!

So it appears a bunch of us are going skydiving on Wednesday next week. It started out as a silly joke, but now I think it's going to happen! I'm really excited but freaked out by the idea. Skydiving! Wow.
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aiela From: aiela Date: August 3rd, 2005 12:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
THat's definitely on my list of things I want to do someday.
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: August 3rd, 2005 01:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've never had the desire to jump out of prefectly good aircraft. Scuba dive to to bottom of the ocean, ski down cliffs, yes 'cause you can always go back to the surface or walk/fall to the bottom, but you can't climb back in the plane once you've jump off. And I've already done those two things so they not on my now list of about a 100 things to do once in a lifetime (got about 60 to go I think).
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: August 3rd, 2005 01:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

Geronimo!

I think you will do fine!

Because:

As a skater girrl you have good balance,
You have good vision thanks to surgery,
You are compact and hence easier to tandem dive with unlike say me,
You are fearless!
jydog1 From: jydog1 Date: August 3rd, 2005 02:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

JUMP!

Do it! It's awesome and in a tandem, all you have to do is fall (and go zero to 160mph in 2 seconds). Screaming optional.
tedwords From: tedwords Date: August 3rd, 2005 02:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
How about combining the two: Tandem karaoke skydiving?
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tedwords From: tedwords Date: August 3rd, 2005 03:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Black Flag Skydiving Karaoke

Good thought...I'd recommend "Love is gonna getcha like a social disease."
lahabiel From: lahabiel Date: August 3rd, 2005 03:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
**sings**
4, 3, 2, 1 ...
Earth below us
Drifting, falling
Floating weightless
Coming, coming hooommmmmmeeeee....
tedwords From: tedwords Date: August 3rd, 2005 03:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
You could sing "Space Oddity," "99 Luftballoons," "Free Falling"...the possibilities are endless!
sherdeb From: sherdeb Date: August 3rd, 2005 04:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
That sounds awesome! Skydiving is something I've always wanted to do...
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jebra From: jebra Date: August 3rd, 2005 06:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
So ... want to some something mundane this evening? Go for a walk, for example?
thatguychuck From: thatguychuck Date: August 3rd, 2005 10:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow.

Have a great time!
jagdoe From: jagdoe Date: August 3rd, 2005 11:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, skydiving. I think it's on my "list of things to do in my lifetime" just below "getting shot by a .22 caliber handgun".
anderale From: anderale Date: August 3rd, 2005 11:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
::faint::

My sister went and she said it was absolutely exhilerating. I'd have a heart attack. :)
ellison From: ellison Date: August 4th, 2005 02:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Holy cow! I feel light headed just thinking about it. I have a major fear of heights, so don't think it's for me! But that is awesome that you're doing it, and I can't wait to read about it in your LJ!!
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