August 3rd, 2005

duke-swing

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.