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World Domination Plummet

A couple of weeks ago, Kris and I took the plunge: After years of talking about it, we went skydiving. In 2007, when I built my list of 101 things I wanted to accomplish in 1001 days, skydiving was one of my adventure goals. It took me a bit longer than 1001 days to get to it, but it was worth the wait.

I splurged to get video from the jump:

Note: I think the music for the video is hilarious. I opted for AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” because that’s the mood I was in at the time. But the Metallica is nothing I’d ever choose.

If you look carefully, midway through the video, you can see me saying, “Look, Jeff, I can see your house” (or something like that). It was fun to be able to look down and spot where my brother lives.

Now that I’ve jumped once, I’m willing to jump again. But I think I’m going to save my jumps for special places. I recently met someone, for instance, who went skydiving over Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa. That sounds frickin’ awesome. So, I’ll do this again in the future — but only in amazing places. (Sorry, Jeff — Molalla isn’t that amazing.)

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  1. We want the director’s (or perhaps star’s) commentary! Which is to say, it would’ve been nice to hear your whooping and cursing without the music. And, midway through, we were both wondering, “Where’s Kris? Is she okay?”

    Of course, she’s fine … Her soundtrack was probably Ode to Joy?