Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sky Diving Looks Like Fun But Can Be Deadly

One thing I always thought it would be fun to do is to go sky diving. For some reason, as a kid I thought it would be fun to be able to fly like a bird and sky diving seemed to be the closest thing I could get to it. I've never done it though and now, I don't even want to.

I read in the newspaper last week about a young girl who went sky diving for the first time with a veteran instructor. Apparently, it's common practice to take a new person along with the instructor using just one parachute. Unfortunately, this time the parachute didn't open all the way and both were killed. I thought this was just so sad because the girl was adventuresome and just wanted to enjoy different things in life and the instructor had done this lots of times before and was very capable. For some reason or other, he couldn't the emergency cord to get it open all the way.

So, after reading about this, I no longer have the desire to sky dive. Call me chicken if you will (cluck, cluck, cluck) but it's just not worth the risk. Anyone know a virtual game I can play to experience this?

I just found this quiz "What Kind Of Adventure Do You Crave?" today and thought it went well with this post:

You Crave a Physical Adventure

Life has gotten a bit unchallenging lately, and you really would like to push yourself to the limit.
You want an adventure that gets your blood pumping. You want to test yourself and see if you have what it takes.
Whether you're climbing a tall mountain or sky diving, you won't feel like you've had an adventure unless you've accomplished something big.
You love the confidence you get from taking risks... as well as the bragging rights!

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Kathy said...

I agree. Not worth the risk. Although my co-worker (and his mother!) made their first jump a few months ago. It was video taped and I have to say I watched it holding my breath. The video of them doing it was exhilarating. And that's about as close to the real thing as I'll get.

The Author said...

Never, ever wanted to go sky diving but I did go parasailing and that's almost as good and lots of fun. I'm off to take the quiz.

Sandee said...

There's a skydiving school in Lodi, California that's very popular, but there have been so many deaths too. Just recently a couple died. Too scary for me.

You Crave a Romantic Adventure

Life has gotten a bit uninspired for you lately, and you're looking to fall in love with someone - either for the first time or all over again.

You want to share an adventure with someone special. There's nothing like lingering over the perfect dessert or perfect view with the person you love.

You belong in a romantic city. Or a romantic beach. Or a romantic cabin. Just as long as you and your sweetie can focus on each other.

An amazing vacation will make you feel closer to the one you love. You want to make memories that will last a lifetime.

Hubby and I go for the romantic stuff when we travel. So this is right on the money. It's hubby that's the love of my life. I'm not looking for a new relationship.

Have a terrific day Karen. Hope you are feeling well. :)

Daisy said...

I would not want to do any adventure where I could get killed if something went wrong!

Alan said...

I went bungee jumping.......well sort of........I got to the top and changed my mind.

BeadedTail said...

I've never wanted to sky jump or bungee jump or anything like that. I'm a chicken too!

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