Your chance to save a life:

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After my adventures yesterday, being hooked to an iv for a few hours is boring me to death. Literally. To death…

So, to add a little excitement to my day, I am depending on all of you. Please answer the following question:

What is the most exciting thing that has ever happened to you? (Please no crap about getting married or having kids or whatever, unless you did so while skydiving)

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41 thoughts on “Your chance to save a life:

  1. This just startled me as I can’t think of a single thing. I just amble along in life taking things as they come. I’ve travelled about, I have a lot of fun, but I coudn’t pick something I would regard as exciting. Is that sad?

  2. I was in a motorcycle accident when I was 17. My boyfriend rear ended a car who stopped suddenly in front of us (he was shoulder checking at the time). I remember feeling myself flying through the air in slow motion, I remember doing a summersault while flying through the air in slow motion & then I remember landing flat on my back on the roof of the car we hit which is when real time came back. I slid down onto the trunk of the car we had it, sat up & looked around me like “what happened?” Then I noticed my boyfriend laying face down on the pavement, his bike flipped over onto him & dripping gas onto his back. I jumped down off the car, raced to my boyfriend & dragged him out from under the bike. We managed to stagger to the curb where we both collapsed. It was then I noticed both my Dr. Scholl sandals were missing – they must have flown off while I was flying through the air (I later learned one of them landed on the windshield of a car 3 lanes over going in the opposite direction). Luckily neither of us was hurt badly, but it was the strangest sensation – no sound, everything in slow motion!

    • My husband and kids just went zip lining, and loved it! I did a small one at a church camp when I was a teen, but now since I’m in w wheelchair, I’ll have to settle for dreaming of skydiving one day. Awesome story though.

      • You could still go zip-lining! It’s hard to see, but in the last photo on the Ethical Traveler post, you can maybe just see the two people starting a cable. They’re hooked on together, she just relaxes and enjoys the ride while he handles the braking. (Zip courses are hard to find, but if I meet anyone else looking to set one up, I’ll send them your way. 😉

        • Awesome! What about the hiking between jumps, and isn’t there a ladder for the platform you jump off? Maybe I could do the ladder, but the hike would be tough.

          • It would depend on the course. I’ve done it three different places, and each time there were some short hill-path hikes between lines, but I’d bet any legitimate course would be able to figure something out to get you where you needed to be. I’ve also heard rumors of a place in Laos where you go direct from tree platform to tree platform…

  3. Can it be a list? I hope so:

    1) I jumped out of a moving car while being chased by a car full of enraged neanderthals.

    2) I accidentally walked into the middle of a gang fight that was happening behind my high school and had to fight my way out.

    3) I jumped out of a two story building while running from cops for under age drinking, then jumped over a fence and hid in some bushed for an hour. Afterward I helped a girl escape and went back to her dorm room.

    4) I lived on a submarine in the Navy and got to shoot torpedoes and slept with my head inches from a nuclear missile.

    There are others, but they’re really not things I want to brag about….

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