Things you've only done once

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  1. mad dog

    mad dog Friend of Leo's

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    Flown a glider.
     
  2. tfarny

    tfarny Poster Extraordinaire

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    Done once and would not choose to do again:
    Had a serious electric shock, enough to knock me to the ground.
    Bought a money pit fixer upper
    High on meth
    Been divorced

    Done once and would definitely do again:
    **redacted**
     
  3. Obsessed

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    One successful major multi day peak assault via glacier travel.
    Repelled 100' down into a deep crevasse ... called a bergschrund (during crevasse rescue training).
    Completed an Ironman triathlon.
    Completed a 100K (62 mile) trail run ... all above 6000' elevation.
    Completed a 6 mile open water swim at 5000' elevation. Yup, it was cold.
    Kicked off potential avalanche cornices at a ski resort while in Ski Patrol.

    Took the wrong train once in Japan.:oops::lol:
    Buzzed, in darkness without running lights on, at very low altitude, a nuclear power plant steam tower in a 4 passenger airplane.:D Back in the early 80s. I was not the pilot.
     
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    No, I was just a kid at 22. I was on a business trip to the big city with the boss and some co-workers to go to a trade show.

    I don't remember how much it cost but a bottle of champagne came with the deal. She said I was handsome, it made me feel special.
     
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    Landed a crop duster on a dirt road (Mexico)
     
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    Being born. Robin Williams used to say that we spend 9 months trying to get out of the womb and the rest of our lives trying to get right back in.
     
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    Got locked out of my house once, and I really had to go, so I crapped in my neighbor's bushes.
     
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    Puked in my bed (in the dorm freshman year)
    Gone backpacking, I absolutely abhor camping
    Been in a state east of the Mississippi river (airports don't count)
     
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    Reach 320 km/h on the speedometer.

    Fired a blindicide.
     
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    Barfed on the steps of the US Capitol building. Pretty sure I won't be repeating that.
     
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    Pulled on Superman's cape.
     
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    Tried to build an archtop.

    No, wait. COMPLETED an archtop.
     
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    Made my FIRST Solo flight in a light aircraft after 8 hours of instruction. The aircraft was a 1937 Rollason Condor (Fabric covered, Gipsy Major engined, Tail dragger). ;)
    You ALWAYS remember your first solo flight !
    I can still picture looking at the seat beside me as I climbed through 1000 feet - seeing an empty seat with a neatly folded seat belt where my instructor had been sitting a short time ago. :eek:
    Needless to say I managed a couple of circuits of the field followed by a 'text book' landing !
    Later that day I was at home and playing on my Fender Telecaster.
    Although it was 50 years ago (1967), I can still remember that day very clearly ! Unfortunately I no longer own that Telecaster, my FIRST electric guitar, bought new in 1962 as a birthday present.
    Good memories ! :D
     
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    Oooooooo, through the Straights of Magellan. I think I just added a new item to my bucket list. How long did that take?
     
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    Said the word f*** in the presence of my Mom...
     
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    So what did you do with the other 55 minutes?
     
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    1. Taken a luxury cruise (Seattle > Alaska). No real desire to ever take one again. It was fine, but just not my favorite way to vacation, see things, spend money, etc.
    2. Ran a marathon (Huntsville, AL). Hated it (the last 30 or 40 minutes anyway), but that was mostly because I didn't train for it and just decided to run it for a lark. Close to a 0% chance that I'll ever run one again.
     
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    Spent the night in jail.

    Spent the night in a hospital (as a patient). In this I've been extremely blessed. I've spent a hell of a lot of nights with family members, though.

    Flown in a hot air balloon. Never again; the landing is nothing but a poorly planned crash. I was a radio DJ at the time, and had no choice in the matter.

    Flown in an airplane. I dreaded it for fifty years, and now I don't think I'd mind another flight to somewhere.
     
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