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Old 02-14-2008, 07:53 PM   #21
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Is that the same one they shot footage at from Burning Man??
No I don't believe so. My photo was taken at a Phish festival (The Great Went I think) in Limestone Maine. There were other parts of the film, but Burning Man was not one of the segments.
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Old 02-14-2008, 07:55 PM   #22
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You can rent it at Blockbuster. It is called Naked States. I won't tell you which one is me though
You've already stated, GB....
You're the one they had to use the zoom on.
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:01 PM   #23
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Suba'd in Mexico and the Bahamas.

Sat naked on a nude beach in Greece...
That reminds me - I layed au natural on a nude beach in France when I was 45 and 7 months pregnant. It didn't seem daring at all since everyone was naked and most of them were much older but I seriously doubt I'd do it here in the states.
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:15 PM   #24
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I jumped out of an airplane on my 42nd birthday. I had a parachute and an experienced jumper attached to me at the time Still, 14,000 feet is a long way up.
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:20 PM   #25
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I jumped out of an airplane on my 42nd birthday. I had a parachute and an experienced jumper attached to me at the time Still, 14,000 feet is a long way up.
Oooooh, I para-sailed (attached to a boat via a 325 ft. rope) when I was 44 and I had a serious fear of heights. It actually seemed to cure my fear, but I'm very sure I'll never be cured enough to jump out of an airplane!!!! What was it like? Did you always want to jump out of an airplane?
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:24 PM   #26
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About 10 years ago, I went sky diving....jumped out of a perfectly fine airplane at 10,000 feet. Thank god I jumped tandem, the first chute didn't work & the instructor had to cut it away & fortunately, the reserve chute worked. We did get to free fall for extra time but I had horrible bruises from the straps...I can't imagine how bad it was for the instructor, he was a man. I knew something was wrong but wasn't sure what, the instructor didn't want me to panic because he had to act quickly. I will never forget the the look on my best friends face & the other instructors when we finally landed. I did feel bad for the other jumpers after us who watched with fear for themselves.

I did not tell my family until afterwards (they were in China). They were not very happy with their only child.
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:01 PM   #27
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You've already stated, GB....
You're the one they had to use the zoom on.
I think I just scared the dog, and I think my neighbors probably heard me laughing!

Daring. Hmmmmm I ran away from home when I was 14 just because my idiot boyfriend told me to. Was gone a week. One of the biggest regrets of my life. It changed the relationship I had with my dad (I lied and said I left because of him). We do get along ok now, thank goodness.

The last really daring thing I did was to fly a thousand miles away to meet someone I had only talked to online and on the phone. No regrets at all about that one. It was my sweetie, James (AKA MAIDRITE)!!

For those of you who are new, there is a reason I wrote his name that way. He is busy with school and isn't able to come here as often as he would like, but anyway, he is my husband of 5 years, as of next month).

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Old 02-15-2008, 07:10 AM   #28
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About 10 years ago, I went sky diving....jumped out of a perfectly fine airplane at 10,000 feet. Thank god I jumped tandem, the first chute didn't work & the instructor had to cut it away & fortunately, the reserve chute worked. We did get to free fall for extra time but I had horrible bruises from the straps...I can't imagine how bad it was for the instructor, he was a man. I knew something was wrong but wasn't sure what, the instructor didn't want me to panic because he had to act quickly. I will never forget the the look on my best friends face & the other instructors when we finally landed. I did feel bad for the other jumpers after us who watched with fear for themselves.

I did not tell my family until afterwards (they were in China). They were not very happy with their only child.
Anyone who has skydived knows that jump planes are anything but perfectly fine
On the positive side, for the drop zone anyway, if that was the tandem instructor's first time using the reserve, it was a "case of beer!" All first time things done by skydivers and you owe the DZ a case of beer.... not the cheap stuff they usually buy for when the planes are put away, the good stuff Technically you should have owed one, too
Pretty exciting story!
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At age 30, I left my country of birth to come to Michigan and work for three or four years, ended up being a USA citizen.
BTW, I barely spoke English and had no idea of cost of living... was offered an $8/hour job (was 1987) and thought it was a lot of money, I starved almost to death for about six months when I got a better paid job.
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Old 02-15-2008, 08:29 AM   #30
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I participated in the world largest (at the time) nude photo. The hard part came when I found out that HBO did a special on the photo shoot and for some reason the camera loved me that day. They had me (all of me) on camera 5 times zoomed right in on me and only me. I am just glad my parents did not watch the special.
Gosh, GB, just when you think you've got someone pegged you have turned everything upside down! Way to go and what a story to share for a long time!

My daring days were early childhood...maybe that's why I turned out boring later on: being in a rolling car going downhill because my sister released the clutch and I hopped out and left her screaming inside (I was only 5 and she was 4) and it was every kid for himself!; going to the pasture with my same trusting sister and opening the pasture gate and having a bull chase us---once again with him breathing down our backs I veered sharply off to the left to my grandmother's house and my sister kept running in a straight line--only my uncle's intervention saved her; giving two very unwilling chickens a bath in my grandmother's house --once again dumb sister held the other chicken--chicken poop and feathers were everywhere--my German grandmother laughed till she cried years later telling the story but she wasn't then---she made us clean up every bit of the mess--I think that it's the first time that she might have swatted us if we hadn't
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