Speaking of bungee jumping

I mentioned a few posts ago that I plan to go bungee jumping when I’m thin enough to fit in the harness. It’s one of the items on my skinny bucket list.

Today, scrolling through my phone, I found some pictures of where I want to go bungee jumping in Queenstown, N.Z.

This is the sign pointing to the A.J. Hackett bungee jump site.

This is the ledge jump site. As you can see, it extends over the mountain.

This is what I’ll see when I jump. Of course, I’ll be upside down and screaming my lungs out.

Thought y’all might enjoy these pictures from 2010. If you’d like to accompany me on my bungee jump, you’re more than welcome to! Of course, you should expect to pay for your own airfare, lodging, and food.

Skinny bucket list

My weight keeps me from doing a lot of things I’d like to do. Several years, I called to inquire about a Segway tour of Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, only to learn that I exceeded the weight limit. I’ve been to New Zealand twice, not even bothering to ask to go bungee jumping because I knew the harnesses wouldn’t fit me. I can still get onto rides at Disney World, but the restraints on Everest and the Rock N’ Roller Coaster are uncomfortably tight.

I have started compiling a list of things I’m planning to do once my weight and health are no longer an issue. I’m calling it my skinny bucket list.  Continue reading

A cool theory

I enjoy living in Florida for about six months out of the year. In the summer (which lasts the other six months here) I am miserable. I want to stay indoors all the time. I avoid theme parks, the zoo, picnics, strolls along the riverfront, and so on. Even the walk across from the parked car to the mall entrance is intolerable and sweaty.

But I just realized something. Continue reading

Old music by dead guys

One of the things I look forward to doing after my surgery is going to more events at the performing arts center. Right now, I have to contort myself a little to sit in the chairs, and it’s difficult to sit with my legs together. The chair width has never stopped me from going to plays and concerts, but I generally don’t enjoy myself because I’m self conscious about how much I need to shift around to remain conformable.

I’m especially looking forward to taking the Complementary Spouse to more classical music events. To my knowledge, he has never seen a symphony performed. I definitely know he has never seen an opera. I have taken him to see two opera singers in concert, though: Deborah Voigt and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Footnote 1). He said he liked both performances, but I’m not sure if he was just humoring me.

My brother and me at the local performing arts center. I am shocked to realize that this picture is probably 20 years old.

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Lust for life [u]

When I lose weight, I’m doing everything in this GoPro video. And going bungee jumping too.

Update: Upon watching the video again, I no longer wish to do everything depicted. Especially not the stunt with the bike and the bridge. But I’m definitely down for some of the other stuff. And bungee jumping too. Even some zip lining and skydiving as well.