Tuesday, October 30, 2007

bungee!!!


yes i did that in january...good lord have mercy...never eva again... firstly i have a fear of heights... but it's something that i've always wanted to do...so when opportunity came a'knockin... i was ready...it was a totally crazy decision...i'm still glad i did it...but i shit you not...never ever again...it was the closest thing to dying that i've ever experienced...everything rushes past you at the speed of light...i am still surprised that i didn't pee in my panties...thank goodness i didn't cause you can just imagine that spectacle... i smoked like 10 cigarettes in 30 minutes...i used the f word like 10000 times in that 30 minutes before my jump... and nobody actually thought i would have the guts to do it...my kids were there too...so i had to prove a point...i am a lot of things but a sissy i am not...or so i thought...firstly they let you sign the indemnity papers...very clever move...then...oh my greatness...i didn't expect this one...they have a industrial scale...yes they do...to weigh you...IN FRONT OF EVERYBODY...so i did that...and then they write your weight on your hand with a black permanent marker...lovely...then you wait... time freezes...everybody does everything in slow-motion...i was astounded at my chain-smoking abilities...anyway if the weigh-in wasn't bad enough...when it's your turn they check your weight...and then they scream like tarzan...so that everybody can hear your weight again...they have to check if your weight corresponds with the ropes...so there they were screaming...weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeiiiiight.....X kg.... and the other guy screams....check...x kiiiiiiiilooooooooooograms...fuck...i wanted to scream...yes yes yes...that's my weight asshole....deal with it and move along...ok...ok???!!!...ok....the instructor was very sweet...laughed at my terrible nervous jokes...and told me like 10 times that he promises that he won't kill me...that's just great...i told myself that if they started counting that i WILL jump...otherwise i will freeze and they will have to carry me back...and due to the fact that everyone knew my weight...who would do that??...so everything was checked and checked again...and then it was time...3~2~2...fuck...~bungeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!...and i went...it was crazy...it was so scary that after 2 seconds i closed my eyes and couldn't open them again ... i don't know why people would do that twice...my brother and sister in law has jumped like 60 times each...ok they are crazy mother fuckers...but still...it is so terrifying...but i'm still glad i did it...my kids think i rock...they still impress very easily...but i'm still glad i did it...freaky but fun...it's something that you have to do at least once in your life...

12 COMMENTS....bite me!:

Glugster said...

All my best friends are freaks who enjoy bungee jumping, skydiving, rap jumping, etc. I thus have had numerous occasion to partake in these crazy activities. I am however not afraid to admit that when it comes to these things, I'm a complete sissy. I refuse. I end up being the camera man, down on terra firma.

I take my hat of to you brave damsel!

Sweetass RSA said...

fanks glug...me a damsel...i like that!

angel said...

i've never done the bungee thing- but i've done a canopy tour and microlight flying- loved both!
i'd much rather drive fast though... or be in a car driven by a pro...

Glugster said...

"Pro" is my middle name. Low flying on SA roads is my game!

You have to do low flying, to avoid the potholes!

Glugster said...

This experience must have been very traumatic if you did it in Jan and only post about it now.

Sweetass RSA said...

i actually forgot about it...yesterday i was reflecting on the past year...and it all came rushing back...but yes...oh yes...it was really traumatic!!!

The Divine Miss M said...

I did it a couple of years ago, best feeling ever! I screamed all the way down and up and down and up, was hysterical.

I think I might do it again!

angel said...

i SERIOUSLY doubt i'd ever attempt it sweetass...
ooh i love flying glugster!!! wotchoodrivin?

Sweetass RSA said...

miss m: i forgot about the up and down and up and down part, it felt like forever! you crazy bunny, you wanna do it again...no!

angel: you at least have to try it once! come on!!! take damien, for some reason kids love it!

Louisa said...

Oooooh awesome! That's still on my to-do list. But I've done sky diving and canopy tour, which were both great.

Good for you :-)

Simply Curious said...

That is so fuckin' awesome. I'm jealous. I've been saying I'm gonna do it for years. One of these days...

Sweetass RSA said...

louise: if you've done sky diving...bungee will be easy... but do it, it's one of those things that you just have to do once in your life!

curious: go babe! it's great fun, you'll never regret it!

 
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