Post all the exciting stuff you have done

CyberMonkey

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Jumped out of an airplane? Went to Iraq? Climbed a mountain?
Tell us!

I didn't do any, but people like Zenkidori have.
 
Drove at 240 km/h on a highway,in a Merc CLK 240..nearly killed a taxi driver by accident,threw a water balloon on his windshield while he parked below my building,windshield shattered on his face while he was inside..okay so not that exciting..
 
I jumped out of a plane, bungee jumped of a bridge, driven a race kart, driven a bmw k1200s 230 km/h on a tight road, maxed out a couple of 190-300 bhp bmws and a SL500... Also drove into a wall with the airbags going off some time ago, and I had lots of tests the last 2 years that made me almost shit my pants...

//edit: In no bosses spirit, I have done some pretty nasty exciting stuff as well. How could I forget???
 
Do car accidents count as exciting activity? :) In that case I had... uhm... 2 relatively big ones and 1 time was run over.

Also jumped out of an airplain.
Bungee scares shit out of me, been toying with idea, but nah, not brave enough yet.

Other than that I'm pretty boring.
 
i think this is a good time to post this:


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I woo women with my sensuous and godlike trombone playing, I can pilot bicycles up severe inclines with unflagging speed, and I cook Thirty Minute Brownies in twenty minutes. I am an expert in stucco, a veteran in love, and an outlaw in Peru.
Using only a hoe and a large glass of water, I once single-handedly defended a small village in the Amazon Basin from a horde of ferocious army ants. I play bluegrass cello, I was scouted by the Mets. I am the subject of numerous documentaries. When I'm bored, I build large suspension bridges in my yard. I enjoy urban hang gliding. On Wednesdays, after school, I repair electrical appliances free of charge.
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I can hurl tennis rackets at small moving objects with deadly accuracy. I once read Paradise Lost, Moby Dick, and David Copperfield in one day and still had time to refurbish an entire dining room that evening. I know the exact location of every food item in the supermarket. I have performed covert operations for the CIA. I sleep once a week; when I do sleep, I sleep in a chair. While on vacation in Canada, I successfully negotiated with a group of terrorists who had seized a small bakery. The laws of physics do not apply to me.
I balance, I weave, I dodge, I frolic, and my bills are all paid. On weekends, to let off steam, I participate in full-contact origami. Years ago I discovered the meaning of life but forgot to write it down. I have made extraordinary four-course meals using only a Mouli and a toaster oven. I breed prizewinning clams. I have won bullfights in San Juan, cliff-diving competitions in Sri Lanka, and spelling bees at the Kremlin. I have played Hamlet, I have performed open-heart surgery, and I have spoken with Elvis.
But I have not yet gone to college.
 
My lap in the Ringtaxi 1.5 years ago was pretty exciting! :p

Apart from that there hasn't been that much going on lately.
 
Most of my stuff does not seem that exciting by comparison.

While sailing on the San Francisco bay we heeled the boat so far that we put the port winch in the water, that's probably a little better than 70 degrees of list - I could have probably stood on the leeward side and scrapped the hull if I wanted to.

Had a few close-calls when four-wheeling, including only having two out of my four wheels on the ground.

I have crashed several times when skiing, resulting in several sets of damaged or destroyed equipment and one broken shoulder.

Met Mario Andretti

I really have not done that much. I have spent most of my life to date in school, and it has dominated my existence. That is not to say that I have done nothing that excites me, but I get the feeling that you are asking about adrenaline rush kind of exciting, not seeing an SR-71 for the first time exciting.
 
Whats up with people jumping out of perfectly good airplanes? I've piloted them solo on many occasions. It gets exciting when the little airport you fly out of is nearly impossible to see from the air.:shock: Also had my radio go out once which wasn't cool, but not a big deal.

Misc. stuff: sat in the boom pod of a KC-135 while refueling a C-5, fired an AR-15, was in the 2002 New Year's Day parade in London, was in a marching band on ice, got hit in the head with a golf ball.

Automotive stuff: lost my driver's side wiper (it was flapping around on the side mirror) doing 60mph on the interstate at night in the rain. Also had a blowout on that same stretch of road another time. Developed a hole in my brake line that I didn't realize until I was on the exit ramp of an interstate. Those got the heart rate going.
 
perhaps there should be a separate thread to differentiate between "exciting stuff" and "close calls"
 
KaJun, are we counting shooting guns as being exciting? I kind of forgot that it's a rare thing for some of our European friends.

Here is a list of what I can remember off the top of my head:

Pistols
Beretta, 9mm, .40 cal
Colt 1911 .45 GI Issue
Colt 1911 .45 target acturized
Colt 1911 .45 target acturized Heavy Slide
Colt 1911 .38 wadcutter conversion, target acturized
Smith and Wesson .38 revolver, 6" barrel
Smith and Wesson .38 revolver "Air Lite" "Snubnose" (1" barrel)
Smith and Wesson .38 revolver (5 round) Snubnose
Supermatic Citation .22 semi-automatic competition target pistol
H&K 9mm full frame

Long guns
AR-15
M1 Garand
M1 Carbine
AR-15 "Colt Commando" - a civilian version of the M4
Winchester 7mm Magnum (like being hit in the shoulder with a truck)
Remmington 30-06
Winchester 30-06
Henry "Golden Boy" lever action .44 Magnum
Assorted .22 rifles, I lost track of how many
WWII GI issue pump action 12 gauge shotgun
Mossberg 500A 12 gauge tactical shotgun (currently my home-defense weapon)
And a bunch more I can't remember.
 
That's a darn impressive list Blind. I don't have much experiece with guns, hence my excitement over firing the AR. I know some friends who are into rifle target shooting and I'd like to get into that.
 
alright well since you?re on guns, heres a list of my car related stuff:

-was driven around in MINI challenge racecars at proper speed in Misano, Oschersleben, the Salzburgring, and downtown Hamburg (the cops were intently looking the other way)

-was driven around on the Nordschleife by a friend (who is a pro) in several cars including an M3 CSL (with semislicks, in some of the hardest rain I have seen in my life, and the driver had never driven an M3 before), an RS6 station (with 5 people and a trunk full of beer, and even Sabine was scared to overtake us), and several heavily modified minis...

-drove my own car on the Nordschleife+GP course, the Salzburgring, and Misano...
 
seems like everybody but me has jumped out of an airplane.:blink:

i've jumped a down a 1,2m high wall with my bicycle.
i've overtaken a few cars in a 50kph zone with my mountainbike...in town, doing 70, on the sidewalk.
i've done a powerslide on a motorcycle...in driving school.
i've done a couple of powerslides in a ford transit.
i've been attacked by a thug.
 
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