Thursday, November 03, 2005

Sky Diving

So the sky diving finally went through today at around 11am. Pretty good stuff. I got a photo package and DVD of the whole thing but it's film not digital so won't be posting those pics here. :-/ Here are a few pics I did get.

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Pretty good fun. Wasn't even that scary. The moment when your bum leaves the plane is a bit of a "omg what have I done" moment but you're soon in the swing of things and flying high enjoying the ride. Whooooooooooooooshhh!!!

15 comments:

pregnant sis said...

Root, good for you. You'll never forget that sensation of free falling and then gliding down. I can't wait to see the film. Now that I have so much time on my hands, hmm, well you'll hear from me more often. I'm going to email you some thoughts I had, and a strange dream that got me to thinking, anyways enjoy your day. Its almost your b-day. Yeah!!!!!
love your sis Illlona

Steffen said...

Happy B-Dday bro sounds like your are doing a liftime of adreanaline rushing in a couple of days, boy am I jealous. How fast did you get going on the louge sleds? They looke like fun. Whats up with the leather scull cap, what is its function? Love the pics keep um comming.

Love your bro.

ben said...

chester,
marvelous stuff, laddie. you're looking good. the flying brother karamazel.
hey man, you gotta get one of those two-toned leather beanies for me... seriously.

well, i've been in NYC almost two weeks. squaggling away. hemming and hawwing at every turn. the doorman gave me a cool gift today - a piece of writing by george steinbeck about a guy coming to new york. nice touch.

take care my dear friend. hope all's well,

ben

Moose Zanecchia, Moose said...

Ben Steinbeck Once wrote:

"The Man who freefalls, falls free from himself."

Err... yeah.

Great Goggles man, way so show turf.

G

Daniel Schmolze said...

Another rad hat. Happy birthday! So, are you chillin' with PJ tonight? You sent the letter before you left, right?

jealous in spanish harlem said...

happy b-day my man! i need one of those skull caps too. i'm gonna "skydive" out the office window one of these days.

getting any good video footage?
hope you're celebrating by this time your time.
love ya
s.

pregnant sis said...

Jason it's official you are now one year older. Yeah!!! "Happy birthday to you" etc. I hope you have a fabulous day and that your wish comes true.
Can't wait to see where you have been, Intrepid Dr. Root.
love Illona

Sharon-n-Steve said...

Happy Birthday Jake! Hope you saw the fireworks we ordered. (They guaranteed they'd set them off today, but it is hard to confirm from here.)

You look quite adorable in the goggles and hat, or perhaps just goofy. Either way, it works for you.

Zorbing was a surprise. Skydiving and rafting and such we've at least heard of (not that we've done any of it.) What next? Maybe something with big suction cups. Have fun.

ben said...

...err, john steinbeck.
thwack!

John G Root Jr said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU OO
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

SUNG TO THE TUNE OF HAPPY BIRTHDAY

WE WISH YOU A HAPPY BIRTHDAY WE WISH YOU A HAPPY BIRTHDAY WE WISH YOU A HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAY YOU HAVE A LONG HAPPY LIFE

LOVE DAD

shawn and Alethea said...

jake,
Happy b-day. you have been on my mind and shawn has been keeping me up with your blog because I have been working on two jobs. on sunday my car is going to be in a car crash for a music vedio. Davo, the man who did the crash'es on lost in plainveiw is going to crash a big truck right into my car. It so cool all the stuff you are doing. be carefull with your money, so you can stay for three months. Are you with Peter yet? I love you so much. shawn and i send love to you on your 26th birthday. PS shawn thinks he saw peter jackson at the iHop in Hermosa, big guy with no shoes...
so much love allie and shawn

Anonymous said...

Hi Jake!

Happy Birthday! You gave yourself the gift of flying! How high was the jump?
I enjoy your writings, all the best.
Things here are good, the same.
Love,
Shawnee

Anonymous said...

PS,

how do you get a title or header for a posting?
- from blog-challenged in Lee

The Intrepid Dr. Root said...

wow, thanks guys for all the comments. I sent the letter but haven't gotten a reply. But if Shawn did see PJ in Hermosa, then he's prolly busy preparing for the premier of King Kong. Birthday was fun. Had a little fireworks display. Played lots of a cardgame called "shithead" which is rather fun.

The jump was from 12,000 feet. My money sure is going fast but it'll still be some time yet before I'll be anywhere close to running out. It's better I get the extreme sports out of the way now while they are cheap in the North Island vs. in the South, although I'll prolly do them again anyway!

Not sure why we had to wear the hats. I thought they looked kinda bad ass, but I was mostly the only one who thought so.

This was actually the first birthday where I actually felt different the next day. Maybe it was the skydive. I liked the Steinbeck quote.

Shawnee, to get a Blog Title go to www.blogger.com and sign up with your own blog. The site will guide you through the process. You don't need to start a blog, but buy registering with the site you then get a display name so you can post as other than anonymous.

Love you guys, I'll have more shortly!

The Intrepid Dr. Root said...

Steffen, the louge wasn't all that fast. But by the third run I had a good sense of the limits of the cart and improved my line to pick up more momentum. Prolly got up to about 25mph - lotta twisty turns and narrow track.

I haven't gotten much good footage of yet, actually. Mostly landscape at this point.