Skydiving & My Vacation in San Diego (and Albuquerque)

  • kuroshiro

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    Jun 07, 2012 6:15 PM GMT
    Well, I'm super excited and extremely nervous. This is my first actual vacation. The last time I took one was back in 2008 with my ex driving to Florida. That was so not pleasant. Being the only person who could drive plus having to deal with being the odd man out of the family was quite awkward. What better way to celebrate it? SKYDIVING!! It was on the bucket list and my best friend really wanted to do it despite his fear of heights so we decided to have a little fun and do it.

    So, I'm flying out tomorrow to San Diego and he's driving in with two of his friends from Albuquerque. It's going to be insane!

    I'm a bit apprehensive about going because it feels like I have a billion and one things left to do (but I don't). I guess I'm just feeling guilty of dipping into my ultra fabulous savings account that I actually have. For those that remember, I had an insane amount of debt in addition to my $95,000 in student loan debt, but I paid off all of my bills in January and have since been diligently saving for such a much needed reprieve. I'm hoping to finally relax for a change instead of being off the deep end.

    Plus, I think when I come back I'll find out whether I got my assistant night manager posting or not... I saw that my position was posted on our company job postings list so that can only mean one thing!! I'm moving up to either a coordinator position (aka third man) or assistant night crew chief! Woo! Pay raise! Hell yeah!

    Sadly my old boss told me to get some booty since I haven't had any in quite a while. That wasn't awkward to hear or anything :S
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    Jun 07, 2012 6:20 PM GMT
    I sky dived near the mexico border in San Diego a few years ago. It was one of the best experiences of my life. Go tandem if you don't want to worry. You will get a hunky young guy strapped behind you and where you are actually sitting in his lap most of the time on the plane ride up. He does all the work. Pretty much the same experience as going solo. Also NOTE: when you jump into thin air, you actually don't feel anything. No funny stomach butterflies. It is like just jumping into a lake. You just feel the wind on your cheeks. No need to be scared.
  • kuroshiro

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    Jun 07, 2012 6:27 PM GMT
    Ah ha! That's what I was afraid of. I thought it was going to be that funny feeling in your stomach when you hit that dip after going over train tracks (that's the best analogy I can think of).

    I'm going tandem... I don't have the money or the time there to go solo.

    What company did you go with?
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    Jun 07, 2012 6:32 PM GMT
    Skydive naked.