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Apr. 15th, 2005

09:18 am - Highway to the mild peril zone

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Quicktime movies:

High Resolution (44 MB)

Medium resolution (17.4 MB)

Low resolution (6.1 MB)

MPEG format (150 MB) (for my Linux homies)

[Note: I did not pick the music. Text to come.]

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From:frauhedgehog
Date:April 15th, 2005 02:00 pm (UTC)
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You lived! How do they take the picture? Another skydiver?
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From:crasch
Date:April 15th, 2005 07:49 pm (UTC)
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Yep. For an extra fee, you can pay another skydiver to take pictures.
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From:cappy
Date:April 15th, 2005 02:02 pm (UTC)
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Damnit, it won't play for me. QT started up & then I got a msg that it needed some file not available at the QT site & then it continued to load... but nothing.

Damn.
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From:gikiski
Date:April 15th, 2005 04:46 pm (UTC)
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Try right-click saving the file then running. It might be looking for a web-based plugg-in.
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From:cappy
Date:April 15th, 2005 02:07 pm (UTC)
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I could see the stills tho & it looks like so much F U N.

I can't wait to read your thoughts on the experience.
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From:crasch
Date:April 15th, 2005 08:11 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! It was a blast.
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From:kittles
Date:April 15th, 2005 02:11 pm (UTC)
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aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

That looks like so much FUN!
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From:crasch
Date:April 15th, 2005 08:10 pm (UTC)
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It was fun! Now you have more ammo with which to pester John...: >
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From:mary919
Date:April 15th, 2005 02:37 pm (UTC)
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I'm so confused.
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From:crasch
Date:April 15th, 2005 08:08 pm (UTC)
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We didn't get to go skydiving on our first attempt (two weeks ago, though I just posted about it yesterday), so we rescheduled to last Sunday.
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From:polychromatic22
Date:April 15th, 2005 02:47 pm (UTC)
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Good deal. The music did sorta suck in a prepackaged kinda way, but dayum, that was awesome. Yay you.
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From:crasch
Date:April 15th, 2005 08:05 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!
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From:ivanafox
Date:April 15th, 2005 03:43 pm (UTC)
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You know, a guy doesn't strap himself to another man's backside and dive out of a plane for just any girl. I want to meet this chica!

By the way, you are insane and awesome.
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From:candid
Date:April 15th, 2005 04:22 pm (UTC)
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But Chris was strapped to that guy's frontside. I'm not sure if that's more or less impressive.
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From:kindofstrange
Date:April 15th, 2005 04:17 pm (UTC)
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That's awesome. I'm not sure that I could ever do it myself, but damn that's cool.
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From:crasch
Date:April 15th, 2005 07:51 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! I probably won't do it until I'm much richer (the cost/thrill ration is too high), but I definitely recommend doing it at least once.
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From:candid
Date:April 15th, 2005 04:23 pm (UTC)
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I actually would have been more impressed if you had picked the Slaughter song.

(I am still pretty impressed.)
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From:crasch
Date:April 15th, 2005 07:57 pm (UTC)
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I am gravity's bitch!
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From:gikiski
Date:April 15th, 2005 04:48 pm (UTC)
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Impressive!

The camera guy did a pretty good job of keeping you in the shot.
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From:crasch
Date:April 15th, 2005 08:04 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! Yes, I'm very pleased with how the film/photos turned out.
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From:vileinfestation
Date:April 15th, 2005 05:34 pm (UTC)
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Wow, that was terrifying. You're a brave man; I wouldn't do that in a million years. (Well, unless I was getting paid, I suppose.)

My mom was once tutoring some inner city children by giving a standard test with pictures of common activities, and asking the kids to say what was happening in the pictures. When she got to a picture of sky-diving, the small child said, "that's what white people do."
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From:crasch
Date:April 15th, 2005 08:03 pm (UTC)
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You know, it's true. I didn't see any brothers on the plane.

Crazy white people.
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From:vileinfestation
Date:April 15th, 2005 05:40 pm (UTC)
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For your next outing, you should come to see my band playing at one of the hot spots of Chapel Hill. I always say, "everyone I've ever invited to one of my gigs has gone home with someone." (Granted these were all girls that I invited, so that they would go home with me [and they went home with someone {not always of the opposite sex} else]...but, still...)
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From:crasch
Date:April 15th, 2005 08:02 pm (UTC)
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Ooh, when's your next show?
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From:daphnep
Date:April 15th, 2005 05:42 pm (UTC)
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Oh my god, you did it!

Wow, I have a "contact" adrenaline rush just looking at the photos.
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From:crasch
Date:April 15th, 2005 08:02 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I'm really glad I paid extra for the photos/film.
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From:ladykalana
Date:April 15th, 2005 10:32 pm (UTC)
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Okay, finally home and watched the video. Excellent! The songs were cheesy, yes, but I do have a lingering love for Top Gun. And I liked the lyrics of "somebody save me" as he was running up after your landing. I thought we'd get to hear the primal scream as you jumped, but no. Looks like quite the adventure, and I'm sure having the video will help keep the memory fresh. Go you!
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From:vileinfestation
Date:April 16th, 2005 04:54 pm (UTC)
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I had the volume off and was watching it with baroque chamber music playing -- a nice effect.
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From:zarex
Date:April 15th, 2005 10:54 pm (UTC)
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Wow. I approve of this new woman of yours.

I'm definitely skydiving one of these days, but certainly without that soundtrack...
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From:crasch
Date:April 19th, 2005 04:45 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! I recommend doing it at least once.
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