Tuesday, August 18, 2009


I would like to thank Deb @ Dirty Socks and Pizza for assisting with today's post:

I assume it is standard practice to suck up to the Host Blogger when one appears in a guest-starring role on said Host's blog? Well, that is no problem for me, as CaJoh is one of my favorites. Since day one, he has intrigued me with his varied but simple approach to blogging. His posts are never very long, but leave the reader (well, me anyway) with, at the very least, a fun recipe to try, and, at times, a whole new outlook on life.

Today, in honor of our beloved Host, I will a) try to keep it short,
and b) attempt to be philosophical. That's about the best I can do, since recipes and cooking-related posts are out of the question for this gal. Thank God it's not Friday!

So, it occurred to me the other night that figuring out the human race is really not that complicated. Anthropologists, take note! Basically, it all boils down to this... Humans can be divided into two distinct categories: 1) those who will/would/do bungie jump, and 2) those whose cold, dead fingers couldn't be pried from whatever is keeping them firmly planted on the ground.

I will happily, proudly, and unequivocally declare that I fall decisively into the latter category. Either you have it in you, or you don't. Clearly, I don't, and that is just fine with me.

How about you? Which category characterizes you?


Ron said...

Either you have it or you don't and someone will kick you over the edge... at least that's what happened to me while jumping out of airplanes in the Army. Guess they saw something in me that I didn't want to at 900 ft.

Mama Badger said...

Just jump. You could just as easily get hit by a bus crossing the street, and how does that look in the Obits?

Anonymous said...

You could not pay me enough money to bungie jump. Maybe if I had to do it to escape a burning building I could close my eyes and face uncertain rather than certain death.

(This post reminds me of the line in What About Bob?: "There are two kinds of people in this world--those who like Neil Diamond and those who don't. My ex-wife loved him.")

Erin said...

My husband and I are opposites in nearly every way, this one included - I would never even think about doing it, and he has bungee jumped and wants to do it again. Yikes!

Sera said...

I just love you, Deb. :) I'm definitely in the never gonna happen category, thankyouverymuch.

Anonymous said...

Bungee jump...nah! Why any human would want to play yo-yo with themself is beyond me...now launch 'em from a cannon or catapult! Now you're talkin'! And I'm gonna pull a Charlton Heston and say #2-HA!

Kim said...

It would depend on the day for me. Some days I feel daring and others, not so much.

Cajoh said...

Thank you Deb for your short and subtle post. Imitation is the greatest form of flattery— you've done me proud.

I think that many times the risk itself dictates if you will take it or not. If you dropped your toothbrush on the floor will you then refuse to use it again? I do not think that it is so black and white. I think that there is a range and the extremes are those who jump willingly vs those who never will no matter how you try to convince them. However, there is an infinite range in-between those two.

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