WHAT'S THE MOST DARING THING YOU'VE EVER DONE ?

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WHAT'S THE MOST DARING THING YOU'VE EVER DONE ?

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This past Saturday, Rick and I celebrated the 18th anniversary of our very first date. Although, to be fair, the term"first date" doesn't exactly apply, since our meeting was purely by chance... one morning at a bed and breakfast in Southern California. We spent the day walking around Beverly Hills, strolling along Santa Monica's 3rd St. Promenade and enjoying drinks in Marina del Rey.
Why am I telling you this, you ask? (No, I'm not completely narcissistic)
What sparked this little reminiscence is yet another "fun question" that I came across the other day:

"WHAT'S THE MOST DARING THING YOU'VE EVER DONE?"

Our anniversary got me to thinking about the reason I ended up in California in the first place. I blame it on a great amount of desperation, but for the sake of this post, let's call it daring. --- In my early 20's, unhappy with the life I'd created, I decided to quit my secure professional job, pack my belongings and enough money to last a month into my little Subaru and drive west. I had no idea where the road would lead (Colorado was on my short list) and I must admit, I was extremely nervous, but, to make a long story short, two weeks later I pulled into LA carting two South African guys I'd met in Vegas and within a few weeks, and down to my last hundred dollars, I'd met my future husband, found a well-paying job, was offered a gig to crew on an 85' yacht and had signed up to house-sit at a 5 million dollar home in Laguna Beach right on the ocean.

Not sure if that sounds daring to you, but I happen to be a rather conservative girl and quitting a guaranteed safe job to drive west on my own into the unknown took a heck of a lot of courage (the nervous eye- twitch I developed proves it!).

And so I ask you ... "What's the most daring thing you've ever done?"

Lisa

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this one time, at Band Camp...

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Re: WHAT'S THE MOST DARING THING YOU'VE EVER DONE ?

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Mottola-Buffett wrote: "WHAT'S THE MOST DARING THING YOU'VE EVER DONE?"
Start a new thread in all capital letters?
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It was in the pre internet days of 1989....

I answered a personal ad I saw in the Ft Worth Star Telegram

we were married 8 months later,
and will celebrate our 19th anniversary next week! :o
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Post by johnath2o »

Lisa, You seem to have some interesting questions.

The most daring thing I ever did: I was a volunteer fire fighter for years. One night, a mansion caught on fire. We had to go in and save as much as we could. We went thru every room pulling priceless art off the walls. I handed a picture to one of my team. His eyes went wide, it was a Picasso :o :o Any way, when the sun came up the next morning, all of the floors that we had crawled across were now burned thru. I can remember looking in and thinking that, "I had been on those floors". Makes you realize that fire does not care if you are rich or poor. They all burn the same.
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Post by Mottola-Buffett »

z-man wrote:It was in the pre internet days of 1989....

I answered a personal ad I saw in the Ft Worth Star Telegram

we were married 8 months later,
and will celebrate our 19th anniversary next week! :o
Cool!!!

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Re: WHAT'S THE MOST DARING THING YOU'VE EVER DONE ?

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buffettbride wrote:
Mottola-Buffett wrote: "WHAT'S THE MOST DARING THING YOU'VE EVER DONE?"
Start a new thread in all capital letters?
:( (My keyboard is POSSESSED!!)

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johnath2o wrote:Lisa, You seem to have some interesting questions.

The most daring thing I ever did: I was a volunteer fire fighter for years. One night, a mansion caught on fire. We had to go in and save as much as we could. We went thru every room pulling priceless art off the walls. I handed a picture to one of my team. His eyes went wide, it was a Picasso :o :o Any way, when the sun came up the next morning, all of the floors that we had crawled across were now burned thru. I can remember looking in and thinking that, "I had been on those floors". Makes you realize that fire does not care if you are rich or poor. They all burn the same.
Wow . . . never knew firefighters are told to risk their lives for something not alive. :o
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ConchRepublican wrote:
johnath2o wrote:Lisa, You seem to have some interesting questions.

The most daring thing I ever did: I was a volunteer fire fighter for years. One night, a mansion caught on fire. We had to go in and save as much as we could. We went thru every room pulling priceless art off the walls. I handed a picture to one of my team. His eyes went wide, it was a Picasso :o :o Any way, when the sun came up the next morning, all of the floors that we had crawled across were now burned thru. I can remember looking in and thinking that, "I had been on those floors". Makes you realize that fire does not care if you are rich or poor. They all burn the same.
Wow . . . never knew firefighters are told to risk their lives for something not alive. :o
That ain't right, I wouldn't want a fire fighter to risk his/her life for my "Stuff".
My animals (if they can do it without serious risk) yes but my "Stuff" can be replaced.
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Post by blackjack »

On purpose?
Jump off a 40-foot cliff in Jamaica into the water.

That and get married and have kids...whom I love greatly!


By accident?
Have another guy drive into head-on me at 50mph while I was doing 50mph. He was going the wrong way on a highway. Not my best day, nor his. He passed away immediately.
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I'm not sure if the statute of limitations has passed yet............
Well...(said in my best Bubba voice) I've been on sabbatical.

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Post by RinglingRingling »

ph4ever wrote:I'm not sure if the statute of limitations has passed yet............
less than a capital crime, figure 10 years. :D

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Oh, and I once tried to knock a battery off of Robert Conrad's shoulder! :wink: :lol:

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pair8head wrote:
ConchRepublican wrote:
johnath2o wrote:Lisa, You seem to have some interesting questions.

The most daring thing I ever did: I was a volunteer fire fighter for years. One night, a mansion caught on fire. We had to go in and save as much as we could. We went thru every room pulling priceless art off the walls. I handed a picture to one of my team. His eyes went wide, it was a Picasso :o :o Any way, when the sun came up the next morning, all of the floors that we had crawled across were now burned thru. I can remember looking in and thinking that, "I had been on those floors". Makes you realize that fire does not care if you are rich or poor. They all burn the same.
Wow . . . never knew firefighters are told to risk their lives for something not alive. :o
That ain't right, I wouldn't want a fire fighter to risk his/her life for my "Stuff".
My animals (if they can do it without serious risk) yes but my "Stuff" can be replaced.
Exactly!!!! If someone's rolling with a Picasso on their walls and don't have it detailed for insurance, well, that's just stupid. I'll save your cat or dog as well as kids. Stuff? You go get it.
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the other day, when I put my dishes away, I didn't put them in color order.
I expected frogs to fall from the sky, famine, blood in the river.....but nothing happened. I was kind of disappointed.
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pbans wrote:the other day, when I put my dishes away, I didn't put them in color order.
I expected frogs to fall from the sky, famine, blood in the river.....but nothing happened. I was kind of disappointed.
that happened here. I wondered why...

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Moderators, you might as well lock up this thread right now, 'cause ain't nobody out there gonna top this.

Ya know the tag that's on everybody's mattress that says "DO NOT REMOVE UNDER PENALTY OF LAW"?

I removed mine. Yup, that's right. That's how much of a bad ass I am.
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pbans wrote:the other day, when I put my dishes away, I didn't put them in color order.
I expected frogs to fall from the sky, famine, blood in the river.....but nothing happened. I was kind of disappointed.
:o GOODNESS GRACIOUS !! :o
:lol:

Mine is: got married after a two month courtship, moved to a town 5 hours away from everybody I knew and loved. Turned out ok. Been married for over 30 years.
I also jumped off a 40-foot cliff at Kentucky Lake. Went down in the water way further than I expected to. :o
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