I'm most grateful to Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star, who has somehow reached superstar status, for actually allowing me to do a pawsting, sorry, a posting on my own site! I also want to thank Alex J. Cavanaugh for having Penny guest post on his site and declaring her to be a superstar.
Seriously, it was nice to have Penny take over the writing on here so I could take a break. Thanks Penny and I shall try to take note of your writing advice.
So, I thought I'd drop in. And speaking of drop in, you may have heard about that skydiver, Felix Baumgartner, who thought it would be really neat to jump out of a balloon at an altitude of about 24 miles. Along with getting a very nice view of our planet, Felix also managed to reach a velocity that exceeded the sound barrier. So what happened to the balloon?
Fastest man to earth - Felix Baumgartner- 833.9 mph.
Fastest man on earth - Usain Bolt - 27.78 mph.
Felix may have started a new craze. I can see it now. Folks trying to go even higher and go that little bit faster. Yes indeed, if it really catches on, they could have designated 'drop-in centres' worldwide for those trying to get up there and get down here, at an even faster speed. Of course, this could cause problems when you hear a crash through the roof. Looking rather startled is some dude in a pressure suit , lying on your living room floor, wondering what went wrong. Predictably, you say, 'Glad you could drop in. Would you like a cup of tea or coffee?'
I was wondering if Felix was listening to music inside his pressure suit. If so, was he listening to "Jump", by Van Halen? "Free Fallin'", by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers? Or an updated version of "8 Miles High", by The Byrds titled, '24 Miles High'?
Speaking of skydiving, you know you're having a bad day when the following situation occurs. You are about to make your first ever parachute jump and just as you leap out of the plane, the guy linked up with you asks how long you have been a skydiving instructor......