Guess and Check



Filed under: General — 3:44 pm

So I went skydiving today at Skydive Sussex.

The staff there was great. I tandem jumped with a guy named Kiwi from New Zealand, who was friendly, laid back, professional, and an overall great guy. He has a place in Ithaca, NY, where his wife teaches at Cornell University.

[Edit: I found out after posting through an article in the New Jersey Herald that Kiwi is a bit new to tandem jumping, but a few of the other things mentioned in the article seem to be a bit off compared to my jump, for instance, the sliding landing was anticipated in my case. Anyway, just a pretty interesting find.]

I went for the full package and got a video and still photos, taken by my cameraman Vinnie. I uploaded the stills to an album for easy viewing.

The weather was beautiful and the view was stunning. It was a great experience and I’d love to do it again sometime.


Well, the food is better, but beyond that, I don’t recommend it

Filed under: General — 11:11 am

Zits comic strip about Calvin and Hobbes

Sure, Jeremy seems to be mocking Walt, but we know deep down that he really loves the great Calvin and Hobbes.

Bill Waterson‘s masterpiece is thoughtfully reminisced in this Twenty-five Great Calvin & Hobbes Strips at Progressive Boink article. Doing a little searching around just now, I found Mr. Watterson’s Commencement Address at Kenyon College from May 20, 1990, and man is that a good read too.

After reading this stuff, I just had to go buy a copy of The Complete Calvin and Hobbes. Only $88.49, including shipping!