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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Up, Up and Away

Another winner! This week Lisa and I took a helicopter flying lesson.  It included some classroom time on how helicopters work/fly, some flight simulation time and then air time.  The helicopter was  a 2 seater – only 875 lbs (about a third of the weight of your car). What that means is that you have … Continue reading »

Categories: Week 39: I Believe I can Fly Part 3 | 21 Comments

Helicopter Wins

Ranking up there as one of the best “We Nevers,” we took to the skies again, this time flying a helicopter.  This was huge for me for two reasons: Not only have I never flown a helicopter, I’ve never even been up in one. Unlike flying the plane (or fixed wing as this newly-ordained one-afternoon … Continue reading »

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Good times, good times

Jam making? Apple Butter?  You said it! And never have I felt more like the hosts of SNL’s Delicious Dish than yesterday in my apron attending a jam making class.  The good news is that I like jam (reminder of week 23 when we made tamales).  It was interesting, not that hard to make and … Continue reading »

Categories: Week 38: Never in a Jam! | 17 Comments

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Jam…

Maybe I should finish that statement with: “But Never Cared Enough to Ask.”  No matter.  We stood through a 2-1/2 hour session of jam making and if you’re on our list (or you reference this blog entry), you’ll be eating the fruits of our labor come Christmas morning.  So bear with me while I regale … Continue reading »

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The New American Hero

Lisa and I just can’t stay out of the air! This week, we tried the Aerial Arts workout – and the optimal word here is workout.  It involves “cirque-style silks and static trapeze.”  Cutting to the chase, this was REALLY hard.  You can see from the pictures that we had some moments of glory.  But … Continue reading »

Categories: 100 New Experiences, Week 37: Look out Cirque du Soleil | 8 Comments

Not Exactly Silky Smooth

I knew I was in trouble from the beginning.  Those of you who recall our Week 10 trapeze class and my total lack of flexibility will appreciate my concern in performing for Week 37′s aerial arts class.  This was primarily a fitness class where we wrapped ourselves up in those silks we’re familiar with from Cirque … Continue reading »

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Once again, I was OVER-SERVED!

I swear!  But in this case, it was not Madrases or Coors Light.  It was water! OK, so this is the deal.  Lisa and I decided to do a two day cleanse.  Lisa described it – we were supposed to drink 6 bottles of special juice a day and drink 6 bottles of water in between. … Continue reading »

Categories: 100 New Experiences, Week 36: Cleanse from our cleanse! | 3,860 Comments

Nastiness In A Bottle

Part way through this two-day “We Never” I got this message from Erin: “God Help Us.”  I had to laugh and sent back this message: “We can fly a plane, jet pack, trapeze…but we need divine intervention to juice-fast for 2 days.”  It was so true though – 48 hours of nothing but 12 bottles … Continue reading »

Categories: 100 New Experiences, Week 36: Cleanse from our cleanse! | 49 Comments