I've been attacked by the Meme bug and it burns!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty/Coastal Valley 01912156

Ah, so this is how you welcome newbies.  You give us the Meme bug.  Ouch, it burns (just kidding), I'm still not sure what this is all about but I'm game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I'm supposed to tell you 5 things you don't know about me:

 

1)  I've jumped out of helicopters (and lived to tell you about it)

 

2)  I surfed the Pacific coast from Cabo San Lucas to Santa Cruz for over 30 years.

 

3)  My wife and I raced sports cars in amature racing series for over 16 years

 

4)  I've free hand rock climbed, mostly at Joshua Tree.

 

5)  I've been self employed for over 25 years and real estate is my second career.

 

I have to thank Cari Pilon for "inviting" me to this show.

 

My three nominees are all in for a shock!

 

Heather Rickets

 

Tennille Whitlock

 

Betty Moir 

 

Welcome to the jungle girls!!!!!!!!!! 

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Rainer
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Beth Bastian
Rosemont Financial Inc - Simi Valley, CA
Simi Valley Real Estate
Racing Huhh?  My family races, what kind of car did you drive? Not that it really matters, all motor sports are great.
Jun 07, 2007 03:36 PM #1
Rainer
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Cliff Collipriest
Keller Williams Realty/Coastal Valley - Santa Maria, CA
Making dreams come true one home at a time!

We raced a Honda Civic for about 8 years winning a couple of regional championships, then a Honda Prelude VTEC, after about a 5 year hiatus, again winnning a couple of championships, in a 7 or 8 year period.

 

What kind of racing does your family do?  You're right, it does not matter what you race, as long as you are having fun. 

 

I am currently enjoying the Champ Car series as a spectator.  My wife and I went to the inaugeral downtown Vegas race ths year and had a really great time. 

Jun 07, 2007 04:33 PM #2
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Michelle DeRepentigny
Success Realty - Athens, GA
Broker Athens, GA
Welcome, Cliff!  For some strange reason, I've always wanted to jump out of a plane or helicopter, lol!
Jun 07, 2007 09:02 PM #3
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Cliff Collipriest
Keller Williams Realty/Coastal Valley - Santa Maria, CA
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Michelle, if you really want to do it, well, do it!!!  It's was scary the first time but it was really, really fun.  My first jump was while I was stationed at Ft Benning in the early 70's.  There has a sport parachute club there and we were jumping out of Huey's.  Not the best platform to jump from!
Jun 08, 2007 02:36 AM #4
Rainer
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Cari Pilon
RE:STYLE Home Staging - Brighton, MI
RE:STYLE Home Staging

See Cliff... You did it! And it seems like you did a lot of other things too! I thought you looked like a fun guy! Nice to meet you!

No to be the "meme police" but you are supposed to post it here too! I looked for you there and you weren't there!

See you around the rain!

Cari

Jun 09, 2007 04:12 PM #5
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Lucky Lang
Keller Williams Realty Marco Island - Marco Island, FL
Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate

Cliff,

Jumped out of helicopters?  Cool! 

I just added your meme to my alphabetical meme list.  Check it out when you get a chance.

Lucky :)

Jul 02, 2007 01:05 PM #6
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Carol Smith
Casmi Photography - Mebane, NC

Cliff,

I've heard of skydiving out or planes, but not choppers!  I have a dread fear of those rotors!  Wouldn't work for me.  :)


Jul 02, 2007 02:35 PM #7
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Cliff Collipriest
Keller Williams Realty/Coastal Valley - Santa Maria, CA
Making dreams come true one home at a time!

Carol,

 

I'll tell you a little story about that experience that probably will not ease your fears.  Normally, when you jump from a plane, you either go out on a wing strut and get into a semi-stable position or you just jump out of the door and extend your limbs into a stable condition.  In jump school, we were instructed to NOT extend upwards for very obvious reasons.  Which meant that despite weeks of training from experienced instructors, going out of the Huey door with all of the prop wash resulted in a tumble fall rather than getting in to a stable position.

 

My first jump, I tumbled and when my chute opened I was head down and the chute wrapped around my neck.  This in turn pushed my helmut down over my eyes.  So, I could not see anything until I figured out I had to lean my head forward and push my helmut back into place.  Whereupon I saw that my lines were twisted and my chute was not fully opened.  Fortunately, my lines untangled by themselves in a series of ever decreasing rotations.  

 

Once, my heart started beating again I was able to relax and really enjoyed the glide to earth.  It was very quiet and peaceful and it was fun watching the other jumpers from my group above and below me.

 

Jumping was something I had really wanted to experience in my life and I have no regrets.  I only made three jumps becasue at the very time the first oil crisis hit in 1973 and the Army could no longer allow us to use fuel for sport jumps.  If I ever jump again..............I'm going to jump out of a plane!!!!!!! 

Jul 02, 2007 03:09 PM #8
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Carol Smith
Casmi Photography - Mebane, NC

All I can say is just flying in a chopper was unnerving for me - and I was always so busy I shouldn't have noticed anything 'odd'.

And, just so ya know, had I jumped out of that chopper and gotten tangled like you did........well, let's just say that they wouldn't have trouble finding the body.  They could follow their noses - if ya know what I mean!  ;) 

Jul 02, 2007 03:43 PM #9
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