Risky Business

I have decided to make a running list of all the crazy things I have done in my life. That way, if someone asks me, “what’s the craziest you have every done?” I have an answer.

Except for the first two, I have done all the things by myself. Yipee! Trouble all the way

  • Driving over 100.000 miles in 12 countries
  • Pushing 225 km/hour (that’s 140 mi/hour) on the autobahn in Europe (can’t disclose where so I don’t ever get a ticket ;-) )
  • Going from the US to country A with the wrong visa, then having the idiot airline fly me to country B (without a visa), to only go back to country A. Eventually getting to country C to go back to country A four days later with the right visa.
  • Taking the night train from Barcelona to Mardrid in standard seats
  • Driving in a whiteout in Iceland
  • Getting pissed off and driving 3.000 miles around the eastern seaboard of the US
  • Couchsurfing in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Couchsurfing in Stockholm, Sweden (and both were males, and both were normal people)
  • Moving to France (need I say more?)
  • Going to Spain for a week. Went to train station, bought the ticket, went back home and packed and got on a train. I was pissed off and living in France at the time
  • Staying in a small city (let’s say 3.000 people) to learn a language that only 310.000 people on Earth speak.
  • Seeing DJ Tiesto in Arnhem, Netherlands perform for 8 hours in front of 25.000 spectators
  • Accidentally drive through Washington DC’s ghetto…that was not smart!
  • Driving to San Diego from SF in one day because I was…what else…annoyed
  • Getting stuck in the Paris Gare de Lyon station for the night after missing my connector train to the north. Want to meet all the real French crazies? Sleep in the train station
  • Sleeping next to a glacier (in my car) in Iceland because I did not want to pay for a hotel for five hours
  • Driving the southern section of the Ring Road (1.200 km) in 24 hours to take photos
  • Going to Stockholm for 40 hours to only realize my cousin was not going to be there
  • Going for a walk at 1am with my roommate in the mountains near Grenoble. Oh yes, and we were well lit.
  • Traveling to Costa Rica and visiting some remote town (pop. 200) for a few days (and Arenal Volcano too)
  • Sun, Moon, Stars

    According to my horrorscope:
    “You are a very optimistic person, with a good disposition and a lot of enthusiasm. You like movement and this will lead you to participate in sports, to travel, or to maintain a very intense social life. You love freedom and hate daily routine. You love outdoor activities, contact with nature, and adventurous situations. You are very restless and curious, which will engender unexpected and risky situations. Thanks to your ingenuity and optimism you will always come out ahead, either by receiving unexpected help or by simply ignoring the problems around you.

    You like to share your life and you are very generous with your resources. You desire knowledge and you will study, investigate, and exchange ideas with others. You find yourself very attracted to faraway lands and different cultures, and are always willing to travel and learn. You have a facility for communicating and learning languages, and your natural attractiveness will allow you to make friends easily. You will always have a childlike, naive and spontaneous attitude.”

    Strangely enough, it describes me to a T. Maybe there is some truth to this stuff.

    The Sagittarian ?

    This is my zodiac sign…maybe it is me?

    SAGITTARIUS – The Promiscuous One
    Spontaneous. High appeal. Rare to find. Great when found. Loves being in long relationships. So much love to give. Not one to mess with. Very pretty. Very romantic. Nice to everyone they meet. Their Love is one of a kind. Silly, fun and sweet. Have own unique appeal. Amazing in the bedroom..!!! Not the kind of person you want to mess with- you might end up crying.