It’s no secret I want to dive with Great White Sharks.
In a cage, of course.
What Is a secret is my intense fear of drowning.
You’d think that I, being surrounded by Great White Sharks, would be afraid of all those razor sharp teeth and their prehistoric predatory skills.
But no, you’d be wrong.
What I’m truly afraid of is that the tether from the boat to the cage snapping and me sinking into the dark abyss that lies in Monterey Bay, just like Richard Dreyfuss did in “Jaws.” I’d be faced with the decision to drown or take my chances with the sharks.
Oh, I’d take my chances with the sharks, but that brings up a second fear of mine – SHARKS!
Sharks have rows of razor sharp teeth and hunting skills honed over the millennia.
I’ve heard it said that all the magic happens outside your comfort zone and I have to agree.
Great White Shark diving is the epitome of being outside my comfort zone.
I’ve been thinking about my next set of activities to take on.
Besides needing to scour Groupon for specials, I’ve come up with the following list:
Eat at Manresa
See Niagara Falls and get wet
See Bruce Springsteen
Go to a U2 concert
Take a tour of Alcatraz
Take a tour of the Winchester Mystery House (I’ve never been)
Fly a single engine Cessna again
Go to the Korean Spa, again
Great White Shark dive
Eat at a Burmese restaurant
Go to Supper Club in SF
See a transvestite show
Go to strip club
Drive down Highway 1
Drive up Highway 1
Go to a book reading
Go to an art museum
Learn to surf
Fly in an acrobatic plane doing stunts
Camp in Yosemite
Go wine tasting in Napa/Paso Robles
Go to the Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz
Enjoy an Irish Coffee at the Buena Vista
Take sailing lessons
Learn to brew beer at Workshop SF
Get a new tattoo
And that’s a pretty good start for me. I think I’ll start with driving up and down Highway 1. I love to stop along the way at any place that suits my fancy – like the Olema Farm House in Olema or the Hog Island Oyster Company in Marshall, or Nepenthe in Big Sur. So much to see and experience. Time to get cracking!
No, I didn’t meet anyone. But I had so much fun it didn’t really matter. So I’d like to keep up the tradition of finding fun activities to do while I take my time finding Mr. Right.
Not Mr. Somewhat-Right, Mr. Almost-Right, or Mr. Ok-For-Now. And definitely not Mr. FWB.
So help me figure out my next batch of activities:
Personally, the one I REALLY want to do is Great white shark diving. Only the cost prohibits me from signing up. But I’m beginning to think a little encouragement from the blogosphere could motivate me to take the plunge, so to speak.
Another activity which scares me is hang-gliding. It’s nothing I’ve ever done before and I imagine it’s a fantastic experience, albeit one that makes you pucker a bit.
Personally, I think the Paint party and Wine with chocolate pairing sound lovely but in reality would be very boring without a friend there with you.