Here's a tidbit I've been meaning to post; Cool things I've done many only dream about...

Not to create envy in others, but just to share. Batty said to Deckard:

"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe; Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate.
All those moments will be lost in time...
Like tears in rain.
Time to die."

Although only 4 years old, Batty had quite a list. I too have a few of my own:

  • Saw a Meteor shower up close in the mountains of Colorado.
  • White-water rafting in the rivers of the Colorado mountains.
  • Camping in Colorado mountains age 17.
  • River drifting on an inner tube in mountains of Colorado.
  • Camping out and dirt "skreeing" down the scree of the mountains of Colorado.
    (scree = Loose rock debris covering a slope, or a slope of loose rock debris at the base of a steep incline or cliff. Also called talus.)
  • In Switzerland I learned to ski, age 7
  • Visited the Matterhorn mountain as a kid.
  • Rode the train thru Rome, age 7.
  • Drove a Volkswagen bug age 9 (yes, shifting gears and all!).
  • Exposed to New York street fights age 14.
  • First Auditing St. Hill age 10.
  • Ski trip to Belgium age 11.
  • Was the fastest runner in the county, age 12.
  • Won an award for best poem in the region, age 12.
  • Performed drums for and audience of 10,000, age 18.
  • Owned a 1968 Plymouth RoadRunner muscle car, drove over 105mph, and did hi-rev smoking tire donuts in the supermarket parking lot.
  • Seen the universe from another dimension.
  • Found a missing girl only by sense of intuition.
  • Saved the lives of several people from oncoming traffic.
  • Flew Cessna small airplanes all over southern California and Florida.
  • Have over 100 hours in my Pilot Logbook.
  • Traveled most of my life, including Italy, England, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Spain, New York, California, Arizona, Chicago, Oregon, Nevada,
  • Utah, Colorado, Boston, and more.
  • Roller blading over 10 miles downhill in traffic - about 35-40mph.
  • Donations of thousands of dollars and thousands of hours to charities and churches.