Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Two not-so-new videos

I was going through my VHS video archives and found some awesome footage from when Reagan was President (first term) of me doing some fun parachuting stuff.

The first one is our pirate jumps off of the Newport (RI) Bridge, back in 1983 or 84.

And this one is a Santa Claus jump I did about a year later:

I'm turning 50 next month, and while I've known people a LOT older who still jump, I consider it a closed chapter in my life. I've accomplished everything I'm going to, and I have other stuff I enjoy doing more.

Plus, my back is kind of fucked up, and the idea of jumping out of airplanes doesn't hold the same appeal anymore.


Gaz said...

Get to fuck Bob,no way your 50,not evan a grey hair on your head,how ye doing fella,i dont blog much any more,started working on a new blog....but ye know ....time and soon,Gaz

CT Bob said...

Yeah, just turned 50. All downhill from here, so they say!

Sorry to hear you're not driving taxis anymore, but it's still great to read. I'll drop by once in a while and leave a message.

Oh, and they're going to hold a short film festival here in Milford this summer; I'm going to enter my Rail Trail documentary. I figure, what the hell, it's worth a shot!