Tuesday, February 12, 2008
The Polar Bear Plunge
Gory Details: http://www.seaisletourism.org/events1.html. It’s the 14th Annual Polar Bear Plunge, @ 41st street, @ 2:00 PM.
Even Gorier Details: I’M IN. May God have mercy on my soul.
It just so happens that a friend of mine has always wanted to do this – the Polar Bear Plunge, that is. We were talking one night and he mentioned that he would like to do the Polar Bear Plunge before he died.
“Would you?” I asked.
“I sure would.” He said.
“Well, that sounds like fun – count me in.”
That was about 10 months ago. Well, Uncle Bingo’s come to collect the bill. Sea Isle City is having their Polar Bear Plunge to benefit XXX (Lord knows what – it’s usually for Special Olympics but Sea Isle’s been a little nebulous with this answer). The simple fact of the matter is that it doesn’t matter what it’s benefiting. There’s a group of people (yours truly included) who are going into the ocean in February. The ocean temperature is about 37 degrees.
My friend also posted a link concerning the first timer and what he or she should consider. I post this link for you Gentle Reader in the off event that you might just be standing next to me on a fridged beach in the middle of February this Saturday: http://www.plungemd.com/pdf/first-timer_tips.pdf.
I’m going in because I said I would, it might be the beginning of a beautiful family tradition, it’s good to do something crazy every now and then AND, I’m told, it’s for a good cause. Hey, there’s gonna be a parade and an after party (which will hopefully include an EMT with some defibulator paddles at the ready – I hear those paddles can be very warming).
How cool is that?
There will be pictures. There will be mayhem. There will be memories. There’s still room if you’re interested.
For Those About to ROCK We Salute You.
Bring it on.
(Picture of said ‘Polar Bear’ – as usual, is through Wikipedia, my favorite second brain)