Polar Plunge

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  1. bookworm_cn317

    bookworm_cn317 2nd Black Belt

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    Has anybody EVER done the Polar Plunge for charity? Was it fun? Nobody got sick(flu, cold, pneumonia, whatever), right?

    Because, I think I'm going to be doing it in February.
     
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    Nope... but congratulations on finding a charity you can help!
     
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    There is a group up here that does it on a regular basis, I have never heard of anything bad coming from it...It's nothing that I want to try..
     
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    My mom ix-nayed that idea. She doesn't want me to end up getting sick and missing school.

    But, AFTER I graduate, she has NO real problem with me doing it then!


    And I'm 26, go fig!
     
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    I'm going to volunteer at the Plunge! I'll try to get some pictures, 'K? I might even have my face painted-- Jay's gonna paint my face(I just have to get to his hotel room early enough to do so.)

    But, I will definately plunge NEXT year! I'll be out of school by then and NOBODY can stop me!!!!!
     
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    My God. You're either brave or crazy. I hate the cold and can't imagine doing this. Best of luck to you when you do take the plunge! :asian:
     
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    Not this year--my mom was against it(can't take the chance of getting sick and missing school), but at least I can volunteer at the Plunge(in a non-plunging capacity, at least). Kinda sucks, but: what canya do? ::shrugs::

    I'll TOTALLY get pics, tho! You'll be able to tell who I am in them(it'll be easy)--I will be the one in jeans, a long-sleeved shirt and a pullover hoodie(I will be the only one NOT wearing a bathing suit! :p)
     
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    The Plunge is the day after tomorrow! OMG! I totally can't wait!
    I'll tell you guys ALL about it later, 'K? Hopefully Saturday evening, sometime Sunday at the latest.
     
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    I wish you well...Hope you are able to post some pix...Like I said a group of LEO's and FireFighters do it for charity up here..Never heard anyone suffering any ill effects from it, but it's something I would NEVER do...
     
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    Drac, it's something I never would have done a few years ago.

    Maybe I'm maturing? Or maybe I'm just crazy.
     
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    Nothing wrong with being crazy...If it was HALF of the folks here including me would be locked up....
     
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    I tis the latter but it is OK once in a while to be that way
     
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    Bad news, I'm afraid. I don't have many pics because the batteries in my digital camera died. AUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I knew I should have changed them this morning.

    Now, if you'll excuse me--I'm going downstairs to take an aspirin 'cuz my head's killing me. I'll post more about the Plunge when my head stops feeling like it wants to explode.
     
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    Here are some pictures:
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    But, next year--I'll be plunging!
     
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    C'mon people--comment on my photos! I need the validation!
     
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    What's with your friend in the bruise-colored makeup? :idunno: I mean, I could see going with blues and greens to look like hypothermia... but green and yellow bruise colors? Your face make up is very restrained. Or is this a polar plunge thing that I know nothing about?
     
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    He was actually plunging, whereas I was working in registration. I had to look slightly normal. And it's the ONE time of the year where you get to be a cartoon character(Jay's plunge team member, Ray, told me that). I think I'm just gonna do my face next year--I had green eyelids 'til Monday.
     
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    Great looking pix...Can't wait to see the ones when you actually plunge yourself...Course you'll prolly be buried under a dozen electric blankets in an effort to get warm afterward..LOL
     
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    Yeah, but it'll be worth it! Jay & his daughters have a lot of fun doing it and I want in on it!
     
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    Wow that looks really cool!!

    There is a group in South Boston that does a similar plunge every New Years Day. I keep telling myself that one of these days I'm going to be crazy enough to go down and give it a try :D You're inspiring me now!!123
     

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