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Wednesday
Mar112015

"BRRRR STICK EM HA HA HA STICK EM"

This thing was supposed to go up SO much sooner!

I managed to cross off a bucket list item AND manage to help out Special Olympics by tossing myself into the icy cold Atlantic Ocean a few weeks back on Super Bowl Sunday.

So how was it?

It was incredible.

I got down to the beach (or down na’ shore if you say things New Jersey style) and had no idea to what to expect. It was SO many people, I think the count was close to 10,000 ocean jumping maniacs? Plus they brought their crews, and all of a sudden we had close to 20,000-30,000 people, all out for the cause, but 30,000 people about to do some crazy stuff? The vibe was GREAT, it was a real party atmosphere, costumes, food, all kinds of things going on, mix it in with guitar players, dj’s, and it turned out to be this incredibly festive time…

Then it was time…everyone started running towards the ocean, I jumped in (just a bathing suit, no shirt or anything, after all, if you’re going to do it, DO IT, you know?) so I jumped in while blasting bare chest with 10,000 of my new friends, oh yeah, it was cold, SOOOOO cold it almost felt like a burn. But hey, I was in it, so I swam out to the medical staff in scuba gear and high fived them all before swimming back to shore and bundling up.

What a fun time. However, your toes and ears take the longest time to thaw out, and I kept reaching down to make sure I had pants on since I was cold and numb (fortunately, pants were on)

All in all the day raised just under a million dollars, and equally as important? I met the police officer who was caught on youtube dancing to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”. All in a day’s work. (Wow 31+ million views on this! http://youtu.be/8XFBUM8dMqw)

Definitely going to have to go jump in that icy cold ocean again next year for the cause…see you all there? I’ll likely be the guy double checking that his pants are still on while dancing to Taylor Swift.

Take care and be good,
Tim

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