On a non-pastry note, I hope you got a chance to check out Fearless Felix Baumgartner’s record-breaking 24-mile skydive yesterday. If you missed it you can watch it here. It’s amazing. Of course fifty years from now naked, drunken college kids will be doing this every weekend from the front porches of their orbiting, solar-powered fraternity houses…but for now it’s pretty darn impressive.
The little ones and I watched it live yesterday afternoon. Little 5-year-old Joan Pastry couldn’t believe what she was seeing. As for eight-year-old Jo, our little comic-to-be, she kept us amused with her usual running commentary. She couldn’t resist adding items to the pre-jump to-do list that Joe Kittenger, the previous skydive record holder, was reading over the intercom. Item 28, slide seat forward. Item 29, release seat belt. “Item 30 — scream like a girl!!”
It’s what I would have done, no question at all. Here’s to a great jump, Felix! Glad you made it back!