Monday, April 28, 2008


Alright so, it's been 3 weeks since I've returned. And I think I'm back. After multiple attempts to correct my internal clock with beer and wine this week, I think Friday night did the trick. I slept in until 9am. That's HUGE.

After a family reunion x2 on Saturday, today, I had the pleasure of hanging out with some my Seattlites for a few hours and of course, ladies night with the girls.

Margaritas + Girls = Good Times. As if you didn't know that.

Of course, I'm not at all tired but I have an early day tomorrow. What time is it? Most people would call that irony, but my name is Leah; things happen to me.

Speaking of, I was able to get some help on my jump video (thanks!) and here it is (so much for being anonymous).

Ok, so it's no surprise that somehow I was able to hurt myself when jumping off of a bridge over a gorge. Who woulda thunk?!

According to the internet, the Vic Falls jump is a 166 meter drop. That's approximately 545 ft. For those that need comparison, a foot ball field including endzones is 360 ft. So, I fell about 1.5 foot ball fields. (I know, what was I thinking?!)

Funny things to note:

  • Yes, it's a little blurry at first.
  • 00:15 When you see me smiling and laughing when I'm sitting and talking to dude, I say, "you're going to make sure I don't die right?"
  • 00:24 Yes, I was nervous
  • 00:47 Yes, I was really nervous
  • 00:49 They had a random mix CD on repeat. I told them I needed to jump to the Chili Peppers or else I wouldn't get amped enough to jump. Coincidentally, it was playing before I "jumped".
  • 00:52 Yes, dude was hot. No, at the time, I did not notice that he was hot nor the fact that he was doing pull ups. with only one arm. on the platform. over the gorge. I was a little distracted by the fact that I was throwing myself into a hole with a rope tied to my legs. Though right now I wish I did notice. Very nice.
  • 01:01 "I'm sorry mom!"
  • 01:42, 01:44, 01:46 Yes, they had to PUSH my arms off the handrails 3x. During this time, I was negotiating with them, that I needed a second. Their response was, "we'll give you five seconds. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1... BUNGEE!!!" My response, "Ahhhhhhhhh! then the Lords Prayer a few million times" (01:49)
  • 02:12ish Contrary to popular belief, I did not get a nosebleed because of the drop. Thanks E. On my second or so bounce, the bungee cord hit me. In the face. I got rope burn, a busted lip and a busted nose - that resulted in a nosebleed. Yes, you can see the blood in the video. Yes, I have proof of the busted lip and rope burn in pictures. No, I'm not putting up here.
  • 02:41 At this point as I dangle like a worm on a hook, I'm screaming "help me..." As you can see, I'm crooked. I'm really thinking that this is when I pulled a muscle in my leg. It's just not right, you can see I'm hanging funny.
  • 03:02 J: "did she go?! she didn't chicken out?!" thanks j, thanks.
  • 03:02-03:29 hanging upside is not fun. hanging upside and being spun while the guy pulls you in. SO NOT FUN.
  • 03:29 J: "i thought she would chicken out." once again, THANKS J.
  • 03:57 leah: "i love you!" dude #3: "i love you too!" nice.
  • 04:00 Yes, I am smiling!
  • 04:21 My new BF is showing me the Batoka Gorge and the Vic Falls behind me.
  • 04:30 Hamming it up for the camera now that I know I realize that I'm not in the river getting eaten by crocodiles.
  • 04:37 Still hamming it up and still bleeding.
  • 04:43 J, admitting he was "freaked out." uh, huh.
  • 04:50 - 07:20: tour of Victoria Falls c/o J and N.
  • 07:20 I emerge from under the bridge. STILL BLEEDING. but ALIVE.

Oh, and for the record, I maybe would do it again.


  1. thank you so much for posting that. it was lovely seeing you do something so incredibly daring. however, watching has convinced my never to do the same!! :) haha

  2. wholey crap that bungee kicked your ass...
    yeah dont think i will be doing that anytime soon...hahahaha

    awesome video!

  3. You have lost your dang mind woman! But, I am impressed that you did it.