What is the craziest, most impulsive thing you've ever done?
I once jumped a dirt bike into a pond...(was like 12)...I cut the top off of my car in high school making it a home-made convertible...(was 17)...put a MAJOR ass-whoopin on a punk that bullied the shit out of me on my school bus...(was about 15)...that one felt really good...dude cried like a little turd...
Joined the Navy I had seen the world did my tour went to war Desert Storm. Some say that Navy stand Never Again Volunteer Yourself. I got out after my contract was up. Was a great experience, if my kids say they want to do it I would not discourage them. I just could not see for me making a career out of it.
Drove 65 miles through a blizzard warning to see my ex fiance, and her girlfriend (yes, that's right)... just to prove we were still friends. Then drove home again. On the way back, I was almost run off the road by an 18-wheeler merging onto the freeway, found myself in the grassy median strip, braked to a halt... and when the snow cleared I saw, 12 feet in front of me, the steel barricade for the underpass. I had stopped just short. About 3 seconds more and I would have been wrecked, injured or dead.
While training in Germany (where a number of my crazier "plans" were hatched), I printed off a stripped down map from Yahoo of the general vicinity, rented a car for the weekend, and hit a couple places that seemed like interesting destinations. Didn't really look at the map until I was in the car and discovered that it had almost no detail - couldn't tell what was a road, a highway, a border, or anything else. Just jumped in & drove off. Had an awesome dinner on Lake Lucerne, found a B&B for the night, then went on to Strassbourg before heading back. No planning, no (real/good) maps, and no good idea of what the hell I was doing, but had an amazing time.
On another trip to that training site, I woke up one Saturday, walked down to the train station, looked at the list of departures, and hopped on a train to Vienna. Found a B&B, and a serbian restaurant (the language I was studying at the time), went to see the Danube & a park dedicated to Freud, and just wandered around the city.
Travel was so easy in those days!