Titanic is still a well-known love story that came out in the 90’s. Sunday night Mythbusters aired a new episode and one of the myths was could Rose have saved Jack if she just moved over on the piece of wood and shared. After several models and experiments the Mythbusters names the myth plausible. If Rose used her life jacket in a different way, both of them could have stayed afloat enough time for the rescue boats to arrive. Director Cameron responded with the fact that the script called for Jack to die, so he had to. I actually watched the episode and then saw the article on Huffington Post. Huffington Post embedded the new Mythbusters episode in the article so viewers can watch.
Since I am engaged to a thrill seeking kind of man, I have decided to put together a bucket list. One of the “to-dos” on the bucket list is to Parasail. Beautiful views from thousands of feet above the water.
Thanks to Living Social, a great deal was e-mailed my way. After purchasing the Living Social deal the e-mail took awhile to get our way. This Saturday we decided to go for it. The hour drive round-trip was not exactly ideal. Walked onto a boat along with another couple.
Hesitant because of my extreme case of motion sickness. When the boat is rushing over the water I am fine, the station boat rocking from side to side triggers my motion sickness. Oh did I mention I forgot to bring Dramamine? The amazing drug that reduces all kinds of motion sickness (when taken).
The other couple on the boat had the pleasure of Parasailing first, while we enjoyed the fast pass boat and the glistening sun on the not-very-still-water. The lift vest ensured out floating ability and the harnesses ensured us staying attached to the parachute that allows us to sail in the air.
The experience was beautiful and I would go Parasailing again. Next time I will make sure my camera works before getting there.
The Parasailing company is called Sky Pirate Sailing and it is located in Treasure Island. It is a family business. The dad, Matt and the daughters, Abby and her younger sister help run the business. Very personable. I enjoyed talking with the daughter Abby. Great people.
Sky Pirate Parasail
Everyone knows about TOMS. The company who gives a pair of shoes to a child in need overseas, whenever someone purchases a pair. The customer receives a TOMS shoebox filled with a pair of shoes, a sticker, and a burlap style flag. Now have you heard about BOBS by Skechers?
If you have, it is probably the conservancy between these two company. Most of what I have heard is talk through Twitter and Facebook. I did not know too much about BOBS except that their “idea” was, mostly likely, not original.
I looked on their site but could not find any information explaining their reasoning for the movement. The website was filled with shoes and the prices, so basically the revenue for the company.
I found a post on the blog site We First which is run by Simon Mainwaring. “Simon Mainwaring is founder of We First, a social branding consulting firm that helps companies, non-profits and individuals use social media to build communities, profits and positive impact”. In the post, he basically re-said what I wrote in this nutshell-of-a-post. The title of the post is TOMS vs BOBS: How Skechers Shot Themselves In The Foot. That is definitely a eye-drawing title. I agree with what Simon Waring said in the post,
“Skechers would have done far better to copy TOMS in a different way. They should have sat down and thought through what they stand for and then acted on that with equal generosity. Then would consumers have a way to connect with the brands that warranted admiration.”
All in all, yes both TOMS and BOBS are great movements and are helping children in need of footwear. It would have been nice though, to find more information about “their” cause on the Skechers website. To know where they got the idea, maybe even explain why they chose shoes and not sweaters or soap. To know the company’s’ heart behind starting the movement.