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Blue Skies Magazine: June Issue

By: Kolla Kolbeinsdottir of Blue Skies Magazine

In this issue, with my favorite quotes from each feature:

Smile More by Aly DeMayo
“Life is too short to be upset.”

BLESMA Trans4mers by Deane “Smudge” Smith
“How could we tell people to arch with pelvic injuries, and legs-out with no legs?”

A Scumbag’s Guide to Adventure Living: Food by Chris “Douggs” McDougall
“Remember not to bother chewing the corn because no matter what you do it will still come out the way it looks on the packet. Save your energy for something else, like drinking beer!”

BASE in 4 by Jeff Agard
“Please do not follow my path to obtaining a BASE number; it is not a wise choice.”

Adrenaline Junkie by Jesse Graham
“I had drifted into oncoming traffic going about 65. I yanked the wheel to the right and missed it by 2-3 feet max. We looked at each other like, ‘Oh shit,” and drove in silence straight to the dope man’s house.”

Cleaning Your Container by Chuck Marshall
“I’m a Downy guy myself.”

Aerodynamics for Dummies: Myth Buster by Julien Peelman
“Who is the new girl at manifest?”

Turning Points: Changing History by Kurt Gaebel
“There are five guys from Belgium who are eager to show that a small country can win gold medals. For the first time in modern formation skydiving history.”

The Truth about Tandems by Dean “The Fuckin’ Pilot” Ricci
“Of course I did. I jam a boner in EVERYONE’S back!”

Flying Bullets and Funnels by Melanie Curtis
“As skydivers, we already have the tools to face our fear and move through it … we did it on Level 1 and we can do it on leveling with ourselves.”

Texts from SkyGod
“Yup, she was into some freaky stuff”

Jump a Random Skydiver: Amy Dannacher
“The idea that skydiving is intolerable for error is what makes skydiving so exhilarating.”

Livia Dickie featured in January Blue Skies Magazine


With no offense to the other ladies, the Australian Base crew no doubt feels we have left the best for last.

Livia Dickie is a stand out shinning star in a sky of stars.  Her gentle way, competative drive and loyal friendship  illuminates a sport that at times is a cold bitter taste of reality.

Livia is the inspiration for the series of interviews.  When I began researching the project and learned of Livia’s life story, I thought to myself, “Big Girls Don’t Cry, they simply forge ahead and finish what they began.”

I hope you have enjoyed reading the ladies stories as much as I enjoyed working to bring them to you.

May your year be filled with mind blowing adventures that leave you begging for more.  Get those exclamation points ready… bring on 2012!

Remember to take care of one another, its what keeps us alive in more than one way.

Cynthia Lynn

Holiday Gift Reminder!!!

For all of you BASE enthusiasts or for those of you looking for a gift for a BASE jumper, check out our Shoppe to purchase: Blinc Magazine T-shirts, Chris ‘douggs’ McDougall’s: Confessions of an Idiot book, BASE 66: A story of Fear, Fun and Freefall by Jevto Dedijer, The World BASE Race DVD and we still have Yoda BASE T-shirts in XL.

For those of you looking for a little Zen in your life, check out MY ZEN ART.

Thank you and Happy Holidays!