Posted to Ben Finklea's blog on December 14th, 2009

Ben Finklea Rides the Whale

OK, OK. Yes, I rode the whale. :-)

As I mentioned a few days ago, I challenged Dries Buytaert, the founder and project lead of Drupal, to ride a mechanical whale on Bourbon Street while we were at Do It With Drupal last week. He took me up on my challenge and Dries Rode the Whale.

It seems that I "forgot" to post my video so, here you go:

It's a lot harder than it looks, especially when you're wearing slacks. The vinyl whale was SLICK. My favorite part is that I had been drinking substantially less than Dries that night and he was able to stay on the whale significantly longer than I did.

Anyway, we had a great time and I look forward to DIWD again next year.