I'm doing this for a couple of reasons.
First, the selfish one: I've always wanted to be one of those crazy plungers (WHY oh WHY does a winter swim appeal to me???), and I'm not putting off any of my goals anymore. Life's too short to imagine that you'll do something "next time."
And then there's the heart of why I decided to go ahead and make the plunge. One of my best friends from college has a brother who's been involved in Special Olympics, and he's one of the coolest people I've ever met - funny, sweet, and strangely devoted to developing the best movie collection on the face of the planet. So, this plunge is for Stevie.