So it’s your last summer before you head off to college to start your preparation for “the real world,” and you want to do something to commemorate it. You could make a scrapbook . . . or document the summer on a video camera . . . or start a journal. Or you could do something crazy. Something that will probably make your parents shake their heads. Yes, it’s something that you may come to regret a little bit later. But probably not. And it has the potential to commemorate a summer that you’ll never forget. Are you looking for some crazy ideas for this summer? Here are a few.

One option that seems to be a consistently popular one is to do something that will scare you out of your mind. Maybe it’s sky diving. Or bungee jumping. Or even horizontal bungee jumping. Whatever it is, it’ll probably scare the crap out of you. And it’ll be awesome.

A lot of people combine doing something dangerous with the second crazy idea—going really far away. Take a road trip, or jump a plane to another country. Wherever you go, get to somewhere you’ve never been before. Hang out on a beach in Mexico, or head to the Swiss Alps. Maybe you can find a way to make it to Japan. If doing this seems really difficult, and slightly unrealistic, you’re just not trying hard enough! If there’s a will, there’s a way. (Oh, and don’t watch any of those movies that start out with recent high school or college grads going on a road trip that turns into a fight for their lives before you go. Not a good idea.)

Another good way to commemorate your last summer is with some sort of body modification. Get a new piercing or a tattoo! Piercings are fairly temporary, so I won’t offer much caution on those. But tattoos are permanent. So if you get one, get something cool that you won’t regret in six months. Don’t get a pot leaf, don’t get your boyfriend’s name, don’t get your high school mascot (yeah, it’s been done). A lot of people over-think their tattoos and don’t ever end up getting one. Give it some thought, but if you really want one, go for it! Under no circumstances should you get a piece of flash tattooed. Have your own design done.

These are just a few ideas to get you thinking. There are thousands of crazy things that you could do to make this summer a great one. It doesn’t have to be something outrageous, either. Many people come up with great ideas that they don’t even have to leave their neighborhood for. Just keep thinking, and you’ll come up with a great idea to commemorate your summer.

Oh, yeah—don’t do any of this stuff behind your parents’ back or without their consent. That’s just stupid.