Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Not An Adrenaline Junky

Recently, The Doomed made me start watching 101 Ways To Leave A Gameshow. What he considers the "best time ever!" is my absolute worst nightmare. Have you seen this show? The premise is it's a basic gameshow where contestants answer random questions correctly for the chance to win $50,000. The catch is if they get an answer wrong, they leave the show by some extreme Jackass-style means. Like standing on top of a small plane and having it take off. WITH YOU STILL STANDING ON IT.

I do not enjoy.

I hate adrenaline rushes. I don't have a fear of heights, so long as I'm not on some rickety platform, but I do have an intense fear of falling. Which means I hate rollercoasters, driving fast on hills, bungee jumping, sky diving - anything that gives you that stomach-in-your-throat feeling. HATE IT. Can not emphasize that enough. I don't scream in glee like you crazy rollercoaster lovers - I am mute and petrified. And I stomp my feet like some sort of petulant child in an attempt to make the stomach lurching stop. Yes, yes I am relentlessly mocked for that by all my friends, how did you know?

Last week, I came across this video (warning: while the video is totally G rated, the site itself is NSFW. I tried to embed but it wouldn't let me). Do you see that man's head gear camera work? FREAKS ME OUT. That is insanely high! And talk about rickety, there isn't even a proper platform! If I have to hook myself to anything to make sure I don't die, I am OUT.

I can't help it. I like to keep it simple.  :)

My version of a rockin' good ride.

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