Monday, 6 June 2011

Danger is my business.

Hi, you guys! Hi! Sorry we’ve been on a bit of a hiatus. I take full responsibility again, on account of I dropped the ball two weeks in a row because -- well, honestly, the first time was work deadlines and the second time I was at Six Flags riding about one bajillion roller coasters. Which, by the way, is a perfect segue to the thing we’re talking about this week: What’s the most reckless thing you’ve ever done?

Pretty much once a week, Amy and Jenn take it in turns to tell me I don’t have any kind of survival instinct, all, “I mean, you’ve heard of the Darwin Awards, right?”

And it’s true. I do some really reckless shit, physically and emotionally. But it never feels reckless, even in retrospect. But let me tell you something that DID feel reckless. When I was at Six Flags last week, I rode a roller coaster called The Superman, and I thought for SURE it was going to kill me. The coaster track isn’t anything special, but the way they lock you in, it’s like you’re flying, and I seriously nearly pissed my pants when the feet restraints clamped my legs into position and the coaster tilted us forward.

(And I mean, I LOVE roller coasters. Love them, love them, love them. There were hardly any lines last week, and I rode The Batman like six times in a row.)

Anyway, whatever. The Superman scarred me for life.

See, it looks like this:

And then like this:

When we finished, the teenage dudes in front of us started chanting, “One more time! One more time! One more time!” And then we got off the coaster and I punched them in the nuts.

Like a superhero.


Jennie said...

It is now my life's mission to go on this roller coaster. HOLY SHIT.

Never That Easy said...

Just the idea of that makes me want to cry. I'm glad you're a superhero.

mysterygirl! said...

Oh my gosh, I can't believe people go on those on purpose.

eclectic said...

OK. Y'all Georgia folk do some crazy shee-it, what with the bolled pay-nuts and now this. Ah'm so frayked out Ah'm typin' in drawl now, an' all Ah did'uz watch the video!

Heather Anne Hogan said...

Gah! Shari hacked my accent!

Ashley said...

See, when I read that you rode the Superman, I got really scared for you, but then I realized you didn't ride the REALLY scary one. Be thankful.

See? Just standing under that thing made me pee myself a little. All my friends rode it, and I refused. My mama didn't raise no fool.