day 362: thrill-seeking

Last week, while browsing through friends' facebook pages, I came across a movie of one friend jumping out of an airplane for the first time.  The movie was set to music and had him prepping to get on the plane, sitting on the plane as it reached the appropriate altitude, and then jumping out and landing.  My kids watched me as I watched the movie cringing.  I think I said something like, "I would be dead before I dropped 20 feet."  Yes, I said it and I totally meant it.

Tonight a friend told me about a young boy who saved his pennies and then hooked up to a tether and jumped off the Stratosphere building on the Vegas strip.  Base jumping.  What is the allure of throwing yourself off a ledge at 1149 feet?  Really? 

It is curious to think about the way some people need that kind of adrenaline rush.  Me?  Backing out of my driveway before I have finished buckling is thrill enough.


Robin | August 17, 2010 at 12:45 AM

I am with you on this one. My life provides me with enough adrenaline on a regular basis. There is no way I will go looking for more.

Except maybe during Octoboween.

Welcome to the Garden of Egan | August 17, 2010 at 12:48 AM

Kazzy, you really need to live a little.
Try something really outrageous like riding a bike and letting go of the handlebars! WHEW!

LisAway | August 17, 2010 at 1:33 AM

You're such a dare devil! Moving without being buckled!?!? :)

Free falling isn't for me, but I LOVE me a GOOD roller coaster! Oh yes.

CiCi | August 17, 2010 at 6:50 AM

You and I are on the same page. I do not understand the thrill of some of the crazy stunts.

mermaid gallery | August 17, 2010 at 7:46 AM

Thrill seekers seem to need something that us seat bucklers don't....I get a thrill out of the most ordinary of I hate adrenalin rushes!

Kristina P. | August 17, 2010 at 8:25 AM

Nope, not me. I am afraid of just regular flying!

togetherforgood | August 17, 2010 at 10:21 AM

I used to think I would love bungee jumping but now the thought makes my tummy cry. :)

Connie | August 17, 2010 at 11:56 AM

You ARE a thrill seeker! Jeanette jumped out of a plane. I'm good for the rest of my life!

Unknown | August 17, 2010 at 12:29 PM

You're a thrill seeker, Kaz! You came to Las Vegas in August!

Bossy Betty | August 17, 2010 at 4:54 PM

I don't get it either. Ah, but it makes life interesting that other people do!

wendy | August 17, 2010 at 8:02 PM

Your last sentence made me giggle out loud.
I am with ya on all that though. I am afraid of heights...........but my only "death wish" is to go on a hot air balloon ride. Wonder if I'll be able to must that up?

I don't even go on the rides at Lagoon. NOPE. The carosel with the horses that go Up and Down is thrill factor enough for me.

sorry I have missed so many of your posts during my bloggy break.
nice to be back here

The Way I See It | August 18, 2010 at 2:57 PM

I'm with you! Totally NOT a thrill seeker. I wouldn't make it 20 feet out of the plane. I'd pass out just contemplating the jump.

Anonymous | September 13, 2010 at 4:48 AM

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