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   Posted 8/11/2009 12:17 AM (GMT -6)   
What is the scariest thing you have ever done for fun? I mean you did this on purpose and loved it but it scared the crackers out of you!

Scaring myself is something I avoid like the tax assessor. For me life itself can be down right frightful...so why would I do scary things on purpose. BUT, most people love to feel a little bit, or a lot, of adrenaline. I have to admit I'm about stumped on this one. I'm trying to think back and nearing 25+ years here... OK, Chutzie is a chicken at heart!...lol blush

OH, I remember something. Now this is going to sound very silly or stupid to most of you but...fear is different for everyone. When I was teaching for the college, the past few years I was at an off-campus site. It was across town at a Naval Shipyard. It's a combination navy base and civilian shipyard where ships and submarines come in for repair or to be mothballed. The area down by the docks and boats is restricted and you have to get clearance to go there but since the school was in that location I had clearance. You did NOT go anywhere you didn't have a need to be. End of story. Regular employees would ask why you were there if they didn't recognize you. But I thought the process and equipment was mighty interesting and when the opportunity for a tour came up I was first in line.

We walked in and out of building so large you could put a ship inside of them. Then, to my surprise, we walked down on the piers and across a caisson...which is the gates that close off a 'dry dock' area. shocked So there's a tiny walkway with water on both sides of you. OM Goodness! I love water but do not do docks, especially when you were on the pier standing next to a ship that towers over you. Plus, if I am over water I can NOT look down into it. And there beside us were submarines. smhair Everyone was having such a great time and laughing but I must have been pasty white. The gal next to me saw what was happening and said..."I'll just take your arm and we'll walk together. Let me know when you're comfortable again."

I made it but shook for half an hour. The tour was a blast...but next time I just might detour when we get near the piers. The lady leading the tour was the head of the area where I was teaching and there is no way I could tell her what a chicken I was. If it weren't for a fellow teacher I might still be stuck on the east side of that caisson...lol confused

What scary thing did YOU do for fun?
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   Posted 8/11/2009 8:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Eeeh! I don't like being scared! smhair Probably the last thing that I did to "scare myself for fun" was going to the Fright Fest at Six Flags several years ago. But I knew that everyone was an actor & I kept expecting people to jump out of random places, so I think I found it more funny than anything else. I kept trying to predict where people would come from.

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