What is the most thrill seeking that you get?

@AmbiePam (50225)
United States
March 31, 2007 6:40am CST
How much of a thrill seeker are you? What is the biggest thing you have done to get a thrill? Was it asking your boss for a raise, riding a roller coaster, skydiving, or adopting a child (yes, that is a thrill)? For me, the most thrill seeking I have done was winning a trip to Australia and New Zealand. I moved out on my own when I was 17, I've taken a helicopter ride, and I'll try pretty much any new and weird food. These are not huge thrills, but they were taking a chance for me. Thrill seeking can be a relative term. For guys, their thrill might have including being a dear and going to the store to buy their significant other feminine hygience products. It all differs. So tell me, how much of a thrill seeker are you?
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• United States
1 Apr 07
Mt. Rigi Trail - A beautiful, peaceful place
I have gone snorkeling in the Bahamas, even though I am fiercly afraid of anything under the water, or not knowing what is there lol Going to Italy and visiting the place where the Apostle Paul was imprisoned was a huge thrill for me! Then I went to the ancient Roman ruins and visited the spot where Marc Antony made his speech, Friends, Romans and Countrymen, Lend me your ears, the spot where Julius Caesar was assasinated and the Coliseum. Then I went to Venice, another thirll and also to Pompeii, what an experience that was. Another thrill was Oktoberfest in Germany. I ended up on the stage with the OOMPA band and had a blast!Also, going to the top of the Eiffel Tower was fantastic!Then in Switzerland, I went to the top of Mt Rigi, it was covered with snow and I found a sled against a building. I do not know what possessed me, but I climbed on it and went swishing down the mountain! It was about one of the greatest thrills I have ever had, until I had to climb back up lol, but it was just so beautiful, I even enjoyed that!
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@AmbiePam (50225)
• United States
1 Apr 07
Uh, why didn't you take us all with you?! That sounds like a lifetime worth of thrills!
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• United States
1 Apr 07
I love thrills. I love scary movies and tv shows. I wouldnt mind getting a tattoo and I defently want to go sky diving some day. My cousin has done it twice and loved it! But so far I always love rollercoasters. I love them big and fast and tall. I love them all. My sister doesnt love them all. But I do! :)) I love a good thrill. Been doing rollercoasters since I was 7 yrs old. :))
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@AmbiePam (50225)
• United States
1 Apr 07
At 7, I was screaming, "Please God, get me off of here!" Unfortunately, no one but the person beside me heard my cry. And SHE was screaming, "Please God, get HER off of here!"
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@syain1972 (1011)
• Singapore
1 Apr 07
Hiya! I think my most thrilling moments was doing an Open Water Dive for the first time at the age of 34. I've always had a fear for deep waters. I've managed to overcome that and got myself a license to dive by PADI. At that age, I was the oldest amongst the group of amateur divers. It was so fantastic and the ocean is so beatiful.... Other than that, was doing a Flying Fox from a tall post and sliding a cross a river.... That was wooweee moments too.... Next, I'll think of going for a tandem dive in Australia... I'm hooked!!
@AmbiePam (50225)
• United States
1 Apr 07
Wow, an open water dive. That sounds dangerous, but fun too!
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@Trinka26 (171)
• United States
31 Mar 07
The most thrill seeking thing I think I've ever done was to take a deep underground cave tour. It was as deep as two miles underground at places, and there were times you had to lay down and inch forward with rock below and above you! You couldn't even lift your head to look back. The only thing that kept me from dying right there was reminding myself that the two men ahead of me were much larger than me, and if they could get through, so could I. It was exciting, and I'm glad I took the tour, but, honestly...I don't think I would do it again!
@AmbiePam (50225)
• United States
31 Mar 07
Oh, wow! That sounds so cool! Even though I'm not claustrophobic, I don't think I could ever tour underground caves. I mean, when you get deep into Carlsbad Caverns it gets pretty tight, but underwater!? That must have taken some guts! Was this something you always wanted to do or did you get talked into it? : )
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• United States
31 Mar 07
For me it is simple, it is knowing i will get to see my grandsons
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@AmbiePam (50225)
• United States
31 Mar 07
Oh, that is a good one.
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@SheliaLee (2738)
• United States
31 Mar 07
Good Morning! I think my biggest thrill was getting to go to Hawaii a couple of summers ago. My husband was elected to go as a delegate but he won't go on these trips unless he can take me and our kids along. I didn't like the long plane ride (I don't like to fly anyway, Ha! Ha!) but once we got there it was an absolutely beautiful place. The flowers and scenery were just too beautiful to describe. I'm not exactly sure if this is the type of response you were looking for, but your discussions are always so good I just had to put in mine. Hope you have a wonderful day and a wonderful weekend!!
@AmbiePam (50225)
• United States
31 Mar 07
Thank you and I hope you have an enjoyable weekend as well! Going to Hawaii IS a thrill, no doubt. I would love to go there someday. Most people who don't live there, never get that experience, so this asnwer most definitely counts in the thrill seeking discussion! : )
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@natalie1981 (2000)
• Singapore
1 Apr 07
Riding a roller coaster with two giant loops! How boring am I? LOL. But I really hope one day I could bungee jump or sky dive. That's on my list of things to do before I die. :) Oh, and I also did wall-climbing but that didn't give me enough thrill as the roller coaster. I'm not really a scaredy-cat but I just don't have the time or the resources to bungee jump or sky dive but I really hope someday I would. :)
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• United States
31 Mar 07
taking a helicopter ride would be a huge thrill far me, but I'll prob. never do it because I have a slight (HUGE) fear of heights lol. And I NEVER eat any weird food, im very very picky when it comes to food. But I have done some exciting stuff in my life. I have swam with sharks (dont know what kind), I have swam with dolphins and I have ridden and elephant. I love animals and I had fun at all these events.
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@AmbiePam (50225)
• United States
31 Mar 07
Swimming with sharks is on my to-do list, although I don't know if I'll ever do it. Swimming with dolphins must have been so fun! Dolphins are precious but so smart! Was that the most fun activity out of the three? My sister rode an elephant in the circus when she was a child, but I think that now days I might hurt that 3 ton animal's back! : ) heh heh
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• United States
1 Apr 07
Yes, swimming with the dolphins was the best one I think. First we got to "get to know the dolphins." Then we got to do some tricks with them which was fun. My fave trick was when they pushed you by your feet across the water, it was fun but hard to balance lol. I dont think you'd hurt the elephants back! lol
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• India
1 Apr 07
Nearing my village,in my childhood we were entering the forest near it. Seeing the elephants, deers,bears, are thrills on those days. Now the new people are give the real thrill.
@AmbiePam (50225)
• United States
1 Apr 07
Bears? Wow, up close in person, huh. That WOULD be a thrill!
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@natalie1981 (2000)
• Singapore
1 Apr 07
Riding a roller coaster with two giant loops! How boring am I? LOL. But I really hope one day I could bungee jump or sky dive. That's on my list of things to do before I die. :) Oh, and I also did wall-climbing but that didn't give me enough thrill as the roller coaster. I'm not really a scaredy-cat but I just don't have the time or the resources to bungee jump or sky dive but I really hope someday I would. :)
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@AmbiePam (50225)
• United States
1 Apr 07
Yes, that is why bungee jumping and sky diving are on my to-do list. NO money! : )
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• United States
1 Apr 07
The best thrilling experience I ever had was during the sky diving (tandem). When you are just about to jump out of the aircraft for the first time the adrenalin rush you have can not be compared to anything I guess. When you are above 10000 feet the free fall you feel is amazing. I have not felt anything else in my life like that. I had done para sailing but that was not as thrilling as sky diving. First few seconds you can feel the shill in your spine (not because of the temperature).
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@AmbiePam (50225)
• United States
1 Apr 07
I hope to join you as a fellow sky diver one day!
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
31 Mar 07
I went white water rafting on the yohiogheny (sp?) river in Pennsylvania. I was with my husband and our two sons who were very young at the time. The boys and my husband had a great time, but I was terrified. we were going through areas that had huge rocks sticking out, and we had no helmets on. There were places that were like a giant whirlpool just catching rafts and overturning them. Some of the other people were deliberately making their rafts overturn, laughing and obviously having fun. I was probably the only one who didn't have fun, because I was worried about the kids getting hurt, and I was just so glad when it was over. I'm definitely not a thrill seeker, and I will never go white-water rafting again.
@AmbiePam (50225)
• United States
31 Mar 07
Sure, I'd bungee jump, but I don't think I'd ever go white water rafting. I guess I'm a chicken after all. : ) Part of my fear is that I cannot swim and knowing me, I'd get the one life jacket that didn't work! But at least you can say you did it!
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@gemini1960 (1162)
• Philippines
1 Apr 07
when i was younger im not so into sports since my injury in my hands in basketball since then my life becomes a bore to me since i stopped schooling and was not able to finish my college...i was into extremes i guess and regret about it now...how i wish to do some outdoor sports especially when im able to see some people who did it in tv ..reality tvs that what im talking about..the one most i like is bundyjumping..how i wish i could do that and feel how it was..
@coffeeshot (3786)
• Australia
1 Apr 07
i think I get most of my thrills from fast scary rides. It's such a rush afterwards and I feel kind of proud of myself, comsidering 'm afraid of heights. Just generally pushing myself to do something I'm afraid of and feeling after tht I want to do it again!
@vanities (11387)
• Davao, Philippines
1 Apr 07
im not a thrill seeker type of woman..im just an average woman living a simple and uncomplicated one..maybe i got some unrecognized fear in me..that im always in denial..
• United States
15 Apr 07
Definately things like amusement park rides!!!! they scare the crap outta me yet i love them for the thrill! i almost crave them!
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• United States
10 Apr 07
I've never been a thrill seeker, i don't like height's. even though i used to ride on the roller coaster's at the carnival's when i was younger, i alway's closed my eye's until the ride was over. i went on the roller coaster with some friend's,but i sat in the middle. i don't know if moving to another state qualify's as a thrill or not, i used to live up north. now i live in the south, i am glad i took the plunge to move. the weather here is so much nicer in the winter time, don't have no snow here like they have in the northern state's. I remember the year i moved here, a few month's before that we had a blizzard in the middle of March every one was stuck inside for three day's. i surely don't miss the snow, LOL.:) :) :)
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