Adrenaline

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  1. alan1
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    What have you done/experienced that's jacked up your adrenaline?

    My partial list includes,

    In a car that rolled
    Staring down the victim end of a gun
    Skydiving
    7.1 earthquake scant miles from the epicenter
    Accidentally stirring up a wasp nest
    Fist fight with a guy 100 lbs larger than me and he wasn't fat
    Flipped boat (swimming) in a class 5 whitewater rapid
    20 feet from a wild grizzly bear in the Sierra Nevada's
    Angry lesbian with a knife coming after me in a bar
    Facing down a home invader breaking into my house
    Near drowning while body surfing
    Accidentally ending up in communist Czechoslovakia during the height of the cold war
    Loop the loop in a biplane
    Hotel fire in the middle of the night
    3 cops pointing guns at me in mistaken identity
    Stepping on a rattlesnake
    Lightening strike less than 30 feet from me
     
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    Sherry You're not the boss of me Supporting Member

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    Damn, you should write a book. Can we hear more about the angry lesbian??:lol:
     
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    I was young and dumb.
    I accidentally ended up in a gay bar and being young and dumb, I sorta started some trouble. The angry lesbian with a knife gave me a new appreciation for keeping ones mouth shut.
     
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    I believe that is the business end of a weapon not the victim end of a gun!
     
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    Ropey To Life! Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Climbing has always done it for me.
     
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    I usually think of my finger on the trigger as the business end. Semantics and perspective. :)
     
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    Double M, you've led one adrenaline filled life.

    I landed a Piper Cherokee in one ferocious crosswind at JAX.
    Thought I was gonna die.
    Come to think of it, that whole trip was full of hair-raising feats LOL.

    Driving through a blinding snowstorm, I passed a car coming from the opposite direction and realized we were each mistakenly in the wrong lane.
     
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    Been close to hit by lightning as well. When you can feel the charge and get knocked off your feet, you're too close. Faced down a mugger with a knife. Poor dumb SOB brought a knife to a gun fight. He's probably still beating feet.
    I've done the mistaken identity thing too. No apology and they didn't even hold traffic while I picked up the stuff from my car they tossed in the street, looking for the loot from the bank I hadn't just robbed. The home invader thing got the juices flowing too.
     
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    Much of it by accident.

    I would think anytime behind the controls of a small airplane is potential adrenaline.

    Good thing you were both in the wrong lane at the same time.
     
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    Yep, I felt electrocuted and got knocked to the ground also. Loud enough to mess with my hearing for a few hours.

    Mine was after my house had already been robbed the day before and my guns were stolen. I didn't know if the bastard was packing heat he'd already stolen from me.
     

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