Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Don't Make Me Laugh

I enjoyed a weekend getaway to Six Flags with the family and some friends. Three of us - Julia-Gulia, her friend, and I - decided to ride the Devil Dive.

Oh. My. Goodness.
No visit to Six Flags should be considered complete without this ride. In one word, it was awesome.
Unfortunately, it was also hilarious. Typically I like laughing. Typically I'm standing or sitting on the ground while I'm laughing. Typically I don't struggle with bladder control.


Ew! No I did not wet my pants.
All I'm saying is this: when you are strapped to a body suit, which is dangling from a large structure, it's no time for a sister to scream at full capacity - because I'll quiet her long enough to ask, "Do you really want to do this?" and she'll answer, "I have to now! We're up in the air already. It's like being pregnant... I have to have the baby* whether I want to or not. Let's have the baby!" ...to which I'll start laughing uncontrollably.


And uncontrollable laughter at 125 feet in the air is not advisable. It's impossible to take a break to the Ladies Room. This ride isn't for the light minded or silly. In fact, the next time I go, I'm bringing my boring friends.


ps. no body suits were soiled in the making of this post.
*Julia Gulia is not pregnant. It was only an analogy.

20 comments:

Amber said...

I'm glad that you didn't pee your pants....that could have been a little embarrassing for the attendant....and, for you, of course.

Shankar said...

Oh, good. That means I get to come with you next time around.

Em said...

I'm relieved that everyone maintained clean pants. LOL

Coordination Queen said...

I wonder how many people have actually peed their pants while on that ride... I think I'll avoid that one in the future, because I'm sure you're not the only one to come close. :)

natalie + joshua said...

Ah, reminde me to NEVER walk under one of these structures...I'd prefer to stay clean.

PS: What to go Charlotta, Julia Gulia and friend, you guys are so brave :)

Craze said...

Yikes! I used to like stuff like that.. not so much anymore. Looks like you had fun though!

I.B. Positive said...

Bravo! you did a thing I'd be scared to do, ride that ride! I'm also glad no one wet their pants.

Charles said...

I am glad you listened to me;). Thanks for the laugh, as usual.

Bone said...

Man, I haven't been to Six Flags in five or six years.

This kinda reminds me of the time I bungee jumped at the beach. I was screaming like a little girl.

Patience said...

Oh . . . that would scare the major crap outa me! I would be traumatized for the rest of my chicken life!!

But I'm glad you had fun!!

Julia said...

So glad you posted the disclaimer that i'm NOT pregnant!

Jared and Katy said...

When is Julia expecting?

Melissa said...

You are brave! Once upon a time I wanted to do that...until I went bungee jumping. It scared me too much to do anything else like it.

Dorky Dad said...

I still think you peed your pants and just won't admit it.

kelley said...

I just did the same thing this weekend at Kings Dominion! I'd done it before about 10 years ago but this time I could definitely identify with the uneasy feeling that I could wet myself and not even really know. But it's still soooo fun! The ride, not peeing in your pants.

Dean said...

Tweo things... Julia's "friend"... yeah. And who got to pull the chord?

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I'm Chrissy! said...

How fun! I would have probably pee'd my pants, so you're better than I am.

And Charlotte, you're cute.

Shankar said...

You go bungee jumping, I go parasailing. Where do we meet in the middle? Hang gliding in Switzerland. I've got places to stay and guides to show us around. Just tell me the time, and I'll tell you the place.

Angelique said...

They have this ride at Lagoon...SO FUN!