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"Nothing in life is so exhilarating...

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by blastoff99, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. blastoff99


    Dec 17, 2011
    SW WA
    ... as to be shot at without result."

    So said Winston Churchill.

    I'll choose to believe him without needing to test this for myself; my life is fairly boring and I intend to keep it that way.

    However, while it is not at all the same thing, I find the immediate aftermath of a really big sneeze quite exhilarating. I'm not sure why this is. Maybe just because I survived something violently escaping my body at 100mph. I dunno.

    So: what dumb details of life do you find briefly exhilarating?

    (NOT THAT!!!)

  2. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Looking over a cliff. I love to do it. I mean it. It is a strange fascination of mine. Nothing makes you feel so alive as being one tiny step away from certain death. I love to hike in the mountains. And whenever I do, I always step over the guard rail and look over the edge. It just makes me tingle.
  3. Uncle K

    Uncle K The bass player doesn't get a sandwich Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    Putting on a pair of brand new, never been worn socks.
  4. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    Lost Wages, Nevada
    I have to agree with Mr. Churchill. I have been, and, believe me, it is!:) Getting to shoot back runs a real close second, too.
  5. blastoff99


    Dec 17, 2011
    SW WA

    Are you sure that's not just static electricity?

  6. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    As someone who has survived several armed and unarmed altercations in my lifetime, let me assure you that "boring" and "uneventful" are to be preferred. When life gets "exciting" or "exhilarating" it almost always sucks.
  7. PAC

    PAC Banned

    Nov 22, 2013
    Don't you mean "tinkle"?


  8. The comedown from the adrenaline rush after an emergency is one, the sensation of getting up after after putting in a big tackle or lifting a heavy weight (which you could't lift before) are up there too.

    For me, I think it must be tied to the aftermath of a mentally & physically exhausting task (behave yourselves ;) ).
  9. billgwx


    Apr 10, 2009
    Centereach NY
    Being shot at without result. :) Was hiking in the woods once when I heard a nearby gunshot--a minute later along comes a hunter in my general direction, so I assume he mistook me for game?
  10. RED J

    RED J Lol Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2000
    Need you ask ? Playing in a tight band in front of a connected audience...and a lot less dangerous than being shot at. FWIW I have been shot. It really wasn't very exhilarating :rolleyes:
  11. PWRL


    Sep 15, 2006
    One of the bands I play with is a weird improv band. When we're playing and really start reading each other's minds musically, when we become the same musical unit and successfully navigate uncharted musical waters, that can be exhilarating. It feels like some sort of astral ceremony.
  12. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Solving a complex maths problem, first time.

    Putting on a pair of undies that have been in the fridge overnight.

    Watching your team score a late, late winner.

    The sound that ice cubes make when you pour scotch over them at the end of a long, hard day.

    Getting into a bed made with fresh, clean sheets and feeling that naked, skin-on-skin rush as you cuddle up for a long, deep sleep.
  13. PAC

    PAC Banned

    Nov 22, 2013
    Are those in any particular order? Like my dear aunt Sally.


  14. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    I was walking in Manhattan one time, minding my own business, when a guy came outta nowhere, crouched down in the street between 2 parked cars and yelled "freeze" or "don't move", I don't remember exactly... and pointed a gun directly at me. Yes, it's the closest I ever came to actually crapping in my pants, and then the guy said, "Not you! Him!", referring to the guy walking beside me. He was an undercover cop, doing things they probably wouldn't do these days as there was something way too weird and seemingly unprofessional about the situation...

    Anyhow. I felt exhilirated for about 30 seconds after that.
  15. blastoff99


    Dec 17, 2011
    SW WA

    Nicely done!

    Although... do you keep your undies in the fridge routinely, or save this for when you know you'll need a little exhilaration in the morning?
  16. For the day after a curry?
  17. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England

    It's an occasional treat. And boy, what a treat :)
  18. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I see what you did there. Does that make me a nerd? :smug:
  19. paste


    Oct 3, 2011
    Nope. Just means you properly graduated the 2nd grade. :p
  20. as trying to finish cranking one out as your wife pulls in the driveway.