9. When waiting in line for Volcano, I looked at the wheels above the track and saw the word "Intamin" on the wheels and felt tingles.
8. Early mornings at BGW, seeing the maint. guy standing in the skylift going by Alpengeist with binoculars is *very* interesting.
7. When we had a meeting in my office, it got sidetracked so I could explain where I got the Apollo's Chariot Beanie Bear, and "What is that coaster on your screen?"
6. I just had to stand under the Immelman as Alpengeist passed through...and dislodged an acorn that bopped me on the head.(But it was good.)
5. As 14" of snow fell here at home, I think to myself "I hope the coasters are o.k.".
4. I rode a coaster that had Jason from Friday the 13th as the operator, duct tape was basically holding the train together, and my boyfriend and I were the only ones on it. (Jason never said the first word the 7 times we rode.) Still fun!
3. The time my seat popped open a few notches going down the first drop on AC was secretly "kind of cool".
2. During the day, I must surf CNN and Coaster- buzz. With these 2 places, everything I possibly need is covered.
1. The #1 sign I'm addicted......I'M WRITING THIS TO START WITH!!!
My geology class bores me to tears (those stupid university science requirements) and anyone looking through my notebook in that sees a doodle on every page...of a hill, a loop, or even a quick scrawl which only I can decipher is the layout of Phantom's Revenge, The Blue Streak, or The Mantis.
I remember where all my college friends are from by what amusement park they're near, and I have already planned a day at the park with the friends I plan on visiting this summer, as well as planning a day at Cedar Point with those who come to visit me.
I know, I'm pitiful, but coasters are my passion...
Does anyone have little "ways" to weasel yourself into that special seat on the train? I found myself doing this and I remarked to myself "Oh my God!" "I need Coasteraholics Anonymous!" Any Loony Toon or Marvel Comic character object / t-shirt etc. reminds me of SF N.J.. I was in a W.B. store today. OH BOY!! I also have pictures of coasters from the net, usualy the new ones that I am trying to get to for the upcoming season, on the fridge, and mixed in all my other papers and stuff. Last pre-season it was the first picture of the MF drop, then the station, a picture of the SUE, and some photographs of previous trips. Now a picture of the Arrow ???? is up on the side behind a door (wood) and every once in a while I look at it and wonder "what is it going to be like ....". I also just got some travel info on Massachusets ;). 4 hours from Philadelphia. SCREAM!!!! Can I make a day trip ?????? -------- "Jesus Freak" "First we're gonna puke, then we're gonna die !" The Grinch to Max, his dog riding the turbo sleigh
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Today in school, my gym class was cancelled so we watched a movie. To my delight, it was an old roller coaster movie that somebody found in the school library. Throughout the whole thing, I was naming all the coasters and spouting facts. During the POV videos, I was "riding" the coaster with my hands up and my body swaying in the proper direction. I basically scared the whole class but it was well worth it...
Good one Josh! Whenever I go to a park with friends they give me strange and bored looks upon my non-stop talking about coasters and facts!
Other signs of addiction:
1) Full lever arch file of A4 pictures (200) printed out from the 'net over 6 years, including all best photos from www.joyrides.com - all pics of Medusa East printed out. 2) Top pics blown up to A3 size and stuck on the walls in my room. 3) 5 photo albums of nothing but coasters - 300 of them. 4) Lots of coaster sketches done in English class. 6) Sketch of model coaster that runs all over my room. 7) Sketch of single row coaster that runs all over the school hall. 8) When I swim in the pool, I follow coaster layouts i.e. loops, dive loops etc. 9) I practically stand on my head when watching America's Greatest RC Thrills. 10) Heaps of models built from LEGO culminating in unfinished scratch built 8ft B&M Inverted costing US$800. Click on my info to see photo of it and myself.
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I just laugh in the face of these "non enthusiasts" who don't know anything about coasters when I watch the movies. I remember talking to my friends about roller coasters (who were non-enthusiasts) and by the end of the conversation they knew that I was a coaster advocate.
Addicted? Me? No.....(I got yelled at today for sculpting Millennium Force with my mashed potatoes at dinner) ------------- "Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day, teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat all day