Top 10 Signs I'm Addicted

Friday, December 8, 2000 5:47 AM
10. I want a piece of steel track for my office.

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

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

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
Friday, December 8, 2000 7:52 AM
Thank God I'm not the only one!

How about these to add...

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...


Coasters...the best natural buzz available.
Friday, December 8, 2000 11:05 AM
I just want to match MooreOn with one: I draw pictures of coasters on a special notepad during teacher's meetings, so that I can create them when I find the time on RCT.

Are we strange, or WHAT?!?!?!

There's nothing like a woodie...
Friday, December 8, 2000 11:25 AM
Beat this:

I find my self picking up objects and maneuvering them as if it was a Premier Rides spaghetti bowl.
What is life without geniuses?
Friday, December 8, 2000 12:22 PM
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

*** This post was edited by daisybean on 12/8/2000. *** *** This post was edited by daisybean on 12/16/2000. ***
Friday, December 8, 2000 12:49 PM
I drive the "long way" to work just to see if any new track was added to Talon yet...
Friday, December 8, 2000 2:07 PM
Yall need Jesus

But yeah, I am too into Coasters, I memorized Magnum's Speil

Number 1 And Only Cedar Point
Friday, December 8, 2000 2:54 PM

I have doodles on all of my notebooks.

Over 10 detailed drawings of out and back coasters have been done.

I try to draw perspective drawings of coasters.

I make my top ten lists in study hall.

My English "personal best work" folder is detailed with all of my coasters.

My room is littered with park maps.

I scream while riding Ultra Coaster 3D.

Heck! I consider myself only a mild coaster freak!

Coasters- a little slice of heaven
Friday, December 8, 2000 2:55 PM
BTW, I got 2 hours of sleep the night before Millennium Force. How about you?

Coasters- a little slice of heaven
Friday, December 8, 2000 2:58 PM
I memorized the Magnum spiel too, does that count?


CP Ride Operations '99-'00
Friday, December 8, 2000 3:50 PM
Actual ride operators are exempt from that, sorry.

Webmaster/Admin -
Friday, December 8, 2000 5:13 PM
Everyday at school I use about 5-20 sheets of paper on drawing roller coasters and sometimes I fill a whole page of paper w/ coaster names.

In career class, my teacher got me to show one of my drawings to the class. :)

Every body thinks I'm crazy!! :) :)

Ride: Roller Coaster
I know its a roller coaster...what's the real name?
Friday, December 8, 2000 6:13 PM
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...

Veni, vidi, coasteri!
(2000 - PKD, Dollywood, SFA, BGW)
Friday, December 8, 2000 6:39 PM
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 - 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.

Coasters - Man's finest creation or is it God's?
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Sunday, December 10, 2000 9:20 AM
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.

What is life without geniuses?
Sunday, December 10, 2000 11:54 AM
1. I once got a redo on an assignment i turned in because their were dozens of different perspectives of MF' first drop and turn around scattered around my paper.

2. I order brochures from about 50 parks every year and cut out the pictures of coasters to put on my walls.

3. I have a complete scale working model of MF's lift and drop made entirely of K'nex

4. My friends try not to mention anything that would remind me of a roller coaster or amusement park so i don't start talking about it for an hour.

Yup, I'm addicted!
Sunday, December 10, 2000 12:07 PM
Zero-G, do you have a pic of that K'nex Millenium Force? I'd love to see it!

Veni, vidi, coasteri!
(2000 - PKD, Dollywood, SFA, BGW)
Sunday, December 10, 2000 12:20 PM
I made a mock up of MF's lift last year with K'nex, but I ran out so I couldn't finish the drop.

I tried to mimick the progress of the real coaster by looking at the webcam and construction photos.
Sunday, December 10, 2000 7:41 PM

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
Wednesday, December 13, 2000 3:26 PM
I go "ssssshhh sssssshhh ssssssssssssshhh!" when slowing my walking pace!

And I say "ready-ready... clear!" when i go to get up or leave.

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