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June 4th, 2007 (04:17 pm)
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current mood: geekery

This weekend we went to Storyland, an amusement park for young kids. At one point, Elizabeth asked to go on the Bamboo Chute with me—basically, a log flume. Now, I haven't been on fast/high rides in many years; they scare me. But this one looked OK; it was seriously toned down from the usual log flume design (shorter fall, less splash).

This icon is my reaction as we started to go down the drop. cvirtue insists I must have been screaming; I'm fairly sure I was gasping. Either way, I was, shall we say, disproportionately scared. :-)

Update: here's the full picture:

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Posted by: Who, me? (metageek)
Posted at: June 5th, 2007 11:28 am (UTC)
Re: you look cold to me

Not cold; it was a fairly warm day, and I'd been wearing the raincoat for a while.

And water wasn't splashing yet—the ride is so toned down that there's only one splash, at the bottom of the fall; this picture was probably somewhere near the top. Oh, and the splash mostly goes away from the log.

Posted by: C. Virtue (cvirtue)
Posted at: June 5th, 2007 11:37 am (UTC)
Re: you look cold to me

Right; in the full version you can see that the back of the "car" has only cleared the drop by about a yard.

Posted by: C. Virtue (cvirtue)
Posted at: June 5th, 2007 04:14 pm (UTC)

Also: I think the automatic photo is deliberately tilted 5-10 degrees, to make it look more scary. Look at the trees in the background (hard to see, since I blurred them for the caption.)

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Posted by: Who, me? (metageek)
Posted at: June 8th, 2007 11:28 am (UTC)
Re: where is the icon one?
scream

Looks like the icon on the post got switched over to my mad-scientist icon somehow. I've switched it back.

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