Quick Query: Which Risky Thing Would YOU Choose, if there were no risk involved?

SO... I'm curious... on a recent post, I revealed that I would SO engage in risky behaviors if I didn't have a loving husband who protects me from my own risky ways. :) I would love to go sky diving, hang gliding, bungee jumping, cliff diving, base jumping... I really would love it!

But until the kids are grown, I'll wait.

So I know you're not all like me, actually wanting to do these things, but I'm curious... if you could engage in a risky extreme sports kind of action and it wouldn't have the risks associated with it (death, injury, etc.), but you could still experience the actual event and the adrenaline rush of it, which of these would you choose?

(Come on, play along... it's no fun if you don't answer!)


IF YOU COULD PICK ONE OF THESE, WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE:

  • (A) SKY DIVING
  • (B) BUNGEE JUMPING OVER A HUGE RIVER OR GORGE
  • (C) HANG GLIDING
  • (D) DEEP SEA DIVING WITH SHARKS
  • (E) HARDCORE OFF-TRAIL SKIING/SNOWBOARDING
  • (F) MOUNTAIN CLIMBING (like K2, Everest, etc.)
  • (G) CLIFF DIVING OVER A DEEP WATER BODY (landing in the water, of course!)
  • (H) BASE JUMPING (jumping off of a high cliff with just a parachute)

Leave your answer in the comments! :)

30 comments:

Jess said...

I'll go first, just to get us started...

I think if I could do any of these risk-free, I would be swimming with the sharks. I've actually gone cliff diving (way fun), and I've gone off-trail skiing, and I hope to do most of the other things (although probably not mountain climbing- I don't have the physical perseverance to train for something like that), but I don't think I'd ever go deep sea diving... that would scare me too much- but if I could do it without the risk, I think that would be the one I would choose. :)

~Jess


p.s.- see how easy that was? Now, it's YOUR turn. ;)

Queen said...

None of it sounds like fun to me, but I'm boring that way... :)

Erin said...

Hmm, it depends. All of them seem to have the 'free-fall lost my stomach' feeling about them, which really freaks me out.

But if I could cliff dive into water without the yucky free-fall-lost-my-stomach feeling it would be definatly that. Ever since I saw the Disney Pocahuntas movie when I was a kid I wanted to do that. (She jumped off a cliff into a deep pool near the beginging) (And yes, I realise it's a cartoon, but it still looked cool)

Terry said...

My first thought was skydiving. Then as I was reading the choices, I decided the satisfaction and acccomplishment I'd feel after climbing a mountain like Everest moved it into my first place spot.

Buffy said...

Hang gliding if I could get over my nerves.

Ann'Re @ Home said...

Ohhhh! I'm a big chicken! Even trying to imagine me doing any of these gives me the willies! But I think if I HAD to pick one it would be the deep sea diving with sharks. At least I wouldn't be falling! LOL

Nadine said...

None!!! You are a brave woman!

Great blog!

Nadine

Anonymous said...

Before children I wanted to sky dive. I think I'd still choose that now if it were truly risk-free.

Cathy

*~Tamara~* said...

Sky-diving. I've always wanted to but Mark is not interested. I don't think I would make myself wait till the kids were grown...I'd go tomorrow if I could. The risks of sky-diving aren't that great. (I know, because I've checked. I might be a thrill-seeker, but at least I'm an informed one. Ha!)

shannon said...

I am having a hard time just choosing one! I would love to go diving with sharks just to see the beauty of the ocen, although I think I would really love the thrill of skydiving as well. When I was in college one of my roommates went skydiving and I thought that was so cool and wanted to do it too but was too chicken. I've heard that hang gliding makes you really nauseous so if we could take that away with the other risks then that would be fun too! My husband wants to go trekking in the Himalayas but there is no way we could make it very far. So, I don't think I would want to do bungee jumping over a river or skiing off trail (too cold), but everything else would be awesome! So if I have to pick just one, I guess I would pick cliff diving...no...deep sea diving...oh I don't know! :)

Kim said...

I would say mountain climbing. It would be SUCH a sense of accomplishment to finish! I mean, how many people do you know that have climbed Everest?!

Anna S said...

Oooh, hang gliding would be the thing for me if it was risk-free!! :)))

... And if someone could give me a guarantee my mother wouldn't find out about it ;)

Marla said...

I think I would like to hang glide (only if there's no risk involved!). The thought of soaring through the sky and seeing God's beautiful creation from that perspective would be so neat!

Janel said...

I would much rather go shopping and get a massage, but if you're going to MAKE me choose... I would say handgliding. I love the wind in my hair.

Wendy said...

You left one out - I mountain bike and that has it's hair raising moments!

My dh has been in hospital for stitches 4 times this year because he is a little wilder than me...

Amy Jane (Untangling Tales) said...

I'd have to say hang gliding. Hights wig me out at times, but of all the things on that list, it's the one I've actually considered, despite my nervousness.

Calamity Jean said...

I would say diving with Sharks and Hang Gliding. I just don't think I could ever actually jump off of something high like a plane or a cliff and I have had several opportunities to bungee jump and I turned them down. I am not a big fan of skiing or snowboarding and I would never train to climb a mountain. However shark diving is on my list of things to do before I die.

Kelly said...

If I had to pick one I would pick hang gliding. I think that would be so much fun.
Amazing how having children tames the most avid risk taker though.
About a year before my daughter I took my husband off road 4 wheeling in my jeep wrangler. I should mention it was going up a mountain in the winter. It was so much fun. Looking back now it seems so risky, and stupid honestly. (When he went to work on monday and told "all the guys" about it, even they thought it was nuts.)
And of course now I would never do that. I don't even have my jeep anymore :-( I traded in it for an economical fuel efficient family car!!!!!
Kelly

Maria Kenney said...

Diving with sharks, absolutely. They scare me to death, so I'd still get the rush of being terrified vene if I "knew" they couldn't hurt me!

Serena said...

Oooh, hang gliding! And, since all risk is gone, I'm assuming that I can also have all of the physical stamina I want? In which case, mountain climbing would be my very close second choice! Actually, I think the only one I wouldn't want to do would be bungee jumping. It just looks uncomfortable.

Seashell / Chelsea said...

If it weren't so likely to kill you I would love to sky dive or do base jumping. Never in a million years would I do it but I've always wondered what it would be like.

Bobbie said...

Cliff diving!!! And you said nothing bad could happen, right??? :)))

Bekah Miller said...

A: Sky diving
D: Deep sea diving with sharks!!!!

More D than A, but I would have the thrill of weightlessness for an extended period of time either way. I've always wanted to go scuba diving for real (did 10min in a lake once) and thought I wanted to be a marine biologist when I was a kid.

Jaime said...

hang gliding!!

Brenda said...

NONE OF THEM!!!! ARE YOU CRAZY????

But I'll hold your drink while you go. :)

Kara said...

At first glace I thought none of them. But then I convinced myself to think about them without any risks...things changed then!! I have no desire to do any of them with the risks to be honest. :)

Deep sea diving with the sharks!! I love to swim and I have read so much about sharks and other ocean creatures with the boys...WOW!

And Jess...don't mark mountain climbing off your list. Mt. Kilimanjaro is a good choice for those of us that aren't body builder- type trainers. David and I did it in high-school. Most of it is a really long walk...it would be a fabulous family adventure when the kids get bigger!

Hedi said...

I wouldnt do any of these, thanks!

Sweetpeas said...

If it were 100% risk free, swimming with sharks would be cool. The rest of the stuff, risk or not, I have no desire LOL.

Mom said...

Do you want to hear something funny? When I read the list, I picked out the deep sea diving with sharks, before I saw what you picked. (Of course, only if it is risk-free)! ha!

The Chatty Housewife- said...

Snowboarding. I already do it!