Day 77: Psycho Mouse

As of this morning that I have exactly one month left of my 3.5-month vacation from work. I’m not sad about it. When have I ever had a whole month off work? Being right at the beginning of a one-month vacation? I’ll take it.

Given that it’s still summer, my muse and I are compelled to go find some roller coasters and funnel cakes.


Attendance is light today, which means you can sprint around and get right back on, which we do. A lot. Soon, it all becomes a blur of motion.

Old metal roller coasters are great.

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…but you really can’t beat the wooden ones for that pure hand-built experience.

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A few years ago at Hershey Park in Pennsylvania, the brunette snuck me into the park at closing time. She took me on a wooden coaster called The Comet. This was clearly a test; if I didn’t like it, I might not be marriage material.

We also hit Drop Zone a few times, for the simplest possible “AAAAAAaaaaaaiiieeeee” feeling in your eyeballs.

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The zero-G freefall sensation that makes us giddy is what astronauts feel for months at a time. Sign me up please.

Tonight, just before we leave, we randomly decide to try out a new coaster, called Psycho Mouse. It looks, well, a little simple.

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As it turns out, the Mouse is psychomousetasticlicious. (The spell checker doesn’t like that word, but I’ve clicked “add to dictionary” so we’re good.) Simple? Well yes, but it’s also really fun. We had to ride it twice. Note: you do want your seatbelt nice and tight. The mouse is truly psycho.

Random assertion: Roller coasters distill the essence of life experience. They sweep you away, get you all worked up, and then return you gently to exactly where you started, but somewhat dizzier.

(Funnel cakes do this too, if you eat enough of them.)

Steganographic data: 1806/1.2

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  1. Re: DropZone — okay, fuck that shit.

  2. Don’t worry, shrieking like a little girl is allowed. Even recommended.

  3. […] Psycho Mouse? So do […]

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