There are two popular “extreme adventures” that I will never voluntarily and intentionally do: skydive and run with the bulls in Pamplona. There are other nutty, risky things I’d consider doing (mountain climbing, racing cars, even riding a bull), but these two are different from all the others in one very important aspect: the fundamental — and almost sole — goal is not to die. That’s it. Sure, skydiving and running with the bulls may offer other goals/pleasures, but the overwhelming purpose/drive/directive is not to end up in a body bag. That doesn’t appeal to me.
No, my two “extreme goals” are much more modest and safe. But still awesome.
- Eat an all-yolk omelette. You know how people eat all-white omelettes for health reasons? This is the opposite. Thick, rich, and brilliantly yellow.
- Watch more than 24 hours of TV programming in one day. Since every hour of TV contains about 15 minutes of commercials, through the magic of DVRs, I figure I can watch well over 30 hours of programming in one day if I’m really diligent. Even more if I can put a TV in the bathroom.
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