Wednesday, June 21, 2006

I Have P.R.C.O.T.S. Syndrome



Shhhhhhh. Quiet.

I have a severe case of PRCOTS syndrome.

That's Post Roller Coaster Overkill Traumatic Stress Syndrome, commonly known in the medical community as the inevitable and painful "Theme Park Headache" (TPH).

Yes, we rode the Millennium Force (the if-you-don't-pee-your-pants,-you're-lucky ride), the Top Thrill Dragster (it lasts 28 seconds but each second your whole life passes before your wind-blown eyes...so for me it lasted 1624 years), the Sky Hawk (developed in some dark, steamy 3rd world country to torture silly Americans), the Mantis (a stand up roller coaster whose sole purpose is to pummel you like Mike Tyson at his best), the Raptor (where, at the exit, care-giving psychiatrists are lined up yelling "Next?!), and the Power Tower (which propels you to the top of a 316 story (so it seemed) skinny metal frame and drops you so fast to the bottom that you're just a pile of skin in the seat because your skeleton and inards are still on the 316th floor).

Now you know why I have P.R.C.O.T.S. syndrome. Lord, have mercy.

Shamar and Evan are fine.

17 Comments:

At 6/21/2006 7:39 AM, Anonymous Jamie Arpin-Ricci said...

LOL! Priceless.

Oh, and good to know you have a big birthday coming in the next couple of years.

 
At 6/21/2006 2:33 PM, Blogger AndiJoy said...

John, you are a hoot! I am way JEALOUS, in fact I was just saying how much I wanted to go to Cedar Point. Anyway, hope you recover real soon. :)

 
At 6/21/2006 3:59 PM, Blogger Scot McKnight said...

Now remind me why I don't do these roller-coasters.

You're a good dad, but you've got to work on how you direct your energies for your kids.

Ha.

Take 'em to a Celine Dion concert.

 
At 6/21/2006 4:05 PM, Blogger John Frye said...

Jamie,

You did the math! Way to go, friend.

 
At 6/21/2006 4:07 PM, Blogger John Frye said...

Andijoy,
Don't be jealous...get over to Sandusky! It's fun. I doubt you'll contract PRCOTS syndrome :)

 
At 6/21/2006 4:08 PM, Blogger John Frye said...

Scot,

You don't go on roller coasters because you are a wwwwiiimmmmmm...
because you get vertigo.

I really like Celine Dion. I think you're on to something.

 
At 6/21/2006 5:36 PM, Blogger Susan said...

Listening to Celine Dion's vocal range would certainly cure you (something like a hair from the dog that bit you...)

 
At 6/21/2006 6:44 PM, Anonymous kent said...

You earned big daddy points. It is easier and less painful to just take them to Best Buy and let them spend a couple of thousand bucks.

Did you throw up? Did you see Jesus?

 
At 6/21/2006 6:54 PM, Blogger John Frye said...

Susan,

"...a hair from the dog that bit me..."? Is this a compliment to Celine? I admit, I'm dense.

I can't post a comment over at your new blog venue. How do I get a user name and password?

 
At 6/21/2006 6:57 PM, Blogger John Frye said...

Kent,
I can't afford a couple of 1000 bucks...no way.

Fortunately, I lost no cookies. And only in sheer terror did I see a light at the end of the tunnel, but I couldn't tell if it was Jesus or I was having a TIA.

 
At 6/22/2006 8:12 AM, Blogger Evan said...

I saw a commercial for Cedar Point today featuring the sky hawk, and I once again counted my blessings that you went on it with Shamar so I didn't have to. I think that was the difference b/w your PRCOTS and my being "fine."

It was fun though, next time we bring NT Wright :)

 
At 6/22/2006 1:17 PM, Blogger John Frye said...

Evan,
Absolutely, NT Wright will be with us. And Geza Vermes and Miroslav Volf, and LeRon Shultz and, yes, even Scot McKnight.

I enjoyed spending the day with you and Shamar.

 
At 6/23/2006 2:12 PM, Blogger Susan said...

John,
I changed my comment settings. You should be ablet to comment now!
-Susan

 
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