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Men Without Fear

After checking out the Professional Bull Riders’ official website, I am getting even more excited about seeing the riders in action. There is something about a man whose job is dangerous that is so, well intriguing, masculine, admirable, I could go on!

Seriously, can you imagine talking to someone about their day at work when he does something like this?

Professional Bull Rider

I always wonder, what motivates a man or woman to take on a dangerous career? Why do they do it and what does that mean about their seemingly fearless character?

I’ve dated a policeman and a fireman and I can remember having an ongoing uneasy feeling when they went to work. I can’t imagine living with that anxiety all the time if I were to marry into a dangerous career.  Yeah, the uniforms were hot, but could I really handle all that comes with being with them?

What do you think of the men and women who work in a risky career? What about the daredevils who have some pretty dangerous hobbies?  Does it take a special kind of person to date them?

Would daredevils need to seek out other people who are equally as fearless? Is that a case where opposites attract won’t apply?

Guys, what do you think about women who have dangerous careers that require they are physically strong? Could you handle it? Is she just as sexy and appealing to you as other professions?

P.S.  If you have questions that you would like our PBR guide, Flint Rasmussen to answer let me know! You can see him in action here and here. Talk about a man without fear!?

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mytw♥cents - mytw♥tatas - d♥scentavos - Fallen Angel - Albino Tigress

November 18th, 2009
8:47 am

Am I the only one who’s concerned that Wisey is bout to catch a case, be served a restraining order or sumthin?

A Fireman… mmm yeah… I think they’re the bravest and bestest. Might have to set sumthin on fire one day soon… (We can share a cell Wisey!) I admire & pray for those who serve our country but would not purposely put my heart through it. My cousin just got back from Afghanistan and that’s hard enough – I can’t imagine how the anxiety level escalates waiting & worrying for your man.

Cemeeli

November 18th, 2009
8:54 am

..morning…

@ Tigress – Good to read you! Is Fiji in season?

I can’t imagine how the anxiety level escalates waiting & worrying for your man.

I agree.

SexyCool - Stays on Ready, Set.

November 18th, 2009
8:55 am

Three Words Daily – Ready? Set? Go!

Raqi...Slept Like a Baby...on the couch

November 18th, 2009
9:00 am

I have lost a husband before so I know the gut wrenching feeling that comes with getting ‘that’ call. It’s a feeling that I don’t wish on anyone. Not even my worst enemy.

Back when I was unattached one of my friends wanted to set me up with a really nice guy that she knew but after finding out he was fireman I chose not entertain that potential.

I know that harm or death can come by many different events, my first husband was killed driving home from work, but I just can’t see having to live everyday knowing that my spouse is putting himself in harm’s way. Occupation or not.

Mason has bungee-jumped and he has jump from a plane since we have been married, and I will tell you those were two of the most miserable days of my life. I told him if he die performing those stunts I will kill him.

My oldest son used to like watching the rodeos that would come on television every Sunday afternoon. He also liked to watch car racing.
I would cringe every time I saw those bulls throw those men off and attempt to trample them or stab him with their horns. And the same with those cars going 100’s of MPH into another rider or the wall.

I know the saying ‘you only live once’ but why purposely put yourself in a position to end your life before time.

I am thankful for those men and women who serve our country, state and city. And I know they all need love too, but I am not the one.

SexyCool - Stays on Ready, Set.

November 18th, 2009
9:07 am

Started and deleted a couple of posts. Then decided, I have nothing of value to add to this discussion at this point.

Raqi...Slept Like a Baby...on the couch

November 18th, 2009
9:11 am

I can’t imagine how the anxiety level escalates waiting & worrying for your man.

Peachy I bet it could probably be compared with sitting in an emergency room looking at his lifeless body being kept ‘alive’ with a machine just waiting for the doctor to tell you the obvious.

If my husband was a soldier, policeman or fireman I would live everyday of my life with that feeling. I couldn’t do it.

I’m grateful for those individuals out there doing it but I don’t want it under my roof.

And besides most soldiers that have served in a war don’t come back quite the same. Or that’s what I have been told.

Professor

November 18th, 2009
9:13 am

I used to think that we all had a little dare devil in us until I started sharing my experiences and dreams with others and they would say, “I have never tried anything like that.” With that said, yes I am a dare devil and I have simmered down a lot, but there is still a good teaspoon full of it in me. :wink:

I never dated anyone in the military seriously. For some reason it had nothing to do with the danger, but everything to do with not wanting a long distance relationship.

Actually I have a question for the blog, but I want to think about it before I put it out there. I would hate to sound facetious.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Wednesday!!!

i'm swiss

November 18th, 2009
9:14 am

I wouldn’t really consider bull-riding or other dare-devil type activities to be a sign of courage so much as a sign of an adrenaline junkie. Military, firefighters, police, etc., yes. Bull-riding, sky-diving, race car driving, not so much.

Now, when you’re single, do whatever floats your boat, but personally, I would say that continuing to participate in dangerous recreational activities when you have a family counting on you being around is pretty selfish. The only reason I would ever intentionally put myself in harm’s way at this point would be to protect Mrs. Swiss (or any little swiss’s, if/when we have them). We’re a team & she’s counting on me being around, just like I’m counting on her being there for me for many years to come.

Raqi...Slept Like a Baby...on the couch

November 18th, 2009
9:28 am

Now my feelings that stem from a past experience does not mean I don’t like a man that take risk. Heck if that was the case I would not be with the one I am with. He is a business owner and he takes risk every day.

I just don’t like him throwing himself into mid air like he got some angels waiting to catch him.

We have done some things that I would call adventurous. I have snorkeled, parasailed and rock climb on a small mountain large hill. When he goes down to his brothers they will get out the four wheelers and jump dirt mounds and race thru the woods and all that dirty man stuff. I have watched him surf several times. All that is enough manly stuff to watch for me to get my heat rising. LOL

I need my husband here with me and my kids need their father.

Wonderwoman_woman down

November 18th, 2009
9:40 am

Morning All,
For some reason I admire the policemen, firemen, & military men/women. I see those as a duty to serve others, their community, thier country. But the bull-rider or other dare-devil “jobs” I see as somewhat unneccessary. I mean really why are they potential putting their lives at risk? Will it save a life, protect us? I don’t know, I was never really one into those sports that are life threatin, without purpose.

And yes a man in a uniform is such the turn, a weak at the knees when I see my fireman in his uniform! But really I admire the men and women that put their uniforms on and decide they will serve and proctect. I think it takes a lot of guts, combined with being able to think on their feet, and somewhat of a fearless ‘tude. I think thier brave!

Raqi...Slept Like a Baby...on the couch

November 18th, 2009
9:40 am

I would say that continuing to participate in dangerous recreational activities when you have a family counting on you being around is pretty selfish.

Swiss that is true. In anger I called my husband a selfish pryck when I found out he went skydiving. I understand that is something he wanted to do for a long time and when the opportunity presented itself he did it. But his desire to fell that rush made him not consider how I worry about him.

He said he was only doing it once and getting it out of his system, yet still tried to tell me I was being paranoid and putting myself thru a worrying fit.

I reminded him of how he took my coffee maker and hid it when he found out my doctor said I had to stop drinking coffee. He exact words were “I will not be dying on his watch”.

After reminding him of his statement he promised he would not put me thru that type of anguish again. LOL

Raqi...Slept Like a Baby...on the couch

November 18th, 2009
9:42 am

WiseDiva this topic makes my heart ache. LOL

I’ll be back later.

mytw♥cents - mytw♥tatas - d♥scentavos - Fallen Angel - Albino Tigress

November 18th, 2009
9:45 am

IGUANA. The Fiji is always in her season, ripe and ready for whatever come what may…

Are there any beloved lurker fam or even regular post-ers who are in those life endangering professions? I’m wondering if any of your potentials have told you they just couldn’t deal. (I kinda agree with SWISS, so) I also wonder your take on possibly switching careers if you wanted to start a family…

abc

November 18th, 2009
9:47 am

I equate the rodeo with the circus or even a carnival. It takes a certain character to be able to withstand that kind of lifestyle, and being a ‘daredevil’ doesn’t have much to do with it. Cops, firemen? I’ve no use for them, personally.

Not to cast aspersions or throw darts, but honestly, WD, your post makes you sound somewhat… uh, immature? Or shall I say, I’d expect that kind of hyperbole from a redneck trailer park queen?

mytw♥cents - mytw♥tatas - d♥scentavos - Fallen Angel - Albino Tigress

November 18th, 2009
9:52 am

WONDERWOMAN So you have a Fireman now? Are you pretty serious and if you get more serious would you reevaluate your admiration & support of his career? And can I go with you to the holiday mixer…

czBrat

November 18th, 2009
9:52 am

GM All!

LOL @ my2 first post!

SexyC c’mon girl. your comments always add value to the blog :)

Now, when you’re single, do whatever floats your boat, but personally, I would say that continuing to participate in dangerous recreational activities when you have a family counting on you being around is pretty selfish. so right swiss!

i’m not much of a risk taker, unless my driving counts :) i do have several law enforcement officers in my immediate fam so i guess i’ve been conditioned to accept those career choices without worry from a very early age. i wouldn’t have a problem dating a man with a risky job, but i’ve just always ended up with corporate guys.

Mo (aka Moeisha)

November 18th, 2009
9:53 am

Morning Everybody

Raqi – my ex hubby went sky diving too. He is the type that really fears nothing. I didnt go with him, but after it was over he was like “it was okay, not as exciting as I though”. I dont remember being terrified but I couldnt believe he actually did it.

I have never dated anyone that had a ‘risky’ profession so honestly I dont know how I’d feel. As far as military men, I mostly agree with Professor. I dont WANT to do a long distance relationship. I also was very turned off of Navy men in college (apologies to anyone who is Navy) they didnt give a great representation at all!

Been Thru It All

November 18th, 2009
9:53 am

Enter your comments here
@abc…come on son…was that necessary…

Raqi...Slept Like a Baby...on the couch

November 18th, 2009
9:54 am

Sorry TwoLincolns, I called you Peachy by mistake. For reason I thought I saw ImaPeach.

I need to put my contacts in. LOL

THE INFAMOUS DK

November 18th, 2009
9:55 am

Come on Wise.. Two days in a row about this rodeo mess..

abc

November 18th, 2009
9:56 am

Just sayin. Rodeo, cops, firemen, a chick being impressed with physical risks of a guy’s job? Really?

Demi

November 18th, 2009
9:57 am

Started and deleted a couple of posts. Then decided, I have nothing of value to add to this discussion at this point.

LOL….I Do!!

Wait for it…wait for it…wait for it………………

czBrat

November 18th, 2009
9:58 am

Enter your comments here

Cemeeli

November 18th, 2009
9:59 am

…i like the Lurkers fan base also…Auh, Ms. Main a.k.a. Main Lurker – You got any prospects waiting in line?

Tigress The Fiji is always in her season, ripe and ready for whatever come what may

hehehe…I can see your cute lil New Yorker hand on your left hip, and the other hand clutching that special ordered Monogramed L. Vuitton Speedy, while you say that…too funny!

IDK

November 18th, 2009
10:01 am

my last relationship was with a fireman. i would agree it takes a special woman to be with men in the “risk your life for others” business…and firemen KNOW they are hot..especially in their uniform. just be careful when dealing with folks who see death/destruction everyday..it does something not good to their mentals.

Leggs

November 18th, 2009
10:01 am

Good morning.

Dang, abc…so cutthroat!

I admire and applaud all those that risks their lives so we can be safe. Personally, I can’t live on the precipice known as anxiety dating a daredevil. The constant adrenaline rush they need scares me. It takes a strong woman to be able to deal with a fireman, police officer or even a judge (family members can get crazy). I’m glad there are men and women who can, because everyone needs to be loved.

NY2GA, Inc.

November 18th, 2009
10:01 am

With the level of violence that is in our society I think the probability of being hurt or killed is greater on the street today than suffering harm through one of these so called ‘dangerous’ activities. Considering that fact I don’t rule firefighters, policeman, military men, etc. out of the dating pool. Most men don’t even venture into those types of professions unless they have a true passion for it.

So, ride on Flint, Ride on-

Been Thru It All

November 18th, 2009
10:03 am

Enter your comments here
@abc…point taken…

Demi

November 18th, 2009
10:04 am

Mo…training update:

I am currently reading thru some techno bs…I get up to module 6…this Bish says…pulling up training module…1 of 60 pages!!!

OH, HELLLLLLLLLLZ NAW!!!!!

I have set and read 120 pages…plus testes…since 8am!!!!

And the shyt says: Approximate time to complete this module: 2 hours

pray for me

Raqi...Slept Like a Baby...on the couch

November 18th, 2009
10:05 am

abc and Infamous come on yall, give the woman a break. She has to come up with stuff for this thing and this is a topic that we have never addressed on here.

Somebody out there likes those adrenaline rush seeking guys.

For Real

November 18th, 2009
10:06 am

An ex-girlfriend of mine is a Puerto Rican Plumber. Does that count?

I have to admit I’m a daredevil but I have slack off a little (Busa) due to my sons. However, I do want to skydive but Helicopter flying has quenched some of that thirst but Mo and Raqi can yall tell me what company they used to jump?

Demi

November 18th, 2009
10:09 am

Somebody out there likes those adrenaline rush seeking guys.

Yes…Oe’s and crazy women. I should know, I use to an adrenaline rush seekering dude…Maybe I am still am…I still ride bikes at a buck fifty

For Real

November 18th, 2009
10:11 am

abc: While I understand your point but you are failing to realize that all women are immature when it comes to their likes, wants and love. I mean can you explain their attraction to musicans as anything other than immature?

Wonderwoman_woman down

November 18th, 2009
10:12 am

mytw- He is a good friend, that I’ve only seen pics of him in his uniform. I don’t think my admiration would change for him. If a man likes his job, I will support him, whether he puts his life in danger or not. I would be doin a lot of prayin though!!

Also for those dangerous jobs like policemen, firemen, and military, think about what they go through, the death, the crime, and destruction the see. They probably bring that work home, and have to deal with mental aspects of their jobs.

For Real

November 18th, 2009
10:13 am

For Real

November 18th, 2009
10:14 am

Wonderwoman: I’m a professional picturetaker would you support me by posing for me? I can setup a pictureshoot real fast.

Cemeeli

November 18th, 2009
10:18 am

omygah! I am crackin up at ForReal…

Wonderwoman_woman down

November 18th, 2009
10:18 am

Dang..IDK- I was just thinkin that bout that. My friend the firemen, some of the things he has seen, I’m like Wow! It’s definetly not like a 9-5er. A hard day for me is paper cut, people asking me to do to many things at once, someone breathin down my neck for a report, and dealing with ‘tudes. But to go to work and see death, people losing all their possessions, its different.

SexyCool - Stays on Ready, Set.

November 18th, 2009
10:18 am

I was just going to say that life is full of risk. Just walking out your door, going to work on a Tuesday morning and driving down the street can be dangerous.

So, while I don’t necessarily go out adventure seeking, I am aware of the possibility that my accountant may not come home at the end of the day because of some random shooter, some angry ex-employee or some non-driving nut.

That awareness does not cause me to live in fear. Instead, it makes me appreciate each day, each moment, each kiss, each touch because it could be my last. I take none of it for granted. Gratitude is the theme of my life.

However, when we’re not having a good day…….well, you know…but still….

Leggs

November 18th, 2009
10:20 am

“I mean can you explain their attraction to musicans as anything other than immature?

????? For Real, that statement is unreal!

Wonderwoman_woman down

November 18th, 2009
10:20 am

ForReal- Aaaaaah NO!

Ms. Main

November 18th, 2009
10:21 am

Hey Cemeeli – Auh, Ms. Main a.k.a. Main Lurker – You got any prospects waiting in line?

I’m good

Wise Diva

November 18th, 2009
10:22 am

I love how abc starts a statement with “Not to cast aspersions or throw darts” then proceeds to do exactly that, LOL! It’s ok, everybody won’t enjoy every topic, I don’t take it personally at all.

NO harm no foul, Infamous. I could talk about Pro Bull Riding allllll week

Leggs

November 18th, 2009
10:22 am

Forgot to put on my :cool:

Professor

November 18th, 2009
10:22 am

Any news on the Black Friday sales? Do you all have your stores plotted? I am pretty much done with most of my Christmas shopping I have two gifts remaining no more than three. So I have the pleasure of treating myself to all of the things “me like” without feeling guilty!

Raqi...Slept Like a Baby...on the couch

November 18th, 2009
10:25 am

I was just going to say that life is full of risk. Just walking out your door

SexyCool that is true, but after you have lost and buried one, it’s just hard dealing with having someone purposely put themselves in harm’s way.

Demi

November 18th, 2009
10:27 am

Legg hey…

For Real…Due to the state of our economy…my firm will charge only .23 cents per upload of nude or semi-nude pics…I am still looking for a web hoster for my site at this time.

Professor

November 18th, 2009
10:27 am

Unless you have kissed a trumpet player than you would not understand. :roll:

I think we all have our quirks and I will not say what is immature and what is not…big booty…little booty…a handful of breast…bought breast…lawyer…police…federal agent…mailman…W/NBA players. Things only make sense to us and it is not meant for everyone to understand just r.e.s.p.e.c.t it :wink:

Leggs

November 18th, 2009
10:29 am

Hi there, Demi…good to read you!

Cemeeli

November 18th, 2009
10:31 am

@Professor – I went to that money vacuum place a.k.a. “Toys R Us” already to shop w/o crazies being mean!…and I got all the lil ones out of the way toys and games. They also got shoes from Payless during the Oprah promotion…so i’m done with clothes/shop for them. I have boxes of boots, scarves n’ gloves, Hello Kitty karaoke, HK CDBoombox, High School Musical blanket, HSM purse, Brazts, Disney Cars stuff, Board Games, Wii Games…just “stuff” all over my closet and storage.
I’m just glad my SO cain’t see the “damage” i’ve done before Black Friday…

I got my co-workers covered already too. I don’t like holiday mayhem…Thanksgiving is what i relish.