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Cassiopeia
06-26-2010, 05:55 AM
Hi, yes it's me. Thought I'd drop in and chat a spell. I'm caught in a lot of research at the moment for a project I'm working on for my part-time job. It's all about overcoming your fears and much of the research discusses unreal and the of course real fears.

Being naturally curious I wondered what everyone's fears are.

Me? Bodies of water that I dream about over and over again that appear out of nowhere and I drive right into them and can't get out of the sinking car.

So, what are you afraid of? Real or unreal.

scarletpeaches
06-26-2010, 06:04 AM
Seaweed.

L.J.
06-26-2010, 06:05 AM
elevators - being on one by myself

cray
06-26-2010, 06:08 AM
lithium-ion.

aadams73
06-26-2010, 06:10 AM
I faced my only fear and I'm still here. Now I'm not scared of anything.

Wayne K
06-26-2010, 06:16 AM
I'm afraid of dying an embarrasing death. There was a Hollywood star who took seconal, laid out rose petals on the bed, and lit candles to have a beautiful suicide, but she got sick and ran to the bathroom to throw up and died with her head in the toilet--something like that.

ETA: Or dying on the can.

scarletpeaches
06-26-2010, 06:26 AM
If it's good enough for Elvis and George II...

Wayne K
06-26-2010, 06:27 AM
They were Kings

Cella
06-26-2010, 06:28 AM
It's between being pecked to death by birds and being alone with a monkey.

Wayne K
06-26-2010, 06:29 AM
Another one that scares me is a weird death I knew a guy who drowned in two onches of water. He tripped and fell face first into it and passed out.

scarletpeaches
06-26-2010, 06:32 AM
They were KingsYeah, kings of the porcelain throne.

Cassiopeia
06-26-2010, 06:38 AM
I have another irrational fear. Or maybe it's a phobia. I can't stand when a yellow jacket lands on my food. I scream in horror.

scarletpeaches
06-26-2010, 06:48 AM
People through their overcoats at your dinner table?

Cassiopeia
06-26-2010, 06:49 AM
People through their overcoats at your dinner table?
ha! I wish. No silly, those wasps.

scarletpeaches
06-26-2010, 06:50 AM
Oh, it's a BEASTIE.

Cassiopeia
06-26-2010, 06:52 AM
Oh, it's a BEASTIE.
They are the most vile of creatures. *shudder*

So what are some unreal fears?

I have this fear of failure that dogs my every step.

scarletpeaches
06-26-2010, 06:58 AM
I assume you mean abstract?

Mine's...wanky. I fully expect people to mock the big, tough SP for this.

Ending my days never having known what love feels like.

There. I said it.

Kate Thornton
06-26-2010, 07:02 AM
SP - you've no need to fear that. You will know love, sweet girl.

I fear water - any more than can fit into a bathtub scares me. I have gone sailing in a life jacket tethered to the deck and still nearly passed out in terror.

kaitiepaige17
06-26-2010, 07:05 AM
Driving off a bridge into a lake full of man-eating sharks (don't ask) and spiders.

Jersey Chick
06-26-2010, 07:12 AM
SP's avvie kind of scares me.

But seriously?

My biggest fear?

Something happening to one of my kids.

My second biggest fear is dying while they are still young enough to need me.

And being forgotten once I'm gone.

Chris P
06-26-2010, 07:35 AM
Day-to-day fears: wasps (yes, yellow jackets), spoiled food, coming home to find I've been burgled (or worse, they're still there!), waking up in the middle of the night and someone's broken in.

Occasional fears: airplane turbulence, going on a trip and forgetting something, leaving something in a hotel room, coming home to find the house burned down and nobody knew to call me.

Existential fears: dying before I'm done living, dying and nobody caring, living as a burden to others (like on machines and stuff).

Cassiopeia
06-26-2010, 07:35 AM
I have that fear too. I'm so worried that when I'm gone that no one will remember me and in fact that they will be happy I'm gone.

Chris P
06-26-2010, 07:38 AM
I have that fear too. I'm so worried that when I'm gone that no one will remember me and in fact that they will be happy I'm gone.

My ex-wife's g-father belonged to an amateur magician club. We had a memorial service for him that turned into a magic show for the kids. BEST FUNERAL EVER! I want that kind when I go.

And no, nobody made the ashes disappear.

Kaiser-Kun
06-26-2010, 07:39 AM
Mobs and being lynched. (For real, since my job would have got me lynched 30 years ago)

Not finding a good person to be my couple, loneliness.

Losing my sanity or intelligence.

Silver King
06-26-2010, 07:48 AM
So, what are you afraid of?
Rats. They freak me out. Little ones, big ones, white or grey or whatever color, they all give me the willies unlike anything else.

scarletpeaches
06-26-2010, 07:50 AM
Seaweed
Clowns
Growing old alone
Never knowing what love feels like
Being buried alive
Debt
Waking up to find no-one knows who I am
Pregnancy and childbirth
Cockroaches
Rape, particularly in the back door
Spiders
People called Nigel
The Devil marking me as one of his own
Losing all my Letoporn
There. That about covers it.

HelloKiddo
06-26-2010, 09:10 AM
Going to hell
Organ failure
Pregnancy
Turning into my mother
Being homeless

Less rational fears:
The sea
Large bugs

ETA: Commitments of any kind

HelloKiddo
06-26-2010, 09:47 AM
Mobs and being lynched. (For real, since my job would have got me lynched 30 years ago)

What's your job?

Neurotic
06-26-2010, 09:53 AM
Dolls.
Public speaking.
Spiders.
Bugs.
Rats.*







* I actually only dislike free rats. I'm not bothered by anyone's pet rat.

backslashbaby
06-26-2010, 09:56 AM
Really steep bridges over water. God, I hate that.

Tunnels under water. *shudder*

The Lost Sea, in TN (a cavern full of water), and the creepy blind fish in it.

Tidal Waves. Horror, horror, horror. I can't watch surfing movies.



Yeah, I nearly drowned in the riptide at 2. Can you tell ;) ?

Cassiopeia
06-26-2010, 10:06 AM
That no matter how hard I try, I can't make a difference in my kid's life.

Smish
06-26-2010, 10:06 AM
I have many, but my most irrational fear: dolls that talk.

And it all started when I was a little kid and was given this doll (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LjjDMnJe7g) as a gift. :scared:

HelloKiddo
06-26-2010, 10:14 AM
And it all started when I was a little kid and was given this doll (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LjjDMnJe7g) as a gift. :scared:

AAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

I'm not sure how to break this to you, but you're gonna have to hear it sooner or later: Your parents clearly hated you.

Smish
06-26-2010, 10:49 AM
AAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

I'm not sure how to break this to you, but you're gonna have to hear it sooner or later: your parents clearly hated you.

It was from my grandmother, actually. She thought it was the greatest toy ever.

I still have nightmares about that doll. :e2cry:

Sophia
06-26-2010, 03:41 PM
I have many, many many - too many to list. I guess my biggest is that I'll never get over the ones that have knock-on effects on others, and tied in with that, will die never having been a normal person.

scarletpeaches
06-26-2010, 05:11 PM
You want to be normal? :eek:

And Cass - in an amazing display of puke-making niceness, I can't speak for your children but you've made a difference in my life at least. :D

Chris P
06-26-2010, 05:21 PM
I have many, but my most irrational fear: dolls that talk.

And it all started when I was a little kid and was given this doll (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LjjDMnJe7g) as a gift. :scared:

*Screams!*


That no matter how hard I try, I can't make a difference in my kid's life.

Oh god, this. Chin up, though: no matter how much you think you lose them, they come back. I don't know how old your kids are, but when kids get to their mid 20s most realize their parents aren't so dumb after all. I did with my parents, my step 24 yo has, my 19 yo is nearly there, and the 18 and 14 yo are just going to be hating me for a while.

You know, before this thread I didn't think I had many fears. Now I'm just a walking ball of them.

JoeEkaitis
06-26-2010, 05:42 PM
At a Chinese buffet, I put Sriracha (http://www.huyfong.com/no_frames/sriracha.htm) on a buffalo wing. I survived.

Kaiser-Kun
06-26-2010, 06:08 PM
What's your job?

Going to middle and high schools to teach the teenagers about birth control methods. It includes going to very isolated rural communities.

Adam
06-26-2010, 06:52 PM
Spiders (though not as much these days), large bugs, very deep water.

Paper & Pencil
06-27-2010, 01:05 AM
The ocean-er, falling into the ocean where I'm stranded, or the ocean in general for the fact that it's so deep and dark and big things live down there.

Walking over one of those grates on the sidewalks in the city (or manhole covers) and falling through.

Cassiopeia
06-27-2010, 01:13 AM
You want to be normal? :eek:

And Cass - in an amazing display of puke-making niceness, I can't speak for your children but you've made a difference in my life at least. :D Oh my gosh, just make me cry will ya!? :Hug2:

And for those of you who don't know us, we started out HATING each other.


*Screams!*



Oh god, this. Chin up, though: no matter how much you think you lose them, they come back. I don't know how old your kids are, but when kids get to their mid 20s most realize their parents aren't so dumb after all. I did with my parents, my step 24 yo has, my 19 yo is nearly there, and the 18 and 14 yo are just going to be hating me for a while.

You know, before this thread I didn't think I had many fears. Now I'm just a walking ball of them.

My kids have all come around this week with the message that HEY, I love you so much. Thank you for being my mom. You are so awesome. In particular one of my children who moved out when he was 15 because he was angry with me and then didn't really spend much time with me until he came back from a 2 year mission for the LDS church. He messaged me the other night and asked for a sleep over. At one point during our discussion (can't really talk about what was troubling him) he threw his arms around me and sobbed. "Mom, I love you so much, I really need you in my life. I'm so sorry I acted the way I did."

I'm still terrified though of losing my kids. They are all I've got.

Ken
06-27-2010, 01:36 AM
... meeting people for the first time. Always get nervous and a bit jittery.

kaitiepaige17
06-27-2010, 01:48 AM
I have many, but my most irrational fear: dolls that talk.

And it all started when I was a little kid and was given this doll (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LjjDMnJe7g) as a gift. :scared:

HOLY SHIT! CHUCKY'S LITTLE SISTER!!!! :O

Cassiopeia
06-27-2010, 01:54 AM
That doll reminds me of the first scary show like that. It was from the Twilight Zone. I've always had a creeped out feeling around dolls and stuffed animals because of it.

Cassiopeia
06-27-2010, 02:01 AM
I found out today, I have a fear of people at garage sales. I had one. It was a good thing that two of my three kids were here. I managed to bank 295 bucks and had fun but I was terrified at first.

I hate people pawing through my things. I won't bring them back in the house now. They TOUCHED them.

Duchessmary
06-27-2010, 03:24 AM
I've raised my daughter to the age of nearly 20 and she's the most obnoxious, selfish, self-centered, big-mouthed jerk.

Cassiopeia
06-27-2010, 03:42 AM
I've raised my daughter to the age of nearly 20 and she's the most obnoxious, selfish, self-centered, big-mouthed jerk.So what's the fear part?

Duchessmary
06-27-2010, 04:11 AM
That she won't change?

Cassiopeia
06-27-2010, 04:47 AM
That she won't change?I've found the best way to handle behaviour like that is to just go silent. Extinguish it. Don't respond to her. If she doesn't live at home, she'll wonder where you've gone and every time she gets that way, just walk away. She'll catch on.

joyce
06-27-2010, 04:54 AM
Cockroaches or should I say the big palmetto bugs......and I live in Florida. I'm convinced they're all flesh eaters.

Cassiopeia
06-27-2010, 05:07 AM
Cockroaches or should I say the big palmetto bugs......and I live in Florida. I'm convinced they're all flesh eaters.*screams until she can't make any more sounds*

Silver King
06-27-2010, 05:10 AM
That she won't change?
She probably will, for the better, when she has children of her own. Then she'll realize what a gem her own mother was and try to make amends.

Silver King
06-27-2010, 05:14 AM
Cockroaches or should I say the big palmetto bugs......and I live in Florida. I'm convinced they're all flesh eaters.
And they fly!

Ever notice the sickly sweet smell they give off when squished? There's no other odor quite like it, revolting yet almost pleasant at the same time.

Cassiopeia
06-27-2010, 05:35 AM
The ones that creep me out the most are the hissing ones. They are actually a beetle with these huge pincers. They even stand up almost and hissy and man they stink. I hate them. You can't crush them cos oh my gosh the smell!

semilargeintestine
06-27-2010, 06:26 AM
Immediate, pressing fears:

~ That I will one day soon be homeless and have to beg/busk for money/food or turn to sex work, because of my next fear
~ Not finding a job
~ Getting sent to jail
~ Being attacked and/or killed
~ That I broke my wrist karate chopping a broken punching bag

Longer-term Fears:

~ Not being able to afford my transition and other expenses (food, etc)
~ That my band will go nowhere
~ Not finding someone to be in a serious relationship with

Irrational Fears:

~ Bugs
~ That the box of rice I just ate will expand in my stomach and kill me

bettielee
06-27-2010, 06:29 AM
Heights.

Clowns.

People lookin' at me.

Strangers.

Knocks on the door when the sun is down.

Duchessmary
06-27-2010, 06:55 AM
She probably will, for the better, when she has children of her own. Then she'll realize what a gem her own mother was and try to make amends.
Thanks for the encouragement. :D I have to wait that long?

Silver King
06-27-2010, 07:15 AM
Thanks for the encouragement. :D I have to wait that long?
My dad used to say, "Hate me today, love me tomorrow."

And he was right. I'm just glad he lived long enough that I could show and prove to him that I'd do anything to help mend his broken heart.

Jersey Chick
06-27-2010, 07:34 AM
Ooh... clowns. I HATE clowns. They scare the carp outta me (thanks to Steven Spielberg and Poltergeist)

You know what else scares me? The thought of looking out one of my windows, and seeing someone else looking in at me.

Sitting with my back to a window or doorway.

Getting hurt at the gym in such a way that I get stuck in one of the machines and the EMTs have to extricate me. I saw this happen to some poor woman. I felt so bad for her.

Silver King
06-27-2010, 07:48 AM
...Sitting with my back to a window or doorway.
That's one of mine, too, especially in a place like a restaurant where people are walking behind me that I can't see. I have to be facing outward, with my back against a wall or booth to appraise what's going on in front of me.

I'm an easy customer to feed, but a difficult one to seat.

Cassiopeia
06-27-2010, 09:25 AM
Somewhere in my life I became afraid of change. I used to thrive on it, now it just scares the hell out of me.

MoonWriter
06-27-2010, 09:28 AM
That I'll wake up tomorrow and realize that the scene played out in my house earlier today with my 22 year old daughter actually happened. If it weren't for my wife, my 17 year old son, and fresh brewed coffee, I'd just as well not wake up.

Cassiopeia
06-27-2010, 09:30 AM
That I'll wake up tomorrow and realize that the scene played out in my house earlier today with my 22 year old daughter actually happened. If it weren't for my wife, my 17 year old son, and fresh brewed coffee, I'd just as well not wake up.Wanna talk about? You can talk here or send me a PM.

MoonWriter
06-27-2010, 09:47 AM
Sent a pm, Cass. Thanks.

Cassiopeia
06-27-2010, 09:51 AM
One is always happy to be of service. (name that movie) :)

Susie
06-27-2010, 07:26 PM
Gee, Tim, sure sorry you're havin' trouble. If you need to talk, I'm here for you, too. :Hug2:s

My fears are the uncertainty I have every day, specially with our physical health being so not good and our house woes...

spamwarrior
06-27-2010, 11:59 PM
- of myself changing to the point where I don't know who I am anymore and what I'm supposed to do.

Growing pains, I suppose.

PoppysInARow
06-28-2010, 01:06 AM
I have an irrational fear of cockroaches. Thankfully I live far enough north that I don't have to worry about them.

I also have an irrational fear of failure. If I think I'm good at something, I am not allowed to fail. This may sound unhealthy to most people, but it actually pushes me to work harder, try harder, and never give up. So I like that fear. :)

Also, drowning. I think I'll burn to death, thanks. :)

mario_c
06-28-2010, 09:18 AM
Mmmm, I should write more horror. :D
Anyway, wussy / willies fears: spiders. Hate 'em.
And more existential or spiritual fears, being alone and losing my mental capacities when I'm (very) old. There's other stuff, but I'm not ready to go there in public yet...unless you ask real nice...;)

Cassiopeia
06-28-2010, 09:42 AM
Mmmm, I should write more horror. :D
Anyway, wussy / willies fears: spiders. Hate 'em.
And more existential or spiritual fears, being alone and losing my mental capacities when I'm (very) old. There's other stuff, but I'm not ready to go there in public yet...unless you ask real nice...;)Pretty please, with frosting and a cherry on top?

benbradley
06-28-2010, 02:05 PM
Rats. They freak me out. Little ones, big ones, white or grey or whatever color, they all give me the willies unlike anything else.
My sister in law has ferrets. I often play with them, I find them fun and amusing.

My niece seriously does not like them and does not want to be near them, I think she once said they're like rats. To me they're just tame, affectionate, funny-looking rats, and I love 'em. And cats and dogs. I relate well to animals.

... meeting people for the first time. Always get nervous and a bit jittery.
Okay, someone else said it, so I guess I can - I have a fear of many social situations.

joyce
06-28-2010, 04:51 PM
And they fly!

Ever notice the sickly sweet smell they give off when squished? There's no other odor quite like it, revolting yet almost pleasant at the same time.


Yes they fly and they usually have me in their sights. OMG I'm so glad my allergies have made my sniffer bad so I don't smell things unless they're strong scents.

I haven't seen one in the house for months and Saturday night I was standing in the kitchen holding the cake I'd just made and one runs in the kitchen and I start freaking out for my hubby. He runs in and knows I'm afraid of them and all's he keeps saying is "Did it get on the cake?". I'm like just kill the beast and no it didn't get on the cake. He's so worried about his cake and I'm worried about the flesh eater that just exited from under the refrigerator.

He happily ate piece after piece of cake and all's I could think of when I looked at that chocolate cake was chocolate roach. I should thank that roach, or palmetto bug, because it saved me probably 1000 calories this weekend.

I hear the ones in Texas are really Texas size and huge.....like 4 to 5 inches long. Blah............

Alpha Echo
06-28-2010, 05:10 PM
My biggest fear is that something will happen to my hubs (well, hubby as of Thursday!) before his daughter is 18. If that happens, her evil mother will take her out of the country (she's from Japan), and I'll never see her again (nor will her grandparents or Aunts, Uncles and cousins).

Also, water. I'm not afraid of being on boats or anything, and I've even gone SCUBA diving. But, I can't stay underwater long at all, holding my breath, without panicking.

kayleamay
06-28-2010, 08:35 PM
1.) Heights
2.) Alien abduction
3.) That when I die, I'll linger here (on Earth) invisible but conscious, and have to hear what everyone really thinks of me.


Those are the top three, anyway.

quickWit
06-28-2010, 08:54 PM
So, what are you afraid of?

Mrs. Wit
but you didn't hear it from me.

Cassiopeia
06-28-2010, 09:07 PM
Mrs. Wit
but you didn't hear it from me.heh. figures.

Cassiopeia
06-28-2010, 09:09 PM
1.) Heights
2.) Alien abduction
3.) That when I die, I'll linger here (on Earth) invisible but conscious, and have to hear what everyone really thinks of me.


Those are the top three, anyway.
I used to have these horrible dreams when I lived in my other home. It was a three story 1898 Victorian mansion. I kept having this dream that aliens were on the third floor and coming to find me.

I also had dreams one night that ninjas were making their way through the 10 different entrances to the home. There were 9 of them.

Midnight Star
06-28-2010, 09:56 PM
My fears?

Doctors, elevators, bridges, heights (when I'm not strapped into a rollercoaster), dentists, bees, snakes, spiders, abandonment, and the biggest, most frightening one of all: PUBLIC SPEAKING. Just saying...er typing it makes me shudder.

quickWit
06-28-2010, 09:59 PM
I also had dreams one night that ninjas were making their way through the 10 different entrances to the home. There were 9 of them.

So one came in, went out, and came in another way? Was he OCD or something? Were the other ninjas like, "Jerry, dude...WTF are you doing?"

shyne
06-28-2010, 10:12 PM
No! I will not be de-bitchyfied

kayleamay
06-28-2010, 10:17 PM
I used to have these horrible dreams when I lived in my other home. It was a three story 1898 Victorian mansion. I kept having this dream that aliens were on the third floor and coming to find me.

I also had dreams one night that ninjas were making their way through the 10 different entrances to the home. There were 9 of them.

Yeah, my fears get me when I'm in dream mode too. I have two recurring dreams about falling that started in childhood.

In one, I'm standing on a suspension bridge over a giant canyon and the planks start snapping at both ends until the one I'm standing on is the only one left. Then, everything is silent for a moment before mine finally breaks and I fall into the canyon and smash on some jagged rocks by a river.

In the other, I'm holding on to a wire that's suspended between two skyscrapers. (Don't ask me how I got there, 'cuz I dunno. I'm just there.) The wire is cutting into my fingers and my arms are tired. I know I'm not going to be able to hold on much longer and I keep looking down and screaming, but no one can hear me. Then I wake up right as my bloody fingers slip off and I start to fall.

In other news, my husband talked me into climbing the Astoria column yesterday. It's 125 feet tall. I made it to the top, peeked outside the door then walked back down the stairs with my knees trembling. I was nauseous for an hour afterward.

EFCollins
06-28-2010, 10:41 PM
You want the whole list or just the important ones? :D

Lemmesee.

Heights.
The dark.
Looking out of windows at night (every window in the house is covered by 8 pm. Without fail).
Drain holes.
I'm not a big fan of going over things... bridges or overpasses on the highway, train trestles etc.
Moving curtains.
Disembodied voices.
Being alone. (Literally. I hate being alone in a room.)
Going blind.
Losing my ability to move (paralysis).
Reflective surfaces (mirrors, shiny metal)after 12 am.
Being disfigured (I know, it's vain, but I just... nope).
Water less than 4 inches deep. (Big water is fine. Little water is not.)
Burning to death.
Dobsonflies (they are freaks of nature. They look far too intelligent to be natural. Don't believe me? Click here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dobsonfly) (link goes to wiki). You'll see. I bet The big fishboy knows these things. Hellgrammites in adult form. *shudders*).
Rocking cradles.
Horses.

That's enough to be going along with for now.

Cassiopeia
06-29-2010, 12:23 AM
Right now, I don't know how to tell my boss that the introduction to his book is irrelevant and not even remotely related to the topic.

Iz skerd.

aadams73
06-29-2010, 12:40 AM
I'm terrified that Dunkin' Donuts will stop making coffee. What then???

Cassiopeia
06-29-2010, 12:43 AM
I'm terrified that Dunkin' Donuts will stop making coffee. What then???
I had no idea their coffee was any good.

Cella
06-29-2010, 05:17 AM
Yeah, my fears get me when I'm in dream mode too.
:Hug2:
Sorry, KM... those falling dreams are bad. I have horrible nightmares, too. Before I was a mom, I was always the victim, but now, it's my kids--which is worse. Way. Worse.

My husband always has dreams where he's the hero, lol...I guess we're a good match :)


I had no idea their coffee was any good.
That's because it's not.

Sorry, aa! It's all yours (and the billions of other people who like it :D)

Cassiopeia
06-29-2010, 05:44 AM
I have this terrifying fear that I'm not ever going to find a full time position and that I only have the position I do part time cos my boss is too nice.

It's that same fear that says I'm worried people will find out I'm a writing fraud.

mario_c
06-29-2010, 06:20 AM
I had no idea their coffee was any good.
Why, I just finished a cup right now. Yes, it's 40 percent humid, and it's 10PM, but it's sooooooooo good. (But I should go for iced in this weather.)

Duchessmary
06-29-2010, 07:32 AM
Depression BLOWS :flag:

spamwarrior
06-29-2010, 07:55 AM
Right now I am so very afraid that this relationship is not going to work out (a friend just gave me a list of reasons why it wouldn't) and that the guy is just using me. (Don't know, he's never asked me for anything). I am very afraid that it will be a replay of the other time I liked someone who very clearly did not like me back...

I just don't know.

Depressed.

Cassiopeia
06-29-2010, 09:59 AM
Okay so, I will never forget my best friend and I going to see Jaws for the first time. It was the summer of 1975 and we were 17. So we get out of the movie theatre and go climb into the 1964 Dodge Coronet Station Wagon my parents gave me to drive and what's the first thing we do? (Hey stop laughing, dudes, that car had a 440 engine and could outrun my brother in his 1972 Plymouth Duster.)

We check the back seat for sharks. LOL. And then we looked at each other and busted up laughing at ourselves because we really were terrified that good old Jaws was waiting there to take a bite out of us.

kayleamay
06-29-2010, 02:05 PM
Land sharks. Awesome.

joyce
06-29-2010, 04:47 PM
Okay so, I will never forget my best friend and I going to see Jaws for the first time. It was the summer of 1975 and we were 17. So we get out of the movie theatre and go climb into the 1964 Dodge Coronet Station Wagon my parents gave me to drive and what's the first thing we do? (Hey stop laughing, dudes, that car had a 440 engine and could outrun my brother in his 1972 Plymouth Duster.)

We check the back seat for sharks. LOL. And then we looked at each other and busted up laughing at ourselves because we really were terrified that good old Jaws was waiting there to take a bite out of us.

LOL, I was watching Jaws at the same age and same year. I live on the ocean and before that movie my friends and I would just float around for hours in the deep water over our heads. After that movie.....well a hundred years later I'm still afraid to go swimming in the ocean past my knees.

My friend had a Coronet. I had a Ford Galaxy 500 that outran all the dudes cars. Oh, so long ago but it was fun.

Komnena
06-29-2010, 11:11 PM
Heights.
Yellowjackets and hornets. I feel about those two the way most people feel about spiders.

Paper & Pencil
06-29-2010, 11:57 PM
You want the whole list or just the important ones? :DDobsonflies (they are freaks of nature. Hellgrammites in adult form.

...I have a new fear...

Cassiopeia
06-30-2010, 01:24 AM
...I have a new fear...Do I wanna know?

Mela
06-30-2010, 04:35 AM
Well, I'll tell ya ....
Around 1998-99 went on a class trip to the World Trade Center in NYC. We ended up going into the bowels of the WTC, maybe 4-5 stories below street level, very near where the bomb went off a few years before. I remember telling my professor that I had an uneasy, claustrophobic feeling down there. I did not like being there. At all. Nor did I like being 75 stories up. His response was to ask why I was having such an irrational fear.

I also have a fear of being trapped. In the center lane of a major highway, in the middle of a room with no view of the exit; on a leisurely walk with no view of my car or my house. In some circles they call that panic. Trapped with no food or water. Stuck somewhere with no food or water. Oy. I'm trying to get over that.

Silver King
06-30-2010, 06:08 AM
Right now I am so very afraid that this relationship is not going to work out (a friend just gave me a list of reasons why it wouldn't) and that the guy is just using me...
I'd question the friend's motives for trying to "enlighten" you. She could be sincere, or maybe she just can't stand to see you happy while she's miserable...

Cassiopeia
06-30-2010, 07:07 AM
I agree SK. Spamwarrior only you can decide. You know how he treats you and if he's not asked you for a thing, you can bet she's just undermining your relationship.

Cassiopeia
07-02-2010, 10:25 PM
The deep end of my pool. I'm stil in the process of cleaning up this pool and it's still a bit cloudy in the deep end. I keep wondering as I'm vacuuming if something is down there, lurking in the bottom.

You know, like a piranha or something!