Monday, February 9, 2015

Friend Makin' Monday - Fears

Happy Monday!  I was actually busy at work today!  I'm off Friday & next Monday for "JamFest Dance SUPER Nationals" so I've been working my butt off to make sure I have everything done that I need and such. Plus I had to leave an hour early to get Miss Angela to her practice at 3.  Just found out one of the girls on the team has NO family going to watch her dance!  WTF people!  I hope they have a good reason and not just asshattery.  So she now has 2 new moms.  She's staying in our room.  Gonna be cozy in there with 2 adults & 3 teenagers!

Onto FMM -


Here’s how it works: you copy the questions, answer them and post them to your own blog. Then you come back here, and in the comments, post the link to your blog post with your answers to this week’s questions. If you don’t have a blog of your own, just post your answers in the comments.

1. Do you have any “consuming” fears?  I'm not sure what that means, but I don't have any that make me shudder at the thought of it.

2. Have you ever overcome a fear that was once consuming or crippling?  I was pretty fearless as a kid - I was Dad's shadow so wherever he went, I was sure I could, too.  That made for several falls into the river up north, I fell thru the ice into waist-deep water, etc, etc.  Oh - I thought of something.  I never liked deep, dark water. something might grab my leg.  I think that came from watching Jaws as a kid.  Then I joined the Navy.  Brilliant, eh?  And I was just telling Randy earlier today that I was bummed that while in the Navy, neither of the ships I was on did a swim call.  That's where they would anchor out in the ocean and you could jump off the boat.  I don't think smaller ones do that often, but carriers do.  I would have loved to jump off the side of the aircraft elevator (lowered, of course) - it's got to be 30 or more feet to the water!

3. Do you have any silly fears?  Not now, but I remember watching some stupid horror movie with my parents as a kid where this slutty model was sitting on a bed and saw something sticking out from under the bed and poked at it with her shoe.  It was a black panther's tail and of course it attacked her.  For the longest time I would run across the room and leap onto my bed.  Then to get up - I'd stand up and jump as far as possible away from the bed.   No idea what movie that was.

4. Do you know how your fears started, or have they always just been there as far as you know?  I don't know about the dislike of dark water.  We never had air conditioning, so in the summer I'd get up in the middle of the night and go out in the pool by myself.  We spent many hours in the river up north, dodging cow patties from upstream.  When I was in Brownie Girl Scouts, we went on an overnight trip to a museum and in order to go in the deep end of the pool, you had to show the lifeguard you could swim the length of the pool.  I tried.  I was probably 7 years old.  I made it half way and he had to dive in to save me.  But none of these ever scared me that badly.

5. Do you like to watch scary/horror movies? If so, what is your favorite?  Not really.  I don't watch much TV.  Movies like the Exorcist are best, with scary mind games instead of blatant blood & gore.  We just watched "Cheerleaders Must Die" this weekend & it was the cheesiest ever!

6. Do you like to go to haunted houses?  Sometimes.  I prefer haunted hayrides.

7. Are you easy to scare?  I can be, if something really catches me off guard.  Oh I don't like bugs to be on me.

8. What is your reaction if someone scares you?  I can't describe the sound I make, a deep, guttural OH, type noise.

9. Are you afraid of clowns?  Not afraid of them, just don't like them.

10. Did you believe in the boogeyman when you were little?  I had older siblings to be afraid of!


  1. Hope you had fun at the JamFest Dance Nationals :)
    I've had many fears throughout my life -- but I've been working steadily to try and conquer them :)

  2. LOL! I love the panther idea. Seriously, it cracks me up. Still, I can see how that might be a bit freaky to a kid. For me it was always the goulies under the bed, not a panther--thanks to the nightmare my big brother told me about.


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