Thursday, September 2, 2010

Childhood Fears

So I haven't participated in Mama Kat's writers workshop in FOREVER!!! It's summer in upstate NY, and that means that we're BUSY!! Also, it's been a task juggling the two little ones, and finding time to blog isn't top on my list. However, with summer ending and Fall just around the corner I'd like to start blogging again...when I can!

So here goes:

Childhood fears I've brought to my adult life...thankfully it's plural...because there are a few!

-I'm afraid of the ball...don't ever pick me to be on your volleyball team, because ever since I played volleyball for the first time at age 9...I've been afraid of the ball. I am the person who shirks away from the ball as it's flying toward my head and lets it land on the ground. You've all seen "Meet the Parents" right? Well that's me, I'd rather NOT get the bloody nose, so ya...don't pick me.

-Carousel Horses: I HATE THEM! They have got to be the freakiest part of the carnival/fair...well maybe not compared to the scary guys with abnormally large hands, who work the midway, but a close second. I mean, come on!! Have you looked at them? HAVE YOU? They are totally writhing in pain with a pole stuck in their backs, going in circles in a room full of mirrors and the creepiest music I've ever heard. NOPE, not a fan of Carousel Horses.

-Dams, and swimming in the lakes attached to them. I know it's probably unrealistic...but in my mind if I swim in a lake with a dam, I am bound to end up in one of the intake tanks and die. I'd just rather not, thank you very much.

That about sums that one up...Happy Thursday...and Happy Writing!

Mama's Losin' It


K(Banterings of a Basketcase) said...

lol- I was at a loss to think of what I was afraid of, but you reminded me- because the dam phobia is about as crazy as my fear of sharks in any water- even swimming pools.

Sandra said...

Balls! LMAO! That is the most original and terrific thing I have heard. You'd expect a fear of tornados, bee stings, shark attacks (I've read that one while blog reading this evening), even fear of carcinogenic meats. But balls! And the worst part is that I completely agree with you!!!

Jenn said...

I'm new to your blog, thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

hate carousel horses? is that why you didnt choose the "merry-go-round" prompt? lol

Lindsay said...

Stopping by from Mama Kat's.

Carousel horses? interesting... but I agree about the creepy music.

A good spike heading straight for you can be pretty intimidating!