Monday, February 9, 2015

Friend Making Monday: Fears


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?
sort of.  I’m terrified of spiders.  No matter how small, they always scare the crap out of me and make me squeal or scream and jump and run away.  I’m also terrified to immobility by heights.  My drill sergeant in boot camp had to hold my hand in order for me to get my legs to move so I could walk across the horizontal ladder. 

2. Have you ever overcome a fear that was once consuming or crippling?
with my fear of spiders I’ve been slowly getting better about it.  I’m still terrified, but I am consciously making an effort to overcome the fear.

3. Do you have any silly fears?
I don’t think so.  I mean, I guess the fact that really tiny spiders will still scare the crap out of me is at least a little silly.

4. Do you know how your fears started, or have they always just been there as far as you know?
I have no idea how my fear of heights started but I do remember the moment I started being afraid of spiders.  It was my 5th birthday and I woke up and there was a HUGE (like 1.5 inches PLUS across) brown recluse spider on my wall.  The fact that the spider was there didn’t scare me, per se.  See, before this point, my brothers and I would catch spiders and then pull their legs off and watch them walk funny…we were slightly cruel, but didn’t know any better.  What started the fear, in my opinion was when my mom laughed at me that I seemed afraid of this spider as I had never been afraid of spiders before.  It’s not my mom’s fault, not even remotely.  But that’s the only thing I can think of because before that happened, I had no problem with spiders but after that I did.

5. Do you like to watch scary/horror movies?  If so, what is your favorite?
not particularly.  I mean, I do have a few that I like…the Saw series was pretty good through the 5th one, then they started getting stupid.  I like the Exorcism of Emily Rose, Drag Me To Hell, The Haunting in Connecticut, and The Unborn. 

6. Do you like to go to haunted houses?
no.  not even a little.

7. Are you easy to scare?
I can be, especially if I’m completely unprepared.

8. What is your reaction if someone scares you?
scream and hit and then run away

9. Are you afraid of clowns?
regular clowns are just creepy to me, but the scary ones are definitely fear inducing.

10. Did you believe in the boogeyman when you were little?
not that I can remember.


  1. This was one to think about! I guess I won't tell you about being stationed in Georgia and using a payphone to call home when I noticed a very distinctive red hourglass glowing behind the phone! I stretched that cord out as far as I could & made my call short!

  2. Dogs not on leashes scare me to pieces! Dogs on leashes are also concerning...


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