posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 04:41 PM
Snakes: When I was 4 or 5 I found my dog's dish on the side of the hill, went to pick it up and a huge bull snake was coiled underneath. I didn't
think I could shriek that loud until I was down in TX picking up pieces of the Columbia space shuttle wreckage. We (20 of us or so) were walking in
the middle of nowhere and my buddy saw a snake. We all stopped, and a couple other guys rushed over to inspect (they were the macho-men of our
crew!). One guy did a superman (lunged) with a stick to catch it, and he got the stick behind the snakes head. (Amazing display of acrobatics I must
add). Then like 6 feet of snake body came out of the leaves and that scared the guy. I was already backpeddling as soon as "snake" was said. He
let it go, and it charged right at me. Thank god my supersonic shriek let the snake know I was not worth it, and it turned about 4 feet from me.
Then another guy from Louisiana was kind enough to tell me later that day, that when it really starts getting warm, the snakes don't hide in the
leaves, they like dangling. Thanks buddy!
Heights: My father was an operations guy at one of the hydroelectric dams in Montana. The dam was over 500 feet tall and he loved taking us kids to
the top where he had access to show off the heights and views. Also the canyons where the reservoir was at had some cliffs that were over 1,000 feet.
No rails, just loose rock and god on your side was all that was there, lol. Needless to say, I think that's where it came from. Visiting the Grand
Canyon is fun, but couldn't tell you what the bottom looks like, hehe.
Used to fear insects, but I've gotten over that. See them as beneficial and that helps out quite a bit.
Trains: My friends make fun of me all the time about this one. I think it's because they have never seen the carnage a train wreck causes. When
you think about it, millions of tons of metal, inertia, and two little metal tracks are recipes for disaster. I've seen train cars buried, and I
mean buried. Nothing to see except for the rear end of a car underneath a huge mound of dirt. And people build houses and businesses right next to
these things. How long does it take a 40 car train to stop when it's doing 30 mph, let alone a 40 car train to stop doing 60-70 mph....Ya, that's
why I'm terrified of 'em.
Now for my biggest fear....Relationships! Well I don't know if I'm really terrified of them or not, but I do know that at a certain point when
things start getting serious, I soon find myself single.