Monday, April 13, 2009

My Combo Meal of Fear

I have mentioned here before my fear of whales, especially killer whales. I don't mind them out in the ocean. I just don't want to go to Sea World any time soon. I imagine them lurking in waters that I can't see the bottom of, like lakes and big pools. I know, rationally, that this silly but I have been known to leap- screaming, from a pool after imagining that I felt the cool skin of Shamu brush against my leg.

My other fear is more like an anxiety that has grown over time: flying in airplanes. It wasn't so bad back in the days of my youth when mimosas and peanuts were still handed out freely, and I could manage to go first class. Besides all the horrible things involving planes that have transpired since those carefree days, another major contributor to this fear is LOST. Yes, the television show. I do not wish to be stuck on that island, no matter how cool John Locke is.

Well, I have found something so disturbing to me, thanks to Google images, that I will say no more about it. Just LOOK at it! A mechanical beast wrought from my nightmares and engineered to reality. If a real plane were to ever land on the LOST island, it would be this beast!


If for some sick reason I ever had to book a flight on this thing... well, I just hope that Locke is on my flight, too. And I do hope they are serving some mimosas (or brandy, or horse tranquilizers).


Laoch of Chicago said...

God one hates flying!

Margarita said...

OMG that picture made me laugh out loud! Poor you, I hope you never see that in real life - or god forbid you have to fly on it!

Evil Twin's Wife said...

LOL! Yep, I wouldn't book a flight on that one anytime soon!

The Self-Deprechaun said...

I love Lost but hate planes and shamu as well. Understanding Lost is like dating a beautiful girlfriend who treats you like crap. what the hell is going on?

mary evelyn said...

oh man! i'm not scared of killer whales or flying, but that thing is just wrong!

beaux said...

Oh...You're going to miss out on the new Earth Day movie.

Robin said...

da da.....da da.....da da..da da..da da

Speaking of scary......that banner of yours could quite well be what nightmares are made of.

Hope your day today is beautiful.....

Constructive Attitude said...

OMGGGGGGGGGGGG. ur WORST fear come true.

that is just WRONG on so many levels. maybe southwest airlines read your blog and thought this would be hilarious.


but it's SO not.

Post a Comment