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Old 10-27-2006, 01:50 PM   #1
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Question What are you most afraid of?

Well, it's Halloween time and I was wondering what you are most afraid of.

I am deathly afraid of an edge. I have been to the top of Mt. Evans and Pikes Peak in Colorado, but I cannot go near the edge. Even if I am watching TV and someone is going near an edge on top of a building, I am sitting in my chair, just hanging on. I even start to cry. What the heck is wrong?

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Old 10-27-2006, 01:54 PM   #2
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Old 10-27-2006, 02:00 PM   #3
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Mine is really funny, even I have to laugh, but I hate downward hills! On horse's it is worse, when their heads reach down and you are looking along that long neck through the ears and there is still further to fall, but there is a hill I drive home down where I have to really grit my teeth, and quite frankly even walking down a steep hill I get a little hot and bothered.....now that's mad huh?? Its kind of like being scared of heights, except I am ok with heights, if I am facing up hill! It was hilarious when I used to compete cross couyntry and showjumping with horses, I rode really confidently towards the jump (I like the reach up into the air, however high) and then looked panic stricken on the landing, then struggle to get together for the next jump when you have to do it all again. Thats why I gave up on the idea of three day eventing.....I knew I would never cope with ski jumps and serious drops! lol
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Old 10-27-2006, 02:02 PM   #4
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I agree with that JoAnn - can't do the edge thing either, I am NOT a mountain goat!

I've been held up a gun point (chrome 357 revolver), and I'm still cancer free one year after diagnosis etc. last year. Not much to be afraid of after those; except fire and drowning. Okay, I'm scared to death of the whacky crazy suicidal maniacs on the highways these days!
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Old 10-27-2006, 02:14 PM   #5
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I am afraid of heights and I'm afraid of suffocating. When I have a stuffed up nose, I freak out. I won't lay down to try to sleep.
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Old 10-27-2006, 02:31 PM   #6
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I'm afraid that if something serious happened to me while dh is at work and the kids would essentially be left all alone. I get these terrible thoughts of what could happen to them. It's not as bad as it once was. Aidan is old enough now that he'd be able to take care of his little brother until dh got home or someone came to call.

I'm not a big fan of heights either.
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Old 10-27-2006, 02:34 PM   #7
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Not a whole lot of anything in this world, really.

Been held up (Not fun, but was more angry than scared).
Not afraid of heights (I DO go right up to the edge - Even hang over it if I can get away with it)
Not afraid of bugs/snakes/etc.
I once filled out a bunch of entries to go to Australia and hop in a shark cage with Great Whites swimming around - didn't win

Have swam around in Hawaii looking for reef sharks (never found any)

About the only thing I ever truly was afraid of was dissapointing my parents. I like to think (and I'm also pretty darned sure) I didn't.

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Old 10-27-2006, 02:36 PM   #8
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BEES!!! I could be on the 2nd floor of a building and if a bee came near me I would want to jump off. In Costa Rica I found a tarantula in my bed, nearly stumbled over a crocadile, saw all kinds of snakes, but BEES..... no thanks!!!
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Old 10-27-2006, 02:41 PM   #9
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Ronjohn,
Were you snorkling or scuba diving? I have been on several shark dives (scuba diving) in the Bahamas and it was incredible, I've been dying to go again, but I wouldn't reccomend looking for them while your snorkling.
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