Today's Wonder of the World is...A Good Scare!
I've always been amazed that some people LOVE a good scare.
What about you? Do you enjoy being frightened out of your wits?
Me? I like my wits. I want to hold tight to them. I want to super glue them to my body, and then add duct tape, just in case.
For example, I would never ever pay good money to inch one little toe inside this house.
Flickr photo by esywlkr
I wouldn't step in for free! Or even if someone tried to bribe me with creme brulee!
In fact, I'd even drive an extra mile just to avoid looking at that bloody writing! And those bloody red windows and the scary bushes and the menacing white brick thingies and those frightful weeds!
Perhaps I should seek therapy.
Or maybe I'll just blame it on my brother Steve. That's cheaper.
Steve, you see, was a pesky little brother, and especially pesky once he discovered how much fun it was to hide behind the shower curtain and jump out at me when I was staring at myself in the mirror.
I still check behind shower curtains, and he's a four hour car drive away!
But Steve never made me sit in a tank full of cockroaches or swallow a live fish, so why can't I stomach the thought of this?
Flickr photo by paperlizard
BECAUSE IT'S DISGUSTING, THAT'S WHY!
Please, people, if you're a fan of this sort of thing, explain it to me!
I would also never do this.
Flickr photo by Jari Kaariainen
I mean, why?
I suppose it's a question of degree.
I did go flying in college with my future husband the day after his pilot's license came in the mail. The plane was tiny and looked as if he might have built it himself. But we were in the fog of new love and infatuation back then, and he probably didn't even watch where he was going.
(Sarah, my sweet college student daughter, if you're reading this, know that if you ever do such a stupid thing, I will track you down and throttle you, my dear. Love, Mom)
I do like a good roller coaster
Flickr photo by aqu ari um
As long as it's not at the fair, where they put them up and take them down blindfolded in the dark. After their third nightcap.
Or maybe that's my inner scaredy cat talking.
Speaking of my inner scaredy cat...
Flickr photo by GTM (M. Alreshaid.)
RUN! RUN AWAY!
By now you can probably guess that I'm not a fan of slasher movies either.
In fact, I'm still a little traumatized over Terri Johnson's sleepover in third grade, when she made me stay up and watch Green Slime.
But don't think I'm a complete coward.
I do enjoy suspense. That's why I love this woman.
Flickr photo by booboogbs
Just look at those Bette Davis eyes.
No wonder! It's Bette Davis!
Have you ever watched her movies? YOU MUST!
All About Eve, Mr. Skeffington, Now, Voyager, Dark Victory, The Great Lie...and plenty more! Bette Davis really is a Wonder of the World.
But what...you only have two minutes? And you're one of those nuts who likes a good fright?
Okay. You think you're so cool. Don't say I didn't warn you.
You asked for it...
Have a wonder-full Thursday. I'll see you tomorrow--that is, if you aren't trembling under your bed, crying for your mommy!