UPDATE UPDATE

Wow, after several years ive decided to try and resurrect this little blog of mine. I recently told a friend I missed having a place to write. Then out of nowhere a blog "challenge" if you will came about on a public group im in. So here I am and I'm going to try and keep this thing going. Bare with me as I make changes and update content. Feel free to sift through my old posts, you just might learn something new about me....

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Your Assignment - Mama Kat's Writing Prompt!!

So Mama Kat at Mama's Losin' It is at it again, boy do I love her weekly topics! This week I picked the one I felt might entertain my readers the most. It just stood out at me as the perfect one for me to write about. The prompt was "what are you afraid of" and boy do I have a BIG FEAR of.....


Orca Whales.


Yes, you read that right, I'm afraid of Orca Whales. They scare the crap out of me. I have nightmares about them, I hate seeing real ones on SeaWorld commercials. When Wheel of Fortune goes to Orlando and they have the Orcas in the background I hate it. I think this fear all started when I saw Free Willy. The first one. You remember the scene when Jesse is spray painting the side of the tank? Then lightening strikes and lights up the tank and you see nothing but scary whale teeth?? Yeah, that did it for me. Then later in the movie the tank breaks and the whale is free. Seriously scary. Oh and the real "star" of Free Willy came to the Oregon Aquarium, so yes, I even saw the scary bent fin whale in person.

This fear has haunted me in many forms growing up. I used to think the dark shadows on the other side of the pool were possibly whales, so I would'nt swim over there unless others were on that side of the pool. I already mentioned I have nightmares about them..... one I have regularly is when I'm on a ship, like a big cruise ship, and it starts to sink. As the ship sinks and goes further and further under water more and more Orcas surround the boat. By the time I'm the only one standing on the tiny tip of the ship sticking out of the water there is no water to be seen, just whales packed together. Waiting to get me. Last time I went to SeaWorld my younger brother thought it'd be funny to make me stand next to the tank. So there I am to amuse him and "face my fear" when the whale pops up out of nowhere. I screamed like a child and jumped back. A bunch of kids started laughing at me. You'll never catch me on a whale watching Alaska cruise either that's for sure. I mean just look at the picture below - that whale is out to get someone.
The worst part is the noises they make. My friend Derek once downloaded Orca cries and put it on a random mix on the overhead stereo system at the coffee shop we worked at. All of my coworkers knew and waited for the fun to start. So there I am doing inventory and started looking around when I heard all the whale cries. I seriously started freaking out. They thought it was great, I will never forget that.

So many people find my fear amusing that for my black and white wedding my mom's boss planned to dress in an Orca Whale suit and step in on the dance floor and tap me with his fin during our first dance. No one was able to find a full Orca costume in time for the wedding, which was surprising since we got married 6 days before Halloween. I didn't know the plan until after the wedding was long over, I was glad it fell through. Not funny to see a scared bride run from a 6' something whale!
One last note about my fear. I have tried to get past it many times. I even watched the horror movie called "Orca, the Killer Whale". Look it up, it's old, but the whale kills a bunch of people. Scary!

So there you have it, my fear... laugh, go on, it's okay I'm used to it. Comment too...

10 comments:

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Hahaha! You said it was okay to laugh! Funny fear... cute post...

Love the blog, I'm sticking around!

The Crazy Coxes said...

LOL - I'm laughing! And I think I'm laughing AT you, not WITH you! Sorry!!!

Marian said...

Hey, I think its a legit fear. Pinocchio wasn't afraid of whales...and look where it got him..right in the belly of a whale;)

Erin said...

OMG I've seen that movie and it creeped me out too! That's the one like jaws....they killed the baby orca and the mother goes on the killing spree?
I don't know that I would want to swim with them but I do like to watch them!

Jeanette said...

I didn't laugh at your fear. I would never do that (well, maybe just a little).

TheSingleGirl said...

EEEEEE!

Amazingly wonderful post. I feel better now! Hehehehehe

You know...I don't really like Orca whales either...I don't like their texture. Rubbery, almost. Ew.

You have made my Thursday.

:)

Lyr said...

I can totally understand! My husband… till this day is scared of ET… ET!!!! At least your fear is REAL! HA! I think your blog is so cute!

June Freaking Cleaver said...

I don't watch scary movies, my imagination is quite active enough, thank you! How did you watch the Orca movie and not run out of the house screaming?

Elise said...

Hello, just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your wonderful post, thank you - I'm really loving your blog too !

Unknown Mami said...

Wow! This is crazy because I am afraid of just about anything and I love Orcas. The first time I saw one in person I started crying because I thought they were so beautiful.

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