Gut Rumbles

February 04, 2005

you ask, i answer

Shamelessly stolen from here


1) Do you have any phobias, and if so, what are they?

I have a visceral fear of snakes. I've had it all my life and I'll never get over it. Snakes literally make my skin crawl and my blood run cold. Every time I see one, I jump and almost piss my pants. In fact, I HAVE pissed my pants after walking up unexpectedly on a snake. I don't know what experience I had early in life to scar my psyche so badly, but scarred I am. I HATE snakes with a revulsion so powerful that I cannot describe it.

I don't like heights, either, but I suffer from vertigo. I get dizzy in high places and falling is not a good idea. THAT I can understand. But my thing with snakes is downright primordeal.

2) If you do have one (or several) has it (or have they) ever been so intrusive in your life that it (or they) caused you embarrassment?

Those assholes at work used to kill snakes at the plant and put them in my office just to watch me do the idiot-dance and piss my pants when I turned on the light and saw the dead snake. Bastards. Sometimes they'd put one in my desk drawer and just wait for me to find it. "Kill a snake and fuck with Rob" was a popular sport.

3) Eagles or Patriots?

Patriots by 13 points. It won't even be close.

Yeah, and I forgot that Daunte Culpepper plays for the loser-assed Vikings. I still don't like him.


Umm.....not to be a Tony Kornholer style know-it-all sports asshole, DO understand Chief Culpepper already had his ass drop-kicked out of the playoffs in the 2nd round by the Eagles, and won't be participating on Sunday, right? He'll be spectating (as usual) during the Big Game.

Posted by: Pete the Streak on February 4, 2005 10:27 AM

Perfectly understandable. Except for him being a shitbag, he's eminently forgettable.

Posted by: Pete the Streak on February 4, 2005 11:31 AM

Wow Rob, we have something in common, although I'm more likely to scream like a bitch than pee my pants in the face of a snake, or what I think is a snake.

Posted by: caltechgirl on February 4, 2005 11:51 AM

I share your feelings regarding snakes. I can't even watch the got-damn Discovery Channel anymore, because they've gone so nuts with showing one of these "naturalist" assholes trying to "save" a cobra or some such, during the commercials.

I hate snakes. When confronted with snake imagery, I usually have snake-dreams, nightmares in which there's a no-legged poison-stick dripping from every tree-limb and door-jamb. Just call me Eve; I bruise his head, he bruises my heel.

Posted by: Queenie on February 4, 2005 12:01 PM

Snakes ain't shit, if you want me to be scared show me a single woman over 40.

Posted by: James Old Guy on February 4, 2005 01:04 PM

Having only recently conquered my fear of snakes, I feel for ya. But I'm a young're too old to learn new tricks.

I'm much more scared of the imagined state of your home that would cause you to offer $1000 to anyone willing to clean it than I am of snakes now LOL.

Posted by: Chablis on February 4, 2005 05:14 PM
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