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Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Freak Out Moment Courtesy of Me

After settling down last night with our homemade tacos (crunchy shell for me, soft shell for Bud), we looked for a movie to watch on cable.  I picked Frozen, which is about three skiers who are left on a chair lift at a ski resort after it closes for the night.  I thought, it looks good, and it will keep Bud from making me watch Dear John.  


Ok.  They're stuck on a chair lift, a storm is blowing in, and it's dark.  I can handle that.  But what followed for some reason totally freaked me out, and I had to cover my face with the blanket.  Bud, ever the man, is laughing at me; "What's wrong with you?  It's just a movie!"  He's riveted.  He's gonna have his Dad watch it.  Well, yippee skippy for you.


I, meanwhile, am hyperventilating, shaking, and sweating via pits and feet.  Bud grabbed my feet, patting them, and attempting to comfort me. He was shocked at my reaction to this movie.  Now, for some reason I hate watching movies where people are in a perilous state of being.  This one just freaked me out.  I kept saying "I can't watch this!" over and over again.  I felt like such a girl, and I pride myself on not acting like a weenie.  After all, I am fascinated by forensics, and can watch hours of autopsy stuff without flinching.  But put 3 people on a ski lift, and leave them dangling, and I just about pee my pants.  


When all was said and done, I finished watching the movie, but was anxious and tense the whole time.  It wasn't that good of a movie, but for some reason, it set me off.  I told Bud we will never get on a ski lift EVER.  
And this really isn't something I have to worry about, since I've never been skiing in my life, and have now entered that period in my life where I'm convinced if I did, I would promptly break something, or hit my head and die like Natasha Richardson.  I'd be content to sit in the clubhouse, drink hot chocolate, and read a book.  


Of course, I thought about this movie while I was laying in bed last night, and thought about it whenever I woke up during the night.  Why?  Hell, I have no idea.  I'll be happy to see spring.  Next movie I watch will be void of snow, skis, and dumb ass people who try to get something for free and get the Hand of God smashing down on them in punishment.  

3 comments:

  1. Haha! This is exactly why I don't ski. That particular sport has never intrigued me. lol

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  2. I suffered an accident courtesy the chair lift at Adventureland when I was a child. They freak me out to this day! If you want, we can plan a Not Skiing trip sometime :)

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  3. Any trip with you requires a nearby pub. You betcha--any time C-Joy. Maybe if we go to Disney we will have to just be happy with the monorail...

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