Saturday, October 27, 2007

I can do this

I am not a brave person. I scare easily--or at least, I convince myself that I scare easily. The first time I went to Lagoon, I decided I was terrified of the white rollercoaster. I refused and refused to go until Meghan forced me into the line.

I loved it. I love rollercoasters now--my heaven will have a park full of rollercoasters and ferris wheels. Hopefully there will be a few people around to ride with me--because that's half the fun--but even if I'm the only one in rollercoaster heaven, it'll be perfect.

I like to think that this experience has taught me to risk experiences that scare. Tonight I rented Death Becomes Her, a movie that watching just a scene from gave me nightmares about ten years ago. Not a monumental fear, but I can still give myself a pat on the back. Next on my list: The Sixth Sense.

There's one important thing I need to get up the courage to do: finish my thesis. I've spent two months making excuses, putting it off, trying to ignore it. I can't do that anymore. I know I'm scared that I'll fail again, but maybe it will be all rollercoasters and ferris wheels.


heath said...


David Grover said...

Wait, you were scared of "Death Becomes Her"? Isn't that that cheesy movie with Bruce WIllis? I saw that when I was like 8.

editorgirl said...

In my defense, I only saw the poster and the part where Goldie Hawn and Meryl Streep are beating the crap out of each other. Completely ew.

Ginsberg said...

After The Sixth Sense, you should see Signs.

Best of luck with that other scary thing.

indialect said...

Signs is not okay. Sensory manipulation in the extreme. It's not what you see, it's what you hear and DON'T see. I couldn't handle windchimes for about 6 months after seeing that. I had to make a conscious effort to get over rustling cornfields before we moved to the Midwest. But I'll ride the white roller coaster with you anytime you like.

Th. said...


I think it will be.

But! on Sixth Sense! The first time I saw it it about scared me to death.

The second time I saw it it was a heart-wrenching love story between a man and his wife.

The third time I saw it it was piercing drama exploring the relationship between mother and son.

I can't recommend it enough.


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