31 questions | march 10.

March 10
Have you ever been genuinely afraid for your physical safety?

In my last year of college, I met a boy. It’s always about a boy, isn’t it? Anyway… he went to another school, about an hour away from mine. I was visiting him, hoping he’d finally declare his love for me (he didn’t but I still, um, enjoyed him a bit). Ahem. As I was saying… On my way back to my dorm, I slid off the highway. Invisible black ice and all. My car rolled over a couple of times. Maybe more than a couple, hard to say. While the actual rolling was happening, I was sure I was going to die. You know what flashed before my eyes? Snow. [It was winter.] And a whole lot of nothing. So that whole life-flashing-before-your-eyes thing is crap.

Also, one time I rode a ski lift. Yes… only once. I don’t ski. And it was summer. I have a major fear of heights so I was pretty much afraid that was the end of days the entire ride.

Oh… also, one time I got caught in a riptide. I was about 9 years old. Kinda choked on some salty ocean water that day. Fucking scared to death.

p.s. — I just remembered another one… I had a minor car accident a couple of years ago. The owner of the other car [who wasn’t even the driver] was afraid I was going to sue her or something. [I wasn’t.] She started calling me and threatening me. I had to go to the cops. Thankfully, she backed the fuck off when she got a call from the PD. Bitch.

[Thanks to my lovely friend Marquessa for this 31 questions challenge.]

         
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Sandra is a writer, blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Hawaii where she could learn to surf. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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16 Responses to 31 questions | march 10.

  1. I once lost my daughter in a rip tide. She was knocked off her feet and I couldn’t see her, although I had been standing right next to her. It could have only been a few seconds but seemed forever! Horrible!

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  2. Ive had one car accident but thats about it!

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  3. Hang on just a minute …. ‘It’s always about a boy’????
    You roll the car in some sort of post-erotic haze after ‘enjoying’ this young gentleman and somehow he gets the blame?
    I’m not sure that I really know what a ‘rip-tide’ is. Having been brought up in a surfing culture I’m certainly aware of rips (frequently a helpful current to get one out beyond the break) but that variety doesn’t have anything to do with the tide. Mind you, fearing for your life whilst in one is the absolute worst thing to do.

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    • Oh… no! I don’t blame the boy for the accident. The trip I made to his school was all about him. Perhaps I should have said ‘it always starts with a boy’ rather than ‘it’s always about a boy’. Maybe? Is that any better? Maybe not.

      The accident was due to weather and road conditions. Black ice is kind of invisible. Totally not blaming the boy. Although he could have at least declared his love for me.

      Riptide is the same as rip current… and it does pull one away from the shoreline. Sounds like it’s the same as what you describe. I’ve always wanted to learn to surf. I think my body would disagree at this point… just another one of those things I should have run off to do when I was younger…

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      • I was certainly speaking younger-in-cheek. But how dare he fail to declare his undying love for you before casting you out into the freezing night, anyway.
        I have actually been in the surf every day this week but my body is not capable of what it once was – I’m a bit reluctant to throw myself into the rip without a board these days, and I haven’t been on a board for about 5 years

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  4. M says:

    Those are some scary incidents!

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  5. jrvincente says:

    Ooo. Those do sound scary! Glad it turned out okay!
    -Jayden

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