Thursday, March 18, 2010

But I don't want the world to end.

So have I mentioned before how I'm a major wuss and am starting to become a bit paranoid? No? I haven't? Oh. Well. I am.

Let me just put it out there....I have an irrational fear of the world ending. Seriously, I'm not kidding. I hate end of the world themed movies (except Independence Day because you just can't hate that movie and hello! Harry Connick Jr. has a role [albeit brief] in it and I heart him big time) because they freak me out and hello I'm not a good swimmer so if a massive wave came there is no way I'd survive that and I was never a girl scout so I don't really have "survival skills" and the end of the world is just a downer.

So needless to say that all of the earthquakes that have been going on around the world have me a little on edge. And the fact that a 4.4 (yes I know that's nothing compared to other quakes worldwide but for all I knew it was "The Big One") hit LA on Tuesday morning did not help my paranoia (well that and the fact that there have been so many huge earthquakes around the world lately it's just nerve wrecking!).

Also, let's be honest, I just don't want the world to end! There is so much I want to do in my life and 2012 is just not enough time. So Hollywood, stop making movies that offer legitimate (well to me they sound legitimate) evidence that the world is going be hit by a giant hurricane or a ridiculous earthquake because my wussy heart just can't take it. That and all this 2012 stuff is messing with my psyche (right word? I have no idea) and I hope it's all a big flop like Y2K.

So um can we still be friends even though I'm a big paranoid weirdo?

Or are you afraid of big natural disasters too?




happy thursday!

18 comments:

Chrissy said...

I saw both of those movies... 2012, I had to kinda laugh.. a gross exaggeration don't u think? Hey I lived thru the Northridge quake... and I know where I was at we had cosmetic damage NOT like the damage in Northridge, then again Northridge had a lot of badly built structures.. Sure I have a fear, but then again, we have no control over natural disasters, we can only prepare for so much and even then it may not be enough... Girl, all I can say is, cherish each moment and live everyday to its fullest...

thesimplethings said...

It's so weird that you write about this.. I just watched Nostradamus 2012 (I suggest you not watch.. sad face) yesterday. Let me tell you, I have that same fear. I can't imagine how people are going to start acting once December 2012 starts rolling around. Ah!

I also watched the movie 2012, the one with John Cusack. That was just plain ridiculous.

I was in Rosemead/Monterey Park when the 4.4 hit. That was SCARY. :(

erin said...

The movies don't really scare me. It's thinking about stuff in the movies coming true that scares me. The after effects.

I'm with you. I'm not ready to leave this world in 2012. Or any time soon at all. I'd like to live forever, please and thank you.

Also, hearing preachers speak about the rapture freaks me out. You'd think as a christian-ish person that I'd be excited, but I'm not. It just makes me frightened for myself and the people I care about.

lspoon said...

A friend of mine constantly shares articles about asteroids hitting the Earth. I told her to stop or we can't be friends anymore since "Asteroids hitting the Earth" is on my Top 10 list of ways I'd rather not die...

Mandy said...

I feel the same way you do. I am not a fan of end of the world movies and am pretty sure I couldnt live in CA because of the earthquakes. OH is a good place for me. =)

leticia said...

DITTO! I thought I was the only one who took the 4.4 seriously.. Everyone's making jokes about it, and how it was so small.. Um, does that mean people are just asking for bigger?
Cali is a pretty damn good place to live, no hurricanes, tornados, active volcanoes.. why do I get the feeling that we're "asking for it"??
Im with you.. lets stick with horror flicks about ghosts and monsters, not world ending catastrophic events!! :)

san said...

Working as a geologist, the 4.4. really didn't get me worried... LA should be happy if it gets another couple of 4.4 earthquakes, because that relieves stress on the major faults! ;)

I am not one that is into all those "end of the world" movies either - even though I am pretty sure that they're WAY exaggerated.
I still want to be your friend.

Ev`Yan | apricot tea. said...

Of course we can be friends! I don't watch movies like that because I seriously get worked up, too. Not because I think it WILL happen, but because it COULD happen... & that prospect makes my hands sweat.

That earthquake a few days ago especially jolted me into thinking bad thoughts. I just KNEW it was The Big One (even though it wasn't).

Mrs Soup said...

You aren't crazy.....

we have real and honest plans for the zombie-pocolypse, based on what kind of zombies they are. Will it be transmitted via bites, breath, water, what? Our place is far enough out and well fortified enough to possibly escape. As for the other kinds of end of the world...I can only hope that the rapture will occur before revelations so I can be in heaven before suffering the horrors.

But then, I also have random moments of sheer irrationality....everything from getting hit by a falling plane to attacked by a herd of elk...so my mental capacities are kinda questionable...

Ali said...

I love how you end such a somber post with "Happy Thursday!" Hahaha.

I get this way too. I was thinking last night in bed how much it would just SUCK if the earthquake (yanno, THE earthquake) hit and our entire house came crashing down on us.

No, really. That's exactly what went through my head.

Needless to say, I feel you!

Nora said...

of course we can be friends.
and don't worry, it freaks me out a little bit too. (Probably didn't help that the ex was in love with this stuff and we watched every show ever made about 2012 and OMG some of it makes sense and is creeepy).

I vote for a blogger commune, high up on a mountain or something, in the middle of the US where we will be safe!?

Hillary said...

when movies like 2012 come out I just pretend that they don't exist.

Angela Noelle said...

I figure, we made it through Y2K, surely we'll make it through 2012 as well? And hey, if not, it's not like anyone would even really be aware of it, ha!

Hollywood Sucker said...

Some calming science facts:

1) Asteroids hit the earth all the time, even big ones, really big ones, and they burn up before they make impact.

2) The major earthquakes happening lately are not related. We are just hearing about them because they happened in populated areas, but really earthquakes happen all the time (much like asteroids!).

Scientists do not think the world will end in 2012. Crazy people do (not you, you're not crazy). Also just because the Mayan calendar ends means nothing. All calendars end.

Simply Valorie said...

I mean, I love me a good disaster movie now and again, and I find the whole 2012 conspiracy interesting and kind of weird. But, yes, I occasionally DO lay awake at night and think "What if it's true?!" At least you'll be married and all that. If it's true, I'll graduate from college literally THE DAY BEFORE the world ends.
I feel like that should be funny somehow, like all my high school teachers were right -- "If you ever graduate, Valorie, the world will end! hahaha!" Except I'm really freaked out that it's true!

Bayjb said...

I always love those disaster movies but yeah it's a little scary. They keep talking about "the big one," etc. so yeah it's scary. But I just enjoy it and try not to let it consume my brain (which it can)

Faith | Postcard Printing said...

We can't do anything with that, there are really some people who believes the world will end. But it's still up to us if we will believe what they believe, right? We can't let it affect us

BrotherGee said...

The world is not going to end. The world is going to change. There are people in powerful positions who want Humanity to look toward this event in Fear, as Fear lowers one's personal vibration, threatening their ability to qualify for The Harvest that is on the horizon.

The key to eliminating Fear is to

a. gain True Knowledge about what is to come
b. Live lives of Kindness, Caring & Unselfish Giving

I will leave the following for whoever wishes to read it:

"What Lies Ahead" --- http://time-to-choose.blogspot.com/2010/02/what-lies-ahead.html

All Love,

~~ g