Things that scare me

I can't... even look at this photograph. It's too upsetting. WHY do people get these creatures?

Things that scare me for no good reason:

  • Varicose veins
  • Tea Partiers
  • People on MTV
  • Lightning
  • Going bald
  • Greeting cards that sing when you open them
  • Cockroaches
  • Hoarders
  • Becoming an old lady who collects kitsch
  • Getting gray hair
  • Leprosy
  • Most cats
  • State of English language proficiency on Craigslist

Things that scare me for good reason:

  • Stink bugs taking over the world
  • Never being able to write again
  • Bad posture
  • Sugar
  • Untrained Chihuahuas and Yorkshire terriers
  • Untrained children
  • Having to live in a nursing home
  • Being a mother
  • Distressing and backward paradigms that rule the U.S. public school system
  • Childhood obesity epidemic
  • Puppy mills
  • Childbirth
  • Worldwide tea shortage
  • The possibility of becoming schizophrenic
  • Snow
  • Teeth falling out

Litany of fear aside, I’m going to have a great weekend. Tonight, Cate is hosting a Royal Wedding party. Secretly, I’m going for the company and the tea and scones; I’m not deeply invested in the wedding of Wills and Kate, as adorable and royal as they might be. Saturday is a day of cleaning, reading, and running errands while Guion brews and then Win is coming to visit on Sunday. We are going to do our best to persuade him to live here. Any tips? What’s the best thing about living in Charlottesville?