31 Day Blog Challenge: What Am I Afraid Of?

I’ve seen my life flash before my eyes in a car accident that wrote off a fairly new car.

I’ve suffered the death of my father.

I’m not particularly fond of heights.

I’ve lived through the machinations of truly evil people.


I’ve communed with many a critter and creepy crawly thanks to living in a rainforest.

What am I afraid of? Pressure cookers.

For as long as I’ve been alive my mother has always had a functional pressure cooker in her kitchen. I love that they drastically reduce cooking time because I’m forever hungry. However, as much as I appreciate that awesome benefit, you would rarely find me in the kitchen while there’s an open flame under a pressure cooker. I am terrified when mom asks me to adjust the flame.

You see, once upon a time a pressure cooker exploded in our kitchen.


Like this, but with split peas.


We had to scrape yellow split peas off the ceiling and walls for a while. Come to think of it, the stain never really went away. If you ask me to describe the explosion, I can’t piece together the sequence of events. It happened. I was there. Now I am haunted by the thought of a pressure cooking going ka-boom while I’m standing in the room. I could do without that kind of pressure (see what I did there)!

What absolutely terrifies you?

7 thoughts on “31 Day Blog Challenge: What Am I Afraid Of?

    1. I am so thankful that I’ve never encountered a tornado. The movie Twister was excitement enough. When you dream about tornadoes, do you take action against whatever’s causing you stress and anxiety so that you sleep soundly?

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  1. [ Smiles ] What terrified me was the thought of deleting my blog on Blogger (I eventually deleted it). I watched years of blog posts go “Poof,” before my eyes.

    Anyway, I started a new blog on WordPress and it is not terrifying.

    By the way, I also know what it is like to have a pressure cooker reap havoc in a kitchen.

    When I was a teenager, the metal weight that is used for releasing the pressure found its way off; which resulted in beef being administered to the ceiling and the walls of the kitchen. The pressure cooker flew off of the stove and rolled all the way down to the kitchen cupboard.

    But, I am proud to admit that experience never left me traumatised.

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    1. O-M-G! Pressure cookers have exploded everywhere! It’s good that you were never traumatised. I guess this is my cross to bear 😀. With regard to your blog, sometimes things just have to end. Congratulations on your new blog! 🎉

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