Quoted from JohnnyPinball007:
For me, it is flesh eating bacteria.
I finally had a vacation, and went back in the water again, and I was not very worried, I did not have any cuts or anything to be worried about.
I had totally forgot about this topic, but I am glad it was brought up again, because it has helped me, just reading all the comments.
After my friend who-dey, and also my friend Dwayne died suddenly last year, I am just living my life like everyday could be my last day.
(and no, that does not mean taking out every penny I have in the bank and going to strip clubs).
If I die in my sleep tonight, that would suck, but it would be ok, because my loved ones would be all set as far as not having to worry about any taxes or anything due anytime soon on the rental houses.
I am self employed, and ever since I lost who-dey and Dwayne, if a client wants me to do a job that I will not like, I say no.
Since last November, I have not done the first job that I did not want to mess with, life is too short, I want to enjoy the next one day, or 30 years, or whatever in between before I die.
I have had a awesome life, and I am not afraid to die.
What scares me the most at the moment, is having strokes like Dad did, and going blind.
Or some freak accident that cuts off my hands, and I can no longer enjoy my games (or even reach for a beer) in my final days/years.
The world has changed in the last couple of years, and I will only dine out if the place has a outdoor patio, and while I am not scared of dining indoors, it is just not a good choice right now I think.
And while on vacation I overcame a fear I used to have.
Catching a sting ray while fishing.
I did watch some YouTube videos about that stuff, and I learned a little.
BUT!, out of everyone that was fishing, no one but me caught any sting rays, and I caught 3 of them.
The first one I was shocked and needed help.
The second one I was going to really try to do good, but it had swallowed the hook so I cut the line.
The third one I was able to take the hook out, and I rubbed its belly, and it smiled at me.
I was always afraid of sting rays, and I always thought it was nuts how some aquariums had areas to pet them, but now I would love to get back to one of those places to pet them, and I am no longer afraid of stings rays period.
(not Steve Irwin all happy with them or anything).
In the water I am still more afraid of flesh eating bacteria, than sharks.
Right now the only thing that really scares me is running out of beer late at night and all of the stores are closed.
And that is easy to prevent, just have a few 30 packs on hand at all times.
I hope all of you have a AWESOME WEEK!
And I hope whatever scares you the most will never happen in the first place.