Fear = California Highway Driving

Yesterday, my son Matt, sent me a definition of the word “chalice”. I thought, “What a great way to start a blog.” So, today’s word is “fear” and the topic is “driving.” 


dictionary.reference.com/browse/fear – a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid. 

And now, an attempt to write the blog using the word “fear” and all of its definitions.

On Nov.6th we experienced fear as we drove through San Francisco on the 101. This distressing emotion, fearwas aroused by CRAZY ASS CALIFORNIAN DRIVERS WHO WERE INTENT ON KILLING THEMSELVES OR US, AS THEY SWERVED BACK AND FORTH, FOR NO APPARENT REASON, IN UP TO  7 LANES OF TRAFFIC WITHOUT ONCE, NOT ONCE, USING THEIR SIGNALS! 

Fear of impending danger (DYING) was intensified when our evil GPS TRIED TO TAKE US THROUGH OAKLAND. 

“TURN AROUND. TURN AROUND. RECALCULATING. TAKE THE NEXT LEFT. THEN, TAKE THE NEXT LEFT. DRIVE THROUGH OAKLAND, ONE OF THE MEANEST, BADDEST ASS CITIES IN CALIFORNIA, THEN, TURN. TURN AROUND. TURN AROUND!!!! NOW. DO IT. DO IT AGAIN.” 
Ignoring the GPS, we fearfully attempted to negotiate the 101 ourselves. We felt impending fear when the following sign appeared out of no where. 


“For the #1 coastal highway, Veer left in 50 yards”


Our fear was real, not imagined, because at that exact time, we were 7 lanes away on the right trying to stay alive.



This impending emotion of possible pain did not ease when our drive continued down the #1 because it was OBVIOUSLY BUILT AND DESIGNED BY THE SAME evil SADIST WHO PUT IN THE FREEWAY SIGNS.

Shelley and John







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