Tuesday, February 5, 2008


For some reason the thought just pooped into my head the other day of what my personal boggart would be (and if you don't know what I'm talking about, read Harry Potter would ya' already?) A vivid picture came into my head of a killer whale (because of my marine life phobia) standing upright holding out a can of refrigerator biscuits (because of my opening the can by pressing a spoon on the seam phobia), followed by an infinite number of other killer whales holding cans of biscuits just like him (because of my fear of any living thing in large numbers. The word swarm used to describe a number of animals sends a chill up my spine). So, what would your boggart be?


Laura said...

I haven't read Harry Potter, and don't intend to. However, I can gather what a Boggart must be from your very vivid description of all your fears rolled into one image.

Mine would be a million birds (because of my fear of flying creatures) chasing me in a car where I have to make left turns (becuase of my fear of left turns) where in the background is the most giant Ferris Wheel you've ever seen and after I make the left turns, I have to go through every drive-through window on the planet (yes, I'm afraid of those too). Good thing for therapists!

Rachel said...

A phone wearing a turtleneck sitting at the bottom of the stairs and I'm at the top.

Liz said...

Okay, mine would be having about a hundred birds (of various sizes) whose legs are all stuck in my hair and flapping against my head/face/neck.

And as I swat at them, I kill some and then have dead birds hanging from my hair as I’m taken to my 20 year reunion and have nothing to say except “Look at all these dead birds in my hair. That’s the only thing I’ve done in 20 years…”

Mendy said...

Okay, I've been thinking about this and all I can think of is a season of Survivor several years ago when a reward for a couple of people was to swim in this fresh water pool that was full of jellyfish. The jellyfish had evolved to lose their sting by living in fresh water for so many years, but I still couldn't even watch it. Those things just creep me out. So, I guess my Boggart would be a dark pool of jellyfish. What could be more disgusting?

Amanda said...

I was driving in my car the other day and finally realized what mine would be. I don't exactly know why I thought of it just then, way after your post, but here it is.
Tons of people moving in towards me holding a karoeke microphone and for some reason I have to sing in front of all those people.