Dr. Marvel said, "Frightened? Child, you're talking to a man who's laughed in the face of death, sneered at doom, and chuckled at catastrophe. I was petrified."
I've only been petrified twice in my life.
The first time was when I was in college. I went to get into my car and there was a live snake on the drivers side of the front seat. I freaked out. But I couldn't move. I literally just could not get my feet to propel me where I wanted to be and that was anywhere except looking at a snake in my car.
I tasted adrenaline in my throat and then I "ran like the wind Bull'seye". The phrase that I had heard so many times in the movies of the 40's and 50's "feets don't fail me now", took on a whole new meaning. But the way, the snake had been put there by the frat boys next door. The world famous Sigma Chi knotheads. One of my sorority sisters who was dating one of the ding dongs got them to take the bull snake out of my car.......whew. I have not been frightened by a snake since and to be honest I had never been afraid before. Must just have been where my head was at the time.
The second time I was petrified was when I came home from grocery shopping with Shelley (she was a youngster) and the door to my house was open. The handle of the front door was flat. There was blood on the porch and leading away down the sidewalk. I didn't notice it as we approached the house. When I pushed at the front door.....after a while.....my Saint Bernards Annabelle and Priscilla almost bit me. Then they realized it was me.
Obviously someone had taken channel locks to the door knob, popped the lock, opened the door and got a handful of "big dog teeth". Bet they were surprised.
Speaking of surprised.............
With the kids living here, I see and have seen almost every kid movie that has come out in the past two years. Most are well......yeah. But I actually have a recommendation for you. If you get a chance to rent Despicable Me, do so. It is not anything like I thought it would be. It is not filled with one liners for adults and no plot but a stupid story for kids. It is a wonderfully entertaining movie with a great heart. And the people who did the voices were also a pleasant surprise. Cute, fun and heartwarming.........and Snow White was no where to be seen.