Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Scared of Clowns?

I am a 40+ woman and I admit I am scared of clowns! This humorous disclosure comes after getting a wonderful laugh from another blogger buddy's post yesturday. Check out Orange Sinks blog to see the Ugly Man in her basement. Just looking at his picture creeped me out. He and I could NEVER share a living space. So this reminded me of my "Clown Thing".

Seriously, tell me these guys aren't disturbing?? And then there is CHUCKIE! Need I say anymore......

I'm not sure when it happened or how, but its never gone away. My favorite Auntie knew a lady who made handmade dolls, so every special occaision she had one made for me. They were absolutely lovely. All hand-made and stitched. Each face had a unique expression carefully stitched and shaded. True works of art. A special shelve was built in my room where they all were proudly displayed. AND THEN IT HAPPENED - it was inevitable - one year I excitedly ripped open the box and there it was................. a freakin clown!!!!!!

How was I ever going to sleep with that thing in my room?? I tried hiding it, thinking nobody would notice but that didn't work. The shelf "accidentally" broke and fell down once (not sure how that happened hahahaha). But much to my dismay, it was repaired the next day. I was convinced that HE would come to life in the night and choke me or something! My solution was to pile all the blankets up in a wall around my face. My theory was - if I couldn't see him, maybe he couldn't see me!
Well, I am not quite as crazed now, as I was as a child but I still try to avoid them as much as possible. But seriously, who doesn't believe that those ventriloquist dummies really come to life after the man puts them away in the box???


  1. Kim,
    I don't know why, but clowns have always kind of creeped me out too! Thanks for the mention of my blog.......I hope we don't both start having nightmares now! Enjoyed your post! Have a good week! Cathy g

  2. Kim, I laughed so hard reading your post! I'm not scared of clowns, I just strongly dislike them! Hate that Chuckie doll too! But I'll have to admit....I don't think that "totem clown" on Orange Sinks blog is too bad! Takes all kinds!

  3. Kim
    I agree that odd things scare each person differently. I had a good laugh this morning and I am afraid of ferris wheels. Just looking at them from the ground makes my knees weak.


    PS: Rosie is worse than Sally!!

  4. Look out Cathy. I think Sheri might want to bid on your ugly man on ebay!! I hope she has a lock on her basement door because I'm pretty sure he roams around at night! Creeepy LOL