Then a zombie walked in and it got awkward!

Guh.

It is so embarrassing to admit this, but I have an irrational fear of zombies. Yes, I know zombies don’t exist; I said ‘irrational’ didn’t I?

My top three fears (in order) are:
1) something happening to my kids or husband
2) zombies
3) natural disaster

I know this isn’t right. Not only did I put zombies as my number two worst fear, but I also didn’t even list an actual real life disease outbreak in there.

It isn’t the gore that goes along with eating brains that I hate. I find that part kind of entertaining. I guess you can say I have a kind of ‘enjoy / fear’ relationship with zombies. I would love to dress up and participate in one of those ‘Walking Dead’ nights where groups of people walk city streets as zombies, usually around Halloween. At the same time though, when I have nightmares at night now (which isn’t often), they usually involve zombies.

And, if I don’t say so myself, I think I would make a pretty fine looking zombie. If you like that sort of thing. Check me out.

I think I just ate some brains. Not too sure what else I would be smiling about if I was a zombie.

So why do I have this fear now? I blame the evolution of the zombie.

When zombie movies first came around, they walked so slow that you could always outrun them. Their only hope of eating brains was catching you by surprise, falling on you, or getting you while you slept because you chose the dumbest guy in the group to be your lookout, and he fell asleep too.

Nowadays, they are super-sprinters. Actually, when I work out now, in the back of my head, I sometimes think that one day I will need to be in good enough shape to carry my girls and outrun at least someone else. Not only can they run fast, but if you check out some of the games that are out these days, they have bulged out and their physique can rival any championship bodybuilder.

So, in an effort to reel in my fear, I turn to search engines to put everything in to perspective and remind myself that I am being silly. I start typing and … wait for it … oh no you di’int.

Great.

Guh.

I’m scared of zombies.

Sheri Landry
Sheri publishes, and writes at This Bird’s Day where she shares all of the thoughts in her head without the voices. Sticking mainly with content for Canadians, Sheri shares family stories, product information and anything that fits into her (and her family’s) daily activities.
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10 comments… add one
  • Julia Feb 20, 2013, 6:32 pm

    LOL you are too cute. I would put germ outbreak ahead of zombies, but only because I have read the Stand too many times.

    • Sheri Landry Sheri Apr 15, 2013, 10:24 am

      Ha. Too funny Julia. Note to self, don’t re-read The Stand. ;)

  • Shawn Ann @ Shawn Ann's World Jan 27, 2012, 11:08 am

    That is just cool looking!

    • Sheri Landry Sheri Feb 5, 2012, 1:01 am

      I did it through PicNik – too bad Google is doing away with them.

  • Jenn @therebelchick Jan 25, 2012, 7:36 pm

    LOL I try not to think about zombies. If they do come, I hope they’re old school, slow moving zombies, so I can easily outrun them!

  • Heather Jan 25, 2012, 7:35 am

    this is hilarious. My #1 fear is that our entire family will drive into a body of water and we’ll all be trapped in the car. Eek!

    • Sheri Landry Sheri Feb 5, 2012, 12:59 am

      That is kind of specific. Were we separated at birth? I have some pretty specific fears now and then too. Weird!

  • Karen Jan 20, 2012, 8:50 am

    I have no chance of outrunning one, so I am practicing my brain eating skillz to become one.

    • Sheri Landry Sheri Jan 20, 2012, 4:43 pm

      Well… if you can’t beat em’ eat em’, I guess. Ha, that was pretty funny.

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