Artist Greggy...Musings and Yik-Yak

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09/07/2004
Entry: "Fear or sum' close to it..."

I’m sitting here at my computer just idly reflecting again. Been doing a lot of that lately it seems. Just chilln’, marinating, letting my thoughts simmer on low trying to find a vibe to jump on. After meandering every which way from the mundane to the bizarre my thoughts kind of settled on my issues about fear and the things I’m afraid of. Yeah, I ‘fraid of a few things in life, nothing scaredy-cat type though, where you could call me a beach or other “sissified” terminology. I know most men would be averse to admitting to any type of fear, but the way I see it, fear is fear, whether you acknowledge it in a public way or not is your bizwhack. Let me see, there are a few things that I could say give me a degree of fear…

I know hospitals are supposed to be all about healing and such and getting better...
But yours truly is terrified to think of being a patient in one, them places have enough mistakes, inept doctors, disgruntled nurses aides, and other phenomena to give greggyman “duck” bumps…

Planes are such an essential part of our everyday lives no doubt…
But a brutha prefers the “keep ya hiney on the ground at all times” approach to travel.

What in God’s earth would an amusement park be without a fast rollercoaster?
In my opinion…a much safer place for all!..LOL! Homie don’t play that here, ok?

Without hypodermic needles the very sick and ill would have a hard time getting medicine…
What is it about that tiny skinny thing that evokes terror in my mind when the doc turns around with one in his hand? This Soul Survivor aint having it without a tremble, ya heard?

I have always wondered why God created waterbugs, flying cockroaches and dragonflies…
I’m of the belief that it was solely to keep us in check…them some nasty bugs for sure.

All this new-fangled genetic theory drug therapy stuff sounds like promises of the future…
Here’s hoping some mad scientist aint inventing a toxin that targets specific races only...

Long ago they established fair workplace rules and regulations to protect the worker...
What if we awoke one morning to find out the guvmint did away with the weekend?

I remember once feeling very good about the security of my country against foreign threats...
Now, although there are real terrorists everywhere, it’s my own country that frightens me the most in it’s approach to terrorism by not only informing us of the danger we are in, but also teaching them( the terrorists) how to defeat us by exposing and broadcasting where we are the weakest….duh.

A lot of moobies dealt with the premise of someone innocent going to jail or deathrow…
I believe that my single greatest fear right now, is that in this country, I know at any given moment on any given day, I could get arrested and thrown in jail because someone said I did something…even if I had nadda to do with it, and after that most folk will always think I did do it regardless.

You see, those were just a few items that give me pause for alarm or a certain degree of fear. What you scurred of? Or are you one of those helmet wearing hard-nosed “I aint scurred of nothing” types?

Happy September (yikes!)
~peace to every last one of you~

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9 brothers and sisters helped me to understand.


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on Friday, September 10th, 2004 @ 01:16 PM EST
siana said

I AINT NEVER SCARED!

Ahhhh...so I finally meet the Brave One herself....I like your bravado, but trust me, there will be a situation one day where you'll be stroking past me running in fear...watch...LMAO. At least I hope not yanno? Have a good weekend...G

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on Friday, September 10th, 2004 @ 08:34 AM EST
A~ said

P.S. it's lonely over here in my corner! I miss you guys' visits and comments so much

Awww A~...I came by my friend, 'member? LOL I think I told you I was having some sort of issues with your site once but I think I tole you bout that right? Actually I've been a bit slack as of recently for a lot of my fambily..soggy...G

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on Friday, September 10th, 2004 @ 08:33 AM EST
angela said

I gotta say, I don't fear heights, needles, bugs, airplanes, or hospitals... My biggest phobia is much like Meadow's. That I would die unexpectedly and my sons would have no one to raise them. That's the only thing wiggin' me out in my life. Tends to make me wanna live in a bubble! But then again, that wouldn't really be living now, would it?
Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us, Greggy. This life sure is scary sometimes, eh? But we just need to rely on God to keep us safe, and our loved ones to help keep us sane! winkHope the darkness shifts to a backend corner of your mind and that you truly enjoy your weekend. Love, A~

Interesting that you and Meadow both share that same fear Ang...makes sense actually since the maternal instinct would make that more dominant for you. And don't try to live in a bubble 'cause you'll just be inviting someone to come along and burst it! *wink* Yooouuuu welcome, but I'm not really sharing my thoughts yet, those there were just randomly itemized bits of dis-information that were accidently discharged into the realms of cyber-space...what? huh? hehehe...Have a grandiose time this weekend, don't hurt nobody, hear? lol............G

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on Thursday, September 9th, 2004 @ 08:58 PM EST
France said

AWE, Rollercoasters Greggy, lol?! I LOVE 'EM! Guess that's why I work @ Disney, lol, but I feel, ya' on the terrorist thing. I just watched Tom Brokaw tell terrorists how to get a bomb in a bookbag on our planes & trains. Go figure!

Right now I'm afraid of hurricanes...keep thinking my luck is going to run out. BTW, THANKS MUCH for your concern. Take care!

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Yeah France...something about that feeling, that plunging towards your death feeling that don't sit well with my digestive system, knamean? hehehe. But I figure to each his own. Even my grandchildren love the rollercoasters, the faster and more ways it whips your body around the better for them! Aint it something the way the media disseminates more information about how to harm us than how to inform us...And don't think anything about luck running out, remember, you are Blessed...and that aint got squat to do with luck! Enjoy the weekend!...G

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on Wednesday, September 8th, 2004 @ 07:07 PM EST
Frank said

Definitely have a fear for a hospital. I don't know what it is, but I hate being in them for myself or for a loved one. And the fear of the unknown. Now that's fear for your tail brotha! Aside from that, I think I have a guilty pleasure for most of the ones you mentioned bruh. Love Heights and flying, and rollercoasters. Holla!

hehehe.yeah Frank, thats the great contradiction about me, I love heights and speed but hate rollercoasters and airplanes...And that one fear you mentioned...the fear of the unknown...yes, I agree that is some scary stuff there. Especially if the unknown is almost known but not quite all the way. That leaves you even more anxious than if you didn't know squat from the good go..Have a good week...G

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on Wednesday, September 8th, 2004 @ 05:50 PM EST
Raven said

Awww my poor little greggy scared of needles and bugs LOL. Hey I don't blame you, Im not too fond of them either. I really scared of snakes and rats more than anything else though, yuck! Have good week luv.

LOL...yeah yeah... you hit it right on the head, greggy has issues with bugs, ok? The basic small bugs like flies, skeetos, ladybugs, etc., give me no problems whatsoever, it's them large motorized insects that give me the creeps...LMAO. The funny thing is I aint scared of snakes but a dragonfly will make a brutha sprint...LMAO. And let us not even talk about rats, them there some straight up nasty critters for sure!
Have a great rest of the week yourself Raven, take care...G

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on Wednesday, September 8th, 2004 @ 04:49 PM EST
Meadow said

I'm just afraid of dying before I get a chance to see my children growup, but I have hope.
Be happy Greggy, the world is more beautiful because you are in it!

"Worry is a debt paid for a bill you might never owe."*don't know the originator smile

ooooo...yeah thats a good fear to have too Meadow. Come to think of it, I want to see my kids all grown up and successful first too! Thanks for shining your rays of positivity and good quotes into this dank corner called artistgreggy.com..lol...have a very good week!...

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on Wednesday, September 8th, 2004 @ 03:34 PM EST
Art4SouL said

I have to admit I’m afraid of birds. I’ve been afraid of them since I was a little girl my mom says. To some I’m sure my fear is unreasonable. But I would prefer those flying rats stay away from me.

yeah i know a lot of folk who scared of birds, especially pigeons. I think pigeons are sneaky

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on Wednesday, September 8th, 2004 @ 02:48 AM EST
Ray G. said

I'm with you on most of these bruh! Especially hospitals and airplanes.

When I was much younger, I was one of those helmet wearing hard noses, but these days I see things in a different light.

hehe...yeah Ray, as you can see a brutha has issues with those things. When I was younger I was full of bravado too, amazing how the harsh realities of life will temper that gung ho spirit...lol...G

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