People are often amused when I tell them what scares me.
1. SUPER VOLCANOES
We live in earthquake country out here. I’ve even been in a big one (Loma Prieta) that knocked me down a flight of stairs. It was scary.
BUT NOT AS SCARY AS A SUPER VOLCANO!
Let me ‘splain.
Anyone who’s been to Yellowstone has probably seen this stuff.
So pretty! Look at Old Faithful burst! Wow!
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Those geysers and pretty rings are the very surface of a super volcano. Not a regular volcano like Mount St. Helens. Oh, no.
A SUPER VOLCANO!!
What is a super volcano, you are wondering.
It’s a CATASTROPHE.
“Is the world’s largest super-volcano set to erupt for the first time in 600,000 years, wiping out two-thirds of the U.S.?”
SEE? Granted, that’s from The Daily Mail. BUT STILL!
What can we do?
Nothing, really. I mean, granted, the coupon collectors and people with the storerooms full of Diet Mountain Dew and off-brand anti-perspirants and discontinued mascara are PROBABLY AT AN ADVANTAGE. Right? The first thing CVS will be out of is Cover Girl’s Longest Lasting Lashes. I mean, people have priorities!
Image copyrighted by TLC.
What are you afraid of?
UPDATED: I once bookmarked this page because it was hilarious. Also, because it told me how to survive a super volcano eruption: “Head to coast, hijack ship to island in the middle of nowhere with seeds, vitamins and mushrooms.”