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FridayQ: fearful

I’m not at work today so I was able to get up at a somewhat more leisurely time than usual. And I’m also able to take time out to do the FridayQ on time 🙂 .
Today I’m going to Leeds for lunch with my father – he’s taking early retirement soon and as a retirement present he’s getting himself a new amplifier to replace his current one which is older than me. It still works but he’d like to be able to connect the audio output from the TV so that he can listen to the digital radio channels like BBC Radio 5 Live Extra and BBC7.
After that, it’s the annual Ramair pubcrawl, which I’ve managed to avoid for my first two years at university but can’t see it happening this year, and then the infamous FND.
I now finally have a landline phone in my room after I fixed the problem with the line that was stopping it from working – the phone socket upstairs wasn’t wired up correctly so there was no electric current on the line. This was fine for the ADSL modem which draws its power from the server’s USB port but not so good for the phone which relies on the power in the phone line.
But anyway, onto the FridayQ:

What is the biggest fear you’ve had to face? Now that it’s over, would it scare you to confront it again?

Possibly moving to university for the first time. I knew no-one and was really worried that I wouldn’t fit in and have three years of boredom and loneliness (I think this week alone has proved that that wasn’t the case). I’d confront it again but I’m happy in Bradford so I don’t feel the need to move elsewhere.

What is your greatest fear that you’ve not yet met? If you were paid loads of money, would you willingly face it?

Being taken hostage. I had a dream about it last night, thinking I was going to die, but then I woke up so I couldn’t tell you how it ended. And yeah, I’d do it for money, just as long as they didn’t harm me…

What is something most people are afraid of, but you don’t have a problem with? Why do you think that is?

Rats, because people think they carry disease. That’s true for the wild ones but the pet ones are harmless and really cute too.

FQ Movie Night: Your readers are looking for a thrill! What’s the scariest scene from a movie you’ve ever seen?

Not a big fan of horror films but I liked 28 Days Later. The scariest scene was probably where the lead character pokes the army seargent’s eyes out. I could barely watch…

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