Friday, January 13, 2006

Question of the Week

If you're waiting on the aforementioned post on "this" I must beg your patience a bit longer (which is somewhat ironic with the topic of the post but you don't know that yet). It's hit a road block or better yet a mind block. Instead I'm resurrecting the QOTW. Let me hear your thoughts, this is a good one.

What's something you've seen that was totally surreal? Something you couldn't believe you were seeing and felt like was in slow motion.

19 Comments:

Blogger Stephanie said...

Oh this is an AWESOME question, but I'm afraid I don't have an awesome answer. I'll have to think on this one.

1/13/2006 2:07 PM  
Blogger Logan Bennett said...

I am gonna have to go with steph on this one and think about it

1/13/2006 2:28 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

and so we just have more questions, ok let me think:

Car accidents (or my bus accident) those are usually in slow motion

1/13/2006 2:57 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Okay ummm... are we the only three out here in blog-land today? hahaha

1/13/2006 3:00 PM  
Blogger jes said...

yes, katie, i'd agree about the bus accident. my wedding was slomo. the time i broke my ankle & tore my tendons, that was totally slomo. and then i was moving slomo afterward, too.

1/13/2006 3:20 PM  
Blogger Older Twin said...

Seeing a child that has been horribly abused and neglected by his or her parents, beg and plead with you to not take them, to hear them cry for thier parents and to see their parents not care one bit.......though I have seen it many times, it is always surreal, and you never get used to it......

1/13/2006 3:26 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Kristen, that breaks my heart. I don't know how you do what you do, but I know that so many children would be at such a loss without you there fighting for them. I hope you know how important you are in their lives even when they don't know it.

1/13/2006 3:29 PM  
Blogger jes said...

OT, i totally wouldn't be able to handle your job. how do you do it?

i think i would have to permanently be on anti-depressants. and then i'd get addicted to drugs because i'd also need uppers.

1/13/2006 3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My surreal moment was watching the the golf ball my husband had chipped from not too far away....and the beautiful head of my toddler who was just beginning to toddle, travel at different speeds towards each other and then at the right moment and in the wrong place BAM! She was stunned, dropped to her butt, tried to put her hand on her head,and then said...owww! I watched it all in slow motion. Thinking the whole time..this can't possibly happen, this can't happen, can it? yep and it did.

1/13/2006 4:20 PM  
Blogger Amstaff Mom said...

On Saturday I watched the fellas cut down a very, very tall pine tree and watch it come crashing down. It went by fast, but yet it was slow motion. But it was over so quickly that I have a hard time picturing it happen.

That's the most recent one I have.

1/13/2006 4:25 PM  
Blogger green said...

I have to go back to October 8, 1991 for mine. A day I'll never forget...

I was driving to work in my 1981 AMC Eagle on a crystal clear blue sky autumn day when I either a) fell asleep at the wheel or b) passed out from exhaust fumes in the car.

A split second later.... BANG!!!

I was out long enough to drive off of the road. I woke up/regained consciousness just in time to see myself hit the telephone pole head on and realize that there was nothing I could do about it but brace for impact.

Then, after I recoiled back into the road, I remember seeing the driver side door buckle right next to me as another car hit me.

This whole episode probably took five seconds but it felt a lot longer than that.

1/13/2006 5:09 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

Hmm...I guess when I rolled my car during a snow storm in 2002. When it was happening time seemed to slow down...was like everything happened in slow motion.

1/13/2006 5:22 PM  
Blogger Bill Scott, Sr. said...

The struggles and birth of my son Tobias.....

1/13/2006 6:06 PM  
Blogger bigwhitehat said...

The Dali exihibit at the Kimball.

Sorry. Couldn't resist. Hit the links they're worth the look.

1/14/2006 2:55 AM  
Blogger BlondGirl said...

This goes way back but the hubster and I lived in a townhouse apartment (our kids were small, ages 6 and toddler) and that place was haunted. We would pass through areas where the air was like ice, it was so cold. We would be downstairs and hear footsteps upstairs.

The little one's pacifiers were always missing and then all of a sudden would just show up. The older one would tell us about the weird stuff that he would see.

One night, my husband and I were jolted awake, we weren't sure by what, but standing at the foot of our bed was....we still don't know what it was but it was terrifying. I remember saying to my husband, "Do you see that?" and he said, "Yeah, what is it?" Neither one of us could move. Then as sudden as it was there, it was gone.

That's about as surreal as it gets for me. We moved out of that apartment as soon as we could. I had friends and family members who wouldn't come into the apartment.

I talked to Jesus alot in that place, out loud, all the time.

1/14/2006 8:08 AM  
Blogger Aim Claim said...

Sept 11, 2001 ... there is no word better than surreal to describe that day. I remeber everything about that morning and the utter disbelief that I felt as I watched the second plane fly into the twin towers and then as they tumbled to the ground... time stood still... I remember everything, what I was wearing, where I was sitting, the crowd of girls that ran into my room when I yelled for them to come, my friend who ran down the hall to call home knowing that her dad worked there, the grief that I felt immediately for thousands of people that I didn't even know, and the prayers that I prayed to a God for those who could committ such a horrific crime... it was truly surreal.

1/14/2006 5:19 PM  
Blogger Eddo said...

Leaving a comment on ths site - it was very surreal - because I did it with MY MIND!

1/15/2006 3:41 PM  
Blogger Lia said...

It's so interesting how everyone's surreal moment is something bad.

Except Jes'. So, thanks, Jes, for having a good memory to share, but you ruined my theory! I was going to have a great philosophical/psychological insight, but now I can't.

1/16/2006 1:37 PM  
Blogger Mark D said...

Negative: I have to agree with Aim Claim on this one...especially seeing the first tower fall.
Positive: Watching my wife walk down the aisle at our wedding.

1/16/2006 2:44 PM  

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