197 – Stinging Jellyfish

I’ve got an awful fear of the ocean. The drowning, the biting of sharks, the stinging of jellyfish. It’s probably why along with the fear, I also have such a strong draw to the ocean.

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Discussion (13) ¬

  1. will terrell says:

    The first time I ever saw the ocean, it was in Galveston TX. I was so excited I ran straight into the waves and into a swarm of Jelly fish. I have never felt such excruciating pain in my life. It was a pain made only worse by my Dad threatening to pee on me. Lol.

    The second time I saw the ocean was in San Diego, and it was a far more enjoyable experience.

    I’m so Glad to see Robot finally made it! Awesome!

  2. zibodiz says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only one with an irrational fear of the ocean!

  3. TheHat says:

    You’d think that if any jelly actually DID do harm to Robot the jelly would be the one shocked.

  4. Marj says:

    I still have a faint mark on my arm from where a jelly grabbed me two year ago.

    @will: The beaches at Galveston are the most jellyfish laden bodies of water I have ever seen, including the jellyfish habitat at the local aquarium. The further south you go, the more the little buggers swarm.

    • will terrell says:

      It made me actually hate the ocean. It was stinky, and brownish green water, and ooh the pain! But after San Diego, I fell in love with the ocean and actually moved out there for a while. I was in the water at least 4 times a week. Can’t wait to get back out there!

  5. Jay says:

    Darn, I had money on Robot being too heavy to surf. ><

  6. ed.kosmicki says:

    “I’d Like To Be A Jelly Fish
    Cause Jelly Fish Don’t Pay Rent
    They Don’t Walk, They Don’t Talk
    With Some Euro-Trash Accents

    They’re Just Simple Protoplasm
    Clear As Cellophane
    They Ride The Winds Of Fortune
    Life Without A Brain”
    Jimmy Buffet

  7. Matt says:

    Thanks for the great comments gang!

  8. Rainey says:

    I love rock climbing but I also have a fear of heights. This fear manifested itself 5 years ago when I fell 23 feet off a cliff and banged up my left knee and ankle. My ankle hasn’t been the same since. I still climb rocks but now I use safety lines and wear a helmet. Therefore I see how you can have a fear of something and yet still be drawn to it.

  9. Russ says:

    I remember a jelly fish extravaganza at Galveston too. . . Where’s this jelly’s buddies?