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Phobias...

What are you afraid of? I'm not afraid to admit I'm afraid of the dentist and everything to do with that place, I'm afraid of bananas, of being tied up, crowded malls, the edges of tall buildings or balconies, getting food on my hands (I hate that, when you're doing the dishes and there are all those crumbs and things *shudder* hmmm but maybe I hate it more than I'm afraid of it)... I'm not sure what else.

We were looking at a phobia site tonight... http://phobialist.com/
These would be some of my favourites, for the absurdity, to me. Of course, to others, they might be really serious so no offence intended, team... it's just, when you have fears, it's fun to laugh at other people's fears, to minimise the seriousness of your own. So... I did.

Geniophobia- Fear of chins
Deipnophobia- Fear of dinner conversations (that's how I met Steve really - long story!)
Kyphophobia- Fear of stooping
Proctophobia- Fear of rectums
Telephonophobia- Fear of telephones (I just like saying the word really)
Theophobia- Fear of gods or religion (plenty of those on the Net)
Xanthophobia- Fear of the color yellow

Phobophobia- Fear of phobias

and the best of all...

Zemmiphobia- Fear of the great mole rat!! You look, it's really there!

There's nobody about. Think I'll go write now. Working on Breathing Space. And I'm finally falling in love with Nick all over again, and he's flying now. OMG I love him... and he's not gay *g* - but *sigh* he's not real either...
Anyway, I haven't slept more than six hours a night for ages. It's wearing thin. I'm going to go see how I get on at least going to bed before eleven. Just have to hang out the white shirts... see you round.

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greenpizzazz6
Mar. 8th, 2007 01:44 pm (UTC)
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia- Fear of long words.
That was always my favorite. As for my fears, I'm not sure, other than my one really irrational one. I've always been afraid of those large costumed people, like sports mascots, chuck e. cheese, and the disney world people. I know it's completely irrational, because it's just a person inside, but it still freaks me out!

No time for more now, gotta go to work! I'll catch up on your other posts later too!
natesmountain
Mar. 8th, 2007 07:07 pm (UTC)
Hee, that sure is a long word!

You really hate those big mascots? Gosh, isn't America full of them?! we have a few at the rugby, I think. A lion for Wellington...

I hope you had a good day at work. Nice to hear from you there too *g*
greenpizzazz6
Mar. 8th, 2007 11:30 pm (UTC)
Gosh, isn't America full of them
Yup, they're everywhere. And I just can't seem to get past it!

I hope you had a good day at work. Nice to hear from you there too
Work went okay. It was really slow, that's why my boss didn't mind me taking a couple of minutes to e-mail you. I thought I had the address with me, but it turned out I didn't, and I don't have time to go to the post office for a few days now, so I really wanted to send it out today.
natesmountain
Mar. 8th, 2007 11:38 pm (UTC)
Ooh, you're thoughtful to think of me *g*

-Yup, they're everywhere. And I just can't seem to get past it!
I wonder what you can do? Have a turn inside a suit? *shudder* someone does that in the Carl Hiassen book I'm reading just now!
greenpizzazz6
Mar. 8th, 2007 11:47 pm (UTC)
I wonder what you can do? Have a turn inside a suit?
Yeah, I don't know. Whenever I see one, I tell myself that it's just a person inside, that I'm being completely irrational, but I still get scared. I figured I would have outgrown it by now, but apparently not!

Ooh, you're thoughtful to think of me
Just a little something. After all you've sent me, I wanted to send a little something in return. It's nothing much, but I hope you like it!
natesmountain
Mar. 8th, 2007 11:54 pm (UTC)
-I'm being completely irrational, but I still get scared
Well, that's your classic irrational phobia.

You may need to expose yourself to more of them *g* - go up and shake their hands! I have a pic somewhere of Christy with some of those 'people' at Dreamworld, I'll have to find them! What if you have children one day who yell, 'Mummy, mummy, take me to see the big Bugs Bunny!' VBG!

greenpizzazz6
Mar. 9th, 2007 12:03 am (UTC)
'Mummy, mummy, take me to see the big Bugs Bunny
True!
vivh
Mar. 9th, 2007 07:22 am (UTC)
My youngest son Chris was terrified of people in costumes like that when he was younger,(and of clowns too). I spent a lot of time encouraging him to look at them, at first from a distance, then closer and finally reached the point where he would shake hands with them and pose with them for a photo. He never reached the point of being enthusiastic about them like the other boys, but is definitely indifferent to dressed up characters rather than scared of them now...so it is definitely something that can be overcome!
moth2fic
Mar. 9th, 2007 05:04 pm (UTC)
None of us have ever worried about the 'giants' in costume - but one day we took our dog with us to Alton Towers (theme park in the Midlands). The idea was that I would walk her in the lovely gardens while Colin took Gail on the rides. We were greeted by Mickey Mouse type characters; first Bracken barked herself hoarse, to the amusement of everyone within hearing, then when one of the giants thought it might help to be friendly and stooped towards her, she cowered, and emptied her bladder all over the pavement. Hope greenpizzazz6 isn't that firghtened! :)
natesmountain
Mar. 9th, 2007 09:18 pm (UTC)
- she cowered, and emptied her bladder all over the pavement. Hope greenpizzazz6 isn't that frightened! :)
*snort* that might make her sit up and blush! hee! I imagine she just moves away...

Bracken is a good name for a dog. I like it. My friend inherited a dog called Jason and she always felt embarrassed at the park calling for him!
moth2fic
Mar. 10th, 2007 10:25 am (UTC)
She was a Border Collie and one of the early breed champions was called that. But also, although she was short haired she had feathery brown long hairs overlying her tail and thigh fur, like bracken fronds. I tend to think animals name themselves, usually by their looks or behaviour, and I've never gone for human names for any of them.

My 'other' Jenny became a grandmother last week and apparently Sally and David were all set to call the baby Steve but he 'didn't look like a Steve' and is currently just Baby till they decide. I've never seen an animal that looked like a Jason!!!

We got Bracken at about 7 weeks and had her till she died at 18. Our previous dog, an Afghan Hound, came with the kennel name of Rabindranath Tagore but we called him Heisenberg (Heisi for everyday use) because if you knew how fast he was going you had no idea where he was ...
natesmountain
Mar. 10th, 2007 10:38 am (UTC)
We nearly called Asher 'David' and he has a near twin in his class (who is incidentally also half O'Brien but no apparent relation) called David!! That would have been confusing.

We had an Airedale called Otter (for the otterhound in their history) and we loved Ottie more than anything.

I like Heisi - that's cool too!
moth2fic
Mar. 10th, 2007 12:30 pm (UTC)
My first cat was Minnie, from Minouche or Minou, the French equivalent of Puss-Puss. I had a French flatmate at the time. Minnie's son was Small - from a small dark splodge on the top of his white head and as the opposite of his size. Gail's kitten started out as Inkblot, being a small puddle of black, then turned to Blitz because that was the general effect on the household.

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