Monday, January 25, 2010

Fear and Loating In. . well, lots of places.

I need to tell you how all of this came about first. . .

This weekend, I became a addict. I spent ALL DAY yesterday clicking a little button that says “stumble”. If you don’t know what stumbleupon is; it’s a webpage, obviously. You register, and they give you a list of topics. You check off the ones you’re interested in, and when you’re done, you click the stumble button, and it brings up webpage after webpage of things that are most likely going to interest you. This is the ultimate end to boredom. If you’re stuck at home for some reason, go to, and sign up. Then come to my blog and thank me.

Some of the topics I checked off were: health, wellness, diet, fitness, beauty, humor, photography, new age (Don’t judge me, just because I think it’s interesting doesn’t mean I believe in it.), paranormal, cats, animals, religion, self improvement, psychology, food, cooking, and several others I can’t think of right at this moment.

My personal favorite part of stumbleupon is that you can save the pages that you like, that you’ve “stumbled upon” in favorites within the site, rather than cluttering up your bookmarks on your browser. Cool, huh?

Anyhoo, the first page that I “favorited” was a list of phobias. I’ve always found them interesting. I wouldn’t say that I have any full blown ones, but I definitely have some major fears. . .just not intense enough to be debilitating. Here are some of them.

*Arachnophobia- fear of spiders. – I’m a girl, what can I say. If one is big enough I WILL turn into a screaming banshee.

*Anuptaphobia- fear of staying single. This one makes me want to face a whole barrel of spiders.

* Apeirophobia- Fear of infinity. This is one of my quirkier ones I guess. I’m a Christian, far from a perfect one, but hey. . .who is. I’ve recognized Jesus as my personal lord and savior. But for some reason, the thought of forever and ever without end freaks me out. Even forever in Paradise. I’m hoping JC or someone high up will counsel me when I get there.

(Note- My cat has just decided to lie on my left arm, rendering it totally useless. But she’s purring. It’s my kryptonite.)

*Batophobia- Fear of heights. This one has an “except”. I’m not afraid if there’s railing or some kind of other device between me and impending doom.

*Entomophobia- Fear of insects. (See arachnophobia.)

* Ophidiophobia- Fear of snakes. Mother of pearl. I don’t even like to see them in a cage. One of the ickiest moments in my life was walking by an aquarium in a pet store, looking in, and seeing what looked like a writhing ball of shoestrings. It was baby snakes. UGH!

Ornithophobia- Fear of birds. I used to not have this one so much. It’s also not ALL birds. Cute pet ones in cages don’t faze me in the least. I had a bad experience with some barn swallows that made a nest in my carport. I was almost scalped. I also want to punt the geese at Guntersville Lake like feathered footballs. Little bastards.

So yeah, these are my little quirks. What are yours?


  1. I also have a fear of infinity. It is almost impossible to fathom. I obsess over death and dying...people I know dying and myself.

  2. I'm glad I found another Christian who shares my fears. The thought of an afterlife freaks me out because it last for eternity. But the thought of there not being an afterlife freaks me out equally as much, because that would be an eternity of nothing.