Anyhoo, thought I’d share this one from my flickr pool with you.
You know, how sometimes you link hop on the internet and end up on the Dunkin Donuts website? Ya, that happens to me all the time. So I looked up one of my favorite flavors, and found out something truly startling. STARTLING! Are you ready?
Chocolate Cream Filled Donuts do not contain crustaceans.
I know that it’s probably pretty easy to give a formal name to phobias. Some of them look completely made up, but I’m sure there’s a committee somewhere that reviews all the new phobia name requests. “Fear of damp sponges. Ah, I’m going to have to pass on that one.
But we do have lutraphobia, which is fear of ottors, and linonophobia, a fear of string. The poor folks with Optophobiaor the fear of opening your eyes, must have a really hard time in the morning.
I should not be making fun of people who have melanophobia, or fear of the color black, because I have a couple of phobias myself. And I’m talking about real phobias, that affect my ability to function on some level, on an ongoing basis. Three of them are related.
I see the following as being tied together, especially the first two.
Lilapsophobia – fear of tornado or hurricanes (the tornado part – I’m okay with hurricanes for the most part)
Astraphobia – fear of thunder and lightning
Thanatophobia – Fear of death/dying
My other big ones are Scelerophibia – Fear of burglars. This one can keep me awake at night. You’d think I’d just buy an alarm system and be done with it, wouldn’t you? And tied to the lightning and thunder is Ligyrophobia, fear of loud noises. When I was in college, I would absolutely freak out when I knew they’d be testing the fire alarms in the middle of the night. I’d sleep in my clothes. Not pretty, huh?
So is that admitting too much to you guys?
Forgive the yelling, but the National Weather Service is all about the caps, and I am just copying and pasting.
Just yesterday I was telling people that one of my biggest phobias is fear of bad weather. Driving in a thunderstorm can reduce me to tears. A tornado warning puts my blood pressure into the stratosphere. So this is what I just read.
…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 330 PM EDTFOR CENTRAL WORCESTER COUNTY…AT 252 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO INDICATE A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING PENNYSIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMSWERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM CLINTON TO WORCESTER…ORALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 7 MILES SOUTHEAST OF LEOMINSTER TOWORCESTER…MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR… BOLTON…NORTHBOROUGH AND BERLIN BY 300 PM EDT…A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 600 PM EDT WEDNESDAY EVENING.
This is part of the the current warning for Leominster:
IN ADDITION TO LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS…CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. MOVE INDOORSIMMEDIATELY! LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURES NUMBER ONE KILLERS.REMEMBER…IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER…YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.
Well now, that’s just what I needed to hear!!!
Actually, I was on the phone with Mr. Dump (he was using a cordless). He’s working from home and told me that right before one lightning strike that seemed VERY close, he felt the hair on the back of his neck stand up. I would need a lot of medication right now if I were at home. I would also be in the basement, crouched in the corner, wimpering.
The news that Opie and Anthony were given a one month suspension for something one of their guests said on A SATELLITE NETWORK THAT DOES NOT HAVE TO CONFORM TO FCC RULES has blown my head clear off my body.
I’m very very unhappy. Very.