Monday, December 3, 2007

I Fear!

Several years ago, after a particularly stupid stunt that I can only claim insanity as a defense against, a friend asked me if I am afraid of anything.

Finally, after much thought and contemplation (and a little feeling of being left out since fear is so en vogue now). I have finally found my fear:

Cold or cold things- Frigophobia.
Cold: extreme, ice or frost- Cryophobia.
Cold- Cheimaphobia, Cheimatophobia, Psychrophobia or Psychropophobia.

I don't know which one is most accurate, but I packed my own blanket to go to Utah. I have wool socks, thermal socks, thermal shirts (yes, more than one), thermal pants (and no, I did not sneak those out of the lady's cart at Wal Mart, although I was tempted to), a coat, mittens- 3 pair, hand warmers, and a cap which I will never wear, but have it just in case.

Finally, a paranoia to call my own. Yay!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your newly recognized paranoia (let's get together and form a new line of greeting cards)...you can now form your own support group and with any luck, you'll be able to find a 12-step meeting taking place 24/7 in your town...in fact, the story goes, if you know someone with one eye in the middle of their forehead, there is a 12-step meeting somewhere in the 'hood. Stay warm and blog often.

katzbox said...

That "anonymous" is me...I plugged in my username and password but it still didn't recognize me...I have a new paranoia-it's fear of never being recognized...

Roberta said...

I'm glad to hear that I am not the only one who fears the cold. I am convinced that someday it will be the method of my death. Since I am also a bit claustrophobic, I worry about suffocation as well. Wouldn't it be awful to fall into a frozen lake and suffer from both simultaneously?

frizzlefry said...

Ooh. Death by drowning in a frozen lake. That would be horrible! OK, let's find out what fear that is...