Here’s Your Sign, Blonde Moment #250 And What Fears Do We Share?

It’s been over a year since we purchased our GA house and I’m still nesting. It takes time, but hopefully I have some time left in me. I was at my happy place recently (HomeGoods) looking for something in particular, but you know how it goes: you stumble upon something you didn’t know you needed.

They had a whole section of ‘wine related’ items that drew me in like a 13 year old girl to sparkles. I saw this unusual wooden sign, picked it up, half read it, looked at the back and realized it was made out of a wine barrel. I thought to myself, Hmmmm….I’ve never heard of this phobia, but I recall having a conversation with my girls about phobias before and there are a lot of I phobias haven’t heard of.

I bought it thinking it would be great at the wet bar on the terrace level of our house.

I had it sitting on the counter for a few days and my Aunt Trisha casually said to me: That sign is too funny, I love it!

I was JUST ABOUT to say to her: I know, I’ve never heard of…and then it dawned on me.

SOUND IT OUT SUZANNE!

NO VINO PHOBIA.

This wasn’t a bonafide medically referenced phobia.

But I am affected by it.

I should be more affected by BlondeMomentPhobia because those are not so rare.

Are you embarrassed to know me? I mean, that was a humdinger of a blonde moment

And speaking of REAL phobias, here are the most common phobias:

  1. Arachnophobia (Fear of spiders)
  2. Ophidiophobia (Fear of snakes)
  3. Acrophobia (Fear of heights)
  4. Aerophobia (Fear of flying)
  5. Cynophobia (Fear of dogs)
  6. Astraphobia (Fear of thunder and lightning)
  7. Trypanophobia (Fear of injections)
  8. Social Phobia (Social anxiety disorder)
  9. Agoraphobia (Fear of a situation where escape may be difficult)
  10. Mysophobia (Fear of germs)
  11. Claustrophobia (Fear of small spaces)
  12. Glossophobia (Fear of public speaking)

I didn’t think I had any real phobias, but some of them affect me in a mild way. Not life altering, but small worries if you will.

1. Aside from Daddy Long Legs most spiders weird me out; DLL’s are common at our house and I have no issue with carrying them outside, but regular spiders? You dyin’ today.

2. At home, we have a lot of black racer snakes and they don’t scare me. Although trying to get one off the pool lanai does prove a challenge. In GA we have copperheads and they are plentiful; they can be very dangerous to humans and pets. I have a very big fear of them while in GA walking the dogs.

3. Not a fan of being up high, but I do it when necessary; you know to change a lightbulb or dust a fan.

4. Coincidentally, my fear of flying is always quieted when my is Novinophobia taken care of. A glass of wine while flying always gives me that feeling of: ‘hey, if we crash, it’s been a fun!’

12. If I know I have to speak in public, I become very nervous prior. It could be at a group meeting or introducing myself to a large group of strangers. Generally, I’m a great conversationalist, but if I know ahead of time that I’m gonna have to address more than 10 people, I’m a hot mess.

One fear that I’m afflicted with but couldn’t find a name for: ThingsLikeLaddersOrLogsFlyingOffTrucksAndSmashingThroughMyWindshieldaphobia.

Do you struggle with any of the top phobias or something different than what is a common phobia?

Are we still friends after I admitted to not really reading comprehending the sign in front of me?

Signed, your novinophobic friend Suz

XOXO

22 thoughts on “Here’s Your Sign, Blonde Moment #250 And What Fears Do We Share?

  1. LOL. And that’s all I have to say about that.

    But hey–ThingsLikeLaddersOrLogsFlyingOffTrucksAndSmashingThroughMyWindshieldaphobia–I have that in spades, and I’m so glad to hear that someone else has it, too. I will maneuver out of a lane of traffic to get away from construction vehicles (especially vans) with ladders on top. I do NOT trust them to be secured well. My husband–who has been in a construction-related field his entire life–thinks I’m nuts.

    Oh, and snakes. I’m scared of snakes, too. The hell with them.

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  2. Now that’s funny. I like that sign.

    To clarify, brunettes who dye their hair blonde have the most “blonde” moments. You simply made a mistake. It happens to the best of us.

    You and I share the same phobias! Must be the blonde hair. 🙂

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  3. Such a cute story. You make me laugh.

    If there was a fear of not having a good night sleep – that’d be me. What can I say, I like feeling rested and when something starts to threaten my sleep I get worked up. I have that vaso vagel thing where I pass out when I get grossed out, it’s a little like a fear of needles, but I can look at a needle and not be ‘scared’. Insert that puppy in a part of me and be prepared to catch me, please.

    I love that you bought a hilarious sign that fits perfect in your space and you didn’t even realize how funny it was. Well done, you.

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    1. The good night sleep fear is real. I get it sometimes before a big day, but you have a big day every day.
      I recall you talking about the Vaso Vagel thing; totally understandable as well.
      I’m glad I made you laugh

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  4. Bijoux

    Well, I’m the girl who thought chaos was a different word than chaos, but that’s too difficult to describe online! No worries on not getting the sign!

    I’m deathly afraid of heights. Like, I had to sit on a ledge away from Bryce Canyon and put my head between my knees because I say 4 year olds running around the edge. And you know the sidewalk path along the top of the Grand Canyon? That was too close to the edge for me!

    No bug or animal freaks me out like a centipede.

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    1. Chaos. Chaos. 🙂
      I really have gotten better with my ‘heights’ thing, but I recall visiting that The Hancock tower in Chicago. When we got to the ALL windows viewing room, I strolled UP to the windows, then went down on my knees about 4 feet before I got there. Um….”going back now, too much window, too much falling down.”

      Centipedes are weird I feel like we actually have a ‘centipede season’ here because all of a sudden I’ll see them every day all over the patio, porch and garages.

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  5. Pat Birnie

    No judgement at all here…as I read it exactly the same way & actually thought “hmm I’ve never heard of that phobia”! I hate spiders, but can ‘relocate’ DDL on a mop (not by had) from our cottage, where they are abundant. I am definitely claustrophobic. Even watching a show where someone is in a small tunnel or squeezes into a cave gives me anxiety.

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    1. I feel like a lot of people have the Claustrophobia feeling. Seeing it on TV? That makes you even more special. We visited one of the cave tours in Colorado many years ago and halfway through The Coach had to bail and head back, it was too much for him. Recently we watched on TV someone going through a cave and he said: NOPE, that’s not gonna be fun!
      You are special, but not alone!

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  6. emmaclaire

    I do suffer a bit from claustrophobia (elevators are tough – not the “the cable will snap and I will fall to my squishy death” fear, but fear of the elevator walls closing in on me? Like that’s gonna happen). Acrophobia, check. I have a difficult time in tall buildings or windy mountain roads, etc.

    I definitely share your ThingsLikeLaddersOrLogsFlyingOffTrucksAndSmashingThroughMyWindshieldaphobia
    though. I live in a rural town in the Pacific NW, and there are always logging trucks barreling (okay, doing the 25 MPH speed limit) down the highway. I’m not sure how moving to the far side of the sidewalk is going to save my life if one of those big guys loses its load when it passes me on my morning run, but darned if I don’t do it anyway. Oh, well, nobody said phobias are logical, right?

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    1. I don’t know, that might be very logical. 🙂
      Logging trucks. Isn’t there a horror movie where the logs fly off into some innocent person’s car behind it? If not, it should be.
      Yeah, I’m not a fan of the windy mountain roads, unless I’m driving. That might also be a control thing.

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  7. Not a blonde here – but my husband regularly tells me I have blonde roots! I did not get it until you sounded it out!

    No to spiders, snakes, frogs and ThingsLikeLaddersOrLogsFlyingOffTrucksAndSmashingThroughMyWindshieldaphobia

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