Well, another round of PT today unless I bail. Which I might. I can't face explaining AGAIN to PT person that I can't feel my L5, and haven't for 8 years. It works. I can't feel it if it is touched is all. She keeps getting on me about how I "skip it" in "segmentation exercise"... WTF?
Anyway... Now that I feel like a snake...
Well, I learned that there is legit a phobia of high heels. Like, of anyone having them. Not just you wearing them. Of seeing them, even.
OK, that was new to me...
It also turns out some people have a fear of flowers. Do NOT tell them how many flowering plants are around. Just... do not. Please. I know how many there are in my yard, including ones people don't realize actually have what are botanically considered flowers, and I'd lose my mind if I was scared of all that!
You can also have genuphobia. For those of us who genuflected a lot in church... Yep. Fear of knees.
Turns out, a phobia can develop for anyc olor in th erainbow, usually due to trauma, but purple is the most noted.
And before anyone says, "But that isn't sensible!" please bear in mind taht fear and logic do not talk to each other or have tea and crumpets, ergo fears often don't make logical sense.
They often do, however, as with the phobia about clowns. That one is b/c we can't read the facial expressions for cues about the intent of the person wearing the clown makeup. That's actually a quite sensible fear. Ditto phobias about heights (or falling therefrom) and blood (which indicates injury) and venomous critters (danger!) and so forth.
Even the fear of flying isn't really illogical. It goes against our intuition. Much like hugging that rattlesnake would. So, yes, some fear is normal and even healthy. It provides a deterrent to stupid behavior.
Then there's any given fail video on YouTube, and you realize that beer is apparently the solution to intelligence, because it seems to be involved right before the (insert painful stupid thing to do here).
Athlemaphobia is the fear of sports. Just for anyone who was wondering. It's usually classed as a type of ludophobia (fear of playing games), and they tend to stem from fear of failure or fear of injury, or past trauma involving games/sports. E.g., you might develop a phboia about sports if you're the poor quarterback whose leg ended up going the wrong way after a sack. or if you're terrified of failure where people can see you.
I just dread what my team will score. That's pretty normal. Yay me.
If you're in the path of what is now Dorian and may eventually be not-so-much, bear in mind that Hurricane Dorian is moving pretty slowly as it meanders parallel to the US coastline of Florida and is predicted to continue to parallel the coastline with the eyewall staying offshore (at this point). Check in with NOAA online if you want specifics for your area, but basically, unless yo u're coastal? Probably gonna be okay with this one.
Ah, to be wakened by the melodic meow-meeeeeee! of Dixie deciding she's bored.I didn't sleep till about 1 AM. NEVER read intense novels before bed. I know this. Oh well. Silly me. Brain buzz. Eek.***For our rugby fans, 2019 World Cup play starts today... if you believe Google. I usually don't pay attention till one of my in-laws bewails how her team is doing (or not doing, which is more...