Okay...the snakes weren't too popular! Seems my snake pictures gave a few folks some bad dreams. Sorry! However, since beginning blogging, I have found myself faced with an abundance of pictures of the object of my phobia! Do you have a phobia? Maybe heights... or tight spaces... or spiders... or speaking in front of large groups? Well, put me in front of a crowd of thousands or even put me close to those rattlesnakes...but DO NOT expose me to winged things!
Yes, I seriously suffer from a fear of winged things...especially butterflies or moths! Eeewwwwww...it was gross to even type those words! I have a cold sweat just talking about this! According to WikiAnswers, "While there is no official name for the phobia of butterflies, it has been linked to Mottephobia (Fear of Moths), or a name such as Lepidopterophobia (based on Lepidopterans - the order of insects including butterflies, moths, etc.)." While those two nasty words I just typed head up my fear list, I am pretty much terrified of any insect with wings! Eeeewwwww! How about birds, you ask? Birds are fine outside...as long as they don't land on me or touch me or get close enough for me to hear the flutter of their wings. A bird in a cage doesn't freak me out...except when it flaps its wings! But sure as rain, some silly bird owner always wants to turn their maniacal bird free to fly in the room...and then, I fly out the door!
When I was in college, the dorms prohibited pets, but the girl across the hall always had pets...she even had a monkey! That monkey would sit up on the pipes in her room and drop poop all over anything or anyone under it....but that is another story. Anyway, the girl across the hall had a crazy bird and she would let it out of its cage and it would fly in and out of every opened door on our hall. One day she let her bird out of its cage and I was freaking out. As my roommate was walking in the door, I told her to please shut the door! Well, she did. In fact, she slammed it pretty good...just as the bird was flying in! KERSPLAT! It was gross...in a satisfying kind of way! No, no! I did feel really bad for the really flat bird! :) Oh, get over it!
Get back to the present, Malisa. Anyway, do you have any idea how many pictures of winged things there are on the blogosphere? Everywhere I look...WINGS! I even have a blog on my blog list which has wings in its header/banner! Since when do fairies have butterfly wings? Come on, folks! Everyone knows that fairies have fairy wings...which are bad enough...but those gross wings? Please! In my world, fairies...and even angels...have no flappy things stuck on their backs! So, I plead with you...NO MORE WINGS! And I will promise NO MORE SNAKES!
Now that I have bared my soul...and my deepest fears...right here in public, how about you? DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA?