MARADETH HOUSTON & JEN DAIKER!
Email me your queries at email (at) Rose-Cooper (dot) com.
Thank you to everyone who read my query and commented and a huge thank you to Matthew Rush for giving his crit and posting on his blog. You're awesome!
I'm going out of state (taking a vacation woo-hoo!) to WA and leaving tomorrow morning, so this will be my last post until probably next Wednesday. I hope you are all still here when I get back!! Maradeth and Jen, I will get to your queries next too, promise!
Since so many of you got a laugh out of the Painfully Obvious, I will leave you with this little list i've put together.
Did you realize there are three defined types of phobias:
1. Specific or simple phobias--fear of an object or situation
2. Social phobias--fear of embarrassment or humiliation in social settings
3. Agoraphobia--fear of being away from a safe place.
Almost everyone is afraid of something. Some of the more common fears would include arachnophobia (spiders), aviophobia (flying) or even Acrophobia(heights).
Then you have the fears that are really rare, that maybe one in a million people share. Maybe you have Anuptaphobia (fear of staying single) or Apotemnophobia (fear of people with amputations).
So, see which fear you suffer from, and begin the healing process!
Rhytiphobia: fear of getting wrinkles. Most celebrities and people in Hollywood have this.
Ephebiphobia: fear of teenagers. EVERY parent has this fear!
Arachibutyrophobia: Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth. Got Milk? Not if you have lactophobia.
Chionophobia: fear of snow.
Xanthophobia.: fear of the color yellow. So, would Chinoxanthophobia be the phobia of yellow snow?
Peladophobia: Fear of bald people.
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia: Fear of long words. So, people with this fear can’t even write the word for their phobia? Can you call it Hippo for short?
Chrometophobia or Chrematophobia: Fear of money. I definitely don’t have this! In fact, anyone who does have this, PLEASE contact me. I am more than willing to help you out.
Botanophobia: Fear of plants. I have this one. Wait, no. I have fear of watering plants. Nevermind.
Geliophobia: Fear of laughter. Obviously you know you don't have this fear or else you wouldn't be reading this. Right? RIGHT?
Helmintophobia: Fear of being infested with worms. Corpses may have this fear, but they deal.
Phobophobia: Fear of fear. Um..what..huh?
Taphephobia: fear of being buried alive. Yes, I admit. I have this. I'm constantly thinking someone will throw me in a cemetary hole and shovel piles of dirt.
Clinophobia: Fear of going to bed. Yes, my kids. This explains so much.
Lachanophobia: Fear of vegetables. Hmm, this too.
*Note-I have some phobias (not mentioned here) in my book, GOSSIP FROM THE GIRLS ROOM, and it has illustrations to go along with them. I have to be honest, they are super funny with images. What? You want to pre-order my book now? Ah, okay, go ahead. I don't mind. Just click on the tab at the top of the page that says "MY BOOKS" and you can order from your favorite online bookstore. See how helpful I am?