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Written By: Jenn - Jan• 19•10

I was visiting Thom’s place this morning as I was doing my morning reading and he was talking about “Phobias”.

Like many people, I have a fear of heights. Mine is a modified fear though – I’m only afraid if there’s a chance I’m going to fall. I have no problems flying and being up among the clouds. I used to do rock climbing before my knee gave out on me, too, which doesn’t make any sense at all since I could have fallen doing that. Peering over a ledge on top of a building gives me palpitations. The CN Tower experience is fine until I step outside into the netted area. That’s where I start to sweat. Yet I would dearly love to go hang gliding. Yeah, I don’t get me either. Fears don’t have to be rational I suppose.

But then there are spiders.

If you have kids, chances are you are forced have occasion to watch Sponge Bob Square Pants, and know who Patrick is. There is an episode [Home Sweet Pineapple] where Patrick is dreaming about spiders and beating the living crap out of Sponge Bob with a huge rock, trying to kill the spiders.

I am Patrick.

On the very rare occasion that I have a nightmare, it’s usually about spiders, and my husband has been known to be awakened from a deep sleep by a vicious pillow to the face [once or twice] as I try to fight them off.

My kids think this is a scream. (I do too, after the fact)

My husband takes days to stop twitching.


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  1. Thom says:

    You know when I did your interview and put heights what you described is what I was talking about. There’s just something going out on the ledge like that that makes my butt all squeeze together and I just feel funny. But spiders? pffft…when I see one I kill ’em. I do that with any bug really LOL. It’s my way or the highway. I’m telling you it sounds more and more like the Bates Hotel at your pad LOL
    .-= Thom´s last blog ..Create An Idiom, What Phobia Are You?, What Engineers Do When Snowbound, Safari and We Should All Be Worried =-.

    • Jenn says:

      Well… I did say that I like to keep my menfolk a little on edge… a little nervous… didn’t I Thom? ;)

      I think it’s the feeling that you’re not in control of the situation that scares me the most with heights. Well, with anything, really. I’m a bit of a control freak.

  2. I am claustrophobic. At least it’s a good excuse to be on top.
    .-= Lee the Hot Flash Queen´s last blog ..Making Tracks =-.

  3. Teri says:

    I have similar phobias. I am also terrified about being stuck in an elevator with a group of people who are all snapping gum! Nightmare!!
    .-= Teri´s last blog ..Team donkey =-.

  4. Jan says:

    Hahahaha!! Too funny! Have to admit – HATE spiders too! Ugggggg…….

  5. Margaret says:

    I am the same way about spiders so it just isn’t you

  6. quilly says:

    LOL! Once or twice lately I have screamed in my sleep, then I wake, see that I’m safe and go right back to sleep. Amoeba, on-the-other-hand, remains rigidly awake for the remainder of the night suffering heart palpitations.
    .-= quilly´s last blog ..No Fleas Please =-.

    • Jenn says:

      hahahaha! Too funny Quilly! I should try that… if for no other reason than sheer entertainment :D