Thursday, December 10, 2009

Thursday Thirteen--Irrational Fears

This week I thought I'd make my list about some of my irrational fears. Don't ask me to explain them, that's what irrational means.

1. Potato peelers--I like to keep the skin on my fingers, thanks.

2. The Dentist--(notice the capitol letters) I do go for a yearly appointment, but need a serious dose of laughing gas before I can even sit in the chair.

3. Bugs--Insents remind me of little alien creatures. How do they walk on those thin stick legs?

4. Snakes--Just one large writhing digestive tract. Yuch!

5. Clowns--NOT funny, unsettling and annoying at best.

6. Deep water--And everything that might be hiding beneath it.

7. Being buried alive--In this day of embalming this is pretty unlikely, but just in case, cremate me would ya?

8. Tight places--What's up with those cave sprelunkers? Getting trapped in a narrow tunnel just freaks me out.

9. Cheese Graters--See number one.

10. Spiders--Hairy little crawly critters.

11. Choking on a bone--I cannot eat meat that has skin or bones on it.

12. Hooks--Fish hooks, meat hooks, coat hooks....

13. Long stretches of deserted highway--Seen too many horror movies not to add this one.

Any you'd care to share?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

What is in a Name?

What's in a Name?

I work with children and over the years have heard some crazy ones. Here's my Thursday Thirteen list of the most outrageous ones.

1. Kal-El--Yes, that's right. Poor kid was named after Superman.

2. Legend--That's a tough name to live up to.

3. ABCDE--Pronounced ab-sid-ee. Her big brother's name was LX.

4. Possum--Just like the animal.

5. Twenty three--The date he was born on.

6. Penisiluau--Pronounced Penny-si-luau. Proud Pacific Islander name, but all the other teen aged boys saw when they spelled his name was a party for dicks.

7. Neisseiria--Pronounced Nigh-seer-ia. Sounds beautiful until you learn it's the latin name for the germ that causes Gonorrhea.

8. Shithead--Prounounced Shi-theed. Honest, got it from a very reliable source.

9. Huckleberry-Dad was a Mark Twain fan.

10. Kidd--For the parent too lazy to choose a name.

11. Ellyptica--Exercise machine or physics term?

12. Caution--Would you date a guy with that name?

13. Oranjello and his twin brother Yellojello--Seriously. No joke.

I'm sure you've heard some doozies in your time. I'd love to hear them. ~~ Tess