I was faced with two of my phobias, and while no tears were shed, it did get me thinking that I have some very weird things that scare me.
First, you know those huge windmills the power companies use for wind energy (I think there's a fancy term for it but I can't for the life of me think of it right now)? Well, I happen to find them to be very creepy. They're big, ominous, and the way they spin is just...creepy.
Yesterday, while driving on the Thruway from NY back to PA I had to pass a blade being transported!
So. Scary. That thing was MASSIVE and literally gave me goosebumps. I passed it as quickly as I could and tried to not look in my rearview mirror. Of course, I had to stop in Rochester to pee and when I came out IT HAD PASSED ME. So I had to go by it again. There were lots of palpitations and hyperventilation...but I made it.
My next phobia is pretty common, those pesky arachnids. I've always been afraid of them, but as a respectable person in her mid twenties I have evolved to being able to handle killing very small ones that I am certain can not kill me or touch me in any way. However, I was doing laundry last night in the laundry room off our basement and say the BIGGEST spider ever. Like baby tarantula status. It had a huge fat body and long thick legs. OMG I'm stressing out now just knowing it's in my zip code! Needless to say, Dom had to come down and guard it while I got the clothes out of the dryer. he took a picture, but I'm too nice to put it here. It's that bad. Neither of us are brave enough to do anything with it...so we'll see who picks the short straw and has to do the laundry next!
My third and final weird phobia is airplanes. Yes, I am afraid of flying, but I have a bigger phobia of airplanes themselves. And yes, I have had to pass plane parts on the Thruway too and tears were definitely shed. I have no idea what it is about them, but they terrify me. When I lived in DC? I only went to the Space side of the Air and Space Museum. Walking under an airplane strung from the ceiling? No, thank you. Way back when on a high school trip to Denmark I unknowingly walked into an airplane museum and had a nervous break down. Wierdooo. Driving by airports gives me the heebie jeebies and when you have to board a plane from the tarmac? Awful. My heart literally starts pounding and I try to keep my eyes down so I don't have to look at the plane I'm getting on. Once I've boarded I relax and deal with my mild nerves over flying.
Not kidding you, google searching airplanes for this image made my heart rate increase. I don't even like looking at them!
Please tell me I am not the only crazy one here! Do any of you have weird phobias?