The (Only) 5 Fears We All Share…

Who - me? Scared?!
Who – me? Scared?!

Psychology Today posted a really interesting article that crunched all our phobias down into five big fears that all of us share.

According to this article, you may not have arachnophobia – maybe you’re even amused at another person’s fear of spiders – but if the thought of being eaten by a bear keeps you from hiking in the woods when you would otherwise really enjoy a hike in the woods, then, deep down, you actually share a common fear (the fear of mutilation, believe it or not) with that guy you’re laughing at.

So, quit laughing already.

I’ve been trying off and on to make a living as a writer in one manner or another since I was a teenager. It has never failed that at some point in every one of my journeys (“This time I’m going to do it. This time, I’m not going to quit.”), someone or something has always stopped me in my tracks.
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Death of a Yoga Mat

Murdered Yoga Mat
Alas, poor Yoga Mat, I Didn’t Know You Well Enough
Taken September 15, 2014 with Samsung Galaxy S3

I didn’t know you well… but truth be told, that’s my own fault; why do I mourn you now?

When I saw you in the store, I fell in love – or thought I did. You were extra long – I had been stubborn about the length of my new beau… I don’t like my toes touching hardwood during Downward Dog. I don’t care what you’ve heard – size matters; it really does. You, Darling, were more than long enough. Don’t let anyone tell you different.

And you were orange! The happiest of the happy colours! That may even have been the real deciding factor in the purchase of you. Orange. I had to have you.

I had all the best intentions for a long and intimate relationship when I brought you home to live with me, I really did. Those first few days were good weren’t they?
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WHOOO-HOOOO!!!House Debt is Paid!!
House Debt is Paid!!

Remember THIS HORRIBLE POST?? Well, I did end up getting nailed for that house after foreclosure.


Today, I got a letter in the mail:

Please find enclosed CMHC’s Deficiency Release document in your name representing full and final satisfaction of your outstanding debt.

Please sign above your name on the attached Release document and keep the document for your file. We have advised the Sheriff’s Office and the Credit Bureaus to update their files with this information.

It took more time and money than I wanted to spend, but, now it’s finally all over with.

Now I be get drunk. 😀

Not-So-Random and Very Tongue-in-Cheek Song-for-the-Day: “Soon As I Get Paid” – Keb Mo

This is a Picture of “Happy”…

© Les BeckerTaken on April 29, 2011 with Canon SX30 IS
© Les Becker
Taken on April 29, 2011
with Canon SX30 IS

This is a close-up shot of one of my attic wall panels. It’s not finished quite yet, but every time I look at it, it makes me smile.

It’s the perfect pic for this post as Louie Da Boss made me very happy this week by “forcing” me to take 4 paid days off. In a row. After that, I get my 2 regular days off. I haven’t taken a paid vacation week since… Geez, I think it might have been 1992, when I was a Beer-Slinger.

So… here I sit at 7 AM with a cup of coffee in hand. The bed is made. The catboxes are clean.

I have pants on!


Not-So-Random Song-for-the-Day: “A Little Piece of Heaven” – Kevin Coyne