February 14th strikes fear in the hearts of many singles…
Do funny valentines and flirty poems freak you out? Do red, velvet, heart-shaped boxes and long stemmed red roses cause your heart to pitter patter, your mouth to go dry and flop-sweat to appear out of nowhere?
Relax, Binkie – there’s an App for that.
The following top 10 list of fears – not so much
Here are: The Top 10 Common Fears Known to Single Men & Women
1. Isolophobia – the fear of being alone
2. Athazagoraphobia – the fear of being forgotten
3. Gamophobia – the fear of marriage
4. Mageirocophobia – the fear of cooking
5. Sexophobia – the fear of the opposite sex
6. Gynophobia – the fear of women
7. Hominophobia – the fear of men
8. Clinophobia – the fear of going to bed
9. Homilophobia – the fear of sermons
10. Nyctophobia- the fear of the dark or night
“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.” Thomas Paine
Remember:Valentines Day is a day of fun, flirting, and the very day to Blame Cupid for all your romantic notions and emotions.
Wear Red, Smile at Strangers and share kisses (Hershey’s… or your own)
FACT: There are enough Comcast criticisms, battles, blitzes, and atrocities to fill a dozen blogs.
I am not going to bore you with the egregious details of our move…
I am going to give you The Gift of Information…
Do you have a Comcast Challenge?
Here is the Comcast Solution:
Send an Email with the following information
- Full name
- Service address
- Best contact phone number and time to call
A description of the problem:
Send the email with with the above information to:
A Comcast problem resolution specialist should contact you to follow up.
Oh, Happy Day. You will thank me.
There is no doubt that Golding spoke these words, perhaps more than once.
A clip preserved on YouTube, in which Golding discusses the origins and meaning of Lord of the Flies, captures him making that pronouncement, specifically in answer to the question of why his dystopian novel featured boys rather than girls:
Girls say to me, very reasonably, ‘why isn’t it a bunch of girls? Why did you write this about a bunch of boys?’ Well, my reply is I was once a little boy — I have been a brother, a father, I am going to be a grandfather.
I have never been a sister, or a mother, or a grandmother. That’s one answer. Another answer is of course to say that if you, as it were, scaled down human beings, scaled down society, if you land with a group of little boys, they are more like a scaled-down version of society than a group of little girls would be.
Don’t ask me why, and this is a terrible thing to say because I’m going to be chased from hell to breakfast by all the women who talk about equality — this is nothing to do with equality at all.
I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men, they are far superior and always have been. But one thing you can’t do with them is take a bunch of them and boil them down, so to speak, into a set of little girls who would then become a kind of image of civilisation, of society. The other thing is &mdashl why aren’t they little boys AND little girls?
Well, if they’d been little boys and little girls, we being who we are, sex would have raised its lovely head, and I didn’t want this to be about sex.
Sex is too trivial a thing to get in with a story like this, which was about the problem of evil and the problem of how people are to live together in a society, not just as lovers or man and wife.