Specific phobia involves marked and persistent fear and avoidance of a specific object or situation. Approximately 19.2 million American adults age 18 and over, or about 8.7 percent of people in this age group in a given year, have some type of specific phobia.*
Soo tired tonight. Just woke up from a mini-nap the cause of which was that I had a whole glass of champagne and it was quite a bit. I'm glad I've moderated my drinking enough for my tolerance to change like that. I was really efficient today and felt the most like a normal person than I've felt in awhile.
Also, I did not get fired! After a long talk with my employer, we agreed that I will start looking for a new job and she will start looking for my replacement. This works nicely for both of us. No abrupt end to my meager income and no chaos in a lack of assistance for her.
My mini-interview went well today. It was what they called a "meet and greet" that was just five minutes long. I wasn't expecting to stay at work until 2 today and my appointment was for 2:20 in Boulder, so of course, I was late. I apologized profusely, and then wowed them with my personality and knowledge of how an executive suites building works. I have been invited back for a more extensive interview this coming Tuesday afternoon, so we'll see how that goes, but I plan on being nothing less than completely awesome.
And so it's off to bed with me. Tonight, as I fall asleep, I will be thinking about the book I've decided to write, entitled "My Sister the Sociopath." I estimate several weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and millions of dollars. She'll get 10%.
*"NIMH · The Numbers Count: Mental Disorders in America." NIMH · Home. Web. 12 Nov. 2010. <http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/the-numbers-count-mental-disorders-in-america/index.shtml#Anxietydisorder>.