Bill P. Godfrey et al

Friday, January 21, 2005


(Hmmm, Neil has been busy. Perhaps I ought to name this diary in his honour instead.)

I have an interesting condition. I'm both a pyromaniac and a pyrophobe. I love decorative candles, but I can't go out of the house until I'm sure that each one is out. Checking each candle involves staring at the wick for about a minute until I'm darn sure there is no flame, and then going back to make doubly sure.

Explains a lot. Or maybe it doesn't explain anything at all. Or maybe life is just confusing.


  • I dub thee Pyromaniacaphobe. I was going to say obsessive compulsive. But since I'm already obsessive compulsive, we'd cancel each other out. And it's too late in the game for me to stand in a new line in psycho-babble land.

    By Blogger Thia, At 8:17 AM, January 23, 2005  

  • That would make me someone who is scared of pyromaniacs.

    Well, they are scarey people.

    By Blogger Bill P. Godfrey, At 9:56 AM, January 24, 2005  

  • Bill said: "Hmmm, Neil has been busy."

    Sometimes, I have a lot to say. Something I have nothing to say. Sometimes there's not much difference between one and the other and I say it anyway.

    Oh, and I'd argue that you're not a pyromaniac if you're just limiting yourself to candles. you're a "candlephiliac" with a "Pyrophobic" tendancy [like you pointed out] . But the two conditions are not mutually excusive, so don't worry about it. You're not bonkers yet.

    By Blogger M., At 12:04 PM, January 24, 2005  

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