Tuesday, September 14, 2010

My Nerves And Irrational Fear of Screwing Up In My New Job As Represented By Marshmallows And A Sharpie



*Althaiophobia - fear of marshmallows.

49 comments:

  1. Irrational.

    And I know how you feel.

    Best wishes!

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  2. The big red marshmallow monster is definitely scary.. Althaiophobia - that's a new one on me!

    I like your labels - marshmallows, psychosis !!

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  3. That could make for the beginning of a great movie trailer. Good luck making the scratch.

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  4. You'll be fine!

    *shiver*....Marshmallows and clowns...some scary stuff right there.

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  5. haha. love the marshmallow...i think you will do fine...all we have to fear is fear it self...and just dont wear a red shirt if they send you on an away team...

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  6. Great blog!
    Thanks for sharing.

    Tenax Technologies is a Belarussian software company delivering complex web solutions. We provide comprehensive software development for startups based on Java J2EE Spring Hibernate web2.0 technologies.

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  7. Hey, cool. You found one of those Australian Marsupial Marshmallows!

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  8. That phobia has GOTTA include the sta-puff marshmallow man. Ever seen that guy?
    PS- Rooting for ya!

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  9. Oh, well done, Captain. Very well done. And face it, dude. You are going to screw something up. We all do. They expect errors at the beginning. It took about a month before I got through a week without screwing something up. Part of the culture where I work is that you can never expect anyone to remember something they agreed to do without a few follow-up emails. The first teacher workshop I had to run, I learned that the hard way when the scheduled photographer ran into my boss five minutes before our photo shoot with no idea he was supposed to be there. So, of course, that was "my fault for not following up with a reminder."

    Figure out the system, and then work it, baby. Oh yeah, build a support network. Very important.

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  10. ok ok gotcha on that one....what is the fear of that lil cotton piece in the asprin bottle? Dear Hubby shakes at the thought of that one. OH and the fear of sharks is pretty common, right? Even if he is in the POOL! LOL So now we know that you can pass the marshmallows over to the lil guys and get on back to work. You will succeed there cause as the boys can testify....YOUR THE MAN!

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  11. That is why I don't eat marshmallows.

    I use the "I'm new here and have yet to figure out the system" method of new hire. And what Mary said.

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  12. Bwahaha! Very nice. Belongs in a gallery, I'm sure. I'm mean, if "Earth, Wind, and Fire" can make it, so can this for sure. :o) Have a good day.

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  13. For sure for sure for sure! Sheesh. I need to wake up, obviously for sure.

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  14. LOL, clearly, you have too much time on your hands :-D

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  15. Ok... I won't say a word, but tell me... did you eat the marshmallows afterward? Because that's the best revenge on any fear. -J

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  16. "I see, I see. Now, how does this make you FEEL?"

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  17. I see your next blog: stop-action marshmallow interpretations of classic horror movies. Picture it -- Jack Nicholson marshmallow chasing Shelley Duvall marshmallow up the stairs in The Shining. Jamie Lee Curtis marshmallow screaming as Mike Myers marshmallow approaches in Halloween. Extreme close-ups of marshmallow faces in the dark as they listen for the Blair Marshmallow Witch.

    I smell a worldwide viral sensation. You've just discovered your path to millions.

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  18. You will do great at the new gig. I have never known a more qualified pole dancer than you.

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  19. First grilled cheese, now marshmellows. If the new job doesn't pan out you can go into action food.

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  20. The red eyes...are extra scary!!!

    Keep a zippo handy....just in case someone needs to get toasted!

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  21. I hope you took a stab at the big guy and roasted him over an open fire. That always makes me feel better.

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  22. Things must be bad if you're having to take it out on a poor marshmallow.

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  23. I'd be more afraid of being skewered and slow roasted over the fire.

    Good luck man.

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  24. That is the coolest creative art I have seen in a long time. I agree you have a gift that needs to be exploited. It's A Mad MaD Mad Marshmellow World!

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  25. Now I'm scared of marshmallows AND Sharpies! I'll never be able to work now! Aiiiigh!

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  26. I think I can find a bamboo skewer and a flame and toast that guy to perfection then slap it between two graham crackers for you.

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  27. The learning curve is ok as along as it's not going over a cliff?
    Excellent presentation.

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  28. We play with marshmellows too....but only in fire instead!!!!!! Mwah ha ha ha ha

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  29. Oh Captain, you'll be fine! I have faith in you!

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  30. Wow....are you going to work at a Disney villain factory? Your anxiety looks like something that might be a *wee* bit irrational otherwise.

    You'll do great!!!
    Good luck!!!

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  31. Nice Sharpie work. I'm not a big fan of marshmallows. When I was a kid and we occasionally made s'mores I'd skip the whole marshmallow part and just eat the chocolate.

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  32. LOL Captain, love some of the comments here, almost as creative as your marshmallow monster!
    I agree, however, that you'll be just fine in your new position.

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  33. Lets hope you don't get ergophobia!

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  34. I have complete faith in you (which is easy for me to say since I'm now a SAHM, eating bon bons and reading US Weekly as her children set fire to the house). But seriously - I feel for you - but I think you'll be great. And if all else fails - you have a bright future as a pop culture food artist ahead of you. By the way - if you see a copy of Elle Decor in the supermarket check out line, look at page 208. Ralph Lauren has an original Star Wars Storm Trooper in his entry hall. Saw it and thought of you.

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  35. That is...some dark marshmallow art there, big guy. You'll do fine.

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  36. That big marshmallow is one scary mother....

    I can relate to being devoured by your fears.

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  37. That is outstanding! I love the things people come up with around this time of year for halloween. My favorite to date is the Jack-o-lanterns that people carve to look like they're throwing up, and on the stair blow is a pile of pumpkin guts.

    By the way, I'm not sure if you do these, so I apologize in advance, but I tagged you in a "meme"... Check it out at the link below if you like, and feel free to ignore it!

    Hope all is well. :)

    http://www.mattconlon.com/2010/09/so-that-is-meme.html

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  38. I hope your new job is something creative, because that is SUPER funny.

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  39. wow, how interesting is Althaiophobia! i actually thought you made that up, because who in the world would have a fear of marshmellows. they are so yummy and friendly (well yours are pretty scary) but the ones in my pantry are divine! so, i googled it and sure enough, there are people out there who refuse to eat rocky road and have nightmares about s'mores. i say that ghostbusters is to blame for this absurd phobia!

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  40. You could probably sell that for a lot of money.

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  41. Absolutely brilliant! I feel like that every time I face the kids in the morning....

    Best of luck to you!

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  42. hehehehe those marshmallows rocked :D I know you'll be fine on the job...you're Captain Dumbass! You can do anything!

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  43. A marshmallow clown. Now that would make run screaming in the opposite direction. Captain Dumbass worried about a new job? Nah. Can't be.

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Come on, sailor. I love you long time.