Monday, October 25, 2010

Heebie Jeebies

Heebie Jeebies: A feeling of minor fright, anxiety, nervousness, apprehension, 'the willies'.

I'm seriously a scardy-cat. I big one. I wish I wasn't. But I am. For example, I'd like to blame my fear of the dark on our house fire in 1994, but I was afraid way before that. I have lots of valid and invalid fears. Many of which I'm sure I will spend years to come exploring on this here blog. But on a lighter note, and I think we all can agree that my blog could use a little bit of a lighter note post, I want to write about the little fears in life. The Heebie Jeebies, if you will. My friend Carrie wrote a blog about this the other day that I just thought was great. Click the definition of HJ's above to read her post. I want to know what skeeves my peeps.

In no particular order and CERTAINLY not an all inclusive list, here are the things that give me the willies, or that I am just downright terrified of...

-The dark, more specifically walking past a mirror in the dark

-Smell of tomato sauce / dish soap in the sink - if there is a pan full of water and a rag involved, I will vomit

-A needle going in

-Too short fingernail

-Paranormal commercials

-Walking through a spider web

-Stairwells in parking garages

-Crawling under a front porch or any too small opening to get under the house. BEING UNDER THE HOUSE!

-Turning over a log/rock/anything that can will reveal creepy crawlies

-Finding mold on bread or cheese, well after I have it out of the package and am getting ready to use it for something

-LOOGIES, and the sound of them getting hocked. shivers.

-Earwigs, more picturing an earwig crawling into an ear, more picturing an earwig crawling into MY ear

-Ferrel Cats

So what about you? As we celebrate "Halloween Week" heh, where everyone thinks being scared and grossed out is fun (obviously NOT my most favorite holiday). Tell me. What makes you shudder?


  1. Wrists! hahahahaha As if you'd forget.

  2. Have to agree with you on the walking through a spider web. For the next hour or so I constantly check to make sure there isn't a spider crawling on me.

  3. Rats!!!! Just the idea of them

  4. The feel of newspapers
    The word diareaha.
    Chalk. How can people eat it?
    Walking to my car at 5:00am everymorning.
    Better yet, seeing someone else walking at that time.
    Snakes. Dead,alive,pictures of,commericals,fake,caged. Any give my shivers.

  5. I think Halloween is awesome, and I totally don't get the heebie jeebies about much of anything. I know, I'm a total stud.

    Seriously... I'm trying to think of one besides nails on a chalk board.... that's awful.

    Oh! Does this count?? Every time I move photos off of my computer onto my external hard drive, it makes me want to puke. lol That's all I've got...

  6. Totally with you on the Loogie's eww!
    big hairy slow spiders
    dark corners
    anything involving cigarettes
    stale alcohol smell
    having the need to potty while stuck in traffic, this will seriously throw me into an anxiety attack!
    popping zits, I can't even pop my own
    piles of leaves
    when someone touches the tips of my toe nails