Friday, October 22, 2010

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

I think we all have something, maybe multiple somethings that send shivers up our spine. The sight of something invokes a physical reaction to our bodies and the feeling can stick with us for hours.

For my mom, it's things with crevices. Anything bulbous (like insect egg sacks), or with holes (like a beehive) will send her in a panic, she'll look away, she'll shudder. My sister is the same. A good friend of mine has an overwhelming fear of spiders, and Alex hates the dark. Sean has a fear of heights. One of my best girlfriends from high school will gag at the sight of soggy bread in the sink.

I have several things that give me the heebie jeebies:

1. Toothbrushes touching in a toothbrush holder
2. The sound of Dogs licking themselves
3. Giant spiders, the ones that crunch when you smash them
4. I'm ashamed to admit this, and I'm not proud...but Midgets.
5. Sitting down on a warm seat, that wasn't warmed by me
6. Hearing the words 'slacks' or 'moist'.

*There are more, but I'll spare you my weirdness.

And last night, my list grew.

Alex insisted her babies sleep ALL TOGETHER, in my room, 1.5 feet from my bed in this over-crowded formation. Their eyes are all open people. God bless Gabriella (lower right) who turned her head away. She was my best doll as a child, after 28 years she still treats me right.

So what are YOU afraid of?


Jenny said...

Buckle up:

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!

Malisams said...

Oh, good lord. Our combined list of neuroses would wrap around the world a few times. Here are just a few of mine:

Obviously, SPIDERS. All of them. Even the small guys. Specifically, I fear they are lurking under toilet seats quite often.

When my cat stares intensely at absolutely nothing, like she sees something we can't.


Those little white spittle blobs that some people get in the corner of their mouths, or that string between their lips when they talk.


Spiders again. One traumatized me this morning when I opened the front door to leave, so I'm extra scared today.

Goat eyes.

Baby corn.

Unintelligible whispering.

Being physically restrained, even in obvious jest.

There are so many more...but I'll stop there. :) Also - I'm totally with you on the babies...creepy as hell.

Dana said...

I can't believe you forgot Ali's love of duffies!!