Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Ten Things That Freak Me Out

My friend, Mer is hosting a fun linky. Today, in honor of the ginormous snakes that I've seen crossing my road, I'm going to list the ten things that really freak me out.

10. Sharks. I don't live near the ocean and I hardly ever go to the beach so I'm not sure why I have a problem with sharks. More of a morbid fascination, actually.

9. Al Franken being elected a U.S. Senator. Sort of.

8. Guys that wear black hi-top Reeboks. I once stopped dating a guy in college because I saw him wearing these. Not proud of that, but there it is. In his defense it was the 90s. But they are still ugly.

7. Liberals.

6. Chewing gum. This one doesn't so much freak me out as irritate me. My husband has known me for 19+ years. To this day, he still offers me a piece of gum when he opens the pack. Grrrr!

5. Vomit. I'll spare you a picture of this one.

4. Heights. No picture for this one either.

3. The irrational fear that Glenn Beck will decide to retire from radio and tv.

2. Spiders. My husband once took me to spend the night in a hotel because I found one of these in our apartment. How great is he?! Oh, and we moved the next day. Remind me to tell you that story sometime.

1. Snakes. My husband ran over one of these last night. Except it was 10 ft long. Ok, not really. 6 feet. Ok, I'm still exaggerating but it WAS twice the length and thickness of the one in the picture. Then I saw another at least this big this afternoon. I was unable to run over it because I had my feet up in the seat and couldn't reach the gas pedal.


mer@lifeat7000feet said...

You are SO stinkin' funny, Lisa.

I'm with ya on snakes, heights, vomit, and black high tops.

Glad you played along!!!

Amber said...

Black high tops....ew.

And that story about the spider makes me giggle everytime I think about it.

Stephanie @ My Answered Prayer said...

I still can't believe you live where you live and hate spiders and snakes as bad as you do. I've been watching my garage everytime I get into the car worried there is one waiting on me...even though mine was no bigger than E's foot and my pinky.

Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

I agree with the snakes and vomit for sure. eeewwww!

Carpoolqueen said...

Please place a warning before I have to look at Mz. Pelosi. She frightens me.

Jennifer said...

Oh my goodess, so funny!

I am SO with you on the gum thing. My big pet peeve is when people chew like a cow or pop the gum in their mouth. I laughed the other day b/c my dear ole' hubby was popping away. I was so irrated and he laughed and said I guess that's why you were a teacher. No gum in the classroom. I had to agree.......then handed him a tissue and said spit it out. ROFL

Kendra said...

Only Lisa would put the fear of liberals in her top 10.

And I am SOOOO with you on the black high tops. They STILL make then! They were tacky then and they'll always be tacky!

Spiders and snakes, I've had them as pets. No fears here. But put me in a room with balloons and I consider that my personal circle of hell!

Alison said...

Nice...totally agree with the being freaked out by vomit...and add to that a REALLY nasty poopy diaper.

Gretchen said...

Well, I'm a conservative democrat, which, according to my very sweet friend of 18 years means I'm a liberal. Be afraid. Be very afraid. :)

Still we have plenty o' common ground: snakes. ewwww

black high tops on anyone.

and I'll trade you mucous for vomit.

The nice thing about relocating to western WA 8 years ago: no poisonous snake and no poisonous spiders. But there is rain.

Nina Diane said...

sounds like your fear of snakes is equal to mine.....can't stand them. live in fear of them! If spotted, I will not come off of the deck for the entire summer. My flower garden then looks awful...but what can I say, there might be a snake out there!!

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

oh that was great! i'm with you on so many of those, especially liberals!

His Girl said...

AWESOME list! those black shoes are going to give me NIGHTMARES for sure!