Monday, May 10, 2010

Paranoid

The older I get [and the more TV I watch], the more anxious, fretful, and paranoid I become. Do I secretly enjoy this? I think not. And the list of fears keeps getting more and more lengthy, and more and more frightening.


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Maybe I just need to get out more? Or maybe I should just start retrofitting my hidey hole. Ay yi yi.


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56 comments:

Georgina said...

You know, I thought I was doing OK handling all that shiz - but then I saw the clown with the gun and I lost it. Yeah, when you put it that way, the world is a scary place. Clowns didn't have guns when I was a kid. They had lollipops and balloons and they peddled hamburgers. The world is going to hell in a handbasket, I tellya! - G

bananas. said...

OMG that's so funny! a lot of those same things are the things i fear...espesh the zombie takeover. i mean WHAT IF?! hahaha!

female balding is super scary too. i think i'd kill myself.

but on a real note, blame the news. they get paid to make us crap our pants. jerks.

brooke said...

as naive and idiotic as it sounds this is why i don't watch the news and tend to live in my own bubble...i always say i refuse to live my life in fear of anything...yes i am aware and i am always aware of my surroundings but this world already takes away so much from us i will not let it take my zest for wanting to live and enjoy my life...

cristin said...

Thanks. I'm never leaving the house again.

(WV = dangs)

Brandi said...

I sometimes worry about zombies too.

Really, I think you should just avoid tv shows that make you afraid and just watch what makes you laugh and smile. That's what I try to do at least.

Mrsblogalot said...

Omg it's like you are in my head!!!

Ch√Ętelaine - The Garden Fairy said...

I always _knew_ that there was a reason why I prefer books to TV. I hardly watch any, and if so, it is documentary (facts!!) only.
You can not change an old bookseller... books are more kind to my brain/phantasy/imagination ;-)

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

I'm paranoid since the day I was born! It's in the blood heredity I guess...errr???
*peace*

Iva said...

Ok I am not going to lie. I totally laughed at this, but only because I am the exact same way. I think we all know that while the chances are slim...there still is a CHANCE and OMG THAT IS TERRIFYING. But I could totally cut out about 99% of these for you RIGHT NOW that you don't ever have to worry about. Never ever.

Plus don't forget, I am Superwoman and would never let this happen to you. Got it?! ok. good. glad we cleared that up. ;)

I hope you had a great, paranoia free weekend!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Girl, you seriously need to get out more to meet all these zombies, sharks, sex offenders, terrorists in REAL life! Maybe get on a plane...
What can I say, I've accumulated some nice phobias over the years. On the other hand I can now go swimming in swimming-pools. As a child I was convinced a little secret door would open, so the shark could enter. (Too much James Bond, for sure). But in the end, lots of anxieties are probably just a sign of good phantasy.

Rita/Fighting Off Frumpy said...

Yep, I'm overly 'noid myself. Especially because I love to watch all those true-crime shows on TV. The other night, after watching a biography of murderer Richard Speck, I was CONVINCED that someone was trying to get into my basement. Turns out it was just thunder ... and an overactive imagination. D'oh!

L.A. Daze said...

I don't know why, but over the years I seem to have developed the self-preservation gene. And it really sucks, because now i'm afraid to do things I never used to be scared of. I guess life and having responsibilities will do that to you!

Karisa Tells All said...

For some reason I don't think this post is doing much to assuage your fears! That female balding one will haunt my dreams.

Panty Buns said...

The prevalence of all that kind of stuff ("if it bleeds, it leads") is why i prefer blog reading to watching TV. There's more humor and light heartedness in a lot of blogs.

Christina In Wonderland said...

I'm paranoid about zombies too. So paranoid in fact that I have zombie plans. No joke. Compared to me, your paranoia probably seems normal. :P Lol.

Dancing Branflake said...

I freaked out when I saw the shark. For real? Did you have to post that. Now I'm all jittery. I can't believe you would post this on a Monday! (just kidding... much love to you.)

Sunshinemeg said...

Great post. It's true that things can seem very scary. Just stumbled across your blog and love, LOVE it = ) New follower and just wanted to say hi. Have a great day!

Alicia said...

seriously woman...its a little intense. i'm not sure when it happened, but i've turned into the biggest pansy!!

Melanie's Randomness said...

I agree. I live about 20 minutes out of New York City & I'm sorry to say that all the terrorist threats & the coolers & 9/11 have kept me from going into the city. One time me & an ex were in NYC when the London bombings were happening 3 years ago & we saw all these cops with guns guarding Times SQuare it was so scary. Everything to zombies freaks me out. It's not just you. But we gotta push on!!

Heather Taylor said...

I've discovered I'm only scared of things when people sit around and constantly tell me I should be frightened and worried and upset. Otherwise, the key to being paranoid-free is great friends, delicious food, laughter, and excellent music.
Disney movies are also pretty awesome.

Annie said...

i think of that kind of scary stuff all the time!
last night around midnight someone rang our door bell and i was freaked out for the rest of the night...we live in a townhouse in the middle of 6, why did someone pick our bell to ring?!

HAL said...

I find I was more paranoid as a kid for some reason. I always thought I'd be the most paranoid pregnant woman, but I'm really not at all. I've found in my old age I can't control shit ;)

HALCOHOLIC.com

blueviolet said...

I looked through all of that and then started wondering why I even bother to get up every day! Too much to worry about.

Gabby said...

Yep, I am the same way! There is just too much to worry about. lol

Brooke said...

As long as I don't end up like the guy pushing a lawn mower instead of driving a car, I'll be okay. It would suck to 1. Not have a car (in some places), and 2. Believe that a non-riding lawn mower can replace your lack of transportation. I could totally make do with a riding lawnmower, however.

Phoenix said...

This is why I don't watch the news... the truth is we could die simply hiding in our homes. We are all going to die (don't worry, this is veering towards a pep talk) but it's how we LIVE that is important.

I promise you, I PROMISE, that at the end of your life your last words will not be, "I wish I'd hidden away from everything more." Go outside, live, get run over by a car! It doesn't matter! Just live and love and it's all good, my dear.

PS it's a long way off until Cylons kill us, hon... just sayin' ;)

Claire Kiefer said...

UGH! We're all going to go bald and be attacked by zombie rednecks and then die alone. Goodness! Now can you please post a hottie for us to judge to shake off this Monday terror??

WendyB said...

Me too. I think catastrophe is around every corner.

Alisa said...

I know. It is insane. Do what I do and avoid the news.

Kara said...

OMGZORZ I THINK FEMALE BALDING IS THE MOST TERRIFYING THING EVER. SERIOUSLY.

g e o r g i a said...

Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them. ~Vincent McNabb

Turn off the tv and stay in Blog World, it is pretty and everyone is so Lovely!!!! Hugs!

Kitty Stampede said...

hahaha...i so hear ya!! its nuts. stop watching the news though...it`s all propaganda...bobbling heads telling us what to think and fear...bah.
at least you have a great sense of humor about it!! :)
have an awesome week, you rawk...and try to not worry, i`ll do the same. :)

Emelie Stanfield said...

OK. Deep breath Drollgirl, pour yourself a glass of something strong, put some jaaaazzz on the speakers, read a mellow book...

Life is good. Xx

Kristin said...

You are not alone. Late at night I consistently freak out about all the things that could happen to the dude. It's awful!

Asylum Dolly said...

Oh man, what a frightening collection of photos!!!

I totally relate.

The zombie pic at the end is hilarious!

dmonstergirl said...

i was okay until that picture of the lady that is balding. a fate worse than death, seriously.

Kaz said...

Now see, I quite like the idea of battling zombies

After today, I should be at least semi-prepared

It's the dying alone that scares me the most

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Wow. We are so similar, it's like I wrote this post myself. I always feel that way after reading your posts. LOL.

You're right though. You're so right. Television opens our eyes to all these diseases and fears and bizarre incidents we don't even know exist until we see them. It has made me paranoid too. Sigh.

Jessica said...

Interestingly the thing that scares me the most is the clown. Clowns I mean wtf damn Stephen King.
As for the zombies it'll be fun when the apocalypse comes and I can put my ninja skills to use on all the zombies. We should all look forward to the zombie war

executive training program said...

That is why I don't watch scary movies or news. Otherwise I would never leave my house.

asweetcakes said...

Really? Zombies?? Loool. I've not actively thought of about half the things here. How about falling off a balcony? I think that's mine

ticklishfromadistance said...

I know. If you think too much it can render you frozen. Sucks. Try not to. xoxoxox

The Zhush said...

Droll Girl! I am the most anxious person you will ever meet...I do the bloggy thing to escape all this...aaaahhhh!

Shorty said...

Might I suggest you download from iTunes "The Survival Podcast" series and just prepare for a disaster? You'd be amazed at how you can prepare yourself for what might come your way. It's a heck of a lot better than trying to hide out. If anything, stock up on food! : )

Tom Tuttle from Tacoma said...

i get you. i've been telling my friends i've become very chicken sh:t as i got older.

i'm living with my ma now, so yea i'm all she's got, and she me. lol.

The Cottage Cheese said...

Yes, 'tis easy to be overwhelmed and start feeling anxious about it all. Right now I'm freaking out over the oil spill because here I am so close to moving to my beloved Florida, which may soon be a gd wasteland. Fuck you BP.

Hope you find a way to ease the anxiety, girlie. Perhaps turn off the news for a few days and ease up on the sci-fi, horror, and murder movies and shows. (Love the inclusion of the cylon.)

battered couture said...

the first pic is from our riots. the greek riots that is. is it weird that i am kinda proud of them?

pearls said...

I feel your pain I would love to say that NOT watching the news helps but it doesn't. Not sure what does... shopping maybe? wine maybe? At least i'm not alone in this ANXIOUS world.

Cheryl said...

Yeah, me too. I find distraction and denial very useful things...

vint junky said...

Oh agreed x100!
Especially the zombies...

Seriously though, i've became afrai of heights and flying as i've got older, i guess in our youth we just feel invincible

xxx

Down and Out Chic said...

this cracks me up. i got rid of cable more than 10 years ago and i've never looked back! ignorance is bliss my friend.

Kristine said...

You tapped into a lot of my biggest fears. I had to actually go away for a day and come back to your blog because I was so freaked out. Especially the zombies and sharks. A so called "friend" of mine once sent me a clip of a zombie battling a shark. I almost died on the spot.Thank god my husband Jake Gyllenhall was here to comfort me.

Diana said...

i'm scared of earthquakes. being a californian my whole life, you'd think i'm used to it, but not at all.

Sam said...

Not just you - it's a scary place. That's why I don't have a TV - the news is the biggest horror show around.

pita bread said...

Ok so your list is long. But don't worry, you are not the only one! Most of us gets paranoid after watching the news especially. It is impossible not to go crazy. My list is pretty long too...

Krystal said...

i am WITH you. i'm such a cluster fuck of anxiety about every single thing...ugh. i hate gondola's, too