Things I Worry About

I’m the girl who worries about things like….

Sneezing with my eyes open and causing my eyeballs to pop out. Even though Mythbusters assures me this isn’t a thing that can happen, I have to wonder how seriously I can take two guys who shot a cannonball through someone’s home.

Falling asleep too close to someone else and then breathing in the carbon dioxide they breathed out and dying of carbon dioxide poisoning in my sleep. Again, I’m fairly sure this can’t happen. Especially because when I googled it, the first result was about how to cuddle properly. If google isn’t taking it seriously, I probably shouldn’t either. And yet….I do.

Getting bitten by a poisonous spider because my carpet isn’tΒ vacuumedΒ enough. Honestly, this one doesn’t even make sense to me. I’m really not sure why I think well vacuumed floors keep poisonous spiders away.

Dinosaurs coming back. I literally have nightmares about this one. I mean, hasn’t anyone seen Jurassic Park??! We should all be worrying about this.

What do you worry about?

67 thoughts on “Things I Worry About

  1. you’re insane!! but I love the way you write!! kudos! πŸ™‚ and by the way falling asleep besides someone too close and breathing CO2? definitely the best part of the post!!

  2. SweetP says:

    LOL, what a great post! I’m always worried about hurting myself especially when something like a trip or event is upcoming. I think that I will fall and break my leg while I’m running and won’t be able to go on the trip or to the event and I’ll get fat because I can’t run. I worry about my kids ALL the time, like someone kidnapping my daughter, or a group of hoodlums approaching my son at night and attacking him. That’s just a few!

  3. As a kid my sister and I were worried and CONVINCED that our neighbour was a witch. We went through a whole jar of peanut butter trying to uncover this terrible secret…

  4. about the same things, of course πŸ™‚ and many others:
    I’m really scared that someday all the ghost will come to get me and eat me up, because there’s mad at me for not believing in them. The same with God…
    With spiders I’m just scared, that every night some crawl in my mouth and I eat them and that’s why I have a bad smelling breath in the morning…
    What about aliens coming to make a zoo out of the earth?

  5. I can’t get over that you’re afraid of dinosaurs. It’s just so cute and funny. At least it’s possible that I’ll get eaten by a shark or a zombie! But a dinosaur? Silly girl.

  6. I think about the sneezing thing all the time too. And I worry about falling asleep with my head under the covers and breathing in my own carbon dioxide. I think we’d be great friends.

  7. Oh I DEFINITELY worry about the sneezing one, too. That’s just plain rational. Forget Mythbusters. They probably have a big scheme to turn themselves into a Gory Deaths show. And if I were living in Texas, I’d be a LOT more worried about scorpions than spiders. In fact, you do know I can never come visit you (or The Bloggess) for this reason alone, right?

  8. lushlili says:

    Dinosaurs could come back!! It is a scary thought !!

    I worry about my feet hanging over the bed edge and a monster pulls me under the bed to a mysterious world…

    I worry about walking along the street and tripping and falling flat on my face..

    I worry about my house burning down whilst I’m at work and my animals being trapped 😦

    I worry about boogers in my nose after cleaning my nose and will constantly check it in the mirror after wiping…

    Just to point out a few.. I’ve got so many more

  9. munteng says:

    oh my gosh yes! i’m always paranoid breathing in warm air, there’s like not enough oxygen content in there.

    i’m paranoid about falling backwards while climbing stairs.

  10. I don’t worry about my eyeballs when I sneeze but I do worry that I will blow my brains out.

    And I won’t go into a dark room without turning the light on first. Everybody knows the uglies that live in dark rooms will get you if you don’t turn on the light. And that would be…well…ugly.

  11. I’m not reassured by the fact that Google doesn’t take this seriously, They don’t take most of my worries seriously – and now I’ve got three more to worry about, that I hadn’t thought of.

    I worry about fireworks, what goes up, must come down – totally logical.

      1. We don’t actually have poisonous spiders here, thought I should explain the missing worry.

        I don’t know where they go, but I’m pretty sure if I watch a firework display they will land on me. Where ever I stand.

  12. caityrosey says:

    Tripping while walking up the stairs, then falling and hitting my teeth on the steps. I think about this almost every time I walk up a flight of stairs.

      1. caityrosey says:

        I know it’s a bit on the irrational side. But then I think everybody has a vey specific and irrational fear.

  13. Are you positive about the second one?
    I am also terrified about that. Seriously … I sleep with my husband (its a law or something) and he always gets right next to me while he sleeps and breathes all that poisonous gas on my face!
    It has made me highly suspicious actually. So I have began poisoning him back little by little with his own gas. I put a mirror between us so it bounces back to him.

  14. For a writer, I don’t appear to be so creative in my worrying, although as a kid I knew for an absolute fact that there was a raving lunatic killer in my closet who could only come out at night. For some reason, I also worried that a bus would come up on the sidewalk and run over me. Come to think of it, that may not have been so far off the track (pardon the pun).

    Nowadays, it’s about more mundane things, like trying to remember which foods are poisonous to dogs, so I don’t accidentally, in the fond belief that it’s a treat, feed some terribly toxic tidbit to my precious babies. (Can you believe that chocolate is tremendously toxic to dogs?)

    Your worries seem a whole lot more fun, GotC.

  15. The dinosaur thing is completely legit. I mostly fear they’ll come back and devour me while I’m trying to pee, all Jeff Goldblum style. That’s no way to die.

  16. WOW! That’s a small funny list of things I really never even thought about. I hope you didn’t subliminally put some worries in my head.

  17. I can relate to the sneezing one. If you ever try, you do feel like your eyeballs are going to roll down the sidewalk. I also worry that if everyone on earth jumped at the exact same time, we’d send the earth flying out of orbit. I don’t know who I think will organize this mass jumpβ€”a fantastical dictator a la Dr. Evil?

    1. Hmmm, that totally sounds like something Dr. Evil would do! I’m glad you brought it to my attention, and I promise I won’t ever jump at the same time as everyone else. πŸ˜‰

  18. It’s a good thing to get those fears out in the open. And who sez they have to make sense to anyone but you? My therapist once got me to list my “irrational” fears. It took 2 legal pages. But once I looked at some of them on paper I was able to scratch at least a few off the list. Like the one where I feared getting run over by an 18 wheeler truck in my sleep. (I slept on the 3rd floor of a house on a street so tiny a truck couldn’t fit on the street, let alone get up the stairs. πŸ™‚

  19. The sneezing is a good one, though I don’t worry about sneezing with my eyes open as much as I actually try to achieve it. It’s proven….difficult. I worry that my toes will turn green & fall off if I don’t wash & dry them thoroughly every night (which is not all that unreasonable when you think about the Filthy McNasty fungi that lurk in showers & on floors everywhere….)

    I also worry that my future vampire boyfriend will never show up, instantly fall in love with me & then indirectly entangle me in a love triangle with his even hotter vampire brother who will eventually become my even hotter vampire husband.

    1. The feet I can understand. The vampire worry? Not so much. I think it’s pretty obvious that’s totally going to happen to you. It’s practically written in stone, don’t spend another minute worrying about that. πŸ˜‰

  20. I worry about GMOs. I mean, seriously, if they can bring back dinosaurs, what evil can they do to our tomatoes? It’s not bad enough they tried to put fish DNA in strawberries. What happens when they put T. rex DNA in our corn? We’ll have some Little Shop of Horrors killer tortillas no doubt. Maybe you better tread carefully on your chili cheese burrito quest. Then again, maybe I’m just over reacting. Yeah, probably. I think that’s a symptom of carbon dioxide poisoning. OMG! T. rex must have been breathing on me while I was sleeping! At least in the Great White North I don’t have to worry about poisonous spiders, which is good, because I’m awfully behind on my vacuuming.

  21. I’m so glad I’m not the only person that obsesses about this kind of stuff. Isn’t it funny what our minds can do to us? Love your writing…

  22. “Don’t be precise,” said Dwalin, “and don’t worry! You will have to manage without pocket-handkerchiefs, and a good many other things, before you get to the journey’s end.” -The Hobbit.

  23. My 5 year old was just saying the other day how he wished dinosaurs were still alive.

    I dont think he realizes they aren’t soft and cuddly like his plush stegosaurus.

  24. I hate the thought that you have any worries at all, but if you’re gonna have any, these seem like pretty good ones in my book. At least they can make you smile …

      1. I find myself worrying about silly things like this too! Like if I tap my right knee, I imagine that my left knee is jealous because my right knee is getting all the attention. Therefore, I must also type my left knee or my left knee will hate me with all its soul and give me artheritus. This probably doesn’t even make sense. πŸ˜› I’m like this with almost everything too. If I hug one stuffed animal while all my other stuffed animals are watching with jealous glares, I have to hug them too so everything can be fair. I also have other antics πŸ˜›
        And could you follow me please? My blog is somewhat similar to yours so far and I just created it a few days ago… I would really appreciate it! :]

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