(Don’t I look like a Twilight character running really fast?)
Well, I can definitely say that I am glad Friday is here. Chris has been out of town for work, and I’m such a baby about being in our apartment alone. Every creak and bump makes my hair stand on end — intruder!
Our apartment is incredibly drafty, so even the slightest breeze causes all our windows and doors to rattle — ghosts!
And I cannot keep the shower curtain closed, because who knows who or what is hiding behind it — zombies!
We even bought a steel security stick that I jam under the doorknob at night to keep potential intruders out. Yes, I am a scaredy cat. And yes, I rely on Hermes-the-friendly-cat and the cross on my nightstand to protect me at night.
I’ve always been a scaredy cat. When I was little, I’d get afraid at night of bad dreams, bugs, or other ghoulish creatures, so my mom would tell me that our cat, Mopsy, was on patrol to protect me. One time I watched The Exorcism of Emily Rose, and to this day, waking up at 3 a.m. freaks me out like nothing else can. Then, during my senior year of college, I made the mistake of watching The Exorcist, which caused me to lose multiple nights of sleep. (That is some scary stuff!)
I can handle some of the older scary movies like Rosemary’s Baby, The Shining, and Hitchcock films. But those Paranormal Activity movies? No thank you! They’re not worth heart-in-my-throat anxiety. I can’t even watch the movie trailers without looking over my shoulder to make sure some demon-possessed being isn’t lurking behind me.
Even the Pretty Little Liars Halloween special on Tuesday had me checking the closets before bed to make sure that creepy little ghost girl who showed up at Hanna’s house wasn’t hiding in there. (Seriously, what was up with that girl?)
With Halloween just around the corner, this is the time of year when I’m most tempted by scary movies and ghost stories. Sometimes it is fun to be scared, but not so scared it keeps me up until 3 a.m. (the witching hour!).
Are you a scaredy cat like me? Or do you love a good scare?