Sunday, January 27, 2008

This is.........what scares me

Ok, Just to let you know I am a shrieker !
That's right, all you have to do is catch me unawares and speak to me and I will be startled and shriek like a big girl. God forbid you should actually sneak up behind me and put a hand on my shoulder- you will be deafened !

This causes endless fun for people, particularly at work. I can just be sitting in my office working and someone will come to the door and just say "Jodie' and arrrrgghhhhh I scream ! It usually scares them just as much!

I scream if someone steps out of a doorway in my own house and I didn't expect it.
I have no idea why I do this and I don't think I was like this as a kid.

This is what scares me.

Her name is Cecilia and she was Jemma's Christmas present.



She used to stand just inside Jemma's door but I had to move her to the other side of the room because she startled me every time I went in there.

Of course Cecilia pops up in the strangest places, the laundry..... the sewing room, always beautifully attired but she scares the crap out of me nonetheless and the rest of the house fall about laughing!


of course all the "big" things scare me as well , like global warming, over population, consumer culture but for actual heart racing, bladder control fright - nothing is as scary as Cecilia .

35 comments:

  1. Ooh, Cecilia IS scary, I'm scared of her just looking at your blog!

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  2. I'm a shrieker too. I do love the way Cecilia is working that wafty pink number with the little white gloves.

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  3. She'd scare the crap out of me too - but I do love her glasses.

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  4. Ooops, think I just we my knickers! She is deadly Jodie!

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  5. OK, given your fear, that was quite a present to receive. Geez - she would make me jump every time I caught her in the corner of my eye. Personally, I don't think I could have her in my home she would make me so unsettled. I hope nobody ever decides to start moving her around your house 'just for fun'!

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  6. love Cecilia's little negligee!!! That would scare me to no end!!!!

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  7. Yep, she is scary all right-scary in a starey kind of way!!!

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  8. Oh you poor girl.I hope people are kind and tiptoe their way around you because that must be so hard!!I must say I do like Cecelia too.Sorry!I thinks she is fab!xoxo

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  9. Celia's very cool (and funny!!). Although I must admit, if she was in my house I would have to make her face the wall. I really don't like things 'looking' at me... even inanimate objects! ( I can't eat a fish with its head on either - "it keeps looking at me...with its EYES!!!!").

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  10. That is one fantastic idea for a present. My daughter would love it! I can see why she's scary though - she's not exactly unobtrusive is she? It's a shame she's not more useful around the house really.

    Thanks for the laugh. x

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  11. Yup! She's scary!!! But very very cool too! I'd hate to walk into a room and catch her in the corner of my eye - it would definitely give me a shock! You poor thing!

    Lucy xx

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  12. I'd be quite freaked out having something like that in the house!...especially if it's being moved and changed all the time...

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  13. I like the idea of Celia waiting to greet me each morning in the kitchen, with an apron on. And perhaps some washing up gloves too. I'd position her between the sink, and the coffee machine. Then I could get used to her.
    But I think Jazz the labradoodle would growl. She and Celia might have a troubled relationship.

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  14. This post made me laugh. I think of all the things to be scared of, a real life manequin about the house would do it for me.

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  15. Does she come alive at night???
    It looks like she would go dancing.
    Kyla

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  16. hehe.... I am a big girly shreiker too.....
    Abby

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  17. i do the same thing and walking in a room with Ms. Cecilia would scare the crap out of me too.

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  18. She'd scare anyone!!! Although she is very stylish :)
    My Mum was easily scared too and of course we all took maximum advantage of the fact! I can hear her scream as I type :)

    Lesley xx

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  19. She's shaking your confidence daily?!? (boom, chika chika chika, boom, chika chika chika, boom, boom, boom......)

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  20. You are too funny. A great post... and a great premise..I'm not one for lifelike dolls...especially when the lights are off and you are faced with them in the dark..it's the realness that is scary...

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  21. That's funny. I startle easily and yet my own mannequin has never scared me. Maybe you need one of your own. :0)

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  22. Hi Jodie, that was mean sending me to Little Acorns- it has completely freaked me out! I read the whole thing from between my fingers!!Cecelia is a bit spooky(not as bad as a huntsman though...thank god I live in England!;)

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  23. Oh my... This is so funny! Love your theme this week... But I found it a very hard one!

    I understand you when you say that you always scream when someone comes out of the doorway when you don't expect it, I have that as well. Don't think it has anything to do with fear, because I'm not really scared of anything hee hee... So what is it then?

    Love Cecilia, but I also can think of her as truely scarry when you sometimes crawl out of bed for some tea at night and find out that she had the same idea!

    xxxx Les

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  24. Ha ha ha - she'd scare the crap out of me too :)

    ps. Still loving your daughter's walls ....

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  25. hilarious, we have a "model" at work as well, and I am always trying to serve him. thanks for sharing

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  26. Finding Cecilia all over the house would startle me too. I do love the clothes she wears.

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  27. Hi Jodie,
    I can see why Celia scares you! Unfortunately I think I would be the person who sneaks up on you at work to hear you shriek - it's not a mean streak, just a love of shaking things up a bit in traditionally quiet or conservative surroundings!
    Love your pictures ....
    :-) Juddie

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  28. Scarey Cecilia....There's something sinister about that polished stillness.

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  29. I'm a shrieker at the movies too. Usually scares people more than whatever happens in the film. Cecilia is scary. With my imagination, she'd be coming to life at home in the middle of the night. Perhaps you could train her to work on any UFO's lying around...

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  30. She would scare me to death!!!
    Mel xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    ps I'm an easy target too.

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  31. Cecilia would FREAK ME OUT if I was at home alone with her.... How do you do it??? LOL!!!

    Jodie

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  32. oh my gosh that is too funny! she's very chic though... I definitely think she's french!
    I now wish I had a pregnant mannequin!
    Corrie;)

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  33. oh my gosh what is that TDF pink frou frou dress on the scary Cecelia? if you ever plan to offload that one let me know!!!

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  34. I'd be a little freaked out by Cecilia too!

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Hellloooooo !!!!