40 things that scare me more than Ebola

Remember the post I mentioned on Saturday? Yeah, it inspired me to create the following list. If you haven’t had the chance to read the link, head over there – Her list is freakin’ hilarious!

As I said this weekend, Ebola is scary. It’s a frightening virus with a low survival rate and one that lacks any type of proven cure. Yes, we need better policies and hospital training/protocols to prevent it from spreading. But are we going to catch it? It’s highly unlikely… And all of this media hype is only going to continue spreading fear. Fear does nothing but create hysteria – It will not solve the problem.

If you want to place your bets on something, I suggest you play the lottery. You have much better odds at winning a few million dollars than catching Ebola. And winning a few extra bucks sounds like something I’d much rather do anyways ;)


With that being said, here are 40 things that scare me more than Ebola:

  1. My hair in humidity
  2. Going bald
  3. My cellulite… The sexiness cannot be tamed
  4. A little old ninny crashing into my car
  5. Running out of Spark
  6. And wine
  7. Not having AC
  8. Flying, the fear is real
  9. Moldy grapes
  10. A worldwide Nutella shortage
  11. Spiders, especially the nasty ones here in Florida
  12. Packers fans
  13. Being eaten by a shark
  14. Hurricanes… the weather event, not the drink ;)
  15. The drought in California
  16. Poverty in America
  17. Undercooked chicken
  18. Kyle’s driving
  19. Not passing my BODYPUMP video
  20. Previews for Halloween movies
  21. Monsters under the bed
  22. Losing Mitchell
  23. Camping without running water
  24. Commuting, especially in Chicago
  25. Working in corporate America
  26. Breaking my neck in yoga
  27. Lake algae
  28. Cruise ships
  29. Earthquakes
  30. Dying while running a marathon
  31. Old men in thong speedos
  32. Falling off of a treadmill
  33. Needles
  34. Mom jeans
  35. The day that it will no longer be fashionable to wear lululemon all day, errrrday
  36. The prices at Starbucks
  37. GMOs
  38. Fox News
  39. Separation from my phone
  40. Super long toe nails

Now it’s your turn, tell me a few things that scare you more than Ebola.


  1. HAHAHA!! Your list cracked me up. Hilarious for sure. I like Kyle’s driving, hair in humidity, mom jeans, lol. So fun. Getting hair on me in the shower, busses falling over on me when they round a bend and I’m beside them. #Truth
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  2. Great list and a great way to handle such a heavy topic. No AC and spiders yes! I may also be afraid to turn the heat on. Woke up to 59 yesterday, so it was my duty to bake and I got it up to 64. Also afraid I’ll live in Michigan forever and be a nobody :( Afraid of camping period. And wait, it’s fashionable to wear Lulu all day now???? ;) Just kidding!
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  3. Hahaha — loooved this!

    “A little old ninny crashing into my car” — THIS HAS HAPPENED TO ME in Naples!!! I was literally stopped at a stop sign waiting for this old lady to turn, and sure enough she sloooowly turned and hit my car. While I was stopped at a stop sign.
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    • OMG, that scares me! Actually, Kyle is certain this is going to happen to me while I’m out driving. At least you were stopped and no one was injured.

  4. This had me laughing from #1-#40 thanks for a great start to my week :)
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  5. LOL!!!! compety cracking up over here ;)
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  6. LONG TOENAILS, OMG they get me too!!! SOOO GROSSSS….ughhh I cringed just reading it! And typing it!!!

    and Fox news :-/ #barf

    So terrible. This list is spot on.
    Things that scare me more than Ebola.
    -missing a training session
    -not making it to the middle-top
    -today’s youth
    -Louisiana politicians
    -shortage of good shows on Netflix
    -losing my new lover friend
    -losing my Mizza girl
    -never doing the travel I want to do
    -horribly done boob jobs
    -bad spray tans
    -big people in small clothes

    • Horribly done boob jobs – HAHAHAH! That is a fear of mine too because I am totally get one after kids. Yup, I’m going to be one of those but if I live near a beach, I don’t want saggy ones, LOL ;)

  7. This is hilarious! I Don’t undertand why the media goes crazy like we’re all gonna die when there’s a disease. I’m with you on the cruise ship. There’s no way I’d ever be getting on one of those. Rattlesnakes are my biggest fear.
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    • Blech – rattlesnakes. That would freak me out too! Apparently in Colorado they’re evolving to not have a rattle sound any longer! How freakin’ scary is that?!

  8. Undercooked chicken <– I read Undercooked Children. Almost died. Whyyy are you afraid of cruise ships? Old ones are nasty, but a nice, new cruise ship is like my fav! I read a news article about a guy in Japan who discovered an old woman living in his cupboard… so that's my newest and greatest fear! And seeing Josh's reaction when he realizes we're out of Ranch dressing.
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    • I like my children niceeee and crispy ;) I’m so terrified of getting stranded and sinking mid-ocean. And then getting eaten by a shark. #truestory

  9. HAAAA. #12 is my favorite. So that must mean I scare you? ;) Here’s a few of mine:
    – Most males (this is probably why I’m single ha)
    – No heat
    – Chipotle going out of business
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  10. LOVE. Love. Love! Hilarious and so true!
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  11. How on earth did you come up with all of these?! This is hysterical! And I totally agree with you on most of these! Previews for Halloween movies…yup, I always look away. I’m a big baby and I am big enough person to admit it!
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    • The Ouija one seriously makes me run screaming and plugging my ears into another room. This is when you should feel sorry for Kyle ;)

  12. Just read that article for the first time, oh em gee, I was laughing so hard!! Love love love your list, I agree with so many of them!!
    Some things that scare me more than ebola:

    1. Never being able to buy my raw crunchy almond butter from TJ’s again
    2. Getting my foot amputated because of an infection { which is very common for me }
    3. Not passing my CPT test
    4. Not being able to get a dog { ridiculous, but this really does freak me out }
    5. And last but not least, Being late to work.
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  13. You know running out of wine scares me too!! Things that scare me more than Ebola-
    1. Cutting my hair too short and looking like a triangle head.
    2. Trader Joe’s closing in my area-how could I live without all of the deliciousness??
    3. Missing our honeymoon flights.
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    • Bahahaha – The triangle head comment made me LOL!

    • Oh, and also, we missed our connection by ONE MINUTE from Athens to Santorini on our honeymoon. I cried. But thankfully, you can buy beer out of coolers in Europe so we drank and played cards for 5 hours while we waited :)

  14. ummmmm #12? WTF!
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  15. ahahahaha! we match on way too many of these! Moldy grapes, my cellulite and falling off a treadmill are daily/weekly fears for me :)
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  16. love it!! ha ha ha

  17. I think the super long toenails one was my favorite!! ;)
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  18. I have to agree those are some scary things, but #12…. :)
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  19. Mom jeans…lol! That made me think of that SNL skit. So awful!
    I’m afraid of going bald too. I lose so much hair and I’ve been told that it’s normal, but the thought of having a bald spot scares the shit out of me. Our hair is such an important part of our femininity!
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    • Oh man, the amount of hair I pull out of my head on a daily basis should be illegal. I figure as long as I don’t look bald, I’m not going to worry about it ;)

  20. OMG I love this post. I agree with almost all of them especially #12. Actually they don’t scare me as much as they annoy me… ;)
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  21. I love this post! Makes me worry less about ebola for sure. Anyway what I fear is winter coming and that there will be some big snow fall and my management won’t take care of it and my car will be stuck in my garage. Then there is the fear of not finding a new apartment before March since I need to move once my lease is up.
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  22. I got a good chuckle out of those!! I can totally relate to so many! I’ll have to agree on the flying one! I don’t know what happened but I just developed this fear about 2 years ago. I leave for NYC on Sunday and I’m already dreading it!
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    • Ugh, mine did too! I never used to love it but I never really panicked either. Now it’s like full-on OMG I AM GOING TO DIE panic mode. It’s not very pleasant, lol.

  23. LOL this post kills me! As an RN, our world is all about Ebola right now…but I would have to say catching the flu is scary then catching Ebola and actually has a higher death rate…people just don’t talk about it ;)

    Thought this was fitting: http://www.someecards.com/somewhat-topical-cards/worried-catching-ebola-lazy-flu-shot-funny-ecard

    • Woah, it has a higher death rate?! That’s freaky! I did not know that! And another reason to why I always get the flu shot even though I hate needles.

  24. LOL!! This was hilarious! My fave was the Lulu one ;)

    You’ll pass your BP video no prob! LMK if you do have questions or want help tho! xo
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  25. Ahahaha love this! Agree with all of the above – I’d add:
    1. Tornadoes. Give me an earthquake any day.
    2. Raiders fans.
    3. Taking a bite of food and finding out that there are peas hidden inside. Not a fan of peas.
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    • Oh man, I love peas, haha! But yes, I know what you mean. I hate taking a bite of a cookie thinking that it’s chocolate chip and finding out that it’s raisin. BLECH.

  26. hahaha that list is amazing and so accurate!

  27. bahaha this is the best!
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  28. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA this is amazing.

    My list:

    1. Overdrafting my checking account.
    2. Fox News (I’m with you on that one… ugh).
    3. The upcoming(ish) presidential election.
    4. Any meat with the bone still in it.
    5. Dreams where I’m pregnant.
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  29. Hahha, so funny. Can definitely relate to a bunch of these like the no a/c, running out of wine and my hair in humidity!
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