why do i feel like someone’s watching me?

Did you ever feel like someone was watching you?




And I don’t mean in some stalker-ish hiding behind a bush or watching through binoculars kind of way …


I mean right in plain sight.


Sitting across a conference room table from you in plain sight …


In the company of other people in plain sight …


And, admittedly, looking straight at you because you’re talking … in plain sight … in a meeting .  A meeting you arranged.


But they aren’t just looking at you …




… they’re looking through you.


True story.


Fifteen years ago.  New York City.  Doing some meet-and-greets with media we worked with regularly.  Now granted I was 15 years younger …  15 years – and pounds — thinner … and 15 years of gravity had not yet taken its toll …


But one of the meet and greets was staring at me so intently … intensely … it caught me off guard.  Made me extremely uncomfortable.


I questioned if perhaps I was mistaken.  Maybe he stared at everyone like that.  Maybe he made everyone feel uncomfortable …


And I questioned myself right up until we stepped outside the front door of that building.  That’s when my co-worker rounded on me and was like “what was that?”  and “why was he staring at you like that?”


So it wasn’t my imagination.


And I never did find out what was going on … I left that particular job not too long after those NYC meet and greets …


Thankfully, my Halloween googley eyes don’t look through me … or make me feel uncomfortable.




After all, they’re just made out of four different sizes of Styrofoam balls I picked up at Michael’s.  And colored with a sharpie.  And attached together using some toothpicks …



… and attached to the front fence with some command strips.




Now I’ll just wait and see how well they hold up to the elements … and the neighborhood dogs …


* House of Hepworths * The Shabby Creek Cottage * Momnivore’s Dilemma * The 36th Avenue * Somewhat Simple * Live.Laugh.Rowe. * At the Picket Fence * Jennifer Rizzo * Redoux * Chic on a Shoestring * Funky Junk Interiors * Tatertots & Jello * I Heart Naptime * The DIY Showoff *


  1. Omg. I love them! Specifically the ones on the bottom with the leaf eyebrows that look like they are scowling!

  2. haha! I like the pair of eyeballs that is looking at the other eyeballs :) Those are great!

  3. Oh Linda that is too funny… okay not ha ha funny but more like an ironic funny! You see I have a bad habit of doing that… well staring intently off into space, not at a person. And it drives our youngest son absolutely around the bend!! but i only do it when i am working out a problem.

    Love, love, love your googly eyes! Hopefully they will hold up! Have a great day!

  4. These are so cute, so fun!

  5. i always feel like…. somebody’s watching me!
    those are so fun!

  6. My gosh, that could of become a stalker kind of story…though I love the “eyes” I am going to the store today to get me some of them eyes!!

    Please come visit my brand new blog (its lonely being a new blog you know..!) , Its named after my mom’s 1970′s secondhand store. The Pink Geranium.

  7. Haha! These are great! I’ve never seen anything like them before and it’s a wonderful touch! :)

  8. I was thinking they looked like a couple of other body parts!

  9. Adorable, friendly little ghouls! Love this idea.

  10. Linda those are so cute!!!! And so easy to make too!LOVE the color on those leaves! Ours have already fallen off of our tree!

  11. Love this Linda!! ADORABLE!! Stealing this idea for my Juniper bushes!!

  12. Love them, Linda!

    Did they hold up to the monsoon that hit Chicago this evening?

    Thanks for linking up….

  13. They are really cute, Linda! Not that freaky stare like the one you had way back!

  14. Jessica M. says:

    hahahaha – they remind me of Sesame Street eyes!

  15. There are a pair of bigger styrofoam eyes looking very straight ahead, that I think the staring dude from your younger days would like too oogle.


  16. These are so adorable! I’d have to say that the “eyes” have it. You always come up with the more original ideas, Love it!

  17. These are so cute! Very creative!!

  18. Teddee Grace says:

    Maybe he thought you were in witness protection? Don’t know about back then, but these eyes are great. Thanks for the “eye”dea!

  19. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    Weird experience …but your eyes are hilarious !
    Silver linings. ;)

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original linky party is open

  20. szinteriors says:

    Very cute!

  21. So cute, but I want to know why the guy was staring at you! Maybe he thought you were the woman of his future, then you left that job…..Who knows. But that is creepy.

  22. Now I have that Sting song in my head!

    Way to freakin’ cute, Linda… and a little creepy, but what’s Halloween without a little creep!!!

  23. I think I can do this one (and it’s so flippin’ funny!). But what are command strips?

  24. P.S. Sorry about creepy, stare-y guy!

  25. Linda…that is sooo funny!!…I’m not into creepy…love funny!!!…and this is it!!…

  26. This is my kinda halloween decoration: cute, cheeky, not scary. You have beautiful eyes. :)

  27. These are so fun, cute & easy. Linked over from the StyroCrafts’ Facebook page, and pinned & tweeted, too. Thanks!

  28. Loooove these, how do they hold up in wet damp weather? Have you had any?

Leave a Reply