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super powers March 13, 2008

Filed under: ttc — charlotte @ 10:10 am

I was tagged to do a 6 non-important things / habits / quirks about myself meme (like 2 weeks ago-i’m busy okay?). I decided that instead I will list some of my Super Hero Powers. In our house we like to discuss powers one possesses that might be odd or irrelevant or awesome but are, in fact, powers. Secret powers. And of course every superhero has a weakness, or two. So here goes.

S’s top superhero power is: everyone likes her. And her top fatal flaw/weakness is: the complete and absolute inability to hurry.

One of our best friend’s fatal flaw is the inability to stop telling a story. Like if he sees a movie you haven’t seen he always wants to talk about it, he thinks he’s sharing something unimportant – but you don’t want to know anything – so you say wait, stop, I don’t want to know but he can’t stop. He can’t. Same thing if something is grossing you out. You say ‘eeew M, I’m eating, don’t say anything else about it’ but he can’t stop. He tries to make it not gross, but it is, of course, still gross, and he says it anyway, while you are eating. We have come to believe this is a true weakness of character. His wife’s fatal flaw is running like a girl. A ridiculous, arm flappy crazy run. She knows about it but can’t help it.

This is one of S and my favorite conversations. We imagine our friends in ill fitting outfits. Sometimes we give them Superhero names.

Here are mine:

1. I am an excellent shot. Guns, archery. Great shot. I know this is bordering on an actual super power which is especially odd if you know me IRL, because I’m the least athletic person ever. I discovered the gun talent when we went to a shooting range once, and thought that was it, but a few years ago at the Renaissance Faire (yes I go. I have even purchased the giant turkey leg.) I tried my hand at some old fashioned archery. Lo and behold I kicked everyones asses…the men, and the very athletic S. Thus discovering that I have AIM.

2. I know when people are lying. MAD lie detection skills.

3. I always know what S is getting me for Christmas, or my birthday. I get all House on her ass. Poor woman. She has learned that she cannot answer one single question I ask. If I say, ‘did you already get it for me?’ She now knows to refuse any answer at all, because from such a seemingly innocuous question such as that I will deduce the gift and ruin the surprise. This Christmas she almost got me, but alas, nope. We were at a giant toy store and I couldn’t find her for a few minutes. I thought nothing of it at all (big store – we get separated all the time), but then I saw her walking towards me from a direction other than what I expected. She looked pleased. From that I deduced that she had snuck into the game section, purchased Gui.tar Hero for the Wii, run out of the store, put it in the trunk and was returning from said attempted surprise. I let her think she surprised me until Christmas when she looked smug and said ‘you don’t know what I got you.’

This brings me to me weakness: I have to be right. It’s an ugly weakness. I can’t let anything slide. Could I just give her a little pleasure in buying me a gift? Hell no. I can’t do anonymous donations because I need credit. Is that a pathetic quality in a person or what? Irritating too.

How is gift prediction a superpower? I don’t know. Make it work. What did you expect?

What are yours?


7 Responses to “super powers”

  1. Michelle Says:

    No superpowers here. But my husband claims to have power over cats (rolling my eyes).

  2. mrsbluemont Says:

    You are one of my favorite writers and this post proves why.

    Our current PKD describes his superpower as “the best Gui.tar Hero of all time.” That maybe should scare us, but anyone who plays that is good in my book.

    My superpower is the ability my optimism. People often assume I’m naive because of it, but they’re wrong. And that simple fact gets me lots of what I want.

    My flaw is my anxiety. I will shrivel a possibility to feeble wisps with my panic and take any joy of anticipation away. No fun.

  3. complicatedmama Says:

    as you know i am also an excellent gift guesser. but my truly unique power is that of gift ruiner, as you also know, unfortunately.

  4. Melody Says:

    My superpower is always knowing 3-5 minutes before my period is going to start– just in time to make it to the bathroom with no mess in my drawers.

  5. […] beneath my breasts. Dare I say, confident? Definitely optimistic. Yesterday I told Charlotte at dosmamas about such a superpower. Trying to get pregnant has made me more cynical and depressed than I like […]

  6. Judy Says:

    I think that I have mentioned what my friends and family call my “bionic hearing.” Too funny

  7. Calliope Says:

    I don’t think I have any super powers, but I do consider Super Grover a friend 🙂


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