Hey hey – it’s Super Tuesday, which means here in Cali (and in numerous other states – perhaps even yours) we’re off to the polls. Happy voting, everyone.

And while we’re making weighty decisions…

If you could have any superpower, what would you choose?

I’m torn. I know which ones I wouldn’t want – no psychic ability, no seeing the future. I really don’t want to know. Definitely no pyro-generative qualities. X-Ray vision is definitely out. Flying probably sounds cooler than it is. Maybe the ability to slow time? Or mind control! I can think of a hundred ways I would love to use mind control, nearly all of them involving housework.

And do you remember UnderRoos? I had the Wonder Woman ones when I was seven. How’s that for TMI?

Those gold bracelets she had were pretty groovy, the way they deflected bullets. But that’s not precisely a superpower, now is it? Hmmm… still thinking….

16 comments to “TMI Tuesday – Super Tuesday”

  1. Gillian Layne
    · February 5th, 2008 at 2:37 am · Link

    I could go for an Aquaman talent, I suppose. I never could get the hang of swimming without water up my nose. And I have a certain fear of long bridges over water….so the breathing under water would work for me.

  2. seton
    · February 5th, 2008 at 3:06 am · Link

    (looks around)

    I like the new photo to the right, TD. Very flattering pic.

    I dont have the mentality to be a superhero so I would like a talent that I can use in real life like stopping/reversing time or being invisible.

    (dons nerd cap) Of course, Sue Storm, the Invisible Girl/Woman from Fantastic Four, eventually learned how to project her powers into an offensive weapon instead of just a defensive ability. Like all talents/power, it’s what you make of it.

  3. Lindsey
    · February 5th, 2008 at 6:42 am · Link

    I’m going to have to go with the ability to stop time, a la Evie on Out of This World. But a close second would be copycat powers – when you can do anything after seeing it done.

    My TMI – I totally have the hots for Spider-Man. And superheroes in general. I don’t know why superhero romances haven’t caught on. Maybe because the powers lead to odd sexual possibilities?

  4. Maggie Robinson
    · February 5th, 2008 at 8:30 am · Link

    Oh, my daughter had the ww underoos…now I’m feeling even more maternal toward you, Tessa. Hmm…super power…ability to wave hand and have clean house. Would that be telekinetic?

  5. Tessa Dare
    · February 5th, 2008 at 10:15 am · Link

    Gillian, I can’t decide if I’d want that Aquaman talent. Being trapped underwater is my biggest phobia, so maybe it would help me get over that? But my throat closes up just thinking about it, so it might turn out to be one of those ironic situations – the gift I’d never use.

    Seton!!! What’s up with your blog? It won’t let me in… 🙁
    And thank you for reminding us of some important truths – it’s what you make of it, hmm? I’m with you on the not wanting to be a superhero – I just want the superpower. But I suppose, with great power comes great responsibility…

    Which brings us to Lindsey and her Spideysense. You raise an interesting question, about superpowers and sexual prowess. But aren’t a lot of paranormal heroes analogous to some types of superheroes? Stopping time tempts me, too – mostly because i imagine I’d be able to take the time to figure out the wisest thing to do and say in a situation before screwing it up. But I don’t know if I would. Is Wisdom a superpower?

    Maggie, you know I want to be a Robinson Girl! Can that be my superhero name? RobinsonGirl! Able to crank out novellas in a single weekend! I really would like THAT superpower, come to think of it. 🙂

  6. CM
    · February 5th, 2008 at 10:40 am · Link

    I have always wanted a useless psychic talent. Like being able to read the minds of ants, or being a were-worm. Or the summoning of futile demons–you know, the kinds that have memorized recipes that are on the back of oatmeal cannisters.

    I’m not so sure about actual useful psychic talent.

  7. Tiffany Kenzie
    · February 5th, 2008 at 10:41 am · Link

    I have no idea what I would want. Not a freaking clue. how about the midas touch? though that comes with its own bag of probs… hmmm… must think on this…

    And Linds, spidey is cute… even before the movies.

  8. terrio
    · February 5th, 2008 at 11:31 am · Link

    I think I might be the only person who did NOT find that upside down kiss sexy. Sorry, Linds. *g*

    I want to be able to snap my fingers and be somewhere else. Not sure what that would be called. But I could get so much more done if I didn’t have to drive all over the place. Plus, when someone is bothering me, *snap* I’m gone.

    Or maybe the ability to make them gone. Hmmmm…..

  9. Maggie Robinson
    · February 5th, 2008 at 11:48 am · Link

    Terrio, teleporting, I think. And yes, that would be great. Shades of Star Trek.

    Tessa, one more cute girl is always welcome. 🙂 Their super power is hysterical laughter that wakes the sleeping parent.

  10. Janga
    · February 5th, 2008 at 12:34 pm · Link

    Tessa, the Underoos reference aged me so much that my creaking fingers can barely type these words. I can remember buying Batman and Dukes of Hazard Underoos for the nephews, three of whom now have little ones of their own.

    A Super Power? I think I’d choose the power to heal, although I admit I hesitate at the thought of the pain that the fictional witcherly empaths must endure.

  11. Marnee Jo
    · February 5th, 2008 at 7:24 pm · Link

    I would love to be able to move something with my mind. “imagine there is no spoon….” That way, I wouldn’t have to lift a finger to clean the house.

    Or, superstrength, which would come in handy when I was toting my 25 lb kid, my 900 lb diaper bag, and whatever grocery bag I’m carrying. Because all that gets really heavy when I’m looking for the keys to get in the house, unlocking the door, and trying to turn off the house alarm. If it was lighter, I could lift it up like Mr. Incredible!

  12. Santa
    · February 5th, 2008 at 8:47 pm · Link

    I’d like to be able to operate at the speed of light so I can get the house cleaned and the laundry done so I can write and write and write.

  13. Alice Audrey
    · February 6th, 2008 at 8:15 am · Link

    I’d like a pack of teles. You know, telekinesis, telepathy, tele-the-right-thing-at-the-right-time-and-never-put-your-foot-in-you-mouth.

  14. seton
    · February 6th, 2008 at 5:12 pm · Link

    TD, check your yahoo email account.

    I moved my blog to coulditbeseton.wordpress.com

  15. Elyssa Papa
    · February 7th, 2008 at 7:09 am · Link

    My superpower would be supermetabolism. So, I can eat whatever I want, not gain an ounce, and when I needed to lose ten (okay twenty, okay thirty) pounds to fit in a dress… I could just do it by stepping on the scale.

  16. India Carolina
    · February 8th, 2008 at 7:48 pm · Link

    Well, I suppose I like the everyday hero powers more. You know, the way a mom can heal a cut with a kiss, change the world with an ice-cream party, that kind of thing.