Friday 5: Superpowers

Holy crap am I dragging into this weekend. I was only in work four days. FOUR DAYS! It feels like eighty and I am exhausted. I am a spoiled, spoiled human bean.

A portrait of the author, drinking and whining.

A portrait of the author, drinking and whining.

Or maybe it’s not because of work (which, I sit down all day, mkay?) but because I am constantly worried about everything these days. I’m never paralyzed by the worries, but sometimes they flit into my brain in rapid succession. I discount them quickly (“Well, sure, someone COULD taze me and toss me into a van while I walk between the train station and the shuttle station, but that’s not a very realistic fear so I should let this go.”) but some days triaging them all is a drain. Still working on being brave.

Or it could be because our office fish died this week. He died on Wednesday and it took a larger toll on me than I thought. Honestly, with Charlie’s death, Max’s illnesses, and the fish dying, you should not let me near your pets. Seriously. Watch out, Ollie.

Or it could be because I’ve eaten like a feral six year old for two weeks. That ends Monday.

In any case, I’m keeping this weekend very laid back and low key.

Time for the Friday 5! This week’s theme is Superpowers, so this should be a blast to write!

1. If you temporarily had the power of invisibility, what’s the first thing you’d do with it?

The first thing I would do is sneak on a flight to Anaheim and sneak into Disneyland’s Club 33. I may even snipe some food from other peoples’ plates. A very close runner up would be sneaking on a flight to Washington DC to sit in the Oval Office. Not for anything nefarious! I want to see some meetings happening. Scandal has ruined me.

2. If you temporarily had the power of telekinesis, what’s the first thing you’d do with it?

I’d ring the Liberty Bell. Could you imagine the reaction of the tourists and docents?

3. If you temporarily had the power of teleportation, what’s the first thing you’d do with it?

I’m going to assume that I’d have the power to teleport back to New Jersey. If so, I’d spend the day on a Hawaiian beach. It’s cold here and even though I’m just back from a vacation, I can’t resist the call of the beach.

4. If you temporarily had the power of super-stretchy limbs, what’s the first thing you’d do with it?

I would enter and exit my dee-luxe apartment in the sky by stretching myself down from of my balcony to the ground. If that were a permanent power, I would never, ever, ever use the main lobby door again. You know, I think I might be ready for my own house after all.

5. If you temporarily had the power of super strength, what’s the first thing you’d do with it?

Triumphantly visit parking lots in my area and physically move cars that are improperly parked. Maybe I could stack them up. I’d be a parking paladin!

But if I had to choose a power, it would be flight.

Have a great weekend!

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Even the squirrels are hipsters


A squirrel eats from a discarded Nutella container outside of my dee-luxe apartment in the sky. I think I need to move out of my little hipster town.

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Friday 5 on Saturday: Non Sequitur

Hello! This week’s been a departure from routine so here is the Friday 5 on Saturday again. This week’s theme is non sequitur.

1. What’s your sneeze like?

My sneeze is very loud and obnoxious, which is why I learned to sneeze very quietly. When I’m not in public I let it all out.

2. How’ve you been sleeping lately?

Like the dead. Alternatively, like someone who has walked a lot.

3. What was your last stroll like?

Leisurely, with WM next to me and a bottle of water in my hand.

4. What was the last thing you watched on YouTube (feel free to share the link!)?

John Oliver and Cookie Monster.

5. When did you last get something in right at the deadline?

It’s been a very long time since I’ve given into the side of me that leaves things until the last minute. I even get to work early now! We do wait to pay rent until the last day we can before it’s considered late, but that’s just us wanting to keep our money in out account as long as we can.

See you Monday!

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A glass of Merlot, a soft quilt, and some stimulating words

It’s time for my most arousing and stimulating read of the year. I’m saving it for a night when WM comes home late… Continue Reading →

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