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Sunday, 11 January 2009

OK — so in our house we always joke that everyone has some type of super power. Nothing as cool as X-ray vision or time travel. But super power nonetheless.

PC loves to kid me about my super powers, but finds a way to exploit them. My main super power is the freakish ability to find things that have gone missing…from across the house. Which augments PC’s ability to NEVER find ANYTHING he is seeking. The conversation generally goes something like this:

PC (from the kitchen): Has anyone seen my Blackberry?
FrumeSarah (from the master bedroom clear across the house): I think it’s in the kitchen.
PC: Where in the kitchen?
FS (still across the house); on the counter to the right of the kitchen sink.

Freaky, I know.

My other super power is also freaky and while it serves no practical purpose, makes for a great party trick.

I know what time it is. Without looking at a clock. I’m pretty accurate too. Usually never more than 15 off.

PC thinks it’s hysterical to randomly interrupt me with “Quick! What time is it?”

Tonight, after watching Made of Honor, PC asked me for the time.


“Well, that’s a first. Sure you don’t want to guess again?”

It was weird because I really didn’t feel that off. So I guessed 8:19pm.

“Wow — you’re not even close. It’s 9:00pm”

I figured it was due to the pain meds. Until I heard the laughter.

That’s right. PC’s watch had stopped earlier today.

It was 7:59pm.


So what’s your super power??

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Sunday, 11 January 2009 10:49 pm

    when i was pregnant, it was super smell, which is only interesting because as an allergic person, I usually have a TERRIBLE sense of smell. when I lived with my friend, Gina, it was a known joke that she would comment on smelling something and only after a number of seconds more would i catch a whiff.

    i’m pretty good at knowing what time it is, too, though i don’t know i’d call it a superpower…

  2. jewwishes permalink
    Monday, 12 January 2009 6:53 am

    I have super-ears, super-smell and super-vibes. This post was a fun way to start the morning.

  3. JockBro permalink
    Monday, 12 January 2009 8:14 am

    I’m always the first person to recognize if someone has a new pair of glasses. Very odd, I realize.

    Syl is incredibly awesome at figuring out what other movies or shows some b-actor has been in. She also excels at identifying in which movies popular music is heard.

  4. Monday, 12 January 2009 8:37 pm

    i am rotfl at this!!!

    i don’t think i have a superpower. i have pretty good momskillz….

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