Tuesday, September 04, 2007

I'm a Superhero...well maybe not Super

I tuned into something today. I think I have powers. Now, I wish I could say I learned to fly or can shit fire, but no. Instead, I have determined my mutant super ability is the power of finding random things.

What kind of crappy power is this? Well, let me explain with examples. This weekend was my favorite book stores, Half Price Books, annual Labor Day 20% off sale. As soon as I heard this I knew (powers manifesting) that I would stumble across a used copy of The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut. Mind you, I have been trying to find a used copy of this book for more than a year and have had no luck. Well, my powers were working because yesterday in Plano, I found one in great condition.

My powers were also working at the same sale when I stumbled across 40 issues of Avengers West Coast that I have been looking for. I have the first 45 issues but haven't gotten around to trying to get the rest of them. However, the day after I got a gift card to HPB, I happened to stumble across almost every issue from 50-100. Powers activated.

Today, I used my powers to find fifty cents. I walked by a pay phone and turned around and decided to check for change. I stopped doing that in high school but today I knew, that's right, knew that I would find change. While my powers aren't that impressive you can't argue that they are effective.

That is all,


5 Ripples in the pond:

Anonymous said...

You are just a funny funny person!

Kristy said...

Play the freakin lotto already!! So you can pay off my debt and buy me a new house and a new car :o)


Trinity said...


That would be using my powers for evil. We heroes are above such mortal toils as money. And if I were to win the lotto, I would pay off my debt way before you saw a dime.

Thomas said...

Two things: First, oh the remembrance of my childhood, alongside a heavy-set boy with tape on his glasses checking every pay phone in the 915 area code! Two: In regards to Cousin Kristy & your response, heroes are to put other people ahead of themselves for the greater good! But, I don't think that really counts for family, so Kristy, you are Shit out of Luck!

erin said...

I always knew you had it in you. Might I take on the occasional sidekick role? I mean, I did play a part in the great comic book discovery...