Monday, December 20, 2010

'Tis The Season

Wearing a sweater, sweatshirt or polartec, and rubber soled shoes plus dry air adds up to making the human body a giant van de Graaf generator. Static electricity flies from my fingers every time I get up from my nylon covered computer chair. The Young One has a door chime in her room. My electric presence in the kitchen 10 feet away from her room has set the door chime off! While I think lightning shooting from my fingertips is a pretty cool super hero power to have, most others don't agree. To lessen the impact of a hug, I usually carry around a twist of tin foil so I can de Guass myself, that is get rid of the static charge. When outside my home, I wear a wrist watch with a metal band. (The foil twist is dorky and too Harry Potterish)  A must to touch the band to the car door before filling up the car with gas!

If you could choose a super hero power to have, what would it be? 


  1. Hhhh, good question. I think possibly lightening speed so I could get everything done fast and have time to do what I really want to do. :)

  2. I'd like to fly...though I don't know how that would work with my fear of heights. :)

  3. Or you could just use a humidifier? I'm already a superhero. I have a tshirt that says I am because I teach! It says, "I teach. What's your superpower?"