Saturday, 22 August 2009

Super Hero Powers

As Corrine and I were grocery shopping one day during her visit she asked, "If you could have any Super Hero Power what would you pick?".
Great question!!! (Oh, to be 12 again)

The discussion went on for the rest of our shopping trip and the whole drive home.

One of the first powers Corrine thought she might like to have was the ability to control nature. I thought that had too much responsibility attached to it - and I stand by my position!!!
Now just because I wouldn't want the responsibility of controlling nature doesn't mean that I don't want to know what is going on with it! And that explains my most recent Internet obsession (with thanks to Lisa, who has been addicted to this site for awhile) -Internet radar weather

Way cool. I can see where rain is falling in the local area and by hitting the 'play' option can see where our weather is coming from and what is moving our way.
It also gives me a way to figure out how long a storm is going to last. All which is pretty neat if you spend alot of your day outside.

Last night I got hooked on watching a storm track northeast across the province. It looked pretty severe and sure enough, when I checked the 'lighting detection' feature, I could see that we were going to get a nice little thunderstorm.
Now, Kara - who recently has decided she doesn't like thunderstorms - sitting on my head at 1am probably would have been a good indicator that thunder was approaching, but it was cool to have 'pre Kara' warning!

It's lovely this here this morning. The much needed rain overnight has 'cleaned up' the dust and dirt around the yard and perked up all the vegetation. The radar is showing blue skies for at least the next few hours, so I'm off to doing some more puttering and chores.

Oh and - hands down - the ability to fly!!!

What Super Hero power would you choose???

Karen

5 comments:

Mary said...

Without a doubt it would have to be the ability to fly. I have as my home page the NOAA weather page for Tucson. But I have to admit I like yours better.

Shmoo said...

I use www.weather.com to detect when Meeshka will claw me bloody from storms. I see she's been talking to Kara about the head sitting. Welcome to my world and watch out for the claw next.

I'd like to have the power of invisibility so I don't have to do so much laundry.

The Thundering Herd said...

The power to magically remove Siberian hair from all clothing on command. Now THAT would be a super power.

robfrad said...

I'd love to have the ability to read/hear peoples thoughts. Then I'd know what people really think.

Super Human Strength would be cool too.

BADASmusher said...

My son TyRell who is almost 15 asked me this same question earlier this year. I told him I wanted to be able to run as fast as my dogs, talk to them in their language and understand EXACTLY what they were saying when they spoke to me. But most of all I would choose to have their vision and be able to see into the night or brush and know what they were barking at. I am not sure if there are any super heros with that power but that is what I would like mine to be!