Thursday, October 02, 2008

Believe it or not, it's just me

From my little java joint yesterday:

Coffee Shop Lady (CSL): My daughter is SO excited to be a superhero for Halloween. She asked, "What will my superpower be, Mommy?" And I said, "The power of prayer!" ::as she shouts and raises her fist to the heavens::

Cut to me desperately trying not to roll my eyes. Worst superpower ever? And what the hell kind of costume would that be? But then I remembered just how much fun my sister and I used to have playing The Flying Nun and I thought maybe this idea could work.Gosh, I can't count how many times we fashioned elaborate wimples (or, if we were feeling less ambitious, settling for a more demure bath towel headdress for Sr. Bertrille's "novitiate" look) and soared around the backyard.


freakgirl said...

I think you just found your Halloween costume.

The Other Andrew said...

..and take down a Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence route I think. Glam it up a bit.

jason said...

I'd rather be Carlos Ramirez, the local gigilo.
(that's what he was, right?)

Ur-spo said...

I have not thought of the Flying Nun in years!

bob said...

True story: There's a video lesson I teach (from an ESL textbook series) on childhood. One of the women in it is talking about what she wanted to be when she grew up and she said "a pilot. Either that or a nun."

So, of course, I brought up The Flying Nun and was met with a roomful of blank stares. I know, I know ... I'm teachng Phillistines.

Next time I taught it, I said she could be a pilot for Vatican Airlines and got a huge laugh.

The Pope trumps Sister Bertrille. Sad but true.

mrpeenee said...

I shall be OCD Girl, with hte power to organize things in very straight lines. I shall look rather like Sarah Palin, in tights.