Thursday, May 8, 2008
Faster Than A Speeding Bullet
Tip Of The Day: It’s time once again for Group Therapy Thursday! Where you get to share with the blogosphere the intricate workings of your inner mind. Or just bitch about your day. Same thing.
Tip For Tomorrow: Stop by to see a lovely new invention, created by a fellow TC-ian, that will improve your beer bonging experience. I bring you…. The Bierstick. No, seriously. And it’s under $20!
Further Elucidation Of My Cheap Deal: Every Thursday here at Cheap But Not Easy I like to give you, my fearless readers, the opportunity to participate in FREE Group Therapy. I pose a question, we all share our answers, and we going away feeling like we’ve grown a bit as people. Or that we’ve come closer together, as a community.
Or that you’ve had the chance to blow off some steam and laugh at other people’s problems. Whatever. I’m not picky.
This week’s Group Therapy Thursday topic is a spin-off of Freud’s teachings. Or, at least I think this is Freud. I had Psych 101 16 years ago, so my memory is a little fuzzy. Let’s call it Freud and move on.
Freud (or some other dead shrink) talked a great deal about the Id, the Ego, and the Super Ego. Apparently, we have all three going on in our heads, to varying degrees, and how much we have of one over the others has an affect on our personalities, blah blah blah.
I don’t remember much about the Super Ego (which I always read as Super Eggo, and then I got hungry), or what it was supposed to do. But I do know a whole bunch about Super HEROES, who are a whole lot more interesting, and are usually good-looking. Like Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), or Batman (any of the actors who portrayed him, but Michael Keaton was my fave).
Therefore, this week’s Group Therapy Question is: If you could be any super hero, which super hero would you be? And then, part two (it’s a two-parter this week, to keep you on your toes. No slacking allowed in therapy, folks.), what super hero power do you already possess?
As always, to get the conversation/confession ball rolling, I’ll go first.
When I was a wee Chicklette, I wanted to be Wonder Woman. Actually, I wanted to be Lynda Carter, but same thing. The hair! The kicky wardrobe! The Lasso of Truth! Not to mention her sparkly accessories and the ability to change clothes just by spinning around in a circle.
As I got older, I got into gothic super heroes – which I fondly refer to as my Buffy the Vampire Slayer years. Oh, how I loved that tiny blonde teen! Case in point, one of the best complements I ever got was when Big Brother told me I looked very “Buffy” in an outfit I was wearing. I love that outfit to this day, although it’s too 1998 to wear anymore.
How deep was my love for the slayer? Well, there’s a pair of black leather pants hanging in my closet that I can directly relate to her influence. And someday, SOMEDAY I will fit back into them. Probably by slicing off the sides of my saddle bags. Ick.
Nowadays, I want to be Jean Grey from the X-Men. She combines everything I like – killer clothes, great hair, rockin’ body, the biggest and baddest powers of them all, AND she gets to make out with Hugh Jackman. Count me in.
As for the super human powers I already possess? Some would say it’s my ability to annoy people within mere SECONDS of meeting them. Cheap Chick the Annoyer! Now with Kung-Fu Grip! Accessories sold separately.
I actually think it’s my ability to make my friends throw away things they no longer need.
No, really. If you need your closets cleaned out, if you’re having a hard time letting go of an outdated outfit, even if you just need help sorting mail, I’m your Chick. I swoop in and put the whammy on clutter and unwanted stuff.
Just call me Trash Girl! Trash Girl to the rescue! Yeah, I need to work on the name.
Let’s now allow the healing powers of Therapy to begin. Please share with us which super hero you would like to be, and which super hero power you currently have.
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Okay, I'll stop now.