Sunday, February 21, 2010

Battle of the Blogs - Round Two!

LET’S GET READY TO RUUUUUMMMBBBLLE!!! Or just debate - whatever. But you…that’s right you, and you, and you, and you over there. This is all about you. So state your opinion (‘cause your opinion is the only one that matters), vote (‘cause every vote counts), and join in on the fun that is sure to rock the blogosphere. It’s time ladies and gentlemen, the time you’ve all been waiting for! Battle of the Blogs Round 2!

The question of the day:

Would you rather be able to fly OR be invisible on demand?

FYI: Julie is in black print; Rachel is in blue print.

Hands down, no question about it- I choose to be invisible upon demand. How convenient would that be?! I have so many situations in which I would love to be a fly on the wall. And rather than being the annoying insect that everyone swats at and enjoys spending time around piles of dung, I would accomplish the same goal while still being me and not a disgusting fly. Can you imagine the possibilities with the ability to be invisible? Oh, I'm excited just thinking about it! Snooping, pranks, pilfering, oh the possibilities are endless!

Oh girlie – you’re kidding, right? Pardon me while I hearken to my recent near-death experience via horse and consider that self-flight would have saved me a whole lotta terror. And possibly saved me the 15 new white hairs (cuz safety is not nearly as important as vanity, right?)

But speaking of safety – wouldn’t flight be far more of an advantage in situations where us women need an advantage? Literally, “see ya later” to any creep. What about Kevin Bacon in The Hollow Man where he gets totally creamed? Throw some water on ya and you're some faceless drippy outline of a person...

My life does not read like a movie script and my powers would not be made visible by water. Ahem. And sure being able to fly would save you from going head first into a horse trailer, but being invisible would give me an advantage every single time there is a problem. Seriously? Creepy guy? Not only could I go invisible on him, but I could then inflict great pain when he is standing stunned by my disappearance. Flying is a great power too- it just doesn't give me the same feeling of greatness that being invisible does. Not to mention my whole fear of heights thing.

To really be sneaky, you'd have to leave no footprints, hold yer breath, and avoid getting bumped into. Not to mention everyone would have to be deaf - you just get a freebie with me :)

Ultimate super power? You'd just be freaking all your friends out and convincing them they had a personal ghost. Oh wait, Southern Belle Trying Not to Rust - I think I just solved your mystery from last week? Invisibleness is kind of a lonely thing to pick, wouldn't you say? But flying? Everyone wants to be friends with the flying chick. See?

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(Jules, you’ve done it again.  I am officially TERRIFIED of your editing skills!) 

And once word got out of your invisibleness, you can bet everyone will be blaming their farts on you.

Seriously- people are not that aware of their surroundings that they would notice my footprints or hear me breathing. With texting, tweeting, FBing, and blogging people are way too preoccupied and self-absorbed to worry if my footprints magically appeared before them or if they felt my breath on their neck. And if someone bumped into me I'm sure I could manage to make them think they tripped over the blue line. 

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And again- fear of heights over here. So I'm over the flying thing. Totally.

Ahh, you underestimate just how strong that "someone is watching me" Spidey-sense can be.

And flying can be sneaky too... who thinks to look UP to see if someone else is in the room?

Who doesn't want to be a superhero? Imagine the good you could do?

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Fear of heights? Seriously girl, you were ready to take on a river full of crocs last round, and now you're suddenly skeered of the ability to be upwardly mobile at times when it might really matter? Plus get this... I bet you could charge money for some kind of flying show... you could give a couple demonstrations and be set for a year. Whaddya gonna do at an invisible show? Goose people?

Yes Rachel dear. I am terrified of climbing a ladder but I have no problem swimming with crocs. Problem? And no one said I had to become invisible when I didn't want to be that way. I am in control of it at all times. And who needs a freak show to make money? I could totally rob the bank vault all stealth-like with my powers. Because if my pockets are invisible- so is the money that is inside it.

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Aaaand this is the point of our debate where Mr. Daddy helpfully interjects that I might as well concede because y'all are just a bunch of criminals anyway, right?  Umm, thanks hon?

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And this is where we turn it over to you, our most loved readers! Don't let those smiles fool ya', we are serious about our debate and will fight to the death to prove our point. Your job is to vote on the topic at hand: Would you rather be able to fly or be invisible upon demand? After you vote be sure to leave us the reason behind your vote in the comments. Then hop over to Julie’s at Foursons and check out the comments and opinions over there! Julie and I will be comparing notes and will get back to you on the winner of The Battle of the Blogs! (And no bribing is not beneath me. Ahem.)

You can get further with a kind word and a gun, then you can with just a kind word.

                                                                                                                                    ~ Al Capone

 

27 comments:

Leiah said...

Sorry Rach - I have to go with Julie on this one. To know what someone said about you, and being able to freak them completely out by referencing it or alluding that you know what they said?...uh, PRICELESS!

He & Me + 3 said...

I am afraid of heights too...although being able to get to some places quicker by flying is appealing, there are so many times I would rather just disappear. I have to go with Julie on this one.

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

First off, I LOVED the Flying Nun!!! My sisters and I would play Superheroes in the backyard, Kathy would be Superwoman, Laura would be Batgirl, and I would be THE FLYING NUN!! Whaaaa?

So, I guess my obvious answer to your question, is, I would want to FLY!!

Kmama said...

I'm all over the invisible powers, sorry Rachel.

I'm also afraid of heights. Eek.

Stacy said...

I would love to fly! I have flying dreams all the time and they are the best dreams ever. I am totally in your court on this one, Rachel! :)

Shana said...

I picked flying!!

Shana said...

I picked flying.

{Kimber} said...

invisibilty all the way!!
:)

Michelle Pixie said...

I would have to say flying too! My tailbone probably wouldn't hurt so dang bad if I could fly. ;)

Tiffany said...

I have to go with flying. Would make the morning commute much more enjoyable. And, really, do you REALLY want to know what everyone says about you? Sorry, I just can't take that. Flying it is!

Killlashandra said...

Seems more people like to be invisible, I went with fly myself. ;)

Killlashandra said...

Seems more people like to be invisible, I went with fly myself. ;)

Pam D said...

Hmm. I'm thinkng that if I were able to fly, my fear of heights would be absent. I just have to believe that would come with the territory. (if it's my fantasy, I get to make the rules, just like Julie did for invisibility!). So, as a resident of one of the worst traffic areas in the country, and in thinking about the 1000+ times I've wished for a helicopter, flying it is. I honestly have no desire to hear what people say about me; if it's hurtful, then it hurts ME more than it would them. And I guess I'm just too old (yes, Mr. Daddy, I know, I know...) to enjoy pranking anymore. So for me, flying would definitely win!

Lisa said...

Okay, i had to go with invisible. I am a major scaredy cat, so even if I wasn't afraid of heights, I just don't see myself flying off into infinity or beyond. HOWEVER, I am a big ole snoop, so I would LOVE to be able to be that proverbial "fly on the wall." Oh, lordy. And I am with Julie. I would be COMPLETELY invisible and no water splashing would make me appear. Sigh. Sorry, Rach. Gotta stick with invisible. And yes, I am going to copy and paste cause I am lazy!

Mr. Daddy said...

Julie I would of said flying, but Rach threatened me within an inch of my life....
And she has other powers and mad skilz, that I must respect...
So for the sake of Marital bliss, and other things I have to pick flying...

Sorry jules

Mr. Daddy said...

oops Sorry I meant to say invisible..Julie...

see what power she has over me????

Danielle said...

I am going with flying. Who needs to be invisable when you can just fly away! ;)

HeatherOz said...

Well, I have been agonizing over this and really had a hard time making up my mind. Either superpower would be totally awesome..........dude!
I am going to have to go with FLYING.
One of my biggest fears is flying in airplanes. If I could fly I wouldn't even have to bother with planes or if I did use a plane I could rescue myself if there was a crash. It would also be convenient during rush hour.

City girl turned Country Girl said...

Yep gotta say sorry Rach on this one!! I definitely would LOVE to be invisible on demand!! OH man that would be awesome!! I could learn SO much!! Knowledge is power, right?! BAHAHA!!

semicrunchymama said...

I have to admitt that I pondered over this one for a while...but have to appologize because I totally went with invisibility. I can't tell you how many times I've said that I wish I could be a fly on the wall to see what really goes on in various places. Yeah, I'm nosy like that.

Emily said...

Invisible on demand means that I can see Edward or Jacob whenever I wanted. Sorry Rach. ;)

robin said...

I don't like heights....I'd pick invisibility as well!

Karen Dawkins said...

I pick invisibility... my kids already think I have eyes in the back of my head, why not take it one step further? 8-)

Karen Dawkins said...

I pick invisibility... my kids already think I have eyes in the back of my head, why not take it one step further? 8-)

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

Rachel, you made me change my mind. I have always thought that being invisible would be a great thing, but if I was a flying mom I think I might not need to be invisible to spy on my kids. I would be the coolest mother EVER. Surely, they would listen to me. RIGHT?!

Oh, and the lady in the Fantastic 4had to take her clothes off to be invisible. When she would reappear, she showed her stunning figure. I have had 3 children. My figure isn't so stunning... but my cape sure could be!

Mrs. NB

Cecily R said...

I read a book once that was about being about to become invisible on demand...it did NOT turn out well. I'm all for flight. :)

brian said...

Sorry, Sister Bertrille, but I didn't even bother to read the blue print. This isn't even close.

Invisible. Without a question, invisible.

And yes, I'd use it for all the wrong things, and yes, Mr. Daddy is lying if he says he wouldn't do it too.

You win Julie :)