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Mr. Incredible


Posted on 2009.03.08 at 22:40
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: Oakenfold Greatest Hits & Remixes

Were I one to watch the stars or delight in astrological signs I might be less excited than I am now. For some things a millennium of natural events cannot compare to the politics of a single nation. While there are significant and notable changes in seasons, and an accurate calender which can be traced back to the earliest civilizations, nothing excites me more than a national decree that time, as it was, is no longer, and is now something else.

When I was a commuter, my days began in the dark, wee hours of the morning - the air crisp and the sky a velvety violet, vivacious in its enormity stretched across the globe; returning too, late at night under the cover of darkness. I've always felt those who worked from 'sun up to sundown' were slackers, for I outlasted even that gigantic ball of gas which made its way across the sky.

But give mankind the power to change time, and behold the amazing things they do! Why just yesterday at this time it was 2100, and yet 24-hours later its now 2200. Loss of time. Its stuff from alien abduction stories. Our government has decreed that time changes. I've heard that time changes lots of things, but to change time itself? That really is a neat trick.

But with days being longer, and time adjusted to better take advantage of it, I feel empowered. Enabled in a way, no - a responsibility, to take advantage of this time as our rotating Earth travels its elliptical orbit around the sun to its apogee - knowing full well that the day after that point won't mean nearly as much to me as when time changes once again, hurling me back into darkness. I am but driftwood on temporal tides.

Today, I am a Superhero. And will remain so until my circadian rhythm is again disrupted at 0200 November 1, 2009. Everything you thought you knew about me will be tested, as I overcome hurdles, banish evil, and recreate myself for the next 238 days. During this time, its almost as if I'm shedding my old skin. I will renew old acquaintances, make new friends, and dissociate with others. A Superhero ties himself to nothing but self-improvement.

It begins now.

United States of America - manipulating time since 1918


texas_tangent at 2009-03-09 04:01 (UTC) (Link)
Awesome post! Makes me feel like doing something, anything, then I remember that Rip Van Winkle gets more sleep then me. If you develop the super power to give people back time will you give me just a couple of hours so I can sleep?
ehowton at 2009-03-09 12:06 (UTC) (Link)
I'll see what I can do.
joey_glover at 2009-03-09 13:39 (UTC) (Link)
pretty poetic
ehowton at 2009-03-09 13:47 (UTC) (Link)
I feel superheroes require a certain panache.
thesweetestnote at 2009-03-09 15:55 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for the uplifting message. It does shed a new light in to my dark view of this blasted time changing conspiracy to mindfuck us and mess with our "mojo". Arizona don't - so why should everyone else? I beat my pillow hard this morning trying to wake up. I nearly destroyed my alarm clock pounding the snooze button. And all this coming from a "morning person". I feel so unbalanced. I even had a V8. It takes a few days to adjust. However, I still threw on my super suit and headed off to battle the dark forces of I-10.

I must apologize to that little old lady for the frightening swerve I made in front of her... it was either that or getting pulled from my super mobile by the jaws of life.

Justice served. I WANT MY HOUR BACK!!!!!!

ehowton at 2009-03-09 16:45 (UTC) (Link)
And thank you, ma'am. Though I must ask...have you not yet had your Monster? I can't think of any other single item which would spin you 180-degrees and get you right back on kilter.

That behind us, I must say - there appears to be more than meets the eye with this fascinating avatar. MUCH MORE. I love it.
thesweetestnote at 2009-03-09 17:13 (UTC) (Link)
The Monster indeed is kicking in. It's also Monday so that added to my lethargia. But I'm firing on all pistons again thanks to the monster.

LOL - And yea, there is much more to the avatar ;)

ehowton at 2009-03-09 18:08 (UTC) (Link)
thesweetestnote at 2009-03-10 15:35 (UTC) (Link)
DAMN IT! I stupidly retitled the avatar.... so here it is again.
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