When we were at Thing 1’s on Sunday we discovered something new on her refrigerator.
That’s right, y’all. Magnetic poetry tiles. And we spent an unusually long amount of time creating (what we considered) perfect phrases.
(author’s note: “death fart!” began as “cruel death fart!” but I stole cruel to use elsewhere
also: I did not write the phrase “death fart”)
I’m not sure why this phrase has a question mark at the end. I think YBW wrote this one, I’ll ask him.
Though I must say, “obscure wonder culture” is an excellent phrase.
I began pairing words I thought sounded interesting together.
Thing 1 got in on this and we began to seek each other’s approval before we committed to the phrase. YBW came into the kitchen to join in the creativity.
I created “anxious fluff” and Thing 1 said, “Hashtag Thing 2”.
I shared this pic in our group chat and Thing 2 wrote: I now identify as “anxious fluff”.
We laughed and told her that’s what her sister said.
And while I freaking LOVE “vibrant deception” I think my absolute favorite is “luscious indifference”.
I need all possible magnet word collections to have in the new house.
Maybe if I am or have a “righteous spirit” Santa will put a fuck-ton of them in my stocking this Christmas…?
Tags: clever words, creative, creativity, fridge thoughts, magnet poetry, playful, refrigerator poetry, Thing 1, Thing 2, wordplay, words, YBW
have a bottomless box of Legos or a bottomless gas tank
Bottomless gas tank.
Oh the place’s I’ll go…
have unlimited sushi for life or unlimited tacos for life
go back to age 5 with everything you know now or know now everything your future self will learn
I’m not sure five year old anyone is capable of managing the emotional weight of knowing what adult them knows. I’m choosing knowing now what future me will know.
see what was behind every closed door or be able to guess the combination of every safe on the first try
While it sounds kind of cool, in reality, how much access do or will I have to random safes? But I come across doors every day of my life. I choose doors.
have all your clothes fit perfectly or have the most comfortable pillow, blankets, and sheets in existence
Perfectly fitted clothes all day every day.
not be able to stop dancing or not stop singing
Not stop singing…?
This one borders on ridiculous. Why do I do this to myself?
have skin that changes color based on your emotions or tattoos appear all over your body depicting what you did yesterday
Color changing skin. Honestly, how cool would that be?
only be able to jump everywhere you go or only be able to walk on your hands
I think either of these would become tedious after a while, but I’m going to say jump. I don’t think I’d like to be upside down all the damn time.
be able to teleport anywhere or be able to read minds
T E L E P O R T!
have a completely automated home or a self-driving car
I choose automated home all day, baby.
be forced to dance every time you heard music or be forced to sing along to any song you heard
I feel like I do both of these already…I guess the difference is it happening organically, or by force…?
I think I’ll choose dance because I don’t always know the words to every song I hear.
not shower for a week or not brush your teeth for a week
My teeth gotta be clean, yo.
lose the ability to hear or lose the ability to walk
Of course I can hear the train whistle as I’m writing this.
Actually, I’m going to choose lose the ability to walk. I can still get around other ways.
eat your favorite meal for every meal for the rest of your life or never be able to eat your favorite meal again
Never eat my favorite meal again.
I could cherry-pick bits and pieces from my favorite meal and put them into others.
have to read aloud every word you read or sing everything you say out loud
I feel like I should choose read aloud the words I read, but I’m going to choose sing everything I say.
I don’t actually know, but I’m trusting my gut on this one.
What would y’all rather?
be able to see 10 minutes into your own future or 10 minutes into the future of anyone but yourself
I fear, like Cassandra, my words would fall upon deaf ears if I spoke of other people’s futures. And that would be more painful to me than knowing what was coming my way. So, I choose being able to see into my own future.
be the absolute ruler in a tiny country or an important politician among many other important politicians in a large powerful country
(a picture’s worth a thousand words)
ask for help or figure it out yourself
While I’m much more of a do it myself kind of girl, I’m not above asking for help.
TBPH, it depends on the situation and who I’m asking.
But for the sake of this would you rather, I choose figure it out myself.
have unlimited international first-class tickets or never have to pay for food at restaurants
In concept, I’m all about unlimited first-class tickets. But…would I have the time, the resources, the traveling companion to jet off as I’d like?
Not paying for restaurant food opens never ending dining opportunities the likes of which I can barely imagine. How many times a week would I eat lunch from Nando’s, or grab a berry lemonade at Mod Pizza, or have a Duck Donut on the way to the grocery store? To how many restaurants could I take my food loving husband?
I think I’m going to go with food on this one.
be able to dodge anything no matter how fast it’s moving or be able to ask any three questions and have them answered accurately
Being Neo could have it’s advantages, but I’m not often in a situation in which I need to dodge things.
And one of my three wishes is to have my questions answered with truths, so I choose three questions answered accurately.
What would y’all rather?
have all traffic lights you approach be green or never have to stand in line again
Red lights are an acceptable wait time, and I despise standing in line. Without doubt I choose never queuing up again!
have telepathy or telekinesis
My intuition is strong. My ability to read others is well defined. And to be perfectly honest, I don’t want to know every thought every person has every moment they have it.
Mastering telekinesis could be great fun!
have whatever you think appear above your head for everyone to see or have everything you do live streamed for anyone to see
I’d rather not advertise my thoughts, but I’m a pretty awkward individual, so do I want everything I do to live stream for anyone to watch? Though, people may not watch me, but anyone I actually interact with would see my thoughts.
Is there a clear winner here? I think not.
I’m going to have to go with live streaming my life and hope nobody watches, because sometimes what I think isn’t fit for human consumption.
know everything or be amazing at any activity you tried
All! The! Knowledge!
be an amazing dancer or an amazing singer
When I was a little girl I wanted desperately to be a Prima Ballerina. Alas, I’ve two left feet as it were…
I was trained as a singer in both church and school choirs. Without practice that skill faded, but not entirely. I sing well enough as it stands.
So I’m going to pick amazing dancer to fulfill my childhood dream. I can still sing at an average level in my spare time.
always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early
Twenty minutes early all day every day.
lose the ability to read or lose the ability to speak
Gah! Why did I do this to myself!?!
I think lose my ability to speak. I could write stuff down. I could sign and that would be OK once everyone around me learned to sign. I’m a visual learner, I need to be able to read all the things!
be able to command water or the wind
If Avatar: The Last Airbender taught me anything it’s that even though I’m a fixed earth sign I’d be a water bender. And I’d use my bending to be a healer.
know the history of every object you touched or be able to talk to animals
Know the history of every object I touch.
The idea of unlimited anthropological and sociological learning makes me absolutely giddy! What a powerfully important and helpful skill.
control space or time
Thing 1 and I had a conversation about this.
I was quick to choose time. Think of all we could do if we could control time.
One of my first examples was: Thing 2 could come visit and it would feel so long and we’d feel like we had enough quality time, but no time would have passed while she was here, so she wouldn’t have to take time off from work, etc.
She said, “Haven’t we learned that there’s always a catch? Don’t mess with time, Momma. Leave time alone.”
What would y’all rather?
have a key the unlocks everything or a secret hideaway no one can enter but you
The Secret Garden showed me I can have both…
Though if I’m serious about it, I’d be more inclined to have a personal hideaway than want a key that could unlock everything.
build a snowman or a sandcastle
Snowman at the beach! (did Olaf teach us nothing?)
be able to play the violin or the drums
Drums and here’s why:
John Henry Bonham
have a nosy neighbor or be a noisy neighbor
I’d rather be a noisy neighbor.
I could choose to be quiet, but a noisy neighbor may not make that same choice.
listen to music or read a book
At this particular moment I’m going to say listen to music.
be a professional sports player or a movie star
Movie star. They don’t let girls play professional baseball.
shovel snow or rake the leaves
While I love the fall, raking leaves is a thankless chore. They’re not super cooperative, leaves. Flying about and never staying in a pile. Snow on the other hand has no choice but to leave the shovel in a pile and stay there till it melts.
be only able to whisper or only able to yell
I’m inclined to say yell. But I get shrill when I yell and that’s no good for anybody. So I guess I’ll choose whisper. I mean, I was in theater for about six hundred thousand years in high school, so I can stage whisper like nobody’s business.
eat healthy or exercise regularly
Eat healthy foods. It’s so much simpler than it sounds. And my cardio is pushing a buggy at the grocery store buying healthy food, so…
live without a cell phone or a TV
This is a no brainer, live without a TV.
I have an app for the weather. I can watch all the streaming services on other devices. If I didn’t have a cell phone, I’d never talk to Thing 2 cause she pretty much only chats and texts…that’s way more important than watching telly.
lose your sense of taste or your sense of smell
Either of these would suck, but if I had to choose, I’d say taste. I mean, most times when the sense of smell goes, so does taste. At least this way I’d be able to smell things…?
live on a houseboat or in an RV
The people who know me know I don’t like boats. However, I think I’d rather live on a boat than in an RV. With a boat, I could travel the entire world, with an RV I’m landlocked.
live in space or under the sea
Am I a mermaid?
If I could breathe underwater, I’d choose the sea. I feel like space would be cold and lonely.
be completely invisible or be able to fly
Invisible. All day every day.
be a kangaroo or a horse
Because Kanga and Roo.