Thursday, September 22, 2011

What's Your Kryptonite?

Every super hero has one. Something that trumps their amazing abilities. Because if they didn't, the story would sure get boring fast.

Imagine if there was no such thing as kryptonite. Lex Luthor would stand no chance. Zero. And where's the fun in that?
  • So, for Superman it's kryptonite. (Duh.)
  • For the Green Lantern Corp, it's anything yellow. (Seriously.)
  • For Ironman, it's magnets. (Build a suit of iron and what do you expect?)
  • For Captain America, Batman, and all those superheros who have no actual superpowers, you have your kryptonite of choice: guns, swords, grenades, etc.
Anyway, I'm sure there will be people who argue with me on this, but that's okay. Debate is good. My point in all this is to ask you:

What is your kryptonite?

Because mine . . . mine is cookies. As long as there are no nuts or fruit involved, I will fall to the power of a cookie every time. And don't even get me started on a soft sugar cookie with just a smidgen of cream cheese frosting and sprinkles. Mmmm . . .

Everything tastes better with sprinkles.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have a battle to lose.

20 comments:

Joanne said...

Chocolate. I mean, really, there's no point in even battling it. I just surrender at the sight of it. And coffee, too, fresh out of the pot :)

Beth said...

I had to laugh. I was just wistfully looking at a plate of muffins ten seconds before I pulled up your blog. I have a battle to lose too.

Angela Felsted said...

I think facebook is my Kryptonite.

Margo Berendsen said...

Mine is a good book! Forget writing when a page-turner falls into my hands. Sometimes when I'm done I can get right back into writing, inspired, other times I languish because I think I can never write that well in a million years :)

MikeS said...

I have no kryptonite. I'm just that boring. I guess you could say that's my krytonite, being boring because I don't have a weakness. But that would be dumb to say that, because then it wouldn't be true.

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

Honestly, Janet, I have so many kryptonites it's hard to choose! Chocolate...yes. Cookies... yes. A great book... yes. Watching Grey's Anatomy when it comes online Friday instead of writing... yes! Reading and commenting on the blogosphere when I should be working...yes :) I could go on... :)

Cynthia said...

These days it's my boys, I getting back into the habit of reading to them at night, when I should be writing, but hey, they are only young once, that and spending a few minutes with my husband before we crash for the night.

Amie Borst said...

chocolate, of course! need you ask? ;)

clickerbug said...

The internet is my Kryptonite.

Before the internet, I did things and got things done. Now, I just sits and reads.



(.... but I can't turn it off ... )

LTM said...

BAH!!! You cookied yourself out. :D Hmmm... this is a good one. I think my writing kryptonite is my friends. I swear, a great visit w/friends takes all my words. In a double-edged sword kind of way.

What to do about that? :p

The Golden Eagle said...

Other projects. I like having a few things in the works a the same time--and they easily drag me away from writing. :P

Maeve Frazier said...

Definitely cookies! My favorite cookie is a double chocolate-chocolate chip sandwich cookie with bailey's truffle filling. YUM!

Jess said...

It used to be old episodes of Gilmore Girls, but right now it's anything pumpkin-flavored :)

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss janet! my super powers get stole away by reeses peanutbutter cups. i get all weak all over. ha ha.
...smiles and hugs from lenny

Emily V. said...

I think my kryptonite would be movies/anything on the computer - facebook, youtube, etc. Yup, those would probably be the biggest reasons that I don't get writing/homework done.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Judging from my bookshelf, I'm going with YA books. Hence why I am sadly void of super hero powers. ;)

Taffy said...

Right at this moment? Peanut M&Ms. *shoves fistful into mouth*

Dawn Simon said...

Chocolate. Ooh, have you tried chocolate covered gummy bears? Or chocolate covered pretzels? Mmm... :)

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

Dawn likes chocolate covered gummy bears, too?! Go, Dawn!! That's definitely my kryptonite!! I like Asian gummy candy. My mom brings me a bag of it when she visits from Hong Kong. And I can eat the whole bag in one day. It's that bad. It's almost a relief when it's gone.

Amy

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

My kryptonite is my self doubt. I think if I made a sale of some sort, that would help.