Dear 100 Hour Board,
Do you have any superpowers?
I don't recall ever spending more than two minutes trying to go to sleep*. I'd say that's a pretty super power.
*With the exception of one particularly bad night of allergies in high school, mostly because I was unable to breathe. Though I am talented, I am still unfortunately reliant on oxygen. If any readers have a non-death-related solution to that problem, contact me ASAP.
I can find the silverware drawer in anybody's house on the first or second attempt (or fourth if it's a particularly bad day).
-the Goose Girl
Dear Zero is my hero.
I can fold a cootie-catcher... with my toes.
As for how I discovered this power, I've always known I was dexterous with my legs and feet—opening doors with my knee, picking things up with my toes, etc. One day I decided to see how far I could take it, and I successfully (though slowly) created a cootie-catcher using only toes. Next test is a Rubik's cube I guess.
My husband claims I have super-hearing. The toddlers probably agree because I can hear them being naughty from anywhere in the house.
I look deceptively young. When I was flying home, the TSA officer looked at my sister and I, asked how old we were, and started heading to the metal detector (which you can do instead of the body scan if you're young enough). My sister answered, "I'm 18 and she's 24," and we nearly started cracking up at his look of shock.
I guess the pros of this superpower is I've never had to deal with catcalls, I don't feel too threatened when walking alone at night, people randomly help me or give me advice when I look confused or lost, and the look of awe on people's faces when I tell them I'm in college and/or getting a graduate degree (which disappears pretty quickly when they learn my real age). The con is people look very, very concerned when they find out I'm married.
-guppy of doom
I have an uncanny ability to empathize with little kids.
I think I've shared this on the Board before but I'm bizarrely good at serving volleyballs? Not playing volleyball or literally anything else sport-related, just serving the ball. Back in my ward volleyball days, my team nickname was the Incredible Hulk because I was their "secret weapon."
I'm great at catching falling things when absolutely no one is watching.
I know I've mentioned this on here before, but I have an insane sense of taste/smell. As I'm writing this, I can still clearly taste the plain bread and butter I ate over a half hour ago. And I'll probably continue to taste it for hours yet.
Sometimes I really wonder what it's like to consistently not have whatever you're currently eating not mix with whatever you previously ate/toothpaste if the last thing I did was brush my teeth.
I'm really good at picking the perfect tupperware for a given amount of food.
Dear no one,
In high school my dad started calling me "Adhesive Girl" like it was some superhero alter-ego because I was always the one who knew where the glue and tape and other adhesives were. I did have an impressive collection of stick glue, liquid glue, rubber cement, super glue, duct tape, Scotch tape, double-sided tape, washi tape, painters tape, masking tape, mounting tape, etc.
Whenever my husband asks me where something is, I almost always know where it is. This was even the case when we were newly married.
Ever have to find something in the dark? Any object I reach for in the dark, my hand lands right on it the first time.
It's not a great power, but every single time I call our cable company or internet service provider they are experiencing an "unusually high" number of calls and I have to be put on hold.
Every single time.
What are the odds of that?
Putting lips on lips. Mine, others, it doesn't matter. I help lips find a way.
My anti super power is tripping/falling in lots of embarrassing situations.
Dear None ~
~ Dragon Lady
Super long, thick hair that grows fast. I've donated hair several times in my life and it JUST KEEPS COMING. Between rapid growth during my last pregnancy and closed salons for COVID-19 since then, it's almost long enough to sit on at this point.
All of mine have to do with bathrooms. Considering my powers and frequent unsolicited PSA's about fiber and regularity, we might have a good super hero theme coming together.
-I can find the bathroom in an unfamiliar house on the first try. Every time.
-Cleaning bathrooms. I'm very good and surprisingly passionate about it.
My weakness is constipation. Completely serious. I hate not pooping more than anything and I get cranky and lazy and sorry for myself.
The Latrine Queen,
Lady of the Loo,
the Bathroom BAMF,
I also remembered that I can perfectly cut croissants in half without squishing them every time. My family would have me cut the croissants for them so they wouldn't accidentally make the bottom part too flimsy and result in the chicken salad collapsing to the plate.