Pregnant women often notice a bizarre increase in their sense of smell. When my parents gave CJ and I a lift to the ultrasound on Tuesday, I smelled a dog in their car. Not dog, mind you, *A* dog. A specific dog. A specific dog that has travelled in that car before – but has also been dead for over two years. And no, it’s not the only dog to travel in that car.
Not convinced? Like more measurable results? Okay.
On Monday I went to my optometrist for a routine appointment. She is thorough, and insisted on re-testing my eyesight despite the fact that she tested it only two months ago. It turned out that it’s a good thing she did: my eyesight has improved.
“I’ve heard that pregnancy sometimes changes the shape of the cornea,” she said, “but I’ve never actually seen the effects before.”
I can only assume that I’ll have ninja skills by Summertime.
Who wants to be my sidekick?
9 thoughts on “Gain super powers”
You mean CJ isn’t a shoe in? 🙂
Stuart: Since he’s been doing all the cleaning, I figure he’s Albert. Also, he’s British.
Do you mean Alfred, Batman’s butler? ‘Cause that would be cool. Albert, butler to Death of the Discworld would also be okay, mostly, but I don’t think he’s British. Actually, now I think about it, he’s played by David Jason in ‘Hogfather’, and my love of Danger Mouse and Duckula makes that awesome. Not as dapper as Alfred though. Still sarcastic.
CJ: It’s the sarcasm that really makes him awesome. And the inability to be shaken by anything that happens.
Surely CJ’s too obvious. Not that I’m putting myself forward. I’d make a terrible sidekick. I’d always be getting into trouble and having to be rescued, and … hang on…
If I suddenly hear rumours of a PregnaGirl roaming the streets at night, vomiting on crooks, I’ll know to be really, really nice to you.
W: Most people are sensible enough to be really, really nice to ANY pregnant lady.
I just realised that you carry your sidekick already. Mini-me is an ideal sidekick. He gives you your powers, she is probably going to get you or himself into trouble, and will pull off surprises at unexpected moments. Plus Mini-me already has his own power – she has the power of cute!
W: That does make a certain amount of sense.
‘Sense’ being a relative term, of course…