A Superhero Prompt

I’ve been having trouble coming up with things to post about, and have been inspired by Sock Girls’ post: Camp Superhero. Go read it (if you haven’t already). Shoo. Go on. You’ll enjoy it. Then come back.

I’ve never been to summer camp. I don’t remember having any friends who attended summer camp either, so I’ve never felt deprived about it or anything. As an adult, though, I think I’d enjoy going off to camp for a week to, as Old Blue Socks put it, learn a new skill or refine existing skills.

The question is: What type of camp would I like to attend? Do I want to learn something new? Or refine an existing skill?

I would love to go to a photography camp. Or a writing camp. Or a do-nothing-all-day camp. Yes, that last one would be ideal. 🙂

I’d also enjoy something more physical. A yoga camp, maybe. Better yet, a yoga and hiking camp. We could warm up with yoga, hike for a while, do some more strenuous yoga, hike back, and relax with more yoga. And maybe a massage at the end of the day. With lots of good healthy food to eat. Food that I don’t have to cook. (I had to fit food into this post somehow since I’m involved in NaBloPoMo’s food theme for the month.)

Now that I’ve mentioned food, a food camp would be fun. I know how to cook, and I’m fairly up-to-date when it comes to nutrition and health, but I’m sure there’s more I could afford to learn. Coming home with new recipes to try would be a bonus (as I tend to get stuck in ruts when it comes to food and cooking, making the same-old-same-old when I’m feeling uninspired).

As for what type of superhero I’d be…

I’m afraid I’d be a “mediocre”-hero too. I don’t like flying so I’m not sure they could teach me that at superhero camp, although maybe a speed walking superpower would get me where I need to go. I’m a morning person who tends to go to bed early. That would leave me available for the early morning crime fighting shift. I’m ok with as early as 4:00am.

My superhero suit would probably be similar to my normal, everyday, attire: jeans and a t-shirt, with good walking shoes since I’ll have that speed walking superpower. I’m just not comfortable in spandex, leotards, tights, or boots.

I’d blend into the world better in jeans and a t-shirt. I could be the undercover superhero, the Chameleon, the one who does the background work but stays out of the spotlight. Let someone else take the credit and get all the headlines. You know, the flashy types. The ones who are willing to wear the spandex, tights, and boots. That way the Superhero Fashion World won’t be upset by my mediocre look.