In Wolverine, As In Life…

May 5, 2009 · 2 comments

I just saw Wolverine with Katie and Mom.  It was pretty good – and movies are always better with those two.  We also saw the trailer for the new Terminator movie, and Katie said she’d be down to see the new Star Trek movie with me as well.  I’m pretty psyched.  That’ll be three movies in the next month or so – which is probably more than I saw in 2008.  One really hasn’t lived until one has seen a good action flick with members of the Wallace clan.

I mentioned in yesterday’s post that I need to shake up my routine a bit.  This was a good start.  Katie sent me an email in the morning saying that she and Mom were going to see Wolverine tonight, and I (pretty much) immediately blew off my regular Monday evening commitments to go.  I felt pretty good when I rolled out of the movie theatre parking lot.

And what did I do when I got home?  I cleaned my apartment, boxed up a bunch of stuff that’s been sitting on my desk, did some pushups, and pressed my khakis for work this week.  Does that sound right?  Should my Y chromosome have dictated surfing the internet for local martial arts classes?  Maybe.  But whatever, that’s how I roll.

I dig superhero flicks.  I enjoy identifying with the against-all-odds aspects of the heroes.  It makes me feel like I’m a man of action who can do anything, too.  I may be different, and it may just be that analogies are so much a part of my life (philosophy and law degrees, you know), but I didn’t immediately think of hunting down and picking a fight with my Sabertooth-looking brother.  Rather, I took those aspects of the Wolverine character with which I identified and applied them to my own life.

“I’m a loner, Dottie.  A rebel.”  I can identify with the loner-ism aspect of the Wolverine character.  He has only his wits, muscles and claws to keep him alive in the world.  I don’t quite have his musculature (yet), adamantium-fused skeleton, or razor-sharp claws.  But I have my own set of characteristics that get me by in life.

So I cleaned off my desk and pressed my khakis.  I’m going to go to bed, get a good night’s sleep and get up tomorrow morning ready to take on whatever the world has to offer.  A sharp crease, good feng shui and above-average intelligence are the weapons I was blessed with, and I’m going to use what I’ve got to the utmost of my abilities.

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Scott May 5, 2009 at 07:22

Watch out ted is armed with MIGHTY MENSA CARD


BRIAN May 5, 2009 at 11:16

I don’t know what his weapon of choice is…the Mighty Mensan Card or the Pant Press. Either way I’m scared….


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