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What’s Your Kryptonite?

Sep 22, 2011 Uncategorized 20 comments

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?

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 Responses to “What’s Your Kryptonite?”

  1. Joanne says:

    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 🙂

  2. Beth says:

    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.

  3. I think facebook is my Kryptonite.

  4. 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 🙂

  5. MikeS says:

    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.

  6. 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… 🙂

  7. Cynthia says:

    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.

  8. Amie Borst says:

    chocolate, of course! need you ask? 😉

  9. clickerbug says:

    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 … )

  10. LTM says:

    BAH!!! You cookied yourself out. 😀 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

  11. Other projects. I like having a few things in the works a the same time–and they easily drag me away from writing. 😛

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

  13. Jess says:

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

  14. Lenny Lee* says:

    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

  15. Emily V. says:

    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.

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

  17. Taffy says:

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

  18. Dawn Simon says:

    Chocolate. Ooh, have you tried chocolate covered gummy bears? Or chocolate covered pretzels? Mmm… 🙂

  19. 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.


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

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