In Jodi Picoult’s book The Tenth Circle, the main character, a comic book illustrator, plays an imaginary game with his daughter. From A to Z, they list superhero qualities — Amphibious, Bullet proof, Clairvoyant, Danger sensitive, Electromagnetic, Flight, Glow-in-the-dark, Heat vision, Invincibility, Jumping over tall buildings, Kevlar skin, Laser sight, Mind control, Never-ending life, Omniscience, Pyrokinesis, Quick reflexes, Regeneration, Superhuman strength, Telepathy, Underwater breathing, Vanishing, Weather control, X-ray vision, Yelling loud, Zero gravity.
I like making imaginary lists too. It’s a lot easier than tackling my real Christmas list. So here goes my A to Z Gumbo List.
I’m starting with A is for Appetizer (Gumbo Dip) and ending with
Z-Herbes (Green Gumbo). I’m making this warm gumbo dip recipe from Southern Living for a Christmas party on Saturday night. Warm Gumbo Dip Recipe.
And now I have three real lists to make – Christmas, grocery and seafood market. Looks like I might need some of those superhero qualities.