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I spent the morning about a week ago dropping very obvious hints that I wanted the Superman LEGO Dimensions action figure.  As Josh made the ChickieNob’s lunch, I loudly told her all about how much I loved Superman.  She kept saying, “I know.”  Which only made me say it more emphatically.  Did she know that the Superman can swim AND fly in the game?  And melt gold and ice with his eyes?  And see through green walls?  And fixed cracked walls?

Did she know all these things PLUS how much I love Superman?

(Aside: I love Superman.  Josh and I like to play a game called “You Can Only Save One” where two items are on fire and you can only save… well… one of them. (I’m fairly certain you were able to get there on your own based on the title of the game, but just in case.)  One old favourite is DC Comics vs. Marvel.  As much as we both love X-Men, we both save DC.  Josh saves DC for historical reasons, but I save DC because Superman is such a great character.  And he’s cute.

Did I mention that Josh is a good person and I am shallow?)

Anyway, one of the reasons I felt that Josh should get me Superman is that I could keep Superman on my desk when not in use with the game, and he would keep me company.

That’s a lot of pressure to put on molded plastic, but I don’t have co-workers.  Or, I do, but they don’t work in my office.  It’s just me and Truman, and Truman likes to nap.  When he’s awake, he’s attacking the water bottle or begging for cookies.  Whereas LEGO figures are really good at keeping people company and being very quiet and respectful of my work time.

Like there are days when I work with Harry, Ron and Hermione.

lego harry potter

They make me feel good.  They make me think about happy things (like Harry Potter!) while I’m plugging away at work.  I ask them their opinion when Truman is too busy fighting his water bottle to listen.  Yes, they may be inanimate plastic, but when I put on my Ravenclaw robes, it looks like we’re all in uniform.  And that is important, too.

Anyway, Josh bought me Superman.  And he is so freakin’ awesome.  Except that he swims really slowly in the game, so I have to use Aquaman to get wherever I’m going and then switch to Superman to solve the puzzle.  But moreover, during the day, Superman gives me his opinion on comma placement as he hangs out on my desk.  Best co-worker ever.

P.S. I’ve now set my sights on Wonder Woman.  If Josh won’t let me bring stray cats into the house, the least he can do is buy me plastic toys.


1 Catwoman73 { 03.22.16 at 8:41 am }

I’m more of a Batman girl myself… apparently, I like the smouldering, mysterious type! Incidentally, are you excited about Batman vs Superman? I’ll probably be the first in line to see it!

I’ve always loved Lego. My daughter hates it, though. She has no patience. Pity.

2 a { 03.22.16 at 8:48 am }

I have (well, plenty of coworkers, but I try to ignore them. Unfortunately, they are resistant and continue to try and talk to me, even when I’m wearing noise-cancelling headphones. Red ones.) lots of Minions, Perry the Platypus, an FBI bear, a flying monkey, a Doc Martin bobblehead, and a pair of hippopotamuses that my aunt made.

And, in magnets, I have the Chemistry mole, a South Side Irish magnet (it’s a Chicago thing), and a picture of a cat that says “What doesn’t kill me just ticks me off” (courtesy of the aforementioned coworkers, who apparently pick up on the vibes, but ignore them).

I should be thoroughly inspired ALL DAY!

3 Lavonne @ *Our Wish* { 03.22.16 at 9:19 am }

haha! Wonderful post that brightened my day. Good luck with Wonder Woman!

4 Kasey { 03.22.16 at 9:30 am }

Back when I had a dedicated work space and before I had children who think all toys belong to them, I kept a plastic knight and a clown on my desk to keep me company.
I think Wonder Woman would make an excellent addition.

5 Ana { 03.22.16 at 9:51 am }

You’re adorable! I love this. Simple pleasures that bring such joy. My husband has a bunch of Lego in his office, at an actual place of employment, not in our home. He takes breaks & builds things. Apparently its good for the brain. I take breaks & read awesome blog posts and write inane comments instead.

6 Ana { 03.22.16 at 9:52 am }

also, yes, superman is cute.

7 Arnebya { 03.22.16 at 10:21 am }

Although I am partial to The Flash (and Reverse Flash is cool as hell), I’m a Marvel girl through and through: Hulk, Beast, Wolverine, Storm. Thor! Don’t hate me, but as much as I adore J.K. Rowling, I’ve never read Harry Potter. I keep trying with the kids, but none of them is interested. I want them to be interested. I think I’ll have to wait for the boy to be a bit older, or try again with the middle girl if I read it aloud just to get us started. (To my credit, I did borrow the first book from the library last week.) I’m glad you got Superman.

8 illustr8d { 03.22.16 at 11:26 am }

I used to have a collection of Pinky & the Brain and other Animaniac characters on my desk. Gave them away at some point.

Love the HP characters. 🙂

9 Delenn { 03.22.16 at 2:03 pm }

I like Batman and Spiderman more than Superman…but oh, when Christopher Reeve was playing him in the movies…oh. I was a Harrison Ford/Christopher Reeve fan from the get go.

I liked the Dark Knight’s version of Superman…

Oh, but Zan and Jayna….and the Justice League and Doom…oh, those were happy times when they were on.

10 JustHeather { 03.22.16 at 3:02 pm }

Not only do you have the HP characters, there’s an owl!! Cute! I didn’t have Legos at work, but I did have a tiny stuffed moose. My son gave it to me to take to work one day, I kept it there. I will have to figure something else to take back with me when I go back in August.

11 Sharon { 03.22.16 at 5:44 pm }

Good job, Josh!

12 Amanda { 03.22.16 at 10:41 pm }

I’m also a batman girl. Probably that tall, dark, and brooding thing.
I love that you have posts like these. They make me happy.
Your ‘coworker’ sounds like my at home coworker. Although mine’s lazy and snores quite a bit.

13 Jess { 03.24.16 at 11:22 pm }

This made me smile… I love your Harry Potter coworkers. I bet they are considerably less moody than some human coworkers that could exist… 🙂 Hooray for Josh and the Superman purchase. Oh! And I totally missed the owl until I saw the comment above… amazing! Blended right into the keyboard!

14 md { 03.28.16 at 12:16 am }

lovely post that brightened up my morning. you and your coworkers are too cute 🙂

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