Monday, April 13, 2009


I made an important decision today. If I ever release a very specific kind of genie, whose only power is to allow me to morph into an animal of my choosing, I will pick a lamb. There are many reasons for this, but the top ones are mostly that lambs' legs are stilt-y, and I would enjoy that for a change, and they snack all day and sleep in the sunshine. Also, they grow their own clothes. I would save a fortune. My wardrobe would be a bit limited, but I think it's worth it.

You know what's even weirder than that? I think about stuff like this all the time. Like, if I'm eating some really good pasta, I will say to myself, "If I ever release an evil genie who forces me to choose only one food to eat for the rest of my life, I will pick pasta." Or, "If I ever release a genie who will let me pop in and out of one book, I will pick The Golden Compass." Or, "If I ever release a genie who will let me own an endless amount of clothing in one color, I will go with a staple color. Like a dove gray. I won't pick pink. I CAN'T PICK PINK. I'll get sick of it. Gray. Dove gray. For the love of God, please don't come at a moment of weakness, One Color Clothes Genie."

I have no idea why I do this. I can't decide if it is one of those things everyone does in some form or another, or if it's just me. Casey and I play a variation of it called Three Things, where you ask a question like, "What three place would you like to be able to teleport to?" or "If you could only wear three kinds of shoes for the rest of time, what would they be?" And more recently, we've been playing a variation of *that* over on Musing's blog Three Words (, very cool). 

Anyways, the point is I was thinking today about all the genies I have theoretically released, and I wondered what other people would pick. So let's go with my latest creation, the Can Only Make You Morph Into One Animal Genie. What animal would you guys pick?

P.S. As a lambkins, I live in Tuscany, and roam free in a countryside free from all lamb-y predators. It's a good life.


  1. BEAVER.

    foraging, building, gnawing, waddling. busy. yes.

  2. Waddling is the most important of those, I think.