Monday, December 31, 2012

Steps In Becoming An Iconic Superhero

My fascination with Superheros is well documented in my little corner of the web, but how did it all start and where is it going? It all started with a simple race and has elevated me to Iconic Superhero status.

This is my story:

My long-term readers know it all began with my running. Five years ago for my first 5k race I donned my Green Lantern t-shirt and channeled his powers. Since then, every race I have run has been run in a Superhero t-shirt. Superman, Spiderman, Batman, Ironman, Captain America; they have all been represented and served me well. I have run so many races in Superhero attire it has come to be expected (that or in a kilt, but that is a post for another time). I am the that guy in the Superhero t-shirt.

From there it evolved into Superhero Friday. Each Friday I pick out a different Superhero t-shirt, adopt his persona for the day, wish all you good citizens well on Facebook, and head off to work to save the day. I have continued this practice and have carried it into my schooling at Eureka College. This is where things really began to take shape. Friends, co-workers, family, professors, The Ocho, and others started referring to me as Batman or Superman on a regular basis. I have become the Superheros I pay tribute to through my Friday fashion statement.

Then, on Halloween, it reached a new level. The Vice President of the company for whom I work, dressed as me. You know you have hit legendary status in the Superhero world when you become a Halloween costume.

One may think I have reached the top of the Superhero world. People are now dressing as me. Can it get any better than this? Yes, yes it can. You can be immortalized as an action figure, or better yet as a bobble head. That is right my loyal citizens, yours truly has reached Iconic Superhero status. My image has been molded and preserved for eternity in the form of a bobble head.

Thank you to my brother, Brett, for making this all happen. It is hard to make out, but the base of my bobble head reads, "Happy 40th Superman". My birthday present from my little brother arrived today and needless to say, made my day. Thank you bro, it is awesome!

So that is it. That is how I became an Iconic Superhero.



Anonymous said...

He is WRONG!! He first became OUR Super Hero (and Turkey) on the day he was born Thanksgiving Day, 11-23-72. I missed some good football that day!!

'That Guy's' Dad

KarenDelane said...

Your best post yet!

Kris said...

What a wonderful family picture and great piece of writing.