Monday, April 11, 2011

In a world of ordinary mortals, you are a Wonder Woman

When I was a little girl I wanted to be Wonder Woman in the worstest way!  Not the DC Comics version.  I wanted to be the REAL Wonder Woman . . . you know from the TV show starring Lynda Carter (1975-1979).  Wowzers . . . she was something!  Girls wanted to be her . . . men wanted to be with her. 

In a time when equal rights for women were at the forefront . . . Wonder Woman was a feminist icon.  She personified sexual equality in a male dominated world.  She was super strong, super dynamic, super lithe and super sexy.  And she could kick some serious ass!

Wonder Woman is the symbol of patriotism . . . and, if you know me then you know why that appeals to me.  Yes, her costume incorporated aspects of the American flag . . . but that’s not all.  But she believed in truth, justice and the American way.  That’s why she hooked up with the Justice League . . . duh!

And then there was the Lasso of Truth . . . I defy any hot blooded American male to tell me he wouldn’t want to be wrangled by her.  The Lasso of Truth forces anyone it captures to obey and tell the truth.  An interested fact about The Lasso is that it was actually inspired by something most of us are familiar with . . . academically if not personally.  William Marston, the creator of the Wonder Woman character, was also a scientist who worked on the systolic blood-pressure test used to detect deception . . . the predecessor of the polygraph test.   I wonder where he got the idea for the lasso . . . huh? 

Anyhoo . . . with her gorgeous hair, cute outfit, awesome power and uber coolness . . . I wanted to be her.  And then came Underroos.  Holy cow!  Now I could BE Wonder Woman! Yup, it’s true . . . with the magic of cotton underwear I could be her.  Yes!!! Uhm . . . no.  But at least they made me look cool . . . or at the very least feel cool.  If nothing else, they were very comfy.

If you’re unfamiliar with this line of adolescent fantasy-wear  . . . Underoos is a brand of underwear that is made for children that mimicked the outfit a super hero . . . or Mickey Mouse if that’s kind of thing appeals to you.  The garments stimulated young imaginations and allowed them to, in a small way, be that super-hero . . . or mouse. 

I guess I felt kind of super wearing them.  I’m thinking that just being having the underwear and not actually being Wonder Woman was somewhat anticlimactic. 

Nannercakes - Banana Pancakes

1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
1 Tablespoon White Sugar
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1 Egg, Beaten
1 Cup Milk
2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
2 Ripe Bananas, Mashed

In a mixing bowl, mix together egg, milk, vegetable oil and bananas.

Combine flour, white sugar, baking powder and salt.  Stir flour mixture into banana mixture; batter will be slightly lumpy.

Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake.

Cook until pancakes are golden brown on both sides; serve hot.

1 comment:

  1. I adore WONDER WOMAN. I always had my WONDER WOMAN T-shirts and still wear them til this day. I used to take my brother's superman tin lunchbox and pack extra snacks in it for school. I work at DISH Network and just got GOOGLETV with my subscription. Now my 52" VIZIO access the internet so I can surf, post, and order lunch while watching cartoons on HUB. Learn more at search googletv.