Friday, May 22, 2009

Pinball vs. Air hockey

This subject is misleading. This is a would-you-rather.

Would you rather...
If shrunk to the size of a thimble, have to run across the playing area of a pinball machine during a game -OR- across an air hockey table during a game?


I choose pinball and here is why: 1) Air hockey sounds more dangerous. That hockey puck could really hurt me. So could a rocket-launched steel ball but 2) a pinball machine game sounds way more fun, like an obstacle course, and if there's one thing I know, it's that I like obstacle courses. Plus, it's easier to lose the ball and have to start over and with air hockey, the puck (i just typed 'pucky'--ha) would be constantly flying all over the place until someone scored but would start right back up again. Either way, I like to picture myself shrunk to the size of a thimble having to survive somewhere commonplace. Like pinball machines (?) This also reminds me of when as a small child I used to hang upside down on the couch and look at the lay of the land, aka ceiling, and think how awesome it would be if i could get my roller skates and skate around upside down. But perhaps that's a story for another day...

So which would you rather?

3 comments:

Lindsey V said...

Hi again! I used to imagine myself shrunk down to a teeny tiny person when I was younger too. I would sit in church and imagine how I would climb up the huge pulpit. And I would think about how it would probably take me all day long to walk home from school as my small self. It still pops into my head from time to time as an adult.

Oh, and when I was little, I would put a mirror under my chin and try and walk through the house by pretending that the ceiling was the floor. Ha ha! Kid minds are creative.

I would choose the pinball machine too. There would be things to hide behind where there would be no protection on the air hockey table. And the ball is smaller than the puck so maybe I could jump over it as it flew toward me.

Britta said...

The air hockey table has the added problem of constantly blowing air up making the task 10 time harder! Unless you could craft some sort of hovercraft that could float you above the puck.... hmm...

Jen said...

so true! so you could get blown up in the air too. excellent point.

i laugh @ mirror under the chin. so great.