The Laughing Flapper

A vintage girl stuck in the 21st Century

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Oh How I Wish I Had a Time Machine

Time machines have been the subject of many books and films over the years, and unfortunately no one has been able to prove in real life that time travel actually does exist, or is even remotely possible.  That’s a shame, isn’t it?

みちゆき — time travel

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Let’s just ignore lack of evidence for a moment and say that it were possible to travel backward or forward in time, where would you go?  What would you do?  Who would you want to meet on your journey?  Would you ever come back to the present?

If I had access to a time machine, I would definitely go back to the 1920s at the beginning of the decade.  I’ve always felt that I was thrown into the late 20th century by accident, and I don’t fit in with the young 21st century at all.  The attitude and style of the 1920s fits who I am.  I admit, though, that at 34 29 I am a bit older than the typical flapper was back then, but who cares?  I’d still love to be in New York City rubbing elbows with F. Scott Fitzgerald.

English: Cover of a 1922 edition of F. Scott F...

My time machine would be used only for my amusement; I’m not ambitious enough to save the world from this, that, and what have you unless, of course, God takes that much-needed day off and lets me take over for a while.  I might change my mind if I got chance to be Angie Almighty.

I’d come back to the 21st century for a visit every now and again, but I’d spend most of my time back in the 1920s.  I wouldn’t mind that I’d be without many of the modern conveniences, such as television, the internet, cell phones, and modern air-conditioning.  If I really needed any of those things at any time, I’d just hop into my time machine and come back here to use them.  And, naturally, if I became seriously ill, I’d take modern medicine over medicine in the 1920s.

Please let me know what you think about this topic.  If you had the opportunity to go back in time, is there anyone or anything you would change?  Or would you be more like me, going back just because it’d be really cool to live in an era you admire?


I Would Like to Be the Center Of the Universe

English: Cyclic progressions of the universe

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I know that it seems incredibly conceited, but I really would like to be the center of the universe.  I think we all do, really…don’t we?  Honestly, wouldn’t you love it if the entire world revolved around you and everything that happened, big or small, was done to please you?

If I can’t be the center of the universe all the time, I’d settle for playing God for just one day.  He is probably long overdue for an off day anyway, don’t you think?  I’m sure he wouldn’t mind if Angie Almighty took over all his duties for 24 hours.  I could use the opportunity to promote all the things I really care about, such as ending poverty, hunger, and corporate greed.  I’d smite overpaid executives and corrupt politicians and bring peace to all nations.  The planet Earth would be a grand utopia.

Once I have Earth taken care of, I would explore the rest of the universe and answer the age-old question, “Is there life on other planets?” and if I didn’t find any, I’d create some.  All my little green men and women would be peace-loving Socialists who want to help everyone and everything on planet Earth achieve the harmony they enjoy.

*sigh* That’s such a nice thought to have but, alas, I don’t think I’ll ever be the center of the universe or get the chance to play God for one day.

How would you react if you suddenly found out you were the center of the universe and could  control all the good and bad that goes on here?

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