could i possibly be any more vanilla?

This is an assignment I gave my creative writing students this week. My only real intention was to get them to think figuratively - come up with unusual comparisons that tell something about a character (in this case, themselves). As individual statements, they seem innocuous & amusing. When read all at once? It's armchair psychoanalysis. Some of the patterns that emerged with kids were such dead-on personality profiles, I felt a little guilty for revealing them so. I think everyone owes me $95 for my hour of assessment.

Feel free to call this a meme (or whatever you prefer that doesn't sound so weird) and probe the depths of your own psyche. Zenmomma did a post like this, too (something in the air?) with variations and a song.

If I were a shoe, I'd be a shiny penny loafer.
If I were a city, I'd be London.
If I were a season, I'd be fall.
If I were a car, I'd be a Volvo.
If I were a vegetable, I'd be a carrot.
If I were a fruit, I'd be a strawberry.
If I were a color, I'd be plum.
If I were furniture, I'd be a loveseat.
If I were a song, I'd be something sappy. Or a show tune (but from a tragedy).
If I were a country, I'd be England.
If I were a beverage, I'd be black tea.
If I were clothing, I'd be a cardigan sweater.
If I were weather, I'd be sunny & mild.
If I were an animal, I'd be a koala.
If I were a dessert, I'd be apple crisp.
If I were a plant, I'd be a hydrangea.
If I were a word, I'd be practical.


Suzanne said...

I consider this a meme, and I'm copying and pasting to my blog accordingly. :) Very revealing answers, btw. I believe you have a sassy side which you chose not to unleash at this time. I bet sometimes those penny loafers give way to Jimmy Choo's.

katydidnot said...

uh...yeah...i think that's the right photo. sunny & mild...of course sunnyjane.

elaine@bloginmyeye said...

I did one on my blog fwiw.

Restless Ink said...

Hi....I love your blogs...I LOVE LISTS!!! Love them.

Thanks for stopping by my site - I look forward to reading more of your stuff and seeing more lists!

BTW, I DID copy something from you..."Copyscape" - how ironic is that:-) Thanks

AngelConradie said...

hhmmm... interesting assignment...