My mom does crossword puzzles all the time — and I mean all the time. The only problem is, she feels the need to drag anyone and everyone around her into her activity, blurting out things like, "what's the name of an ice cream company, starting with the letter..." (and she's the ice cream fan in the family!)
Now, don't get me wrong: my mama's way smart; book smart (advanced degrees, multilingual) and pretty street smart for a senior citizen. (She's an amazing artist, too — watercolors, chalk, pencils, you name it!) But the crossword puzzle? This can be an activity spanning several hours. (OK, to be fair, she does the puzzles from several different papers, but still... those puzzles take up hours of her time.) I don't blame her for needing the occasional hint, but sometimes, the clues she calls out stump me, to the point of obsession. Other times, they spark my curiosity, and I end up off, on my own trivia-hunt.
The other day, she asked, "Do you watch, 'Absolutely Fabulous'?"
Do I? Why yes, I even own a box set of DVDs of that very show!
The answer was the name of one of the lead characters... an easy one, if you ask me. But it got me thinking about AbFab, and funny ladies, in general. A quick web-search took me to the BBC site about the show, and to the How Fab Are You? Quiz — a personality test, of sorts. I took the quiz, and the art next to this post shows the results.
If you've ever seen the show (and you have a sense of humor), get over to the site and take the test...
Hmmm... I wonder if Lacroix does personality tests, sweetie...