Wednesday, March 22, 2006

A Quiz for You - and the Answer

Darcy brought us all into the living room so we could see this. Can you see it? Know what you're looking at? Take your best guess!

Oh, so many good guesses! The one thing I couldn't tell you (but I've now told Si in the comments) is that Darcy has a little sister named Alyssia. Ah-ha! "Hey! Come see! It's A-for-Alyssia!" Congratulations to Kyra and Mama Grouch, (a new and evidently brilliant reader) who figured it out!


Anonymous kyra said...

upper case A? upside down V? a mountain? a volcano? am i close at all???????

3/22/2006 05:22:00 p.m.  
Blogger Granny said...

More ????????

3/22/2006 05:49:00 p.m.  
Blogger L. said...


3/22/2006 05:49:00 p.m.  
Blogger Misfit Hausfrau said...

I'm not seeing the Virgin Mary Weeping on your floor, so I'm just not sure.

3/22/2006 05:55:00 p.m.  
Blogger MsSisyphus said...


3/22/2006 07:22:00 p.m.  
Anonymous BeckaJo said...

To be unimaginative: it's the light shining in the window. The line is the top sash and the curves are the curtains. And the small lines and dots are from the screen.

Sunshine has returned, then?

3/22/2006 07:49:00 p.m.  
Blogger Candace said...

The food pyramid? (Me)

A Christmas tree? (Me)

A spy? (Mr. Foot)

A robot? (Sophie)

A dog? A trapezoid? (Christopher)

3/22/2006 08:29:00 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on people! Maybe it helps clicking on the picture to see the larger version. I have to admit at first I was thinking "a pyramid?" but then I realized that the bottom right edge of the pyramid makes another interesting shape... a breast. (So as not to be too anonymous, I will mention that I'm related to Mary P and live in the new centre of the universe -- according to our mayor.)

3/22/2006 08:37:00 p.m.  
Blogger Mama Grouch said...

I am going with a Capital A.

Or a nose, I totally see a nose. Maybe its the pair of shoes that she was looking for?

Damn, now I can't see anything but a breast...

3/22/2006 11:01:00 p.m.  
Blogger stefanierj said...

A very. cool. pair of slippers, obviously.

3/22/2006 11:10:00 p.m.  
Blogger Chag said...

It's that weird thing on the back of a dollar bill?

3/23/2006 12:37:00 a.m.  
Blogger mo-wo said...


3/23/2006 02:05:00 a.m.  
Anonymous Si said...

A funky pair of multicolored home made slippers.

OOI, have you thought of sending this image to the Tatee gallery :-)

3/23/2006 05:34:00 a.m.  
Anonymous Si said...

Should have been Tate not Tatee :-)

3/23/2006 05:35:00 a.m.  
Blogger Mary P. said...

Kyra: We have a winner!! Well done!

Granny: I couldn't think of a hint that wouldn't give it away entirely. I did try to come up with one.

L, MsS, mo-wo: Very good, very creative, but no...

Hausfrau: Occasionally this Mary may lay down weeping on the living room floor, but it's been a long time since that particular adjective applied to me, so no.

Beckajo: Sunshine is back, yes, and in increasingly longer durations! Daylight till six in the evening! Yahoo!

Candace: Love the family effort! So many creative choices! None of them Darcy's! Good effort, though! (Our foodie comes up with the food pyramid - but it's a good guess: you never know when he might have seen that bright, pretty picture! Darcy doesn't read MAD magazine, so no spy. It is indeed a trapezoid, Christopher, but little Darcy only knows circles, squares, and sometimes triangles, so you're too smart for him! I can see a robot in there, Sophie can, but Darcy didn't.)

Anonymous: Given that Darcy's been weaned for two years, and is ten years or so shy of developing any other interest in the things, nope, no breast.

Mama Grouch: Welcome! And we have another winner - on your very first guess!

Chag: You forget Darcy's a Canadian three year old. No weird thing on the back of our dollar bills - in fact, no dollar bills at all. We have coins. (Called a loonie, because it has a loon on the back. Is that a weird thing?)

Si: Aren't those cool slippers? Both Darcy and his little sister Alyssia wear them. (That would be your hint...)

Great thought about the gallery! Given what I saw in our National Gallery last week, I think I'll start my art-flogging efforts a little closer to home. If I can just come up with the right words to describe this, I'm sure it's worth millions!

3/23/2006 07:50:00 a.m.  
Blogger Jenorama said...

I didn't have a chance to come back yesterday morning, but my guess was the sheepdog on the wiley coyote cartoons...

3/24/2006 01:22:00 p.m.  

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