It’s Not All Mary Poppins

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!

March 22, 2006 - Posted by | Darcy, memes and quizzes


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

    Comment by kyra | March 22, 2006 | Reply

  2. More ????????

    Comment by Granny | March 22, 2006 | Reply

  3. Teepee?

    Comment by L. | March 22, 2006 | Reply

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

    Comment by Misfit Hausfrau | March 22, 2006 | Reply

  5. Volcano?

    Comment by MsSisyphus | March 22, 2006 | Reply

  6. 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?

    Comment by BeckaJo | March 22, 2006 | Reply

  7. The food pyramid? (Me)

    A Christmas tree? (Me)

    A spy? (Mr. Foot)

    A robot? (Sophie)

    A dog? A trapezoid? (Christopher)

    Comment by Candace | March 22, 2006 | Reply

  8. 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.)

    Comment by Anonymous | March 22, 2006 | Reply

  9. 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…

    Comment by Mama Grouch | March 22, 2006 | Reply

  10. A very. cool. pair of slippers, obviously.

    Comment by stefanierj | March 22, 2006 | Reply

  11. It’s that weird thing on the back of a dollar bill?

    Comment by Chag | March 23, 2006 | Reply

  12. Spongebob?

    Comment by mo-wo | March 23, 2006 | Reply

  13. A funky pair of multicolored home made slippers.

    OOI, have you thought of sending this image to the Tatee gallery 🙂

    Comment by Si | March 23, 2006 | Reply

  14. Should have been Tate not Tatee 🙂

    Comment by Si | March 23, 2006 | Reply

  15. 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!

    Comment by Mary P. | March 23, 2006 | Reply

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

    Comment by jen-o-rama | March 24, 2006 | Reply

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