Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hello, I'm Morticia Addams

And here we are at October 1st already. Even though candy, costumes and pumpkins have been in the stores for a few weeks, I usually don't feel the Halloween spirit until October.

I'm not big on the scary Halloween stuff like horror movies. I prefer the "family-friendly" films. One of my all time favorite TV shows/movies is The Addams Family. So, because of this and the time of year it is, I took a "Which Addams Family Member Are You?" quiz. I was not surprised by the results.

You are:

Morticia Addams
Morticia is described as a vamp; she is slim, with extremely pale skin and long flowing straight black hair. She commonly wears black gothic dresses to match her hair, tightly form fitting, with a hobble skirt. According to Wednesday, Morticia applies baking powder to her face instead of actual makeup. In each episode, she easily allures her husband Gomez by speaking French (or any other foreign language for that matter). Morticia is musically inclined, and is often seen freely strumming a Japanese shamisen. She frequently enjoys cutting the buds off of roses which she discards (keeping only the stems), likes cutting out paper dolls with three heads and making sweaters with three arms, collecting the mail from the hand-in-the-box Thing, and cooking unusual concoctions for her husband; including eye of newt. She also has acarnivorous plant, an African Strangler named Cleopatra, which she enjoys feeding. Morticia also has an affinity for making certain that her family upholds the traditional Addams way, and is usually the most taken aback when one of the clan goes astray and does something "pleasant."

Let's break this down.

I'm far from a vamp but I do like vampires. I'm not as slim as I once was, but then again, who is? Considering I live in a sunny climate my skin is not pale but I do have straight, black hair (with some grey in it). I wear more color in my wardrobe than I used to but I still have more than enough black.

I don't speak French but I do hope to visit Paris one day and I can still allure my husband, which might be mistaken for nagging, but still.

I'm not musically inclined unless you count my iPod or the Pandora app on my phone. I don't have a green thumb which explains why my roses end up like Morticia's. I don't knit but I imagine if I did my sweaters would come out with three arms as well.

I wouldn't mind a hand-in-the-box Thing getting my mail for me. And I certainly wouldn't protest Thing giving me a hand (pun intended) in the kitchen. Hold the eye of newt, please, but pass the Strawberry Newtons.   

I also love our little family traditions like the annual viewing of  "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown". If only I had a big wicker chair to sit in while watching.


  1. Might be mistaken for nagging- ha! Looks like you need to get the wicker chair.

    1. I think the wicker chair would be great to sit and eat popcorn while watching un-scary Halloween movies.