Thursday, February 09, 2006

Desperate Housewife

Coincidence can be downright weird. I just had a good dose of it.

See, I had sat down to write about me being a Desperate Housewife. That I'm not like any of the glamourous DHs on the drama series but if I had to choose one of them whom I resemble the most (not in terms of looks, okay, so don't flame me), I'd say it's Susan.

Then on a whim, I decided to check out their website, just to make sure I get all their names correct. So I logged on to their website and hey, there's a quiz on "Which Housewife are You?" I took the quiz and guess what's the verdict?

"Lydia is the Susan of Desperate Housewives."

"You always mean well but somehow things don't always work out as you'd planned. It doesn't matter. You take your tumbles with good grace and always come out smiling. But try to remember you're the grown-up in your family."

I took the quiz a second time with a slight variation in quiz questions and guess what? I'm still Susan.

This is really weird. I'd thought that I was like Susan because she was a writer and the most likable of all the DHs. I was always rooting for her.

Anyway, back to my original intent of writing this. I'm not like :

Bree because she's too neat and obssessed with housework and perfect cuisines.
Gabrielle because she's a devious slut.
Lynette because she's too confrontational and ambitious (but I can identify with the chaos with four kids).
Susan because she's a single mom and too dependent on her daughter (but she's a writer and she's nice and so am I).
Edie because she's not married, how can she be a housewife? Anyway, she's sluttier than Gabrielle though she has some other redeeming qualities.

If I have to choose which DH I am, I'd be a composite of Lynette and Susan.

Drama series aside, I really am a desperate housewife. The normal, unglamourous, clad in t-shirt-and-shorts type. What am I desperate for? In no particular order, I'm :

Desperate for money.
Desperate for a clean house.
Desperate for a get-away.
Desperate for a manicured garden.
Desperate for the kids to grow up.
Desperate for a movie which doesn't feature Robin Williams.
Desperate for hubby to walk in the door and say, "Honey, I'm home" and give me a peck on the cheek.
Desperate to write that best-seller.

With that last bit of desperation there, I'm out of this blog. For now.


Queen Of The House said...

Heh heh, desperate indeed, Lydia. I hope you'll work that 'desperateness' into writing a bestseller.

I too took that test months ago. Not once, not twice, but 3 times, and guess what, each time I came out a Lynette! So you can imagine my life .... as chaotic as hers :)

blinka.Li said...

he he he, too much of SUSAN also means clumpsiness. Oh, and that also means that u take care of your friends dearly! :) just love the show!

hey,sounds fun here. would take the test too n c which type i am...i guess would be a cross of all! :P

pu1pu3 said...

Hi Lydia,
I did the test long time ago and came out as susan.But in actual fact i'm a cross breed of Susan, lynette and bree. I crave perfection.BUt with 2 boys, perfection seems so far far away.

Lydia Teh said...

Queen, a Lynette! Wah, you must be a very capable career woman though the homefront bit is chaotic., Susan is a klutz but I'm not so klutzy-lah, I think. Yes, go and take the quiz. It's fun.

p1p3, Another Susan. Hello, sistah.

Queen Of The House said...

Lydia, the homefront part is correctlah. Harrassed mom, chaotic kids, and in a way, I traded a 'career' for motherhood and then resumed working in a less hectic, less demanding environment (less $$$ too).

In actual fact, I think we are all a combination of them all.

pfalcon said...

"Desperate for hubby to walk in the door and say, "Honey, I'm home" and give me a peck on the cheek."

Hmmm... does he read your blog??? :p

Lydia Teh said...

Queen, you're right there. We're "combos".

pfalcon, don't worry, he doesn't. I can write anything I want and get away with it. Unless you tell him, perhaps?

pfalcon said...

Hmmm... haha!! We'll see...