Once upon a time, I got married to my fab husband, but didn’t want to give up my maiden name entirely. So, I decided to keep it as my middle name. I thought it would be pretty cool to have Q as a middle initial. Probably not a lot of Q’s out there, right? People often ask, ‘what does the Q stand for?’
Fast forward many years. I’m reading an article in the paper about a woman who has been arrested for being drunk and disorderly … and her name? Quandary! Who names their child Quandary? Do they not know the definition of this word? A state of perplexity. I can see it now, a woman sees her beautiful new baby girl and thinks “What shall I name her? Such a quandary. A, ha! That’s it!” Perhaps this explains why Quandary has a habit of being arrested as an adult.
I quickly emailed my pal Jeanne to say “Eureka! I have found a name. From now on when people ask ‘what does the Q stand for?’ I’ve got the perfect answer!
It stuck. I should have known it would. And leave it to Jeanne to shorten it to Quandie. Over the years, Quandie has become my alter ego. She tends to take action, when I am not sure. She loves garage sales, paint brushes, vintage furniture, drinking wine on the deck, gardening, traveling and anything with hollandaise sauce. And she is me!
So, channel your own inner Quandie and hop on board. I hope to post about all of the above on this blog, and I hope you’ll join me.