OK - here we go. The first post of the A to Z Challenge (claps and rubs hands together). If you are new to my blog, I guess I would classify it as eclectic. I write about a bunch of stuff: my life, my crafts - mostly cross stitch and card making, and anything else that comes to mind. My A to Z subjects are unusual or not very well known words and either movies or TV programs that I personally own copies of or are my favorites. You never know, you may find a new movie to watch or learn a word that may win you some serious money on Jeopardy!
A is for aardwolf. An aardwolf is not a cross between an aardvark and a wolf - which is probably a good thing because I think something like that might haunt my nightmares! Here is what they look like:
If you think he looks a lot like a hyena, you are right. The aardwolf is actually a kissing cousin of the more bone-crushing group that we normally think of. There are two ranges where they can be found; the first involves South Africa, Zambia and Botswana. The second consists of the East African countries of Ethiopia, Central Tanzania, Kenya, and Somalia. They only eat termites, which I thought was interesting. Some choose to mate for life, or a male may mate with a number of females; however, he will help raise the cubs with only one select female.
If you are interested in learning more, I got my information from hyenasanctuary.com.
Now for the other part of the letter A today: Absolutely Fabulous. This is hands down one of my favorite Britcoms (if not THE favorite).
This hilarious series stars Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Swahala, June Whitfield, and Jane Horrocks. The show is brilliant in its uncensored bad behavior and satirical humor. The series features Edina (Jennifer Saunders) and Patsy (Joanna Lumley) as two hard drinking, drug taking, completely and outrageously selfish middle-aged women. Julia Swahala plays Edina's moral and conservative daughter, Saffron, who is the bane of Patsy's existence. Jane Horrocks plays Edina's bubble-headed fashion nightmare of a PA; June Whitfield is Edina's oblivious mother. The series ran from 1991-2012, with several specials and years in between seasons. In fact, there is almost 10 years between season 5 and season 6. Very different from American TV shows; here we run anywhere from 10-25 episodes per seasons, and we run the seasons every year.
I own all the DVDs of this show with the exception of the 6th season. It's on my Amazon wish list; I need to skip ordering craft stuff and just buy it! I have seen only the first episode of that season, and I'm dying to see the rest.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this first installment of the A to Z Challenge! Thanks for stopping by; please leave me a comment (I love them!) and if you'd like to follow me, I'd be honored. I look forward to checking out all the participating blogs; and it looks like there will be well over 1,000 participants! YAY!