Cursors Writing little mademoiselle.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Absolutely ~ definately and completely; unquestionably
no doubt about that, certainly.

Fabulous ~ barely credible; astonishing
extremely pleasing or succesful.


Once upon a time there was British tvshow about a group of women, called 'Absolutely Fabulous'. The millions of viewers of this show loved the adventures of Eddie, Saffy, Patsy and their senile mothers and starstruck secretaries. In my most humble opinion this show was absolutely fabulous indeed.

But why did the name of the show refer to those women? Nobody would want a life like Eddie's, Saffy's, Patsy's, let alone the life of their senile mothers. Eddie and Patsy were both over forty, alcoholics and used all kinds of drugs. Eddie was even a mother with a midlife-crisis "on the side", and Patsy couldn't keep one single relationship, and therefore slept with younger men.

They certainly weren't succesful, but they were extremely pleasing; to the viewers that was, myself included.

This got me thinking, the definition of fabulous shouldn't be called a definition. It should be called a point of view. Everybody has his or her own opinion on what is or isn't fabulous, right? I think my life is fabulous, and I'm no alcoholic, drugaddict, mother or nymfphomaniac. I'm not extremely succesful, and you readers are the ones to judge if I am pleasing or astonishing.

You can have a fabulous life who ever and how ever you are. As I have written before: people have to create their own luck. I myself am an extremely hardworking student, I'm not able to spend too much money and do not have a very social life these days; but my amazing friends and family, and of course my aspiration and inspiration make my life absolutely fabulous. I wouldn't want it any other way.

Eddie, Saffy, Patsy and their senile mothers and starstruck secretaries got canceled, but they inspired me to write this; so they have been here for plenty of reasons, aside of being extremely pleasing.

To you, my reader: you are absolutely fabulous, and you make my life astonishing.

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At December 4, 2009 at 12:01 PM, Blogger chompermom said........
You are fabulous. :) I'm proud to be your Twitter friend.

At December 4, 2009 at 11:06 PM, Anonymous Veggie_Guy said........
Your article is very insightful, intelligent and intuitive. The most surprising to me is your wisdom and your youth! You've got the talent...perfect it!

Keep Blogging!!!!!!!!

At December 6, 2009 at 2:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said........
Great blog and I so do agree with you, the definition of fabulous shouldnt be called a definition as fabulous is such a relative term, it is sort of like one man's beautiful can be another man's ugly.

At December 6, 2009 at 3:40 PM, Anonymous Daniel said........
Interesting blog post. I had to think for a minute to get the full meaning of it. Fabulous is relative. We all have parts of our lifes that are fabulous. My idea of a fabulous day fishing for catfish might be disgusting to someone else. I used to watch Golden Girls and thought it was absolutely fabulous although I did not want to live like them or be any of them, the show was great! But your article about the meaning of absolutely fabulous is truly absolutely fabulous!

At December 6, 2009 at 4:16 PM, Anonymous Robert said........
Absolutely Fabulous is the perfect title for this.

And it applies to you as well...but that's because this IS you. You have got your head dreaming higher than the clouds, yet your feet are still planted firmly on the ground.

And your words are beautiful.

Anybody can write, but it takes something extra to bring the words to life, make them passionate, give them true and lasting meaning.

And yes, you ARE both pleasing and astonishing; as well as amazing, inspiring, make my life better just by being there.


At December 6, 2009 at 4:19 PM, Anonymous miko said........
...your honesty and soulful insight has made your life really fabulous... always believe in yourself pursue your delightful dreams my good friend... life is like walking a tightrope... balance is key... you really are fabulous... take it from me.... miko

At December 8, 2009 at 3:31 AM, Anonymous Chad Rowe (CheddarChad) said........
I loved the entry. I love the way you think. You ARE absolutely fabulous. Your perspective is right on with the thinking that makes this world a better place. Keep it up! Much love to ya'!

At December 10, 2009 at 6:48 AM, Anonymous Diana Bower Phillips said........
I liked this entry too, interesting thoughts -- but why so long between posts? Also, could I suggest you write a follow-up post to the first two posts? I'd love to know how your thoughts, life, feelings have progressed since then.

At January 20, 2010 at 8:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said........
First of all i must say it was absolutely fabulous to reed your column but I’ve already told you that. Second of all, i agree to the statement it is an opinion and not a fact. Life can be absolutely fabulous for everybody if u want to live your life to the fullest, so let's cut the crap and enjoy life as hard and as long as we can because life is to short to be unhappy!

At April 2, 2010 at 11:13 PM, Blogger ClassicFilmFan said........
Abfab! dat is echt een leuke serie, haha!
(trouwens.. heb je blog genomineerd :D -- )

At July 7, 2010 at 2:03 AM, Anonymous Martha said........
I truly feel it is important to make all the stages of our lives as fabulous as they can be. If you are a student, enjoy and take in that experience. Be present in whatever you do. That makes everything enjoyable. I know many women that are each fabulous in their own way. Each have different careers, incomes and priorities. Being fabulous is a state of mind. I am feeling fabulous right now sitting on my deck enjoying a glass of red wine. Cheers to all the Ab Fab women in this world!