Yes, I'm boring, when it cums right down to it.
I never even used to watch Sex in the City when it was on HBO because I didn't have HBO. But I've gotten hooked on the repeats of Sex in the City, which is on every Tuesday night on TBS or some such channel.
It's not even that I REALLY identify strongly with these mid-to-late-30-something single women. I mean, I married when I was 23. I've only ever slept with one man (my husband). I've never been much of a socialite. I have three children and never had fertility problems.
So WHY do I still identify enough with these women that I'll watch the show and laugh and cry with them? I think it's the friendships that the four of them share. Four best friends, who have seen each other through everything since they were in middle school. Four best friends who don't judge each other, no matter what the others do or don't do. Four best friends whose soul purpose is to support each other, talk, laugh, and love each other unconditionally. To be a safe haven for each other. No matter what or who else comes into their lives. They all share a connection that no man, and no child, can quite understand and certainly could never break. Each friend performs a special role, and without her, the rest would be lost, and the group would be broken, missing something.
Anyway, I just took a silly, fun quiz because I was inspired by Lisa's blog about how similar she is to Miranda. The quiz actually pegged me pretty closely to the friend I identified most with. I'm very amused by the fact that I have NOTHING in common with Samantha.
Sex and the City: The Four Women, the Four Elements
Your results are based on the four Elements of Astrology: Fire, Earth, Air and Water. Each Element has its own set of characteristics, and each of us displays some combination thereof, usually with a focus on one or two. Samantha, Miranda, Carrie and Charlotte each personify one of the Elements and its basic traits. Which Elements most strongly influence you?
You scored 50% Charlotte
A romantic at heart, you chose the answers that demure Charlotte
may have chosen. Strongly influenced by the intuitive, profound and sometimes
naïve Water Signs -- Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces -- you're like a mother, a
mystery and a poet all in one. Though on the surface you may seem innocent and
all about seeking the good in people, beneath the surface, you hide secret
yearnings for intimacy, for attachment and ideal love. You're seeking a knight
in shining armor, a soul mate, someone who will complete you and tether you to
the earth when you get carried away with your fantasies. You're super-sensitive,
soaking up the moods of others; you emote freely, crying at commercials and
sappy movies. You also provide a shoulder to cry on and open arms for hugs. Be
careful that you're not so wide-eyed and trusting that you get taken in by some
cunning wolf in sheep's clothing.
You scored 30% Carrie
Your answers peg you as a Carrie-type, much influenced by the Air Sign qualities
associated with Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. Like confident Carrie, a sex
columnist, you're curious and perceptive, always seeking answers and never
satisfied with the superficial. An Air Sign influence can lead to indecision and
an avoidance of tough issues, like with Carrie and her on-again, off-again
attachment to Mr. Big. Forward-thinking, incredibly intelligent and witty, you
just exude quirky charm. You'd be utterly bored by someone who's just a pretty
face or hot body -- though you don't mind looking and flirting! You're more
turned on by an equally smart and funny mate, someone who challenges your mind
and makes you laugh. You love to talk, so you need a good listener who's open to
playful and eccentric ideas about love and lovemaking.
You scored 20% Miranda
You chose many of the same answers that Earth Sign-like Miranda,
the cynical but pragmatic lawyer, might have chosen. Just like Miranda's had a
tough time deciding whether to give in to the affections of Steve the Bartender,
you don't give your heart up to just anyone. Miranda shies away from a
relationship with Steve because he's 'just' a bartender, not something more
conventionally ambitious or stable. Those with powerful Earth Sign qualities --
characteristics associated with Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn -- are cautious in
love and seek stability and status over nearly anything else. Earth Signs
provide a steady, realistic attitude and they can bring order out of chaos. A
little-known Earth Sign fact: Incredibly sensual, you seethe beneath that smart,
expensive business suit of yours, yearning for intimacy but hesitant to give up
your material needs, your career ambitions or your responsibilities for a
passionate moment that might not turn out the way you'd hope.
You scored 0% Samantha
You identify with Samantha's bold and liberated Fire Sign
qualities, characteristics associated with the Signs of Aries, Leo and
Sagittarius. You're strong, audacious and larger than life -- and you take what
you want! Sometimes you can even be thoughtless and selfish, as you get so
caught up in craving immediate gratification and excitement that you overlook
someone's feelings. Your personal style likely reflects your desires: sleek,
low-cut, revealing just a bit more than might be considered acceptable. Watch
that you're not coming on too strong, though. You could scare potential suitors
off with all your drama. If you seek so much attention, the more basic qualities
of the Fire Signs could be burned right out of the picture. Show less skin or
cleavage and more of your creativity, your vibrant leadership skills and