A good question.
My first foray into the world wide web,and I had the amazing good luck to land at 4MA (4 mystery addicts, at Yahoo!)
A minor mishap with my( and others) names, resulted in the list owner, Maddy V.H.(who is great) bestowing my nickname upon me. Given my preference for red wine, it seemed like a good match.(and it sounds a lot more dashing than 'Grants')
Merlot has all of my good points and none of my flaws.She can say things that I might not, and get away with ....well....murder. She lives the life I aspire to, with aplomb,wit and charm.
Merrill goes to work, Merlot goes to the track.
Merrill has a family, Merlot has an enterage.
Merrill plays spider solitaire, Merlot plays poker.
Merrill does the dishes, Merlot has Mollymaid on speed dial.
Merrill can't spell, and Merlot.......can't spell
BUT- she's much thinner.
All in all, she's probably a product of menopausal day dreaming, but a character for me to aspire to.
To those of you who don't know me, I'm really not TOTALLY self absorbed- it just looks that way.