Valerie is a 42-year-old, single, Reformed Christian lady who lives in Baltimore. She doesn't remember a time
before she knew and loved Jesus, but she does remember accepting John Calvin into her heart in March of 2000.
Valerie is a member of Christ Reformed Evangelical Church in Annapolis.
Though her career aspiration is to be a housewife, Valerie has not yet found anyone suitable who wishes to hire
her for employment in that field (or, more properly, anyone suitable has not found her), so in the meantime she
earns her daily bread working in communications -- editing, writing, print design and website management.
10. MY TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher's last name, a city that starts with the same letter) Kautz Kalamazoo
11. MY SPY NAME: (your favorite season/holiday, flower) Autumn Sunflower
12. MY CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you're wearing right now + "ie" or "y") Banana Jammies (Don't think that needs an extra -ie)
13. MY HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree) Banana Willow
14. MY ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: ("The" + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + "Tour") The Blogging Zephyr Tour
I think this meme should have a few more revealing questions, such as "MY SOMETHING-OR-OTHER NAME: (Your mother's maiden name + Your SSN)." I got this from Angie, and really only did it because "Kautz Kalamazoo" amused me. And then my post title amused me, too. (Some people think it's tacky to laugh at one's own jokes. To them I say, "Sure, Miz Manners. I'll stop laughing at myself just as soon as you amuse me half so much.") I tag any other insomniacs who can't think of (or are just too lazy to do) anything better with their wakeful hours.
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 3:10 AM
On October 1, 2007 9:50 AMAbrawrote... My 10 would have been "Sciscoe San Francisco". See what happens when you're homeschooled!
(BTW: I didn't get a chance to tell you yesterday, I really liked the way you laced ribbon through the snood (?) at church. It was lovely.)
On October 1, 2007 10:40 AMValerie (Kyriosity)wrote... Thanks, Abra! I only did that because I ran out of the brown thread before I could finish the snood with elastic as I usually do, but I think if I make any more snoods I'll do the ribbon thing, 'cuz I kinda like it better that way, too. Necessity is the mother of invention, as they say.
I realized after I posted that Mrs. Kautz was fourth grade, so #10 should really be Krauk Kalamazoo. Or Tarleton Toledo for the long-term sub we had about half the year when Mrs. Krauk got sick. Mrs. Tarleton was the scariest teacher I ever had. She told us once that she left her kids at the mall when they didn't meet her when they were supposed to. And she told us that people who talk to themselves are crazy. Neither of these bits of information was particularly comforting to the very insecure and self-talking 9-year-old me!
On October 1, 2007 2:01 PMAngiewrote... From Chesterton on Dickens: "There is a low priggish maxim sometimes uttered by men so frivolous as to take humour seriously--a maxim that a man should not laugh at his own jokes. But the great artist not only laughs at his own jokes; he laughs at his own jokes before he has made them. In the case of a man really humorous we can see humour in his eye before he has thought of any amusing words at all. So the creative writer laughs at his comedy before he creates it, and he has tears for his tragedy before he knows what it is."
On October 2, 2007 10:16 AMMargaret in VAwrote... I love Chunky Monkey Ginger Snap! That is hillarious. You know...I've never read Chesterton(I'm embarassed to say)...what do you recommend as my first assay into his wonderful world?
On October 3, 2007 10:09 AMAngiewrote... Yes, definitely read Orthodoxy. The Father Brown stories are great, too. I've been enjoying "Tremendous Trifles," a collection of essays by Chesterton that are available online here.