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.
How to Be a Houseguest
Tip #37: Ask your hostess how her shower works before you are standing in the bathtub in a very vulnerable state pushing, pulling, prodding and pleading with every bit of plumbing apparatus you see to no avail.
Tip #38: If you forget Tip #37, be bold enough to holler (once you hear the shower stop in your hostess's bathroom), "Joyce! How do I turn this thing on?"
Tip #39: If you hostess's name is not Joyce, edit Tip #38 as appropriate.
Tip #40: Since you still won't be able to figure it out with verbal directions, get redressed before implementing Tip #38, because she'll have to come in and show you.
Tip #41: When your hostess tells you that her eldest son was laughing in his room across the hall because he could guess your dilemma from the sound of the running water, yet he didn't bother to holler directions, plan to smack him upside the head next time you see him.
Tip #42: Don't ever visit people who don't have a good sense of humor!
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 11:58 AM
On November 10, 2007 2:10 PMpentamomwrote... What are the other 36 tips? Do they involve not clipping your toenails over her bathroom sink, not picking all the raisins out of the bran before anyone else gets up, stuff like that?
On November 20, 2007 2:19 PMLois (seashull)wrote... You must have a shower faucet like the one in our downstairs bath. Cindy couldn't figure it out and had to have Hazel come it to 'splain it to her. There's a ring under the tap that you have to turn. Dumb engineering, you ask me, and we were dumb to choose it when we put the bathroom in.