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.
The Princess and the Pea
I'm watching a software training video wherein the instructor has used the phrase "is comprised of" four or five times in two minutes. He means, of course, "is composed of." "Is comprised of" is nonsensical. It's parallel to saying, "is encompassed of." And though it is the sort of modern parlance to which I should probably have learned to inure myself long ago, it leaves my aural sensitivities as bruised and battered as the bottom of the princess who could feel the pea 'neath the twenty mattresses and twenty feather beds. One might even call it a royal pain. Sadly, the metaphorical bedding of my life lies atop a veritable legion of legumes -- poor grammar, usage, pronunciation, punctuation, logic, etc. ceaselessly assault me.
All of which serves to remind me of how my real, actual sins must batter the spirits of those who observe them. My vegetative vexations are akin to what a man with perfect pitch endures when dwelling amidst the off-key. Yes, it's a real irritation, but it shouldn't be a big, dramatic trial to endure it. I know I've gotten spiritually out of whack when I allow such irritations to rise to the level of anger. Perhaps it'll be a sign of spiritual maturity if I ever learn to stop hearing and seeing the errors, but in the meantime, since I earn my daily bread in part by the sweat of my editorial brow, I guess I'd better not let my senses grow so dull!
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 2:27 PM
On July 21, 2008 5:52 PMAnonymouswrote... Reminds me of Mrs. B (radio station owner) who remarked about Dallas Holm who said (on the live album, 1977) that "the next song is entitled Rise Again." She informed me that he should have said the song was "titled" rather than "entitled."