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.
Movies Kind Hearts and Coronets -- Very fun stuff.
The Karate Kid -- Wax on, wax off. What more need be said?
The Karate Kid II -- No waxing here, just waning.
The Karate Kid III -- Turned it off after a few minutes once I remembered how bad it was.
Eight Men Out -- I have no idea what possessed me to watch this (Hulu is a dangerous thing). I don't even like hockey. But it was historically interesting. Just very sad.
The Sand Pebbles -- I have no idea what possessed me to watch this, either. Way too violent for my tastes. And not only did I watch it, but the plot summary on IMDB was so poorly written that I felt compelled to go in and overhaul it. Someone appears not to be using her time very wisely.
TV After being TV-free for quite some time, a few months ago I finally succumbed to Hulu's wiles in that medium, as well.
Monk and Psych -- Continue to watch these with delight as new episodes become available online (OK, so it's not Hulu's fault, but mine).
House -- Also watch this, but wish it didn't have to wander so far into sleaze territory all the time.
New Amsterdam -- Enjoyed the concept for this short-lived show, but again, the sleaze factor was too high.
On September 6, 2008 4:14 PMpentamomwrote... I have the same opinion of House. I figure, if you're going to watch mainstream TV, there's going to be some sleaze there. But with that show, it's to the point where they can't connect two ideas together without the sleaze cement. Real life isn't like that, even among pagans!
It's a shame that the very large talent of Hugh Laurie has to be actually diminished by the writers' inability to deal intelligently with the issues, even when they're unsavory.
On September 7, 2008 6:07 PMpentamomwrote... James, that's Valerie's standard line about sports -- "I don't follow hockey" (except, presumably, when she really is talking about hockey.) It's meant to exaggerate her self-styled ignorance. :-)
KK2 was so lousy I don't think I even bothered with the third one.
I've never even heard most of the rest of the stuff you mentioned.
On September 8, 2008 6:05 AMAbra Mariewrote... I appreciate how short tv shows are. It's much easier to sit down for 30 or 45 minutes then a couple hours. We watch House and Psych from netflix. I also really enjoy Pushing Daisies (which is coming out on dvd this month, but can be watched on abc.com, too.) I started Gilead but got distracted. I'll have to pick it up again.