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.
Emergency Planning, Kyriosity Style
If you are planning to get your vehicle stuck in the snow, and then, when you've almost managed to get it out of the snow, to get it stuck quite inextricably in the mud, Kyriosity recommends that you take the following measures:
1. Have a AAA membership. 2. And a cell phone. 3a. Visit the ladies room last thing before you leave the office... 3b. ...or forget to drink water all day. 4. On the preceding day, decide you are tired with the radio station you've been listening to, and grab your iPod on the way out the door. 5. Have it loaded with a nice audio version of Pride and Prejudice. 6. Have your crocheting basket in the car.
You may imagine how smug I felt last Friday evening when I had followed my own sage counsel in these matters. The only point on which I do not reflect with complete satisfaction is that I chose option 3b, which is somewhat inferior to 3a. But, on the whole, I think I did remarkably well. AAA's initial 90-minute prediction turned into a wait nearer two and a half hours, but being so well provisioned, I hardly minded. The car was warm enough, and I was deliciously occupied with good listening and busy hands, and the time flew by with little cause for impatience. Ain't I a clever girl?
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 7:57 PM
On February 28, 2010 2:39 PMrcwrote... Way to fire. Since I failed to persuade you to come to southwest Virginia, maybe I should try central Florida, where you wouldn't have these kinds of troubles. Much simpler planning- move to where it never snows. Hope you are well.
On March 1, 2010 10:43 AMKatiewrote... I came to your blog via Femina. I've enjoyed it so much -- you have a wonderful sense of humor and I like the way you write.
On March 5, 2010 6:32 PMWillston Bibb Barrett (I think)wrote... Whenever I get stuck in the snow (or even in a mild traffic jam for that matter), I have a terrible habit of simply abandoning my vehicle and walking deep into the woods (or what have you) and beginning a new life.
(I'm posting this from a computer at a public library in some town in some state, but I know not neither.)