5 for ’12

Dear Friends, Just one more day to a fabulous new year. (Can you believe it?). The other day I taught my holy hotness of a student, S, and our topic was “Setting Resolutions.”  He told me that he didn’t see the point in resolutions; “Why don’t we just do the things we should?” “Why do…

“Yes mi fren,” an “All in one” Christmas

Dear Friends, There isn’t  a medley created that could better encapsulate/capture/comprehend every mood/aspect/facet of my December like Bob Marley’s “All in One.” The All in One medley includes: Bend Down Low, Nice Time, One Love, Simmer Down, It Hurts to be Alone, Lonesome Feeling, Love and Affection, Put It On, and  Duppy Conqueror. Bend Down Low- Bend down low,…

“You Make Me Forget My Thoughts”… I Wish!

Dear Friends, It’s 3:55am. As usual, I’m suffering from insomnia (http://lettersfromval.com/2011/06/13/your-friend-insomnia/ ). So, what have I been doing? Watching eighties music videos on Youtube of course. I’ve already watched the Dexy Runners, Janet Jackson, Jermaine Stewart, The Jets, Al B. Sure, Jody Watley and am currently on Tiffany’s “All This Time” …memories are forever. Since you know that Youtube takes you…

As a Child

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. -  1 Corinthians 13:11 1) This has been a quiet week. It took seven whole days to recover from last Sunday’s house party. I can’t…

Match Tales Part 3 (Final)

Previously posted on Vox. Monday: It was with great hesitancy that I walked down Sixth Avenue to meet up with Guy #2. I fought the feeling of sending an email to cancel, because that’s something the old Valerie would do. “What’s the harm?” I asked myself. My first blind date was with a man in…

Match Tales Part 2

Previously posted on Vox.   My Mother’s Advice I just checked my online dating profile to see what the heck I’d written, because the responses I’m getting are outrageous. Every single response involves exercise, hiking, biking, and “fun.” My simple two-line profile states: Hopefully, this Match.com experience will lead to fun, new experiences, travel, hiking, biking and…

Match Tales Part 1

Dear Friends, A few years ago, I had a blog on Vox (veryincorrect.vox.com). I’ll be sharing some of those older posts with you here. Let’s start with my attempts at online dating, which I’m going to split into three posts. (Previously posted on Vox). Val Here I Go Trying Online Dating There are days that…

Gods Speak Christmas

Previously posted on Vox.com. God: Here we are again. Jesus: Can you believe it? Muhammad: Yep, J-money it’s almost your birthday. God: Your special day son. Jesus: Lemme ask you something pops, do I count my birthday from the day I was born or the day I was resurrected? Buddha: Deep. Can we take some…

Sunday Night: Friends and Takoyaki

Hi Friends, Two days ago, my father sent me an email which began, “I hope this email finds you sober.” To hear him tell it, I’m a hardcore partier, something which couldn’t be further from the truth. His email cracked me up, and I had to share it, because I don’t drink much… well, not all…