Wednesday, October 5, 2005

"Up Close With Val", Etc...

"A gossip is someone who talks to you about others; a bore is someone who talks to you about herself.  A brilliant conversationalist is someone who talks to you - about yourself."

I received the above quote in an email from a lovely girlfriend (who told me I was a brilliant conversationist :-) are too kind, Cathy) and thought it was so, so true!  Don't we want to be around others that affirm us and make us feel good and mirror us?!!  I don't know who the author of this quote is, but I really like it so I am posting it.

I realized that I did not mention when my appointment with Johns Hopkins is in my last post!  It is two days!!  Oh my...I thought I had said when it was, but my high-pressure, too much cerebral spinal fluid-brain is making me very ditsy!  I have done all kinds of silly, crazy, stupid things this week.  Oh well.

I have another installment of "Up Close With Val" for you!!  If you have a guess put it in the comment's section or send me an email at

They are having a triple-click October over at The Breast Cancer Site!  Go visit them daily and give some free mammograms to the needy!  Each click is worth three clicks through the month.  A click is so easy, takes a second of your time!  Visit
!  Bookmark it and visit their other sites, too!

Is everyone else having a problem getting all of their alerts?  I hope it is just me.  I am off to have a full day now.  Have fun with the "Up Close" picture! xox


  1. That is a beautiful quote Val.  Yes, we are all getting trouble with alerts, both of them, either for entries posted or comments to your own posting.  As for the up close thing, I simply do not have a clue, looks like paving or edging of some kind.  Good luck with your appointment, we will be thinking of you and praying for you.

  2. What a lovely quote....Good luck for Friday...hope all goes well....I have looked at your picture and just cannot figure out what it can be..something to polish you nails with :o)..Take care....Ally

  3. All the best and every good wish for Friday my friend. I contacted Aol over a week ago about alerts probs, still haven't heard back. They did get in touch regarding connections probs though. Reckon they have a BIG, BIG, problem all round with alerts and are keeping mum over it.  My guess for "up close" is the bannister rail on a staircase. Take care, thinking of you.
    Sylvia xx

  4. Looks like your key board???  No the alerts have been messed up for a while...makes me nuts...

    be well,

  5. Yes, I'm having an alert prob too m'dear, with journals that is, not in general ;o)
    I'm quite alert in general, he he!
    No idea about the 'up close with Val', but wishing you well for Friday.  Please let us know how you get on.
    Sara   x

  6. oh how sweet but she is right I belivie this also have you not got alerts to me have not seen you post in awhile I hope all goes well with the Dr you wil be in my prayers i hope some of the pain is gone too I do not know what the picture is a window sill or something like that have a good day God bless kelley

  7. Oh I love that quote Val and it is so true.  I have so many wonderful friends and supporter who are just that.  Perhaps when I get all this excitement out of me I to can learn to listen more and speak less.  The most wonderful thing about it though is they love me anyway.  

    I remember talking to you on IM and how true this quote is about you. Lovely soul you are.

    Wishing you only good news at your check-up.

    Many blessing to you sweetheart.


  8. That quote is so true.  I will have to think about which one I!  Good luck for Friday Val, I hope it all goes well for you. :-)


    Sandra xxxx

  9. Yeah, comment alerts have been glitchy for almost a week. I think covers?

  10. I am having problems with the alerts also. My guess is a railing


  11. I tried not to cheat this time, so it looks like a Gutter.


  12. Sissy, I have no idea what that pic is!
    Thanks for the info. on the Breast Cancer Site.
    The alerts haven't been working for about a week now.  I can't remember if it was Scalzi or Joe Smoke who said to let him know if your alerts were still not working.  Probably Joe Smoke Journalseditor.



  13. love the quote!
    have no idea what the picture is of.  any hints?
    i will be keeping you in my prayers as you go back to the hospital this week.


  14. Hmmmnh. .no idea. .a piano? Thats too obvious though?Thats a good saying about friends Val. . I am ALL of them LOL!

  15. it's the edge of your bathroom counter????

  16. I have nooooooooo clue on this photo Val.  Also, love the Breast Cancer link.  Oh, my Mom has all of her doctors at JH in Baltimore...if you have read my journal...she goes there on a regular basis...I know lots of her great doctors there...all are some of the BEST!  Keep us ya...and you take care...Joyce

  17. Hi Val,

    Just thought I'd stop by to see how you are feeling and to let you know that you are in my prayers.  Did your appointment at JH turn out well?  

    Hugs and smiles,

    Christina's Mom,

  18. I pray all goes well at John Hopkins. Good place. God is walking there and being with you the whole time...All will be well. I know.


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