Today is the birthday of a special new friend to this blog. She calls herself Valley Girl, and resides in San Jose, California. She originally came here through a mutual friend of several of us, Bella.
To your left is a photo of Bella.
Val had come here to post comments on a couple of different occasions. I had gone over there to check her blog out as well. Much of what what she had written about, I couldn't identify with, so I was refraining from commenting there. But the more I looked there, the more I saw common threads between the two of us. I decided to send her an email last week. She responded to me and we have become friends.
One of her posts on Thanksgiving day said that her birthday was coming up in a week, and in my desire to become the Willard Scott of blogging(not really), I have to do for her, as I have done for other friends. I am writing a post in her honor.
Today Val turns 28. 28 is not old, unless you want to audition for American Idol, where age 28 is the cutoff. Simon says you're too old after that.
But in Val's honor, I have proclaimed today, her birthday to be 28 hours long. How do I figure? I have readers in the Atlantic, Eastern, Central, and Pacific time zones. I have also had hits from the Mountain time zone. So the way I figure, It has been November 29 since 8PM in San Jose, California.
Val's blog reads sort of like Cosmopolitan magazine. She treats all comments with courtesy, answering every one, with either a witty or soft response.
So you can either go to her blog and wish her a happy birthday, or leave a message here. I'm sure Val will appreciate all well wishes.