Valerie's Bio

 

Birthdate: Dec 13, 1963 in Philadelphia, PA

Current address: Winter Park FL

Current employment: Stay-at-home mom

Previous jobs you've had: art director, graphic designer, nanny, McDonald's drive-thru queen

Date and place of marriage: Sept 21, 1996, Knowles Memorial Chapel, Rollins College, Winter Park FL

Names of your children: Isaac Stockton Keith VII, Nathalie Grace

Birthdates/place of children: I.S.--Oct 6, 2001 Orlando; Nat--Jun 16, 2007 Orlando

Date/place your children were baptized: I.S.--Jan 6 2002; Nat--Sept 9 2007, both at Knowles Memorial Chapel, Rollins College, Winter Park FL

Hobbies: photography (especially of my kids), creating altered photo art, reading (espec. historical fiction), Surfing the internet, Drawing, Collecting all kinds of stuff, travel

Pet Peeve: hmmm...I guess one of my top would be the mangling of the English language. Oh, and coughing--for some reason hearing someone constantly coughing drives me crazy. Another one, having to repeat myself.

Favorite sports teams: there's only one team that matters to me...the Florida Gators

Favorite car (whether owned or not): red Jag XJS

Favorite vacation spot: Florence, Italy

How do you unwind? surf the 'net, play computer word games, read, kick back on the porch with an iced green tea (or maybe a Malibu & pineapple if it's really been a rough day of mommying!), get a pedicure

Favorite movies? When Harry Met Sally, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Fargo, Breakfast at Tiffany's, My fair Lady, Sound of Music, Steel Magnolias, Moonstruck, Raising Arizona, Risky Business, Top Gun, St Elmo's Fire, Nat'l Lampoon's Vacation and Christmas Vacation

Favorite books? The Little Princess by Burnett, The Velveteen Rabbit, Confederacy of Dunces by Toole, Under the Tuscan Sun by Mayes, It by King

Last book read: The Other Boleyn Girl by P. Gregory

Last movie saw and liked: Horton Hears a Who.

Favorite musical artist: Buffet, Sinatra, Tony Bennet, Billy Joel, Madonna, Michael Jackson, UB40, Handel, Orchestral

Favorite author: Anita Shreve, Phillipa Gregory, Stephen King, Frank McCourt, Frances Mayes, Anne Rice...

What type of music do you listen to? Classical, 80's dance, 50s, soundtracks to musicals (Evita, Phantom, Sound of Music, Cars, etc)

When I grow up I want to be the proud grandparent of amazing, smart, beautiful grandchildren. Hopefully I'll live to see 'em! That's the downside to having your kids late.

Which LIVING public figure do you admire most (other than spouse or parents)? Well, considering my parents and spouse are not public figures, they are excluded anyway...this is a tough one. After much thought, the only one that comes to mind is Tim Tebow. Boy, his parents have every right to be proud of that young man.

Finally, let's say you have the opportunity to have dinner with three other people -- alive or dead. Who would you choose to share your table? Ronald Reagan, Winston Churchill--oh, wait--that's my husband's list, lol...boy, just three? SO many amazing historical figures I'd LOVE to meet. Right now I'll say Jesus' mother Mary, Ronald Reagan and William Anton Sr.

Ask me next week and it will be three different ones.