How so? you ask. Let me illlustrate.
(First, let me turn on the Glee soundtrack for my listening pleasure. :) )
The Official List of why Val and the Queen are kindred spirits:
We have both had sons. Her's is Charles, and mine is The Boy. Her boy has bigger ears than mine.
We have both been to England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. I however doubt that she had a big fight with her husband in Scotland that way I did with mine. :)
We both own fancy black coats. I bet hers doesn't itch like mine.
We don't work 9-5 jobs. I doubt she is asked "what do you do all day?" the way I am, though.
We both have driver's licenses but have people who drive us around. I am not waving to my adoring fans, but more trying not to have a seizure and kill whoever is in the car with me.
Since we don't work, we don't pay into the tax system. Which of course, that money will be gone when I would have been old enough to collect it if I had paid into it anyway.
Both have had big events in our early 20's. She became the Queen. I joined the Mormon Church.
Both of us have had some in-law struggles. Her's are daughter-in-laws. Mine have been because I am the daughter-in-law.
And perhaps the most unexpected commonality:
We have both been invited to go to the United Nations this year.
Yep, you read that right.
The Queen will be there in July.
I will be there the first week of March.
Through some very unexpected circumstances, I was invited by my old friend, Alaska, to join her and her world wide women's organization for an international Women's Conference at the UN.
I even have creditials. That is UN creditials. Did I mention I have creditials? :)
I don't have much to offer. No money. No connections.