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A video of me dancing at a bluegrass festival. Food I've cooked. And a book I really need.

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1. Sometimes I wish I wasn’t so deaf.


2. Since I am all about embarrassing myself on the interweb, check out miss braids at the bluegrass festival at 1:38…


3. Food I have cooked:

Flank steak with peas and sweet potato fries.
Flank steak with peas and sweet potato fries.

Flank steak and pineapple stir fry.
Flank steak and pineapple stir fry.

Maple salmon with asparagus and potatoes.
Maple salmon with asparagus and potatoes.

Turkey sandwich.
Turkey sandwich.

Chicken a lorange.
Chicken a l’orange.


4. Thursday Mat and I met up with Chelsa and Stephanie and Tammy to go see a sketch show that Tammy’s boyfriend was in. It was fun. Even though I ordered Mat the wrong beer and lied to him about it being improv. Afterwards I was pretty starving because I had to work an hour and a half late so Mat and I went to Frasca which was thankfully still open. We shared some bruschettas and a pizza and it was delicious. Afterwards we went back to my place and he helped grade math papers and we drank a bottle of 2006 Bitch wine as the third installment of “let’s drink the random old bottles of wine I have laying around.” This one rates as pretty terrible.

Lick a bitch.
(Mat titled this one ‘lick a bitch.’)

Mat drinks the 2006 Bitch wine.

I drink the Bitch wine.


5. I think I need the The Snuggie Sutra. I get cold, OK?

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Hi, I'm Val. I spent most of my 20s in a standstill, unable to pick which path in life I wanted to take. I wanted the nomadic life of a traveler but also wanted the husband, the condo, and the kitten. Unable to decide which life I wanted more, I did nothing. When I turned 30 I’d had enough of putting my life on hold and decided to start “choosing my figs.” So, I quit my job, bought a one-way ticket to Europe, and traveled for three years. Now I'm back in Chicago, decorating my apartment in all the teal, petting my cats, and planning my next adventure.

  • George
    December 6, 2010at9:27 am

    Hey, really great blog post… I’ve enjoyed reading through your blog because of the great style and energy.

    I actually work for the CheapOair travel blog. If you’re interested, we would love to have you on as a guest blogger. Please send me an e-mail: gchristodoulou(at)cheapoair(dot)com, and I can give you more information. Looking forward to hearing from you.

  • wendyvee
    December 6, 2010at10:51 am

    Swing it Sister! Love the vid … was that when you visited the Hungry Sisters?

    • Val
      December 6, 2010at8:08 pm

      Yes! They were some of the girls I am dancing with!

  • sadie
    December 10, 2010at12:44 pm

    hahahahha man, redbone willys sure was a fun time!

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