July: Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Valerie’s 100 in 2007:
8. Audition for American Idol 🙂 (or at least apply for one reality show)
OK, so I won’t be your next American Idol 🙁 It’s not my fault that they aren’t holding auditions in Chicago this year, and that I refuse to travel. I may, however, be your next Elvira…OK, definitely not, but at least I applied to be. (p.s. I will still apply for the Bachelor, but I am waiting till after I get my hair cut)
15. Go to a carnival
So what if I didn’t ride any rides? I saw some cows and ate a lot of carnival food. Funnel cake, corn dogs, and lemon shakeups are really the only reason for going to a carnival anyways.
17. Free dance lessons in Grant Park
I am so a rockstar at Hungarian Folk Dance!
21. See a concert
So, I didn’t see the Plain White T’s 🙁 But I did see a crappy opening band! That’s something…I guess…
22. See fireworks on 3rd/Fourth of July
Is it happy or sad news that I was in this country for the Fourth of July???
83. Knock off at least a few of the following Illinois Roadside Attractions: a. World’s largest Catsup Bottle
b. World’s Tallest and Ugliest Lincoln Statue
c. World’s Largest Pot of Coffee
d. Giant Lincoln on a Covered Wagon
e. Effingham Giant Cross
f. The Gays 2-Story Outhouse
g. The Leaning Tower of Niles
h. Ahlgrim’s Funeral Parlor and Mini-Golf
i. The Hubcap House (sources say this no longer is there, so I couldn’t see it, Heather disagrees)
j. The Golden Pyrimid House
k. Statue of world’s tallest man
Food and Libations:
85. Bake once a month
July: Pudding (yeah, yeah, it’s not technically baked but same diff.
89. Try three different wine bars
I went to a place in Downers for a work thingy MK was having. It was a wine bar. Ummm, I don’t remember it’s name 🙁
98. Go to the Taste of Chicago
Yeah, I crossed this off last month, but in July I went SIX MORE TIMES!!!
99. Get sushi
I wasn’t so impressed with this sushi thing…but mostly because I wasn’t so impressed with the place we went 🙁 Maybe a nice fancy schmancy place or something not filled with old IKEA furnishings would be better.