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Random Things You Probably Don’t Know About Val (Part 2)

So I started this in August with the intention of adding to it more often…but here we are 6 months later. Oh well, here are 10 more random things you probably don’t know about Val

11. My favorite color is olive green because it was the favorite color of a girl I used to want to be.

12. I have watched every episode of American Idol, but have never voted.

13. I can’t be in a bathroom with the lights off because I am afraid that Bloody Mary will get me.

14. I didn’t get my drivers license until I was 19.

15. My house burned down in February of 1999. I was a senior in high school. I lost all my dance trophies and ribbons and my saltshaker collection and almost everything else. I sat outside praying that my photographs would be salvageable and they all were. The night before a guy tried to kiss me in his car and then called me to tell me that he liked me. To this day I am convinced that my emotions that night created a poltergeist that started that fire.

16. I used to steal a saltshaker from every restaurant I’d go to.

17. I was forced to join the track team in eighth grade. I was undefeated at high jump and only one person ever beat me in the sprint.

18. If I am given a flower I will never ever ever throw it away.

19. I don’t own a comb and can’t even remember the last time I used one.

20. I fell asleep in the movie theater on my first date ever.

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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.

  • kt
    January 25, 2007at8:56 pm

    So sorry about #15…and I totally forgot about the bloody mary thing.
    say it 5 times while looking at the mirror in the dark…

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