Self portrait with ring light

That guacamole is looking a little green.

1. Monday was 24 night. No House. JoeJoe made guac with enough avacados! And chili. And green beans with onions.

Dear 24, really? You can’t just have a security guard, you just need to have a security guard with a wife pregnant with twins? Really?

2. Tonight was wine tasting night. I got 2 correct. This did not happen:

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3. Here is our current Idol pool standings. Last week I felt so much better about my third choice being kicked out in the first week when Paula’s first choice/Eric’s second choice was kicked out in the second round.






First Danny

Danny Lil Alexis Danny
Second Lil

Alexis Danny Scott Lil
Third Jorge

Kris Matt Allison Scott

BLUE = still in it

GREEN = kicked out

ORANGE = third place

YELLOW = second place

PINK = first place

4. And here are the locations and dates for the Nathan’s hot-dog eating contest qualifiers

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None in Chicago this year 🙁 Anyone want to take a road trip or 12?

5. It’s funny. When someone ignores you it can make you mad. But when that person later tells you that it’s not just you that he has pushed away it can make you even more upset because you’re no longer special. If that makes any sense. It doesn’t.

6. It is really hard to take a self portrait.

Self portrait with ring light

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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.

  • Sadie
    March 25, 2009at6:35 pm

    Dang, you are really far from all of the qualifiers this year! We’re def. going to the one in Charlotte and possibly hitting up the A.T.L.
    Cool map, though!

  • val
    March 25, 2009at7:07 pm

    I know it’s all so far! I really just mapped it out to see their proximity to Chicago. I might try to go to Minneapolis or Kansas City. Those aren’t too horrible of drives.

  • uhyeahwhatever
    March 29, 2009at10:40 pm

    Going to Minneapolis is on my to-do list for the year… I need to see a baseball game in that stadium before they tear the place down… when’s the contest there?
    And, you know… I heart traveling!

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