Monday, June 28, 2010

sharing time

dear LFV readers,

so i tend to not share much about myself, i guess i figure i am not that interesting, but i have started to realize that my favorite blogs are always the ones where they share and you feel like you actually know them.

so yeah, i am basically saying that i want you to like me

so, i'll share.

hi. i'm valentine.

i am 27

i was born in texas

i only lived there for 4 years before we moved

so, no, i am NOT a texas girl

from a large family

i am #7 out of 8

demosthenes is of course #8

i have 3 brothers and 4 sisters

i did pretty good in high school, got a couple of nursing scholarships

turned out i hated nursing.

lost the scholarship

dropped out of school

who needs it right?

turns out i do!

got a job as a front desk receptionist

turns out i don't like people

notice there is a job that does not involve talking to people

i take it.

i am good at it.

so good that this past february i sat for my certification exam

i passed.

i am now a certified medical coder

working towards becoming a medical auditor.

i am married.

have been for 7 years

i have lived in






and now


i love britney.

like probably more than i should.

i blame it on me being a freshman in high school when she came out

it was a very influential time in my life

i can't be held responsible.

i LOVE mexican food.

and ice.

i LOVE ice.

love british tv


and pysch

I also love musicals

war movies

and anything jane austen

or jane austen-esque

i love celebrity gossip

and totally RULE

at remembering obscure actors

in obscure shows.

for some reason,

the husband is less than impressed.

i don't like wearing flip flops.

they feel unnatural

my toes don't like being seperated, they are a set.

something interesting about me:

i am tongue tied.

i have tried to have it fixed


but no luck.

so that is valentine. more or less.

it was more than you probably wanted to know

p.s. if you made it down this far, then you are truly awesome and deserve the prize that is hidden behind door #1.

we have been talking about this giveaway forever

just hemming and hawing over it.

but we are finally doing it.

we are giving away a $40 giftcard to

i know in the past we had less than traditional rules for winning a giveaway

but it is late, and i can't think of anything awesome for you guys to do to win

so, we'll go with traditional.

1 entry for just commenting that you want to be entered

1 entry if you blog about the giveaway

1 entry if you tweet about it

1 entry if you become our friend on facebook
(who says you can't buy friendship??)

1 entry if you tell a friend about letters from valentine

and of course, put each one in as a seperate comment.

this will be open until july 3

and i'll announce the winner

on monday, july 5


maritza said...

Haha! I love your little intro. Very cool.

virginia blue said...

oh, valentine... we must have been drinking from the same pitcher of kool-aid this weekend, because i've been thinking i need to do the same thing! since starting my new blog, i feel like i've kept everything pretty surface-y and not done a very good job of letting people know who i am. {interestingly enough, it's probably because i don't really like people either.}

congrats on getting certified! i've thought about going the medical coding route more than once, especially after spending 5 years working in a hospital.

i LOVE that you're a jane austen fan, since i'm a hopeless addict myself. basically, i just think you're pretty frickin cool all around... even if i don't win the $40 gift card {but just so you know, i'll be doing some things to earn myself more entries just in case}.


The Empress said...

You know what? I think you're right. I loved the self disclosure.

Great post, thank you.

Christina said...

I loved this. I too am obsessed with Britney. My sister is the one in the family who can name all the random actors though. LOL.

Enter me in the givaway, please! It's a good one!

Anonymous said...

I love this post! I can relate as I'm not big on people either...I thought about medical coding as well. I didn't want to go back to school though!

Mae Rae said...

i loved this post myself. I am one of 8 too but I am #4. I can completely understand the not liking people thing. It is not a bad thing.

foxy said...

I love it! So glad to finally see your purdy face :)

I'm a Mexican food lover too... it's my biggest downfall, diet-wise.

yay for giveaways!!

foxy said...

I'm already your fb friend too.

Emily said...

It's about time you came out of the closet!

When you say you don't like people... do you mean me?

I'd like to be in the giveaway. Sign me up for some beauty enhancement!

Emily said...

And I'm already a Facebook friend.

ONe PiNK FiSH said...

I would love to be entered.

ONe PiNK FiSH said...

headed over to become a friend on fb

ONe PiNK FiSH said...

will tell all my fb friends to check out your blog

ONe PiNK FiSH said...

no such luck finding you on fb. sorry.

The King and I said...

Love the sharing of yourself on blogs! I learned quite a bit about you! Sometimes I don't think I do enough.

Umm... please tell me you have a scathing post in the works for Eclipse?!

And if you see it, tell me the worst parts, because we have a Twilight-Moratorium at our house!

Emily said...

I Facebooked your giveaway.

Kris said...

I don't want to brag, but I'm kind of a big deal at Sephora. This year, I officially became a VIB. That's VERY IMPORTANT Beauty Insider. You may commence bowing at my feet.

Anonymous said...

Count me in!

Thanks for sharing. We have so much in common except for all of the siblings. I'm an only child. Sads!

Anonymous said...

We're friends on Facebook.

PS - Where the heck is your Eclipse review?

LL said...

i am such a big fan, i love all the twilight stuff and ee is a hoot. and totes want to be entered to win the sophora gift give away!
so love that store.

love ya valentine