glamour shots Valerie Cudnik

About

Not much to tell about the site. Just some of my links, my photos, my thoughts.

What can I tell you about me? If you know me, you know me. Everything is right out there. I’m sort of a no BS kind of person, or at least, I try to be.

glamor shots Valerie Cudnik
This is me. HATE my hair! Got these at Glamour Shots. They did a good job on the photography, but the stylist sucked at hair.

If you don’t know me, one of the first things you need to know is that I have a hearing problem. I wear hearing aids in both ears and that brings my hearing up to about 90%. I still feel uncomfortable talking on the telephone, though. So if you say something to me (in person or on the phone) and I give you a response that makes you think maybe I’m stupid or crazy (or both), chances are what I heard and what you said may be very, very different.

BTW, for some reason I hear better on Skype, even just voice. Go figure! But Skype video is even better (as long as I’m not still in my pink, fluffy bathrobe!). My skype ID is vcudnik. I’m not on all the time, but often. You can also find me on GoogleTalk (also vcudnik). I found out why I can hear better on Skype — apparently my brain doesn’t process words very well unless I hear them out of both ears. That means phones, in general, don’t work for me. I have new hearing aids that bluetooth directly to my hearing aids and that helps a LOT!

I’m in my early late 40s early 50s, have two teenage college-age sons, and have been married for almost over 20 25 years. I love graphic design and all things electronic. That said, I’m also into most “domestic” pursuits like cooking, gardening, and taking care of my family. I’m not a slob, but I’m not the best housekeeper, either.

I also like to do lots of “non-girl” type things, like carpentry, small arms target shooting, and fixing things. I’m a hands-on type of person.

My favorite fiction authors are Sue Grafton, Janet Evanovich, Brad Thor, JD Robb, Lee Child, and Dean Koontz. I read much more non-fiction, though.

I’m the second youngest of a family of seven children (really 8, when you consider I have a half-sister that I wasn’t raised with). Big families teach you stuff. Big families are loud, too! With 9 people at the table, there was no such thing as a “quiet” dinner at home.

We sit at the dinner table nearly every night in my house. We used to sit at the table every night… until both boys started delivering pizza; they were rarely home for dinner and even though they are most nights, we never got back in the habit. Sometimes Mike and I sit at the table, only if we’re eating the same food, though.

Enough rambling for now. I think I’ve filled my “About” quota.

–Valerie