Choosing Figs | Neurotic as Hell | A Travel, Lifestyle, and Life List Blog


1. Wednesday I made MK come pick me up to go out for coffee so I could wallow about my car. It was really NICE of him to do so, so I was NICE in return and bought him his coffee even though I always go to see him and he never comes by me. Did my attempt at being NICE to him on here work?

2. I went Christmas shopping this weekend and am almost done.

3. While Christmas shopping I ended up buying way too much for myself. I bought a new coat because a) I am having a bad week because of my car (did I mention I had to go with my dad everywhere because I don’t have a car right now???) and b) I wanted something warmer than what I have. I bought one of those down puffyish coats that goes down to the knees and has fur around the collar. It wasn’t until I got it home that I realized that the fur is real raccoon.

4. I haven’t done much else because I do not have a car. 🙁 It really pisses me off because it was in no way my fault and the drunk driver who hit my car has been driving around all week and I am forced to sit at home doing nothing. The insurance company is looking at the car tomorrow.

5. Question of the day: Do you think the thuggish black back-up dancers for Weird Al hate their lives?

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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.

1 Comment
  • Chris
    December 4, 2006at10:43 am

    Those backup dancers got PAID for their work…which means they cried all the way to the bank. I think they’re just fine.
    MattyK sounds like a NICE fella. Good thing you treat him so NICELY.

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