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I guess there was a lot more penis.

Friday night I met up with Nadia and Bryan. We went to IHOP for pancakes and then went to see Zack and Miri Make a Porno. I actually found the movie to be both hilarious and sweet. Yeah…it made me cry. Is it a bad sign though that this movie which was basically supposed to be rated NC-17 didn’t really phase me as being that bad at all? I mean, I guess there was a lot more penis than most movies. But whatever.


Thursday I watched Everything is Illuminated because Jeff told me to. It was really good but confusing so I think I have to watch it again. It probably wasn’t confusing but I have a tendency to forget to pay attention when I am watching movies at home. I didn’t even realize that the guy in it was the guy from Gogol Bordello until afterwards when I looked it up. And I so want to find a sunflower garden and live there. Or at least visit and take pictures.


And some random musings…

I feel like I’m walking on eggshells.

My nose ring was in too tight and I woke up and it was kind of sucked in a bit and so I pried it out and now the hole in my nose is bleeding. I’m sure you needed to hear that.

I hate the stupid things banks do to try to keep your account secure but also guarantee that you can’t access your account yourself. I’m trying to access a credit card account online but it won’t let me through unless I tell it my safety word. I don’t think I have one of those.

Thanks to Target and the internet I got most of my Christmas shopping done today.

I don’t know how to buy clothes for babies. And I have to realize that I can’t buy a boy cute pink things.

Apparently the camera I ordered is being sold in China. I want mine now! It’s supposed to start shipping at the end of November. But there is no guarantee that I will be in the first shipment. I want to take my 20 megapixel pictures and take HD video 🙁

Everyone who reads this should leave a comment with two things you think I should do/see/experience in my lifetime. Gogogo.

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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.

  • Chris
    November 23, 2008at6:10 pm

    See Macchu Picchu at dawn.
    Stand under a waterfall in Fiji.

  • Sid
    November 23, 2008at10:49 pm

    go see india
    go deep sea diving

  • val
    November 23, 2008at10:57 pm

    Chris, I agree.
    Sid, I agree with seeing India. Deep Sea Diving…let’s just say I am terrified of heights and I would jump out of a plane before I went diving. But I guess that makes it a good thought.

  • Sid
    November 24, 2008at7:15 am

    how about not so deep, but in a shark cage somewhere off australia?

  • Heather
    November 24, 2008at8:58 am

    I accidently went and saw the christmas trees with you. It was purely by accident though. I had class at the museum and when i got there i inadvertantly walked into a huge christmas tree exhibit. i’ll still go back though, i get in for free.
    it was pretty.
    in other news, my most annoying nose ring thing is when the post gets covered in boogers and snot,a nd then when i try to take my ring out i have to pull it all out through my nose ring.

  • val
    November 24, 2008at9:53 am

    Well…I DO want to go to Australia…
    It’s Ok Heather. You can never see the trees enough!
    And yeah, I’ve had that happen with my nose ring. It’s kinda gross. Right now I took mine out because it was hurting. But I think I need to put it back in so it doesn’t heal up and close.

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