Starbucks coffee plug.

I miss my money.

My financial panther finally agreed to an appointment with me on Sunday after asking him for over a month. Does it mean you have a bad financial planner when he tells you you should get the more expensive (by $1,000 more) camera between the two you are thinking about? He also told me I had very republican thinking for which I almost decked him. He also told me not to worry about my money. Did I mention that I’m now down almost $4,000? He still owes me ice cream. I think one of these might help.

You know what’s weird? A zombie movie that is apparently based on the Grapes of Wrath. And when are women going to learn that just because someone’s your daughter doesn’t mean you should untie them if they are a zombie.

What is better than pumpkin spice lattes? Salted Carmel Hot Chocolate.

Remember how I complained that local coffee shops give you coffee hole stickers but the big guys don’t? I was mistaken. Not sure if this is new or if it’s always been there and I just didn’t know about it, but apparently Starbucks has these mini sword sticks that plug into the coffee hole.

Starbucks coffee plug.

Starbucks coffee plug.

Brilliant. Especially since the local place now hands out stickers with Jesus sayings on them.

Edgar died on 24. I’ve known that was coming for 5.5 seasons. Doesn’t mean I didn’t cry :'(

Since my first day back to work was Friday, that felt like a Monday kind of and now my schedule is all off. On Saturday morning I woke up around 6:40 expecting my alarm to go off in a few minutes but it didn’t. That confused me until I realized it was a weekend. I went back to sleep. Then Monday I put on the TV expecting 90210 to be on, again thinking it was Tuesday. Today is Tuesday.

Dear restauranteurs of Chicago, please someone open an Indonesian restaurant with rijsttafel. Please make sure it includes vegetables in peanut sauce. Thank you.

I think my inability to play Guitar Hero on medium corresponds with my inability to type

So Saturday night we just decided to head to Chilis for dinner before the New Kids on the Block concert. I call Chilis and ask if they take reservations. They say “No, but we can put your name on a call-ahead list, what time will you be getting here?” So I leave my name. When I get there I tell the hostess that we called ahead. She checks with someone else and says “OK, we’ll put your name on the list, but it won’t go before anyone else’s name or anything.” So, tell me, what exactly is the purpose of this call ahead list?

So Saturday after the concert we went back to our car, which was parked in some crazy alley space and, of course, all the cars are basically gone EXCEPT the one double parked behind me, the one to my right and the one two spaces to my left. Luckily Chelsa and Ron were able to help me navigate out of that.

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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.

  • Sid
    October 8, 2008at10:06 am

    maybe you shouldn’t buy any cameras until the economy or your bank account improves :/

  • val
    October 8, 2008at11:32 am

    but a trained professional financial panther TOLD ME to buy a big expensive camera 🙂

  • Heather
    October 9, 2008at6:22 am

    I stopped watching 24 on the exact episode when Edgar died. I couldn’t handle an Edgar free existance. Especially after his mom died in seasons before.

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