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1. My potential date for Rob’s wedding isn’t going. Now accepting bets or bribes for who I should hook up with at the wedding!

2. Take a good long look at this baby, because soon you will never see it again.

3. I was thinking the other day that I think I actually did fall asleep during the Hush Sound concert. I don’t really remember any of their playing.

4. During the inauguration, did Aretha Franklin sing actual words or did she go all American Idol on us?


5. Some conversations:

me: they really have to stop asking me to do impossible things
eric: like work?

me: i just flushed the penny that fell out of my underwear
scott: you “flushed” the penny? and you waited this long before removing it? okaaaay
me: it fell out of my underwear into the toilet. what else was i to do?
scott: okay, see if I had a piece of cold metal toughing my nether regions, I would get rid of it fairly quickly apparently you keep it there for hours what does that say about you?
me: haha! i felt around for it earlier but couldn’t find it
scott: apparently you weren’t looking hard enough 🙂
me: well, you don’t want to feel up your ass too much at your cubicle
scott: see, that’s what a bathroom is for and yeah, that might look bad

me: i want a job where i can just take off and go wherever whenever i want…
jeff: that’s called unemployed
me: nono, the unemployed can’t afford that did you ever see that sean white (amex?) commercial where he just takes off to snowboard wherever the snow was good? Yeah, I want that. but with less cold.
jeff: ahh well what are you better at than everyone?
me: slacking? man. i can’t even say i sleep well, because i suck at sleeping
jeff: haha

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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.

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3 Comments
  • Lindsay
    January 23, 2009at12:08 am

    I’m great at sleeping. The only person I know that might be better than me is Matt Harring.

  • Walter
    January 23, 2009at12:37 am

    Which Hush Sound concert? The one a few weeks ago?!

  • val
    January 23, 2009at6:49 am

    byt the hush sound i mean the hold steady.
    i am horrible at sleeping. if i go to bed at 3am i will still wake up at 7 and feel like crap.

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