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

The following blog takes place between 9:15am and 3:15pm.

1. Yesterday my boss sent me home early because I think he thought I was dying. My cough was pretty terrible. I was supposed to go to see Falstaff with Emily but I cancelled because not only did I feel lousy but felt that whoever was sitting next to me who’d have actually paid upwards of $150 to see the opera probably wouldn’t be too happy with me coughing in their ears for three hours.

2. I stayed home sick today and spent the day watching the first 8 episodes of 24. I started at 9:15 and finished them by 3:15. I really can’t take Dennis Haysbert as president because no matter what he says I translate it to “blah blah blah switch to Allstate.” Now I am attempting to finish the last six episodes of Joan of Arcadia before bedtime (with, of course, a break for American Idol). After “commercial breaks” Joan of Arcadia doesn’t tell you how much time is left in the episode like 24 does. That annoys me.

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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.

  • Walter
    February 13, 2008at10:59 pm

    Way to break my record on your first try. 😡

  • val
    February 14, 2008at6:20 pm

    Sorry. Sick days when you’re stuck in bed all day are the best times for marathons. I ended up watching 8 episodes of 24, 6 of Joan of Arcadia, and an hour of American Idol. Yeah, I’m pathetic.

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