Wine and Kraft Singles

Val’s Employed!

Did I ever mention that quitting my job was the absolutely best thing I could ever have done?!?!?!
EuropeRaftingD.C.Jenny’s wedding…and now…

Val is officially employed!

(and, may I add, just barely making her goal date of November 1)

I start work next Wednesday as the e-Commerce Web Editor for Lyric Opera of Chicago. I will be working with and monitoring their website and also sending out email campaigns. It is a great job in the industry I want in the perfect location. Plus the pay will be a substantial raise over what I was making at RE/MAX!

Time to start looking for apartments!

So, after I found out I got a job I called up MattyK and headed over to his place with a bottle of Gewurztraminer and some American cheese slices so we could celebrate in our own classy way. Mmmmmm.

Matt with wine and lunchmeat

Wine and Kraft Singles

Val with wine and Kraft Singles

We also watched an episode of Top Gear where they had a race to see who would finish first: a group of men changing like everything out on a car or a group of women preparing to go out for the night. The men finished in like 30-something minutes and they decided to pack up and leave when the women were still not finished 🙂

Then we went to Target because it was open still and Matt wanted a coat rack and Target is my Mecca so I was excited. He did not find his coat rack, but he did (after rejecting every polo and sweater and pair of underwear that I picked out for him) buy a coat. Well, it was a leather jacket. I yelled at him because he has no money, but really, who am I to talk? Plus it is a pretty hot jacket.

Matt bought a new jacket

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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.

  • kt (j3llybellybean)
    November 2, 2006at7:16 am

    Yaaa congrats!!

  • Chris
    November 2, 2006at8:35 am

    Congrats on the job! The Lyric is a beautiful Opera house….can you score us tickets if we come to visit? ;p
    In other news, you seem to be spending lots of time with this MattyK fellow…something not making the blog? Hmmmmmmm?

  • Rob
    November 2, 2006at9:56 am

    Yay! Congrats.

  • Rob
    November 2, 2006at1:24 pm

    Congrats! Apparently my post before didn’t decide to get posted.

  • val
    November 3, 2006at5:04 pm

    Thanks everyone!

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