An addict in the making

Hi, my name is Val and I think I have an addiction. No, it’s not meth or heroin. Or even alcohol, though I do LOVE me some tasty drinks! My addiction appears to be subscription boxes. It started with Yarnbox, shortly after I learned how to crochet. Then, because I wanted to learn how to…

The Year of 50

A little more than six months ago, I hit the half century mark. Lots of my friends have also turned 50 and they marked the occasion with parties or momentous events. I couldn’t think of one thing that I wanted to do, so I decided I would try something new every month of my 50th…

Break time

It’s been well over a year since I last posted. Ironically (or maybe not–I’m channeling Alannis here), I recently had to deal with the same issue I referenced in my last post. With the same company and the same test, just different years. The billing department of Toledo Radiological Associates just sucks ass all around.…

How virtuous do you think I am?

I will admit that I’m not always a patient person, but I try. I tend to try to see the other side’s perspective in any situation. When I see someone acting like an asshat on the road, for example, I try to rationalize their behavior. “Perhaps they’re stressed out because someone they love was just…

My love/hate relationship with social media

My son and daughter-in-law made a conscious decision to sign off of Facebook when they discovered they were expecting their first child. I applauded the notion and attempted to do the same. Unfortunately for me, I have family in another state who seem adverse to any form of regular communication. My mom spent years living…

Don’t be such a stranger

Welcome 2015! So, what, I had one post all year last year? I resolve to try to do better. I am making a promise to myself that I’ll post at least TWICE this year. There are big things happening in InfoVirtuoso-land these days. Tonight, I deactivated my Facebook account. I gave notice that I’d be…

Conversations with myself

I discovered something over the weekend. I give great pep talks. A whole host of stuff has taken place in the past week that culminated in one solid bout of depression. Here’s the thing: not all of it was bad stuff. For example, JM got married last weekend. A joyful event! And yet, whether it…

The ups and downs of 2013

There is a part of me that would love to tell 2013 to shove it. I have to admit, however, that even with the bad, there were some truly good moments this year. January and February are a blur for me. I’ll blame school since I can’t recall anything else. I really need to start…

A little deflated

My long weekend of Toad and friends has come and gone. The show was amazing, dinner beforehand was fun and I had a great time hanging out with my friend m for the rest of the weekend. While I was at it, I picked up my tickets and cap and gown for my upcoming commencement…