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by Young Val
Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Dear Diary/Journal/Bob 3.0
Replies: 4607
Views: 797118

Re: Dear Diary/Journal/Bob 3.0

Dear Bob, My friend Katie and her husband are moving to California. They are driving cross-country to get there. Last night they stopped in Aurora, Colorado to see a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises. Katie instagrammed a photo of her ticket. They were in the theatre where the shooting took ...
by Young Val
Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Coursera
Replies: 11
Views: 3307

Re: Coursera

This sounds really interesting.

Work is SWAMPED and I honestly don't have even a second to look it up for myself (or to write this post, actually) so can anyone fill me in: what's the price range for these? I can't imagine they're free...
by Young Val
Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Wedding Planning!
Replies: 813
Views: 112227

Re: Wedding Planning!

Engagement photo sneak peek is in! http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h253/astoriagirl/256480_10151085646561628_1302149473_o.jpg The hilarious thing about this photo is that it's the only "posed" shot we took the entire time, and it was also the most awkward! the blanket was spread out on a hill, and...
by Young Val
Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Dear Diary/Journal/Bob 3.0
Replies: 4607
Views: 797118

Re: Dear Diary/Journal/Bob 3.0

David and I accidentally booked an appointment to view a house. And he's accidentally going to the bank today to talk about a mortgage. And we accidentally have an offer ready to go.

I've never accidentally bought a house before, Bob. This should be interesting.
by Young Val
Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:22 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Birthdays!
Replies: 219
Views: 38165

Re: Birthdays!

Happy belated birthday, steph!

And thank you all for the birthday love. Being 30 is kick ass.
by Young Val
Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:22 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: PwebCon/Gatherings/Shindigs/Meet-Ups
Replies: 449
Views: 73800

Re: PwebCon/Gatherings/Shindigs/Meet-Ups

Aside from the fact that I couldn't walk properly at all due to a highly aggressive personal trainer, and complained about the fact that I couldn't walk properly altogether too often (as well as babbling about pretty much everything) I had a lovely time and wish I could have hung out longer. I've go...
by Young Val
Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Today I'm Thankful That...
Replies: 309
Views: 100828

Re: Today I'm Thankful That...

Today I am thankful for Pweb. After posting in the Things I Hate thread, I sat down on the couch to have a good cry. Then the mailman showed up and handed me a package. From you guys. I am so touched by your generosity, and that you've kept me in your thoughts and hearts for all these years. I'm sti...
by Young Val
Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Things that I hate
Replies: 3013
Views: 482423

Re: Things that I hate

I hate living so damn far away from where I grew up. We've had two declines come back for our wedding in the last few days that rip my guts out in particular. None of the other declines have hit me quite this hard. And I can't be angry, because people need to do what is best for them, of course, and...
by Young Val
Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:41 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: PwebCon/Gatherings/Shindigs/Meet-Ups
Replies: 449
Views: 73800

Re: PwebCon/Gatherings/Shindigs/Meet-Ups

I'm good for giving rides, too, if needed. I've never been to the Mill City farmers market (we go to the one in downtown St. Paul). So I can't for sure tell you what breakfast options will be like. Our FM has coffee, donuts, and egg/bagel sandwiches. Some quick research tells me that Chef Shack will...
by Young Val
Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: The Obligatory Buffy thread
Replies: 181
Views: 41723

Re: The Obligatory Buffy thread

It's Once More With Feeling day over at Mark Watches! The review went up super early today! :dance:
by Young Val
Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: A day in the life of Steph - revisted
Replies: 43
Views: 6892

Re: A day in the life of Steph - revisted

Exactly what Brian said: no one wants to guess wrong! I would never want to comment on an assumption like that, knowing that if I were wrong it could cause annoyance at the least, and pain at the worst.

But so glad it's out in the open so we can all love you up properly!
by Young Val
Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Wedding Planning!
Replies: 813
Views: 112227

Re: Wedding Planning!

Thank you!

I love reading about this stuff. It sounds like it was a wonderful day! Congratulations again!
by Young Val
Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Things that I'm afraid of
Replies: 188
Views: 53587

Re: Things that I'm afraid of

The first time I brought David home to meet my family we'd been dating for about 7 or 8 months and he was the first guy I ever brought home to meet my family. (Henry didn't count, because I'd known him my whole life, and even then, he never once had a meal or more than 5 minutes of forced conversati...
by Young Val
Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:23 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: A day in the life of Steph - revisted
Replies: 43
Views: 6892

Re: A day in the life of Steph - revisted

Count me among those who suspected!

And congratulations!!!
by Young Val
Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Wedding Planning!
Replies: 813
Views: 112227

Re: Wedding Planning!

Adam, while Alea's photos were lovely and very much appreciated, you need to recap your wedding for us, damnit! Or send Renee in to do it! I want to hear from those who have forged the path before me!
by Young Val
Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Yes, I know Google is my friend, but I'd rather ask you.
Replies: 478
Views: 71222

Re: Yes, I know Google is my friend, but I'd rather ask you.

Ok, guys, I need help. I need to cut down a portion of a song. I bought the song off itunes, so I don't know if that's a standard mp3 file or what. Clearly I know nothing about anything. I'd like to be able to do it for as close to free as possible, so I don't really want to buy a program or anythin...
by Young Val
Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand
Replies: 1689
Views: 306383

Re: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

Even though I've been baking them for decades now, I never fail to be slammed with pride when my pies slice cleanly and don't spill. It never gets old.
by Young Val
Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Yes, I know Google is my friend, but I'd rather ask you.
Replies: 478
Views: 71222

Re: Yes, I know Google is my friend, but I'd rather ask you.

My unlimited data plan was grandfathered in, so I am a very lucky girl. I use a ton of data, but mostly because I am too lazy to input wifi passwords and things.
by Young Val
Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Wedding Planning!
Replies: 813
Views: 112227

Re: Wedding Planning!

Here's her website: http://www.kngsommers.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (which does include a blog).

Updates have been slow there, though, because she just recently gave birth to twins!
by Young Val
Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: PwebCon/Gatherings/Shindigs/Meet-Ups
Replies: 449
Views: 73800

Re: PwebCon/Gatherings/Shindigs/Meet-Ups

You and I should have our own northeast meet-up! Would there be anyone else around?

Do we have any NYC or Boston peeps?
Oh, sure, sure, just wait til I leave the East Coast why don't you?
by Young Val
Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Wedding Planning!
Replies: 813
Views: 112227

Re: Wedding Planning!

We took engagement photos today! And I have to say, I love my photographer SO MUCH. I am planning to trick her into being my friend.

We shot the photos a the farmers market, and then in a nearby park. I'm super excited to see how they turn out!
by Young Val
Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: The Smells in My Kitchen
Replies: 1671
Views: 217106

Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

I have some absolutely beautiful sour cherries from the farmers market. I think I'll end up making SK's sour cherry slab pie, but if anyone else has any suggestions I'd love to hear 'em! It's my first time baking with cherries!
by Young Val
Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Cause Workin' Out is 'fun' to do...
Replies: 759
Views: 153301

Re: Cause Workin' Out is 'fun' to do...

Bought my first pair of real running shoes! I have to say, they make a HUGE difference. I was wearing clunky old cross trainers before. Not great. I didn't have time to go to the Hip Hop class last night (though I peeked in and it looked fun!), so I ran on the treadmill with Zombies, Run! Although I...
by Young Val
Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Cause Workin' Out is 'fun' to do...
Replies: 759
Views: 153301

Re: Cause Workin' Out is 'fun' to do...

Bit the bullet and joined a gym (LA Fitness, to be exact). The gym is shiny and large and expensive and AIR CONDITIONED. With a classroom, free weights, weight machines, and a ton of cardio machines, plus a pool, and racquetball and basketball courts. Whoa. I have a complimentary assessment with a p...
by Young Val
Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Dear Diary/Journal/Bob 3.0
Replies: 4607
Views: 797118

Re: Dear Diary/Journal/Bob 3.0

Don't worry about mold. if you can, prop it open to the very wettest pages and stick it under your sunniest window. It will be ok. (Says the girl who has drenched more books and journals and super sentimental things in coffee and water and god only knows what else more times than she cares to rememb...
by Young Val
Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Wedding Planning!
Replies: 813
Views: 112227

Re: Wedding Planning!

Can we talk about stuff? Because I totally want to talk about stuff. I am in that part of the process where my wedding is now its own thing. It's alive. It's lumbering along. It is separate from me, and while others might find that relinquishing of control (and, perhaps, responsibility) nerve-wracki...
by Young Val
Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Cause Workin' Out is 'fun' to do...
Replies: 759
Views: 153301

Re: Cause Workin' Out is 'fun' to do...

The heat is killing my workout routines. We do not have air conditioning (aside from an ancient window unit in the bedroom that doesn't work properly, and there's no room for me to exercise in there even if it did). Lifting weights and doing push ups and just otherwise exerting myself in the heat of...
by Young Val
Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: The Smells in My Kitchen
Replies: 1671
Views: 217106

Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Fred is totally right; you can let the dough rise overnight in the fridge.

You have to make sure you bring it back up to room temperature, though, before baking. Deb talks about doing this in comment #173 on that post! (Her cinnamon rolls are the BEST).
by Young Val
Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Things that I love
Replies: 2856
Views: 371834

Re: Things that I love

I love it when people are actually kind and helpful over the phone! Your website truly sucks, but I genuinely appreciate how informative the people working in the Hennepin County Office Vital Records department are! I called twice, and was given correct, useful information both times!
by Young Val
Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: TV in General - Rants, Reviews, Etc.
Replies: 491
Views: 88921

Re: TV in General - Rants, Reviews, Etc.

I don't know that I can explain my love of Justin. I like his look and vibe. I love that he's totally consistent--he seems the same in interviews, during challenges, whatever. He is who he is. I like that he's young and ambitious (without being an a******) and wacky. I love that his food seems legit...
by Young Val
Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: TV in General - Rants, Reviews, Etc.
Replies: 491
Views: 88921

Re: TV in General - Rants, Reviews, Etc.

Count me among those who love Justin.

I can't stand Nicky, though.
by Young Val
Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse
Replies: 90
Views: 22134

Re: Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse

Oh my fictional crushes are passionate and many, dating back to childhood. But I must admit I did not foresee smart phone apps as viable crush fodder...
by Young Val
Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse
Replies: 90
Views: 22134

Re: Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse

So cute, Ali!

This is the perfect place to post about all my non-workout-related Zombies, Run! feelings. Such as the fact that I have a major crush on Sam Yao.

I have a major crush on a fictional character from an apocalyptically-themed fitness app.

Yeah.
by Young Val
Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:14 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Confessions of a 20-something mother
Replies: 3888
Views: 651877

Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Hahaha, obviously!

The APW post yesterday was about the societal pressure on women to lose weight for their weddings, so clearly I haven't put down my defenses yet.
by Young Val
Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Confessions of a 20-something mother
Replies: 3888
Views: 651877

Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

I'm actually not losing weight for the wedding! I mean, obviously it's a nice side effect, but when I started in March I knew there was no way I was going to lose 60 pounds by September 1st, and my reasons for getting fit were more about my mental and emotional health than my appearance (although ag...

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