Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thursday Thirteen....NOT

I am not sure what in the world is wrong with me lately but for the life of me I cannot seem to come up with a Thursday Thirteen. I love the idea, seriously I do. I just can't seem to come up with anything. Possibly, it's because things have been so crazy around here lately. Maybe with everything that has been happening for the past two months and all the extra brain power that I have had to use in order to think for other people, I have lost the ability to make lists. OH GOD! NO! Anything but that!
Anyway, I think I am going to just go with the flow for now. Instead of sitting here forcing myself to think of something I will stop forcing my brain into something it apparently doesn't want to do.
Oh yes, flow. That reminds me. Why is it that all the major roads in Austin have to have anywhere from 2-6 names? And why is that GoogleMaps, YahooMaps, MapQuest and my damn Garmin can never seem to figure out a consistent way to get me to where I am going?? I am so tired of getting lost whenever I go there.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Random Mixture of Stuff

Wow...time sure does fly doesn't it? I have such good intentions with things and then life swoops in and gets in the way. Let's see...things going on......

*Dormouse found a place to live and is moving out this week. Or maybe next week. Who knows? She found the place at the beginning of the month and paid her deposit and the first months rent. She has the key. She has moved stuff in. She has not, however, gotten the electric turned on. This could be partly because she wrecked her car a couple weeks ago and although she has full coverage there is a deductible. She has also been borrowing my car for the last week and a half while waiting for hers to get fixed. Please let it be fixed soon.

*Mad Hatter's best friend has been staying with us since last Thursday due to some personal problems at home. It's been nice getting to know someone who has known him longer than I have and to hear about all the old stories they share.

*Because updating my blog seems to be a chore I decided to try out that whole Twitter thing...let's see how that pans out. For the record I am whiterabbit08.

*With Mad Hatter's friend here, my house has gotten some much needed repair work done. So far, new pantry shelves and bathroom painted. This weekend MH promised my bathroom would be tiled. I just need to figure out what exactly this power that his friend has that motivates MH and somehow bottle it.

*Has anyone tried those Bacardi bottled Mojitos, Mango flavored? Those are the best things in the world. I strongly recommend them. Beware though....I hardly ever drink so I thought I would just have one or two and before I knew it, seven of them were gone.

*The other day I was complaining because all of my glass baking dishes have disappeared. In a totally uncharactaristic burst of fate, I found a website that was having a mega sale on Pyrex baking dishes (9x13 AND 8x8) for $1.99 EACH. Shipping was $6.95 so I bought two of each to make it worth it. So for $15.98 I have four new Pyrex baking dishes.

*Work is work....I should really play the lottery more often.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Tax Poem

I'm feeling a little cranky lately about taxes in general and a really good friend of mine sent me this (not sure if she meant to make me feel better or

Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table
At which he's fed.

Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.

Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for peanuts

Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.

Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.

Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries
Tax his tears.

Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his ass.

Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won't be done
Till he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers,
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He's good and sore.

Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he's laid.

Put these words
Upon his tomb,
"Taxes drove me to my doom..."

When he's gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax.

Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Personal Property Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Sales Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA) Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring & Non-recurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax


Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our nation was the most prosperous in the world.

We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest
middleclass in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What in the hell happened? Can you spell "politicians?"

And I still have to "press 1" for English!?