It’s Tax Day here in the United States.
Bad News: I’m getting money back this year. I don’t like giving the Government a “free loan.”
Good News: I’ll have “found” money to put toward home repairs.
Great News: I am not writing huge checks to pay taxes like I did last year.
Now all I have to do is remember to sign my paperwork and dump it into the mail today.
I Do This To Myself
Yesterday I found out that an opening occurred for next Friday’s (April 24) Atlanta Photography Exhibit’s Southern Fried Photographers exhibit and claimed the spot. Now I have to rush to decide, print, frame, and price one of my shots to put into the exhibit. I sometimes don’t understand why I do these things to myself.
For the record, unlike with the auction I don’t expect my piece to sell so I am going to print something that I want to hang in my house.
Did you ever read the Family Circus cartoon? Do you remember those panels that show Billy’s circuitous routes home?
That is how I felt on my hour-long journey home from work yesterday. I encountered one roadblock due to a malfunctioning traffic light and two more due to downed trees and utility work.
Wow, That’s Odd
I ordered that Silversun Pickups “disc” yesterday from Amazon. I had a $5 music credit, and much to my surprise they automatically applied that to the $3.99 purchase price of the download. Cool!
Also yesterday I purchased a physical CD. Through one of Amazon’s retailers I purchased the 2006 release from The Long Winters titles “Putting The Days To Bed.” I employed the “used CD” loophole in last year’s “No Physical Media” rule to justify the purchase of physical media.
I could have downloaded the “disc” from iTunes for $9.99 (yikes!) but found the disc used for $3.30, and with the $2.98 shipping cost the final price was $6.28. I’ll consider my $3.71 savings as wise money management.
One Vacation Destination Keeps Popping Into My Mind
I am contemplating a trip to a city I have never visited and Milwaukee keeps popping into my head. Why Milwaukee? Heck if I know.
I’m thinking Summer (duh!). I’m thinking of flying in and out of Chicago, spending a few days there as well. I’m thinking of taking the train that runs between Chicago and Milwaukee. I think that I’m crazy. I think it will be fun.
Now all I have to do is find a cheap flight in/out of Chicago.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – plump
Current Music – listening to the “MacCast” podcast
Website Of The Day – Organic Batter Blaster — think “Cool Whip, but pancake/waffle batter instead.” Think I’m in love.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Foot Mileage – 3 miles, Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 15 (15)
Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 14
Marta Rides – 0
none, and this is not an April Fools joke
– Reduce my weight to 190 pounds (today’s weight was 199.5 pounds)
– Completely read the book 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die
– Earn at least $150 through photography sales in order to cover the cost for the renewal of the JalapeÃ±o Beach SmugMug account I opened the other day.
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Attend at least one professional photography workshop
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient programmer in Objective-C (iPhone development) and Ruby on Rails (Black Sheep web page concept)
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem