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Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday Cat Blogging



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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Clumsy Is as Clumsy Does

Things not to do if you are clumsy:

Play with old, splintery broom handles
Walk down the stairs with your hands in your pockets
Wear platform shoes
Eat spaghetti while wearing white
Cross the street with your hands in your pockets
Juggle knives
Juggle fire
Wear open toed shoes
Run with scissors
Use a pocket knife that is not a lock blade

Some of these are things I’ve done, some are things I make a point not to do, since it’s very easy to imagine the consequences.


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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Take THAT!

Today? Today is a day of accomplishing things and of money soon coming in.

First, we got back the results of our health screening from last week. PEIA does a thing where they cut you a check for being healthy. Michael and I both scored 100 out of 100, so we’ll both be getting $50 checks! Woot!

As far as my results, they were overall worse than last year, but the higher blood pressure is directly related to increased stress at work and at home, and I’d bet the slightly increased cholesterol is related to the ever increasing does of antidepressants, as did the slight uptick in my BMI. (OK, the fact I had two brownies and ice cream the night before probably didn’t help.) But despite the upticks, I am still in excellent health–and hope that next year’s numbers go back to the range of last year’s.

The second thing was I filed our federal taxes. Got our W2s online, but I needed Michael to get me his student loan interest and the mortgage interest statements before I could file.

Amusing tidbit here. You need to enter the amount of interest you earn on any interest bearing accounts. However, I only had $0.06 interest on our local savings account, which rounded to zero, which the program didn’t like.

Since I again bought the HR Block software, I again had 5 free e-files, so taxes are gone, and hopefully our return will be winging it’s way back soon. (Why did I spend money on tax software? Because I also have to do Grandmom’s taxes, and I’d really rather not take any chances there.)

Now before someone pitches a snit about my liberal tendencies and taxes and such, Michael and I both overpay throughout the year–we both file as single. I’d much rather overpay through the year and get a big return than have to take a hit in April, so it works out well for us. I’m also sure there are lots and lots of things we could do to increase our return. But I don’t particularly care, so why bother with the headache?

So hooray for getting things done, and an even bigger cheer for the money that’ll be filtering in over the next couple months. Wheee!

So yay for Wednesday–better than Monday and Tuesday!

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Categories: Depression,Science, Health & Nature  

Yeah. It’s Wednesday.

That means it’s not Monday, but otherwise, I’m not feeling the joy.

In the meantime, today’s word: Nathan

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Well, It Isn’t Monday Anymore

But just to be safe, I think I’ll remain in hiding.

Leave a dish of milk out for me if you think about it.

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Nope. No Monday Here.

I am in denial about today being Monday.

Please carry on as if this were not Monday.

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Out They Go!

Just finished packing up more boxes of books, and will take them to the post office here shortly.

One surprise going out–no Shawn, it’s not you. ;)

Still have a large box left, but things are much better!

(And to the recipient of the surprise, if you already have these, then just send ’em along to someone else.)

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Categories: Books & Reading,Non-Sequiturs  

Friday, January 22, 2010

Save the Octopi!

If you remember back, a couple weeks ago I received a “gift” from John the Scientist: tentacles.

Luckily, my friend MWT is a marine biologist and volunteered to take the tentacles from me, and put them to good use.

Here is the result!


Friday Cat Blogging


What? WHAT?!



Don’t tell him that bookcase gives him a double chin.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

That Is IT!

I am through using silicone mats when baking cookies.

Why, you ask?

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Look at the difference between those two cookies!

So that’s it. No more. It’s parchment paper for me from here on out.

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