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02/01/07 09:18 - 27ºF - ID#37957
I did my taxes today
And it infuriates me everytime I do it and see that I pay at minimum 1/6th of my income in taxes straight out of my check. And then of course I have to pay sales tax on the goods I buy. This in addition to the "sin" tax for certain goods. And naturally I have to pay more taxes for taking money out of my 401k to cover my ass for the month or so I'm unemployed. While I'm at it, it would be heavenly to pay some more taxes for the privelege of driving legally, which of course brings up the the additional taxes I pay on the gas when I go on my now legal driving trips. And oh boy I can't wait to see what cool new taxes the gubment can come up with when I manage to scrape up enough pennies for a meager down payment and buy a new car. My ass hurts.
I went to see Pans Labyrinth with a gaggle of friends yesterday and it was great. The story was quite a bit different then what I thought it would be and it was definitely not the kid friendly movie I thought it would be.
After getting back to my friends house we found these wall walker eyeballs so naturally everyone had to do their impression of one of the characters.
I thought I had one of the tiniest apartments of anyone I know but my friend actually has a place that seems smaller, although not as small as (e:vycious) apartment. but when I went to his apartment today to have some vegie hamburger helper he pulled from his dorm fridge the cutest ice tray I think i've ever seen.
I can't help but think of the violent femmes everytime I've ever waited for a bus. I was very dilligent this time to check the schedule online from my phone, making sure I was on time. Naturaly the bus was not. I was waiting patiently at the stop listening to some music I heard on myspace and subsequently downloaded every track the artist had availible because it was really scratching an itch that I had for new tunes and was absolutely in love with, only to find out later that the artist was a friend of mine....deep breath...and so yeah at the stop jammin out and of course what should I do to pass the time waiting for the late bus but check out estrip! and I thought to myself I should post a pic of this bus NOT being here at 3..or 3:01...or 3:05...you get the point. so I take the pic and the people driving by were staring at me photographing elmwood & Forrest. And my first thought was why are they staring? in this technological age camera phones are pretty common place. But that made my head start to wrap around what living right now is all about. I'm riding on the bus with my little gadget, just like everyone else and there little gadgets, and I'm jammin out some mp3s while resizing a photo, while posting my little blog out on wild wild web. I wonder if this is what it feels like to be japanese? all tech savy and shit. There is just something so comforting about being on the bus with everyone else that is busy going on about there daily travels, exchanging polite smiles while at the same time checking in with (e:peeps) situated all over town. neigh the WORLD! well potentially anyway.
anywho without further adieu I give you "no damn bus"
somebody told me a couple weeks ago that they liked the way taking the bus made you feel like you were keeping in touch with the people. I'm sure I'm paraphrasing a bit but the point being that when she said that the first thing in my mind was, have you seen these people?!? its like a lepper colony. But that was my first trip in probally 4 years or so. Now that I've gotten past my phobia of the public at large specifically when it comes to busses, it feels good to be part of the populous again.
Well its been a couple weeks now and I've yet to see any actual game playing at work. Apparently its not all fun games =
But that's cool by me cuz I'm enjoying the shit I'm doin and the people I work with. We're making a lot of improvements to the systems we have now and I'm getting to do a lot of stuff that I really just love doing.
I had a cool time at the party the other night, it was good seeing all the (e:peeps)
I suppose I should get over to (e:imk2) 's journal and REpost the the comment she deleted for improper use of english (her 2nd language, my 1st)
I leave you with the following imagery:
also in retort to the mom breast scandal I provide the following evidence that these are indeed fine specimines of femininity
So I met with my new boss yesterday for lunch. And he starts off by telling me that he's not getting any work done today. So I say yeah well its Monday I know how that goes. He says, " well its more to do with the fact that I've been playing Battlefield 2142 with the guys all day" How awesome is that.
Then later we're talking shop and he tells me how they just got this shipment of new laptops in and that I'll probally have to stage some of them for the guys. He goes on to tell me how nice the new laptops are and that they have 512mb video cards in them and they play battlefield great and that I'll see when I get mine!!
Yeah I think this job is going to work out just fine.