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Everything You Know Is Wrong

I owe the Feds. BIG time. *le sigh* It's because I'm dutifully declaring all of the "excused debt" now whether they sent me tax papers on it or not, just to be on the safe side - I never want to be audited again. But it's no fun to get a big bonus and then find out a sizable chunk of it has to go away now. Ah, well. At least the bills are paid: As of today, the Television is paid off, too. And we paid CASH for our new mattress, which will be delivered =when it is made for us=. Woot. I've never paid cash for such a high ticket item. It's a very powerful feeling.

It probably does mean I shouldn't consider the white gold rings come the end of the month, though; we could get 'em, but it probably wouldn't be PRUDENT. I'll wait until I see if any other unforeseen payments pop up (like, Ghod forbid, car repairs or, even worse, emergency vet bills or anything), and then we'll see. In the meantime, I had my old IRA/stock funds moved to a brand-new, locked-in, protected ING Mutual Funds account, so now it can never sink lower than where it is now (woot, again), I've upped what I'm putting into my S&T at work, and overall... wow. I may actually be experiencing something close to financial security at long last. Even after paying the plumber $146 bucks to fix the sink. *le sigh, again*

It's going to be 88 degrees here by Monday, no rain in sight, and the chirpy moron sitting behind the anchor desk perks up with, "Looking good!" Oy.

I suppose it'll be nice for those going out to the Scottsdale Arts Festival (we never make that one - it's expensive). Missed the Tempe one last weekend; too busy.

The eldest son of two of my characters, who shouldn't be born until after the end of the third book, has popped up and started talking about himself and the summer he turned (will turn) 15. The question I pose to him (and anyone else who cares), is can I write a credible 15-year-old boy? Especially since he seems to be speaking first-person? (If J.K. Rowling can do it, I don't see why I can't.) I just need to fill out the events of that summer in my head...

(Will I go to hell for thinking bad thoughts about a man in the hospital? It's Dick Cheney, if that makes any difference...)


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Mar. 6th, 2007 01:11 am (UTC)
Cheney's in the hospital? Thinking bad thoughts right along with you (and sending Bean with gun). That man is an axis of evil all on his lonesome.

A custom-made mattress, huh? Kewl! Sorry about the Feds, though.
Mar. 6th, 2007 01:58 am (UTC)
Yeah, apparently a blood clot or something - I was only paying marginal attention to the CBS Evening News.

They called to confirm I'd placed the delivery order and said it takes so long because they have them made once the order is placed. Wow. I was assuming it was just sitting in a warehouse somewhere...

Mar. 6th, 2007 02:48 am (UTC)
ugh to owing.

Oh i love the teenaged boy characters who want to be first person (looking at you Yukio, seriously, what do i know about it) good luck

88???gah. it should never be that hot
Mar. 6th, 2007 04:05 am (UTC)
Yeah... we'll see how this pans out. He's got a pretty strong voice, but I don't want him sounding like a 42-year-old woman. *g*

88. In March. It's happened. This is ONLY THE BEGINNING!

Mar. 6th, 2007 04:16 am (UTC)
i know. That's the one nice thing about having men in the writer's group. They're usually quick to point out if a guy sounds too girlish.

Oh and I was serious about the offer, feel free to skip me if you want. There's not point in catching you up on 40 chapters

and people wonder WHY I won't apply to colleges in AZ. I'd die
Mar. 6th, 2007 12:28 pm (UTC)
I will have to take advantage of that. I wish I'd joined writer's groups earlier and didn't have such a backlog of stuff to share!

Eventually I'll want to read it, though. I'll see what all is there as I read through and see what I can do. (I've been dedicatedly trying to read my insurance studies book - which is beyond boring, and so my latest Doctor Who novel languishes unfinished... and it's a good one, too.)

Well, I never do get used to the height of summer, but I absolutely FREEZE when the temperature dips below 50 or so (sometimes even 60), so I understand.

Mar. 6th, 2007 04:28 pm (UTC)
ewwww insurance books, don't envy you that. feel free to look at the story. In a few months I'll have something new...just wish i knew what (probably one where I'm writing a 16 year old boy)

i've been known to drive around WI at 32 degrees, windows down eating milk shakes
Mar. 6th, 2007 11:50 pm (UTC)
Yes, it's blah. I can read it, comprehend it, and then two minutes later have forgotten everything I've read.

Brrr. :-)
Mar. 7th, 2007 03:53 am (UTC)
biomechanics was like that for me. I still shudder at the memories
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Mar. 6th, 2007 04:06 am (UTC)
The horror... the horror...

(Note the books the cat is laying on in icon.)
Mar. 6th, 2007 10:36 pm (UTC)
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