Sunday, April 29, 2012

Happy Anniversary William and Catherine

In honor of their one year celebration, 5 things you didn't know about Kate (yes I care)

1. She loves sports
2. She was the oldest bride in Royal history
3. She is allergic to horses
4. She was in a live in situation with William before the wedding
5. She prefers Catherine to Kate

Because REM says its true

REM told me this reminds her of me.

I am at this very minute laying in bed after my husband quietly tip toed out, shut our bedroom door, then proceeded to open two outside alarmed doors

REM, I think I would prefer noisy cans over "left master kitchen door"

Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday Afternoon Fun

Some people brought 2 purses, someone brought there own pillows.

I just gave up $12 and 65 minutes to be entertained at the DMV.

Oh yeah and I left with 2 licenses.

Out of the Mouth of Babes

This morning CEM work up early and came into my office and laid at my feet before getting ready for school. After about 2 hours of listening to calls (both conference and individual follow ups) she says:

CEM “You didn’t want to talk to him anymore right?”

Me “We were done, what do you mean”

CEM  “When you are making a point, stating facts or solving a problem you sound professional and kind of like a robot. When you are finished, annoyed or just want to get off you talk fast and say “K Bye”

Top 5 pics sent to me week ending 4/27

From Mom: Stuck in ABQ

From Kim: Loving Aquafina (for Tarzan) and 222

From Alice: One heck of a carrot

From Tami: Look at that 11 year old!!!

From Ruth: New guests

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I do realize scrunchies are so 1981

But there is clearly a reason I prefer fabric over elastic.

And I hate food in my hair

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Charlotte, North Carolina

In October we had a 6 hour layover in Charlotte on the way to Jamaica.

While slumbering on the floor Tarzan bought these great blankets to cover the girls and I.

This affectionately has become my travel blanket.

Yesterday in Charlotte this woman had a purse matching my blanket


Monday, April 23, 2012

New personal crisis

The last few weeks have been riddled with consistent travel to Ohio.

Every hotel clerk, TSA agent and now the taxi company lady have commented about my lack of resemblance to my drivers license photo.

Damn that I need to work in a visit to the DMV for a new photo when I'm in my own zip code (or I could keep and start a log of the comments).

My favorite so far was the girl at the cab desk this morning "Wow you are pretty with blonde or red hair, but I'd ditch the glasses"

Happy Birthday Ruth!

Love you so much!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Photo Thoughts

Yesterday in Chatter they posted a great picture of Michael Dell back in the day. My first thought was "I had glasses like that (yes full-fledged Sally Rafael glasses circa 1988)" my second thought was " we all get better with age (and thank goodness for teeth whitening)". My third thought was "Geez, IT blue gets around"


Monday, April 16, 2012

Happy Tax Day - Tomorrow

Every year, millions of Americans scramble to file their income taxes before the filing deadline — ordinarily April 15.

But procrastinators get a reprieve this year: The 2012 deadline falls on Tuesday, April 17.

This year, April 15 falls on a Sunday. One might expect that would make Monday, April 16, the 2012 filing deadline.

But not so this year. Monday is the District of Columbia's Emancipation Day — a local holiday unfamiliar to most Americans.

Internal Revenue Service spokesman Eric Smith says, by law, District of Columbia holidays are treated like federal holidays when it comes to tax deadlines.

"It's just this quirky little thing in the law," Smith explains. "This is just for a very specific and limited purpose. For all other purposes, it's a regular business day," he says.

The later deadline gives 2012 yet another interesting twist. April 17 just happens to correspond to so-called "Tax Freedom Day" — the day Americans, according to the nonpartisan Tax Foundation, will have earned enough money to pay their entire tax bill for the year.

"Tax Freedom Day is a simple calendar-based measure of the cost of government," says Will McBride, an economist with the foundation, which makes the annual Tax Freedom Day calculation.

McBride calculates that Americans will pay 29.2 percent of their income to federal, state and local taxes this year. Do the math, and that means Americans must work 107 days to cover their 2012 tax burden — up until April 17.

For the record, almost 70 percent of American taxpayers — 98.9 million — have already filed their 2011 individual income tax returns. That means relatively few of us will be sharpening pencils, or navigating online tax forms, through the weekend.

-Wendy Kaufman NPR

Sunday, April 15, 2012