Not many of you know this, but I am a tax delinquent. In 2010, I did not pay my taxes. The IRS caught me, and BOOM! I have to pay my taxes including interest in fees.
Only, I did file. I e-filed, and the IRS (apparently) rejected my e-file. I was never notified. I now owe $150 in fees and interest.
What is funny to me is that the e-file I sent the IRS was good enough both for the State of Louisiana to base their taxes upon and FAFSA, a federal government agency, to disburse my student loans.
Where were you? Where were you that fateful day, September 11, 2011?
September 11, 2001 was an incredible tragedy. In no way am I downplaying such despicable acts, nor am I trying to trivialize the enormity of that fateful day. I have tremendous respect for the people who rushed to the aid of others, knowing Continue reading
Today I accomplished an important goal that has been hanging over my head for awhile now. Last year I bought a Jackson Pollock puzzle at Barnes & Noble. It was the first puzzle I have ever done that nearly defeated me. I actually gave up on it for most of the spring semester, but with the advent of summer, I thought I’d give it another go. Today, I finished it.
I actually had to approach it in different ways. At first, I organized all of the pieces by shape, so that I could place them more easily, but one of the neighborhood stray cats jumped up onto the table and knocked them all over the floor. Next, I tackled the pieces by color, which worked somewhat. I finally found success by taking each piece and finding it on the box art, then placing it in its corresponding spot on the table. As more pieces got filled in, I was able to begin to work on it normally, by shape and color.
Anyway, I thought the finished puzzle would be a good start to this blog. This is a major hurdle in the way of my dissertation writing (ha ha) that is out of the way. Now I have more time for video games!