HE SAID: Case of the Mondays?

April 18, 2011

It’s Marathon Monday…and you know what that means! Nothing really, besides me watching the Red Sox game at 11 before I get my day started.

Here is short video for those wanting a Boston Marathon course preview.

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Lets hope the marathon doesn’t end in this fashion. Effing Junior.

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Can someone confirm that when I hear this crap it is actually true and not just extreme Left Wing fodder?

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HE SAID: Taxes

February 26, 2011

Now, I’m writing this after gathering all my information for the 2010 Tax year, making sure I have everything in order, and calculating things I can write off. Take into account that I don’t even do my own taxes, I simply hand all this stuff off to my CPA, and realize that I am still beyond frustrated by this process. Oh, let’s not forget that I will eventually receive a nice little check from Uncle Sam (being a homeowner and a student has its’ benefits), and I am still ready to punch the effing wall. So, I guess my point is…if I am annoyed, even though compared to most I have very little right to be, what about the general public? In the words of a frequent reader of this blog…

“answer me this…I pay the govt so much of my pay check every month…it is a lot, how do I STILL owe them more money? i fu*&ing hate it
don’t get married, and rent, you get so screwed, or have a good job”

Hmm, sounds like he is real enamored with our government. Now, this is not a referendum on taxes or the Obama administration. I was into politics for three years of my undergraduate career, and that was only because it was probably the easiest major at my institution of “higher” education. My only argument is with the process itself.

I realize they have things like TurboTax out there and companies like H&R Block to make things easier, but even looking at the questionnaire my accountant sends me freaks me out. Why are there so many goddamn lines involved in preparing taxes? Why can’t the questions be simple? I am a smart guy, not a genius by any means, but most that know me would probably describe me as ‘intelligent.’ When I start to look at tax stuff I feel like a typical American trying to explain the rules of cricket (why do some games take 5 effing days?!).

Was the system created to help fund accountants and tax lawyers (after all I’m sure I’ll need one after getting audited because I’m sure Big Brother is reading this post)? Think about it…if filling out your tax form were “ritard” proof, there would be thousands upon thousands of people without jobs. But it’s not, instead taxes are more complicated than the SAT’s. So until the system changes, I’m happy to give some business to my CPA, because who knows, maybe in the future, a future where taxes would take 5 minutes to complete, a future where a good friend doesn’t tell me not to get married or a get a good job, a future where I do get laid on a regular basis (hmm, how’d that sneak in there)…there will no longer be a need for accountants.


HE SAID: Case of the Mondays?

November 8, 2010

Patriots get smoked. Daylight savings times ends. It’s freezing rain here. Yes, even though I have the day off I still have a case of the mondays…

This goalie is far faster than I am.

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Here is a woman’s new art site. She is 90. Quite frankly I think that is awesome…Maybe she will hook me up with a piece for all this press.

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Some cool pictures from yesterday’s NYC Marathon…congrats to Ian (which in addition to being his name, is also his nickname) for finishing his first marathon in under 4 hours.

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Excerpt from tonight’s interview with Big W (former President George W. Bush).  Apparently, Kanye West’s harsh words for him was the worst part of his presidency.


HE SAID: Case of the Mondays?

November 1, 2010

After succesfully passing my comprehensive exam on Friday, which will allow me to graduate with my Master’s in 6 weeks, I went pretty big this Halloween weekend, so I kind of have of a case of the (hungover) Mondays…especially since I have an 8 page paper to write today.  So I’ll use these to distract me:

Please tell me there is a program that makes it easy to loop this 2 second video 300 times…how many minutes did you get through before stopping?

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Even if you couldn’t see the Comedy Central special “Restore Sanity and/or Fear” hosted by Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert, check out the liveblog here.

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This is for sports fans, and at that only ones that enjoy making fun of horrific announcing.  Here is Chris Myers covering a 50 yard bomb that was almost a touchdown. He sounds as excited as a kid who gets egged and all his halloween candy taken from him on Halloween night from those local teen hoodlums. That never happened to me, and I dont have any lingering issues…promise.


HE SAID: Case of the Mondays?

October 18, 2010

I have to be honest, I don’t have anything close to a case of the Mondays…even though I have a 10 page paper to write today I’m fresh off a fun weekend that was capped off with suite tickets to yesterday’s Patriots overtime victory against the Ravens.  Good times.  As a result…I feel some fun links coming-

Starting off with a staring contest between a muppet and a band member from Ok Go, who I missed in Burlington last night (but again, the Pats game was worth it).

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Have to love politics in our country. What would happen to NY if they actually voted in Kristin Davis as governor; the same Kristin Davis who was formerly the ‘Manhattan Madam’ who was in the news two years ago for effing Eliot Spitzer (you know, for money).

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Best thing about pre-season NBA, crowds are quiet enough that you can hear some terrific heckling…when was the last time you could hear “YOU HAVE ZERO WORK ETHIC!” through the TV? Surprisingly enough, this is not about Vince Carter!

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So far we’ve covered music, politics and sports, let’s finish with some movies: here is the trailer for the Coen Bro’s remake of True Grit, due out Christmas. One other note on movies…do not take your preteen to see Jackass:3d as part of a family Saturday. Not the best parenting skills.


SHE SAID: Case of the Mondays?

September 20, 2010

My coffee was spilled by an errant foot, so I’m lacking my caffeine and it’s Monday.  Blech.

the Slate is doing a series on creative pairs.  They wanted to include Jeremy and I but then realized I had been AWOL on our blog for over a month and told us to go figure ourselves out.  I have no excuse.

They did, however, choose to spotlight Paul and John from a small band called the Beatles as well as my friends Robbi and Matthew from Idiots’ Books.

Here is the link to the first installment.

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Some fun with political photos here.

This one is my favorite:

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21 of the most ridiculous romance novels ever. Although, I’m sure most of us have read these since I recognize a lot of the titles from summer reading lists.

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SHE SAID: Case of the Mondays?

July 19, 2010

It’s stormy here today.  Wish I had a better camera than my phone, but this was all I had to capture the awesome weather that came through.

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Maggie sent this URL to me earlier this week and it has entertained me since. Here is the story that hooked me.

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Amazing.  The fake ankle monitor in support of Lindsey Lohan story didn’t work.

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Samuel Johnson, William Shakespeare, Sarah Palin. One of these things is not like the others …