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16 April 2009 @ 11:38 am
Happy Birthday to recycledfaery!  
I hope you're having a wonderful day, with some good weather for a change (that picnic outing was brave), and that wonderful things are in store for you this year!

~*~

I should have the Terminator: SCC Finale waiting to watch later, and I'll pick up this week's Reaper tonight. Thanks to the Disney trip, I'm behind on some of my shows. Just saw last week's Chuck, which was full of unexpected things. Though I'm not sure Scott Bakula was a good casting choice for a role in which both his son AND his daughter are taller than he is. But! Casey as a nerd—with the stiff posture and the little clappy hands—so much awesomeness! It cracked me up. :D

I'm two weeks behind on Better Off Ted, thanks to last week's trip AND last night's tax scramble. I love the dry weirdness of that show, which means that it's probably doomed because general audiences don't seem to "get" that kind of humor very well.

While we were at Disneyland, Christopher was overjoyed to discover that one of the restaurants there had salmon on the children's menu. We ate there twice, satisfying both his salmon needs and mine. Though I could always use more...

Christopher's #1 plan for when we got back was to haul out his Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 video game again and build a new amusement park. His personal approach to the game always amuses me, as he has no interest whatsoever in "repeat business." A couple of years ago, he let a tiger out into the crowds to see what would happen, and then cried when a helicopter came and took it away. Many of his water rides dump out into the swimming pool, usually at full velocity. His roller-coasters frequently result in barfing customers, and then nominations for "Dirtiest Amusement Park" because the janitors cannot keep up with the mess. ;)

His sister, on the other hand, likes to arrange the shopping areas and customer-service aspects of the park (she's far more people-oriented), so sometimes they work on the same park in halves to create a Mega-Park Of Fabulousness!

Still cranking on that PB story for jasmasson (luckily, she's on vacation), and then I must get back into my SPN writing. It's been too long!!!

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cindytsuki_no_bara on April 16th, 2009 07:31 pm (UTC)
christopher's approach to amusement park building cracks me up. puking on the rollercoaster, water rides dropping people into the swimming pool, tigers on the loose.... heee. one of those things that's fun to read about but you're glad doesn't exist in real life.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 16th, 2009 07:38 pm (UTC)
Exactly! You think there are no safety features built into that game, but in fact... there are penalties. Just not always right away. ;)

Oh, and BTW - I thought of you when I was doing taxes yesterday and came across the "How much did you earn for jury duty in 2008" question. I didn't get much in the form of receipts the first time, and NOTHING as an end-of-year statement. So I hope, if you got paid for your stint a month or so ago, that you've saved your receipts! You'll need them in 2009.
cindy: spn - dean facepalm (by mixedbatch)tsuki_no_bara on April 17th, 2009 01:54 am (UTC)
i did get paid, i did save my receipts, aaaaand i put them in the massive pile of paper-to-be-filed in my guest room. >.< so now i will go rescue them so i can find them next year, because i'll totally forget.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 17th, 2009 05:29 am (UTC)
>.< so now i will go rescue them so i can find them next year, because i'll totally forget.

I'm glad I mentioned it, then. :D

I saved off the relevant section of Publication 525 (for repayments) and notes about SSI and "lump sums" for myself, for next year. Because I KNOW that's going to come back to bite me.

I already have a 2009 Tax folder, though, because our car registration comes due in Jan/Feb, and part of that is tax-deductible. Already filed away. :)
Maerhys: stock » under bright cherry treesmaerhys on April 16th, 2009 10:01 pm (UTC)
I am so glad today and these last weeks are over for you! Enjoy the wine and the sleep.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 16th, 2009 11:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Yesterday's flailing around was awful, and I'm still peeved at the Disability Insurance company. How hard could it be to issue a statement of what repayments were for 2007, 2008 and 2009?

I had something from them, but the math didn't add up, and that always makes me crazier. :0
Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on April 18th, 2009 01:09 am (UTC)
I like how Christopher's brain works.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: weechestershalfshellvenus on April 18th, 2009 01:45 am (UTC)
It's a never-ending source of amusement, isn't it? And probably all too familiar, too. :D
Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on April 18th, 2009 01:48 am (UTC)
Totally soul-brothers.