January 27, 2004
For folks who haven't seen it...
If you're eligible (or think you might be eligible) for the earned income credit, you might want to check out The Tax Freedom Project. Intuit (the folks who make TurboTax) will e-file your federal and possibly your state returns for free.
I'm all about promoting this, if only because Intuit is a major competitor for a certain former employer of mine... ;)
Once upon a time, winter
Once upon a time, winter weather never stopped me from doing what I wanted to do, unless it was massively icy. I realize now, this is because I didn't live in the boondocks at the time. As of this post, our parking lot is still unpassable, clogged with snow. I have missed more events (games, meetings, parties, all the good stuff) in the past three or four weeks (for reasons other than depression, of course) than I have in years. I'm still alive, people. I just live in the land without snowplows, apparently. :P
And while I'm griping, it seems that I am neither sending nor receiving email consistently (aside from massive chunks of spam and virus-infected email). If you need to get in touch with me, message my cell from my info page, or comment on an entry.
Sean Astin was robbed, I tell you, ROBBED!
Oscar nominees were announced this morning. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that LOTR didn't get any acting nominations. The cast is so big, there probably were a lot of split decisions. I was, however, shocked as hell that Johnny Depp was nominated as Best Actor for Pirates of the Caribbean. He won't win, of course, but how cool is that?
Also shocking: this year I've already seen three of the five Best Picture nominees: Seabiscuit, Master and Commander, and Return of the King. Not really interested in seeing Mystic River, but I would like to see Lost in Translation.