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4/10/11

Sunday Silliness: Tattoos, Taxes, and Dancing Presidents

I don't know what my problem is, but I've wanted a tattoo for over 3 years, but have always found some excuse to not get it.

I fell in love with this design when my life started getting chaotic.  I see this as "within chaos, there becomes order."  After my divorce, and especially after my move, this idea became more and more meaningful to me.  Life around me is getting chaotic, and I will always try to keep my center calm.

Purchased in 2008.  This year,
it WILL end up on me.
One thing I may add to it would be the names of my two boys, placed within the yin-yang pattern.  This would be for two reasons.  They are my center.  They keep me calm.  I do what I do because of them, and for them.  Also, they are yin and yang when it comes to their personalities.  I love them both dearly, but sometimes I wonder if they are truly brothers.

I'm kind of in a grumpy mood today, because I still need to finish my taxes for this year.  I normally don't put them off this late, but here it is, April 10.  I file electronically, and have been doing my own taxes since my first job.  Now I do my girl's taxes as well as my own, because she hates it.  Hers are done and filed.  Mine, not so much.

Part of that is because of my ex.  We purchased a home together right before the split, and she collected a first-time homebuyer's credit for it.  My ssn was linked to that purchase, so when it came time to repay some of that credit (*cough* now...) the tax man reminded me.  I went to file, and was instantly denied.  "Where's our money?  Remember that home you purchased in 2008?  Remember that credit?  It was a loan.  Time to pay some of it back..."

It took me a while on how to do it, but I figured out how to put on my tax forms that I shouldn't have to pay any of it back.  Now, let's see if they agree.  *gulp*

For a lighter side, I want to present this video.  It was passed to me by a Facebook friend, and I instantly fell in love with it.


Firstly, name 3 presidents who have boogied on National Television.  You got Obie here, and Bill Clinton... #3?  Anyone?  I think it's admirable to come on TV and show a lighter side.  Show you're human. Even if you're a horrible dancer.  (Are we sure he's black?  Dude's got NO rhythm... oh wait, that was yesterday's post...)

Secondly, the Rickroll is SOOOO 2 years ago.  Time for it to be revamped, and I nominate this.

Lastly, with congress finally putting a budget together, and us avoiding a MAJOR government shutdown, this video seems relevant.  I bet the Prez is dancing in the oval office, glad that angry mobs with torches & pitchforks aren't beating down the whitehouse door.  After all, if anything goes wrong in this country, it's HIS fault, right?  (just in case you can't feel the sarcasm, let me point it out)

Anyway, happy Sunday.   If you need me, I'll be finishing up my taxes.
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36 witty retorts:

DerpFiles said...

I like the George Bush African dancing where he tries to raise the roof but more or less just adjusts a high shelf.

Astronomy Pirate said...

All silly things. There was a while in college where I really wanted a tattoo. I even tried to draft my own design that I was pretty satisfied with. But it just never happened, and now I am beyond the point of wanting it. I realize now that I would have probably regretted it in this amount of time. But, to each their own.

Choirchick22 said...

I like the tattoo!

Let me just say I'm thankful I don't have to worry about taxes yet. I'm still counted as a dependent to my rents since I'm in college.

Also, that barakroll was great. I had to post it on my fb.

Zombie said...

I wanna get me a tattoo but I gotta get over my fear of needles...

Glovey said...

Great post! I hope you keep up this excellent blogging! :)

rinns said...

Oh shit, I'm gone from a few days and your blog gets all swank-i-fied. Dang it looks good in here.

On topic though; the tattoo looks awesome! And gl on your taxes, I've got to do that in a couple of months :(

-DO- said...

cool design, i am to scared of needles to get a tattoo

mac-and-me said...

i never wanted a tatoo

meandmythinkingcap said...

divorce is never fun .kids - I agree with you,I have twins and their personality always makes me wonder whether the stork dropped two babies from two different in front of my house.
The video is pretty good made me laugh and appreciate his lighterside.
Hope u get around your taxes soon

becca said...

first love the new look on the blog thought i was reading someone new. next great post you alway keep me entertained

Venus said...

I also want a tattoo!!! Go for it.

G said...

wow nice layout!

I've been wanting a tattoo for ages as well, I just never quite have the courage to commit to it (a bit like relationships I suppose)

D4 said...

I love that thee tattoo has meaning, those are the best ones. Even when a tattoo eventually looks ugly, I love it when people sport it because of its meaning. I doubt I'll ever get 'a noticeable' one. Despite yeah, having an idea I've been dead set on in years. Just way too expensive.

D4 said...

Oh also, love the new layout. It looks all pro-blogger.

Shutterbug said...

just wanted to say i like your new blog layout. :)

The Reckmonster said...

1. Lookin' GOOOOOOD up in here, Idahomie!

2. Do NOT, I repeat - NOT - get that first tattoo until you are ready to get the second, third, fourth... The shit is addictive. I am on # 7...with plans for # 8!

3. LOVE that video. And yeah...that was some well placed sarcasm - because it would have been Barry's fault if they hadn't reached a resolution - but, interestingly enough, he doesn't seem to be able to take any of the credit for that exact same resolution, now does he?!

AllenTesch said...

I usually try to get people to shy away from tattoos of people. But you can't go wrong with your own kids.

Shutterbug said...

Fyi, the picture of the pencil sharpener was the inside of the hole, where you put the pencil in...

kitkat said...

haha the video is hilarious. love his od school dance moves!..and goodluck with paying those nasty taxes :/

guszti said...

Awesome post there mate!

Dailynewsfacts said...

HAHAHAHAHA, couldnt stop laughing. This idea is so awesome. Nicely done that movie.

Gaming Like Mad said...

I like the design of your blog. Nice work man. Keep on postin'

Eric P said...

I need to finish my taxes as well! I'm almost done filling out the sheet, then I'll probably e-file tomorrow. It's not that difficult to do, just extremely tedious work.

Forctis said...

Nice tattoo

B-rad said...

That's a pretty cool tattoo, i've never really considered one seriously though. like you i always find an excuse not to get serious enough about it.

Fizzyface said...

Nice post man, like the tribal design.

JUST ME said...

Once you get one tattoo, you'll never be able to stop...so make sure you actually want 2 tattoos instead of one...

Much to my dad's horror, I'm going on number 4...

Ender said...

Haha great vid dude.

THUNDERCAT832 said...

I have a shit load of tattoos! Once you get one, you will want more and more! Get it done homie! You won't regret it and you will get the world's best high after you are done ;)

Charles said...

cool tattoo! I hope to start some sleeves soon, luckily my sister is a tattoo artist

Rachel Neilson said...

Yay, no taxes for me yet!!

Random Girl said...

Love the tat idea. I have one with my daughters name and it makes me smile every single time I look at it. And she loves it too because she knows it's for her and will always be there. I vote "Yes"! As for the tax situ, taxes always suck, and figuring them out post divorce is an even bigger headache. I feel your pain!

Kelly said...

Obama's got some moves, don't he? I'm gonna invite him to my next party and we're gonna rock this muthfucka. Yeah, baby.

Know what ya mean about the tax time crunch. I did my own taxes a couple years in a row and it sucked hard. Now, I let an old woman do it and she's got game. No mistakes and we always get a refund. Hip Hip Hurrah!

Like the new look of your blog, dude. Btw, tattoos can hurt. That's why I don't have one. Just sayin'.

Patti D. said...

Good luck with your takes, and don't get a tatoo, you will probably regret it

EmDottie said...

Taxes are no fun unless you're expecting money back (thank God for education credits).

Augh don't get me started on the government and their damned budget. Trying to decrease Pell Grants... Smug sons of bitches.

SmartDroids said...

AHhh i want a cool tattoo xD

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