I’m not going to dive deep into the politics behind why this is going to happen, but this Friday our lovable IRS is going to make a deposit into my checking account. The bunches of spunk over there decided that I needed an extra few to make up for the lack of money I made throughout the year.
So, first, I need to thank all the people who actually PAY taxes for giving some of their money to me. Then I feel as though I should allow you to know where your money is going to be spent.
First, I am mailing half of it to my mother. I don’t owe her money, but I do know that if she hangs onto the cash until you send me on a road trip this summer I will not spend it on things like lattes and Martha Stewart Magazines. (I love you Martha!) Then, with some of the remaining I plan to pay off my living expenses for the next couple of months. Things like insurance, water bills, electricity, cable…out of my mind until July.
Finally, the Big Splurge. My son has unwisely been asking for a video game system for the past couple months. I have been fending him off with websites which offer educational games and such. Now, he is going to be for the thrill of his life:
The Original Nintendo Entertainment System!
Yes, I will start him off just as I did, with Mario and company. We will free captured princesses and stand right next to the screen as we kill 8 bit ducks. And when he goes to bed for the night I will bring out my favorite, mario 3, and I will once again wonder where in the world those sick game designers thought up having our heros jumping around in sleeping bags or whatever the heck they were.
So, if I don’t write in awhile, it’s because I am over there…six feet away on my couch…