Most Americans know by now, but the federal government plans to give out a whole bunch o' money to us folks this year- just for filling out our taxes (and the fact that the economy is in the toilet, but that's a minor detail)
Most of us should get $600, $1200 if you're married, maybe only $300 if you don't have a whole lot of income. We THOUGHT that we'd be getting them sometime in May, but by some miracle, the government got their act together enough to start sending out the payments a full week or so early! (money.cnn.com)
So, who's following the government's advice and spening this on something worthwile, like pizza, beer, or a new TV (my TV COULD be better, y'know?), and who is going to spend it on trivial stuff like bills and savings?
We're buying a set of kitchen Cabinets made in Nappanee Indiana by the Amish. My Daughter's using hers for part of the payment towards her new Mac. My son didn't have income. (my children aren't allowed to work while in high school)
We'll be back right after order has been restored here in the Omni Center.
“That the universe was formed by a fortuitous concourse of atoms, I will no more believe than that the accidental jumbling of the alphabet would fall into a most ingenious treatise of philosophy” - Swift
I don't get your fancy-dan American tax rebates, but I still got a sizable refund this year. - 3/5ths into savings - just under 1/5th covered my auto insurance and tenant insurance - the remaining 1/5th was spent on a recent trip to Calgary (I saw Hart House! Oh, and my grandparents)
And next month is a three-paycheque month, so I get another treat. I think I will celebrate by buying XP Media Centre edition and blowing away my Vista Media Centre PC. I just got a new computer at work; it's smoking fast and has inspired me to kick Vista to the f'n curb at home too.
As a patriot (Mr. Boffo, why do you hate America?), I am going to spend it all as quickly as I can. I'm going to get a Copperphone mic and a Double Muff fuzzbox and a EWI 4000 MIDI wind controller if I can find a decent price. Oh, and a Marxophone (link plays music!), if one turns up on eBay.
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