Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Two-for-One Word Nerdery and Tax Fun!

I discovered the best typo ever while filling out an "Economic Impact of the Arts in Minnesota" survey a few months ago. They were asking for some line-by-line information of the income and expenses from the most recent tax returns of freelanceers in Minnesota -- It made the experience a little more interesting:

So there you have it. Careful proofreading, a rhyming typo, taxes, and all this on an economic impact survey for a respectable arts nonprofit. What a recipe for fun!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Money Sense

So, look at what I found during the daily cash deposit reconciliation at work:

Surprise BONER! Whoever said that accounting jobs were boring? Not this girl! Nor the genius that discovered the very best way to deface currency. You go, whoever you are. Keep shining.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Turkey Day

Met a turkey who'd wandered into my neighborhood today. He didn't really appreciate being photographed, I think. Got a good one of him running towards me with murder in his eyes.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Word Nerdery

Just looked up the definition of Existentialism, so be certain I was using the word correctly in a sentence (still not sure about that one), and found this highly entertaining note in lieu of synonyms in the thesaurus section:
Emphasis added to my favorite line.
Whoever wrote this, I love you.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

MSAB Awards

Hey! Look at this:
I just found out that I've been awarded a MN State Arts Board grant for my silly vending machines! Hooray!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

An Exciting New Bit of Tax Law

Hi everyone. I've completed my coursework, passed my certification test, and have been officially working as a tax preparer since yesterday. Some of the biggest news this year for gay rights is also some of the driest and dullest-looking. Feast your eyes on this amazing new piece of tax law:

Read up on it here.

This means that if you got gay-married in any of the (as of this writing) 17 states that have legalized marriage between same-sex couples, you can file a joint tax return with your spouse no matter where you live in the US. This is huge. This is federal, national-level recognition of the legitimacy of marriages between same-sex couples, along with bestowing all the tax benefits of being able to file jointly with a spouse. Yes!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Flash (Non) Fiction

I am taking a tax prep course this year in order to increase my financial literacy (and eventually take over the world). The first class session was today, and I'm pretty sure I've just located the IRS Publication 17 equivalent of the flash fiction novel commonly attributed to Ernest Hemingway -- For sale: Baby shoes, never worn:

Speaks volumes in just a few words.