Tuesday, March 19, 2002

Tax Refund, Cheese Wheels, and other Rants

I forgot to mention yesterday that I prepared my income taxes over the weekend. I will be getting a refund of $4100 or so. It seems like an impressive amount until you remember that I paid all that and more into the system. Yes, it's true, I live in a free country, one that I would not "trade-in" for anything. But, the price of freedom is getting a bit high and the politicos are spending way too much time bonking interns and not enough time doing what they are supposed to be doing. I thought they were supposed to be "providing for the common defense?" I'm almost angry enough they I may devote an entire blog to my ranting political opinion. Perhaps I will get my father to do this, as he is far more eloquent than I am on such topics. And, he did help me with my taxes. Ah, is it too late to become a professional gvm't mule? Hey, Bush, where's my cheese?

On other topics, I am fitting into a smaller size these days. All my Tao Bo is paying off. I am feeling much better and getting skinnier. I'm almost down to the size I've always been. If that makes any sense at all. I will be dragging my parents to Tai Chi this weekend. They used to do this in Nashua and have not kept up. I'm hoping I can inspire them to start again. It seems like a worthy exercise, espeically for a Saturday morning so I will be going too. I am of the opinion that, if you do something relaxing on your "off" day (the day you usually do not exercise) you will continue to loose weight. The stretching will do me good too. Good for the joints and all. Plus the variety will add to my workout routine.

Tomorrow, I will see all the folks from Ci2i again. We are going to Trudy's at 6:00 for dinner and 'ritas. It will be fun to catch up with everybody and see all my old friends again. I'm listening to Keb' Mo' recently. He has a song with the line:

"Hello my friend, it's been a while. All our old clothes are back in style. We went our separate ways, only to return. To face a lesson, we failed to learn....."

Rather poignant for the failed dot.com universe. I just hope it's as much fun the second time around.

Until next time, this is Carol, the Carol in "Carol's Little World" signing off.

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