Taxes and Teasers
I’m about 50% finished with my 2010 taxes. As the documentation trickles in, I enter it into my tax software and save my progress. The software keeps tabs on my running refund total. This year’s return is a little different for me because I have a significant increase in w-9 income to report as compared to previous years. I don’t owe anything yet, but I’ve got thousands in income to report. I’m trying not to stab things. I was way more successful than I anticipated. Yay, right?
I was watching a rerun of Sex and the City the other night when Carrie said something about her affair with Big being like “the Bridges of Madison Avenue.” That took me back to high school, when my English teacher teased us with 15 minutes of the movie The Bridges of Madison County during class.
You see, said teacher was having an affair with a student’s mom. I’d heard from someone that the movie was just a melodramatic glorification of adultery and decided the guy was dabbling in something public relations by trying to influence us while simultaneously avoiding small-town accusations of brainwashing. You know, get us into the movie, then tell us we can’t finish watching it in class, hope we go home and rent it. To this day, I still haven’t watched the movie. I’m such a freakin’ rebel, eh?
So have you seen the movie? Is it worth watching?
Now on to self-employed geek news…
Today I needed to send a W-9 to a new client, so I used FaxZero.com. I scanned the signed document, filled out the pertinent info, and sent a fax for free. I love free stuff. The catch is that the service places an ad on the cover letter (fine by me!) and limits me to two faxes each day. Land lines are so yesterday. I also have a new business phone line through Google voice. Free business telephone number? Sign me up! I like the idea of keeping my private number private (whatever that means these days.)
Looks like I’ll be iced in again tomorrow, so I think I’ll make some hot chocolate and watch a movie while I still have power. Stay warm, people!