February 2nd, 2003

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Today's Groundhog Day.
6 more weeks of Winter... although, today's weather seemed pretty Springlike already. Scattered rainclouds floating around, stiff breeze, sunshine here and there.
But no, it's not really Spring.
April showers and all... yes, we still have the rains to come, more fog (I like fog), more freezing weather. That's what February and March are all about.
I want hot weather!
I want to go out on the boat!
So many people are waiting for Summer.
Not just friends from work. But puppyduck and altenra still need to come out.
And I can't forget Burning Man!
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I got all my dishes washed before going to work today.
For me, that's a major accomplishment!
I can usually finish laundry, but not dishes.
This time, it's reversed.

Tomorrow is my last day of work for almost 2 weeks, as I will be heading to Hawaii for a while. Lots of pictures will be taken, mostly of the natives, I'm sure! ;) j/k
I'll get the standard tourist pictures, too.
my lips

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Do federal workers have to pay a federal income tax?

I mean, really?

If they do, doesn't that sound a bit odd?

If I pay federal income tax to pay for the salary of someone who works for the federal gov't, and then they have to turn around and pay the same tax, aren't then the feds just getting the money twice?

Vehicle registration goes to the federal government. So, vehicles owned by the federal government don't have to pay to register their vehicles every year like citizens. This is why they are exempt. Vehicles like police and fire, you'll see something on their license plate that says so... either a little e, or even the word exempt. Why have one federal agency pay another federal agency when all the money doesn't really go anywhere?

But, it's a little different with federal income tax. If the feds tax me, and my money goes to pay a salary for a fed worker, and then they have to pay fed tax as well, then the federal government is getting the money twice. I pay it once, then it comes out of someone else's check to be spent again. Now the government can say it has $20 instead of $10!

Of course, that's only if federal workers do have to pay a federal income tax. You don't really think the government would really do that, do you?
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Shaq is a child.
"I want to get revenge."
Revenge? It's a game!
You don't get vengence.
You just redeem yourself.
Somebody his size shouldn't even have to worry about revenge.
After all, the Lakers' refs are all bought out, allowing him to get away with far more than he should.
At least the Kings play a game that the audience actually enjoys, even if losing to the Lakers.
And what's up with that feathery, breathy voice of his?
Is he on the cusp of wanting to sound gay?
Not all gay men use a higher or breathier voice.
If he is gay, he should either go ahead and do the stereotypical voice, or just go back to sounding like a regular guy. Not this inbetween stuff.
my lips

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...and as long as I'm bitching...

Why does my neighbor lady (the one who everyone calls a witch, the derogatory term, not a pythoness) always take her garbage can out on Sundays when the garbage doesn't get picked up until Tuesday? Not only that, but she has to put it right along the lips of our properties, spilling over on to my side, and on the grass as opposed to the sidewalk.
I thought that the garbage company said you can only put the can out the night before pickup. I'll have to check that out. If that's the case, I will approach her about it.
The witch!
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2 more ladies at work who are pregnant want me to do their pictures now!
They saw the ones I've already taken, and they liked them.
Yay, I get more practice with pregnant bellies!