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I tried to come up with something witty to blog about, but frankly, I don’t have too many brain cells left that aren’t fried to a crisp. I spent today doing our taxes. Leave it to the federal government to make everything tedious, burdensome, and generally life-sucking. How can someone who makes so little money generate so much paperwork? Flat tax anyone?

So after that rant, can you all believe I have a degree in finance? Yeah, I do. Don’t ask.

On a positive note, Arizona may get rain. We’re nearly 130 days without it. But it’s raining in California, so there’s a chance it could be coming here. Unless those evil Californians keep it all for themselves.

So, anyone want to talk about anything? Preferably something that doesn’t require me to think.

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  1. Dineen, Corina and Malia: Hey, if we could figure out a way to get y'all's extra precipitation down here we'd could make a fortune and start our own pub house. 🙂

    I'm thinking our guidelines could be something like this: We only publish stories that involve one or more of the following elements: poisonous toads, neurotic copier salesmen, relatives of famous historical figures, Hawaiian football players, female private investigators, flowershop owners, editors of teen magazines or architects. Or anything involving characters named RUE, A A Gent, or Ed I. Tor.

    Whatcha think? We'd have bestsellers on our hands for sure.

    BTW, 135 days without rain and counting. I'm pushing for 200.

  2. Dineen, Corina and Malia: Hey, if we could figure out a way to get y'all's extra precipitation down here we'd could make a fortune and start our own pub house. 🙂

    I'm thinking our guidelines could be something like this: We only publish stories that involve one or more of the following elements: poisonous toads, neurotic copier salesmen, relatives of famous historical figures, Hawaiian football players, female private investigators, flowershop owners, editors of teen magazines or architects. Or anything involving characters named RUE, A A Gent, or Ed I. Tor.

    Whatcha think? We'd have bestsellers on our hands for sure.

    BTW, 135 days without rain and counting. I'm pushing for 200.

  3. We've have flooding. Yes, flooding in Hawaii, the last week or so. I'll send some your way. The poor ground just won't hold anymore moisture.

    Remind me of this fact when I'm grumbling about water shortages this summer. Although hopefully with all the rain there won't be a shortage. Our cisterns will be filled enough for our drinking water and the water table fills up.

    That's probably more than you ever wanted to know about our weather. 🙂

  4. We've have flooding. Yes, flooding in Hawaii, the last week or so. I'll send some your way. The poor ground just won't hold anymore moisture.

    Remind me of this fact when I'm grumbling about water shortages this summer. Although hopefully with all the rain there won't be a shortage. Our cisterns will be filled enough for our drinking water and the water table fills up.

    That's probably more than you ever wanted to know about our weather. 🙂

  5. rain, sprinklers… heat…… OMGOSH.. Anyone want some of this Ohio snow one day, 50 degrees the next, scraping windows & wearing 2 shirts and a coat.

  6. rain, sprinklers… heat…… OMGOSH.. Anyone want some of this Ohio snow one day, 50 degrees the next, scraping windows & wearing 2 shirts and a coat.

  7. Rain? Did you say rain? Wish I could send ya some. This bluster took a few boards out of my fence. At least I can leave the sprinklers off a little longer. LOL!

  8. Rain? Did you say rain? Wish I could send ya some. This bluster took a few boards out of my fence. At least I can leave the sprinklers off a little longer. LOL!

  9. Mike:
    If you don't know where babies come from, I ain't going to enlighten you.

    Ooh, you publicallly admitted to watching the Bachelor. Of course, I did too by admitting I knew what you were talking about.

    Barkley's on my TBR list.

    I like black pens better. Fine tips. Uniballs or really cool refillable metal pens. Peter and I fight over them.

    At least the Cardinals have a quarterback who actually WON the Superbowl.

    My youngest has an obsession with destruction.

    Here's my completely unasked for, nonprofessional advice on your taxes. File without the SSN, and file an amended one later when you get it. And if the IRS audits you, forget you know me.

    Right now I'm listening to Peter watch the Untouchables for the bazillionth time.

    The Olympics is over (aka the Duh-lympics at our house)… very good.

    Now why would I delete a comment that saves me from thinking? See Mike I knew you'd write this blog for me. That's what friends are for. Thanks!

    Oh, Peter says hi.

    PS. Rejection sucks, but you can find plenty of acceptance here (especially if you keep writing blogs for me and saying nice things about Witness) … and some cyber chocolate. Dark.

  10. Arizona Weather Update:
    I walked out of the RWA meeting tonight and everyone said, "It smells like rain!" But that's about as close as it's going to get, I think. Nothing's hit the ground yet. I tell you, it's so dry everyone's skin in cracking. I think Arizona alone could keep the lotion companies in business.

    And we're 133 days and counting without rain 🙁

    My prediction: we won't see any until the monsoons in July.

  11. Mike:
    If you don't know where babies come from, I ain't going to enlighten you.

    Ooh, you publicallly admitted to watching the Bachelor. Of course, I did too by admitting I knew what you were talking about.

    Barkley's on my TBR list.

    I like black pens better. Fine tips. Uniballs or really cool refillable metal pens. Peter and I fight over them.

    At least the Cardinals have a quarterback who actually WON the Superbowl.

    My youngest has an obsession with destruction.

    Here's my completely unasked for, nonprofessional advice on your taxes. File without the SSN, and file an amended one later when you get it. And if the IRS audits you, forget you know me.

    Right now I'm listening to Peter watch the Untouchables for the bazillionth time.

    The Olympics is over (aka the Duh-lympics at our house)… very good.

    Now why would I delete a comment that saves me from thinking? See Mike I knew you'd write this blog for me. That's what friends are for. Thanks!

    Oh, Peter says hi.

    PS. Rejection sucks, but you can find plenty of acceptance here (especially if you keep writing blogs for me and saying nice things about Witness) … and some cyber chocolate. Dark.

  12. sabrina– my thoughts exactly.. hehe. It funny though!

  13. sabrina– my thoughts exactly.. hehe. It funny though!

  14. Does anyone ever feel the need to pray for Mike's wife? 😉

  15. Does anyone ever feel the need to pray for Mike's wife? 😉

  16. Oh my. Jen, you had to ask. Trust Mike to hijack this blog. AGAIN. Deleting sounds good to me.

    Are the edits of Witness done yet? I'd like to see it.

    I had a whole list of rants I deleted. My fingers were stiff from cold and typing. 🙂 So I'll just post this.

    BTW go over to my blog for a good laugh. I think you'll like what I wrote about last Friday. I'll post some of my own Calvinisms on Wed. Got a Spanish test I need to study for the next few days. 😉

  17. Oh my. Jen, you had to ask. Trust Mike to hijack this blog. AGAIN. Deleting sounds good to me.

    Are the edits of Witness done yet? I'd like to see it.

    I had a whole list of rants I deleted. My fingers were stiff from cold and typing. 🙂 So I'll just post this.

    BTW go over to my blog for a good laugh. I think you'll like what I wrote about last Friday. I'll post some of my own Calvinisms on Wed. Got a Spanish test I need to study for the next few days. 😉

  18. Oops, almost forgot…I got another rejection this week. And when I got to my desk tonight I found a pink ballerina pencil and some Sponge Bob Chapstick, you know, in case you were looking for either.

  19. Oops, almost forgot…I got another rejection this week. And when I got to my desk tonight I found a pink ballerina pencil and some Sponge Bob Chapstick, you know, in case you were looking for either.

  20. Where do babies come from?

    Travis broke Moana's heart and chose Sarah from Nashville!

    I'm reading Brad Barkley now. He's so good it hurts.

    I use blue pens mostly.

    The Titans will suck again this year.

    My youngest son has an obsession with navels.

    We can't do our taxes until the beaurocrats get off their butts and process our little navel-gazer's social security number…but I'm not bitter or anything.

    Right now I'm listening to The Shore. They are very good.

    The Olympics is over…also very good.

    I'll bet you're tempted to delete this whole blog entry, aren't you?

    Hi, Peter.

  21. Where do babies come from?

    Travis broke Moana's heart and chose Sarah from Nashville!

    I'm reading Brad Barkley now. He's so good it hurts.

    I use blue pens mostly.

    The Titans will suck again this year.

    My youngest son has an obsession with navels.

    We can't do our taxes until the beaurocrats get off their butts and process our little navel-gazer's social security number…but I'm not bitter or anything.

    Right now I'm listening to The Shore. They are very good.

    The Olympics is over…also very good.

    I'll bet you're tempted to delete this whole blog entry, aren't you?

    Hi, Peter.

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