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Wonder Woman USA (talk|edits) said:

13 April 2009
On April 16, a bunch of local tax people get together at Julie's house, where her daughter's SO prepares brunch for us. The numbers vary -- some years there are ten of us, sometimes 20.

Fritattas, quiches, fancy scrambled eggs -- the menu varies but always features whatever is "in season" here: the makret is already full of asparagus, artichokes and strawberries, so those are always on the menu in some form or another. Coffee, tea, fruit salad, tea breads ... and leftover Easter candy!

... and we sit around and tell "war stories" until noon, and then everyone goes home to catch up on sleep.

Deback (talk|edits) said:

April 13, 2009
I go upstairs. (No, I don't work in a basement; it's a bi-level home.)

Ddaallas (talk|edits) said:

13 April 2009
When I was a wee associate in a large law firm, we used to have a wine party in the partner's office (he was attendig the Masters - priorities), then we'd leave the empty bottles on his desk.

JR1 (talk|edits) said:

April 13, 2009
For me, assuming it breaks 60 degrees, lawn chair on the driveway with a bottle of champagne and the phone and a book...watching the world go by slowly! It's chillin' now. Tho' I'm looking around and realizing that it's near done early this year...only a handful yet to go if/when they come in.

CrowJD (talk|edits) said:

13 April 2009
I get up and fire my carbine in the air a few times, Iraqi style.

Then, I put a bottle of octane boost in the riding lawnmower and drive over to see my girlfriend at the nursing home.

By then, it's getting late (3p.m.), and I go home and call it a night.

JR1 (talk|edits) said:

April 13, 2009
Ohhhh, gunfire! I don't do that 'til I get Up Nort the first week of May after all the quarterly payroll taxes are done. In my driveway, I'd get arrested. And the law abiding gun owners are the ones who abide by the law. Yeah, I know that's silly, but it's no more silly than understanding that the UN-law-abiding do NOT follow the laws which are passed against the criminal element. You'd think even liberals could follow that logic.

CrowJD (talk|edits) said:

13 April 2009
I took some of the highschool ROTC down to my farm for some live fire exercises. Of course, without their commander knowing about it. It's girls and boys today in this man's Army.

Kept them under heavy fire for an hour, and hurled burning phosphorous at 'em as a finale. I have to say, the girls out-shot the boys, but they fell down on the march.

Kevinh5 (talk|edits) said:

13 April 2009
CrowJD, it would have been fair play if you'd have provided them with guns too. You're such a sport.

CrowJD (talk|edits) said:

13 April 2009
The law doesn't permit it, and I'm particular about the law. As I told them: "As enlisted, you're old enough to die for your country. As an officer, I'm not. Take your positions."

They didn't ask any questions; and that's my kind of troops.

We didn't lose one soldier, except one boy lost a tooth. Several of the parents complained later that STD's was running rampant in the camp, but as I explained to them, that's not unusual in time of war.

Death&Taxes (talk|edits) said:

14 April 2009
I plan to go to Island Beach State Park, on the cold Atlantic, face east and keep walking.

Fsteincpa (talk|edits) said:

14 April 2009
After Genskitty's comments about being naughty, I'm thinking about maybe a trip to find her. <EG>

Kevinh5 (talk|edits) said:

14 April 2009
save your gas, thoughts don't always lead to actions

and even if they did, do you think any of us has a chance? Her fantasies are probably way out of our league.

Fsteincpa (talk|edits) said:

14 April 2009
Speak for yourself Kevin. I reside in FreddyWorld. In FreddyWorld, anything can happen. Irregardless.

Actionbsns (talk|edits) said:

15 April 2009
What happened to Genskitty's comment? I don't see where she is talking about being naughty. I think Fred is living in Freddy's World too much and making thing up now.

A couple years ago we "went to Hawaii" after the tax season and stayed at a resort down the road. We made it a rule that we couldn't go in the direction of home and not past a certain street. That way we were on vacation. It's the only way we can go on vacation to Hawaii anymore. There are no plans this year so far except to take a couple days off and just stay home. And that won't happen until the payroll taxes are done.

Natalie (talk|edits) said:

April 15, 2009
Action, Freddy almost always makes things up. But there was a comment by Genskitty in the "vote now vote often" discussion.

As far as celebrations go, I take time off whenever my boys have something going on at school or whenever I feel like I need to.

Genskitty (talk|edits) said:

April 15, 2009
lol Fred you just do that ok.... you know I live somewhere in New Orleans

Genskitty (talk|edits) said:

April 15, 2009
Thanks Kevin for the comment. But it does take more than one to handle me. <grin>.

Genskitty (talk|edits) said:

April 15, 2009
Action, it was in the Discussion: Vote Now, Vote Often! thread

Genskitty (talk|edits) said:

April 15, 2009
OH and Fred, I'll show you how to have a good time, the New Orleans and my way. But to really make it worth your while you really need to come down here during tax season for Mrdi Gras. All you have to do is close shop just for one day and it's always on Fat Tuesday.

Fsteincpa (talk|edits) said:

15 April 2009
See, now you gone and done it. I been lookin for an excuse to head back down to N'awlins. Was there during the World Series - Oct 2001.

And Action, I am offended that yo usay I make things up, I may live in my FreddyWorld, but I don't make things up. The voices in my head all say they are true.

And Kevin, you da man, you definitely got a shot, just tell em you know me. That'll work every time.

Genskitty (talk|edits) said:

April 15, 2009
Well Fred, you now have your sxcuse to come on down

Fsteincpa (talk|edits) said:

15 April 2009
roflmao - yes, I caught the typo

Genskitty (talk|edits) said:

April 16, 2009
After I left the office I had some well deserved extra strong Long Island Tea's. On my office leader's dime. I found out yesterday that this is a tradition of his to take everyone out after tax season is over just to relax, and destress from all of the crazies. And guess what everyone. My office leader was my High School displinarian. He is really great to work with. I now understand why all of his tax pro's keeps coming back year after year.

Fsteincpa (talk|edits) said:

16 April 2009
You disciplinarian? Now that is a thought process. Good thing tax season is over so my mind has time to wander.

Genskitty (talk|edits) said:

April 16, 2009
lol Fred your mind was already wandering before tax season was not even half-way over with.

Fsteincpa (talk|edits) said:

16 April 2009
It's a perpetual wandering mind. Makes for some wonderful mindcations.

Genskitty (talk|edits) said:

April 16, 2009
:) Oh how I know.

Natalie (talk|edits) said:

April 20, 2009
After putting in a half-day with the YMCA promoting bicycle safety on Saturday, I decided to let my bike wander today. My husband had taken the boys to the beach. I initially wasn't going to go because the water tends to be a little on the cool side this time of year, but I decided I deserved a break.

We had a great time boggy boarding and catching the waves. Then I rode back home. It's about 10 miles from our house to that beach. Most of the way is along the ocean. What a day!

CrowJD (talk|edits) said:

20 April 2009
What are these greenies going to do next? First, you could slip off your bicycle seat if you're wet. Everybody knows that. That's dangerous. And, what about sand fleas? Insects will attack anyone on a 10 mile bike ride.

At least sprinkle yourself with some DDT, which you can still get from an Army base if you know someone on the inside. I prefer the powdered form. In fact, I add it to my Tang in the morning. Very refreshing, though more than a tablespoon will cause digestive upset.

If I'm having a party, I'll do a little "personal" spraying in the backyard, and enjoy an insect free environoment for 25 years (the half life of DDT). Gets rid of the birds too, and keeps me from having to shoot them.

Natalie, that exercise is going to kill you. You'd be better off hanging out at an all American place like McDonald's, eating value meals, and watching Fix, err I mean, Fox News. All day.

Natalie (talk|edits) said:

April 20, 2009
We could use you around here Crow. You just spell it right out. I like that.

CrowJD (talk|edits) said:

20 April 2009
Their Chicken Sandwich is pretty good too. Of course, as far as bicycles go, you know my keepers will only let me have a wagon. With a flag on it. And you have to catch a hill for a wagon to do you any good.

Natalie (talk|edits) said:

April 21, 2009
Crow, I haven't eaten at McDonalds since they stopped serving the McLean burger.

As far as the wagon goes, bring it with you on your next visit to Hawaii. I'll show you some hills!

CrowJD (talk|edits) said:

21 April 2009
Yes, I remember the McLean, that thing was McHorrible. It was made from stuff left over from the Apollo space program, either that or a Goodyear tire.

I'll tell you what I tell my doctor: I only eat the salads.

Genskitty (talk|edits) said:

April 21, 2009
I not only remember the McLean, I also remember the McDLT. I was working at Micky D's when the McLean came out.

CrowJD (talk|edits) said:

21 April 2009
Now, I missed the McDLT... but it sounds good. Was that a BLT in disguise?

I was around when the fish filet came out! lol. Heck, I was around when McDonald's came out.

Hmmm, they seemed to taste better back then.

Natalie (talk|edits) said:

April 21, 2009
They tasted better back then because that's when they used lard to cook everything.

CrowJD (talk|edits) said:

21 April 2009
Well, don't fret, I'm basically a vegetarian now anyway. I can't afford anything else. Every once in a while, I'll buy a chicken bone from the teenaged "butcher" at the grocery store, and make soup.

I do have the pleasure of having several ducks that take up on the property. So, when the foxes don't eat them first, I'll have a duck egg. Boiled, with quackers.

Natalie (talk|edits) said:

April 21, 2009
You quack me up, Crow!

Fsteincpa (talk|edits) said:

21 April 2009
I love eating legs

CrowJD (talk|edits) said:

21 April 2009
I think Fred's gone from duck to soup. Most likely referring to the ambulatory appendages of the female of the species Homo Sapiens, consisting, usually, at it's proximal end, of a nether part sometimes referred to as....err the honey pot.

When it comes to duck though, I won't eat the legs. I preserve the duck for it's eggs.

Or as they say in the hotwing business: a chicken's a chicken, but the wing's the thing.

Natalie (talk|edits) said:

April 22, 2009
Homos doesn't sound like Fred, Crow. And I'm not sure why you're bringing Pooh Bear into this with his honey pots. Did you know honey is a healthy food?

CrowJD (talk|edits) said:

22 April 2009
Yes, it is healthy, I use raw honey (unpasturized). You probably know it's great for allergies, if you start slow.

One thing that concerns me about honey is what effect this colony collapse disorder has had on the honey itself? I haven't heard any scientists raise a concern, so I continues to partake of the honey.

Have you ever tried any of this White Kiawe honey?http://www.slowfoodusa.org/index.php/programs/ark_product_detail/kiawe_honey/

Natalie (talk|edits) said:

April 23, 2009
Raw honey? Good for you, Crow. Yes, it is good for allergies, and the closer the source is, the better. I have never had white kiawe honey. I imagine it would be very expensive. My youngest son eats honey like some people eat peanut butter. He's been going through about a pound a month.

CrowJD (talk|edits) said:

23 April 2009
The brand I buy the most of is called Really Raw Honey. And yes, it's expensive so I try not to get carried away with it, as I usually do with sweets.

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