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Posted on: April 15, 2008 9:14 am
Edited on: April 15, 2008 9:17 am
 

Procrastinate - Wait - OH CRAP It's Tax day!

From Merriam-Webster

PROCRASTINATE


Pronunciation:
    \prə-ˈkras-tə-ˌnāt, prō-\
Function:
    verb
Inflected Form(s):
    pro·cras·ti·nat·ed; pro·cras·ti·nat·ing
Etymology:
    Latin procrastinatus, past participle of procrastinare, from pro- forward + crastinus of tomorrow, from cras tomorrow
Date:
    1588

transitive verb : to put off intentionally and habitually intransitive verb : to put off intentionally the doing of something that should be done
I just looked the definition of procrastinate, I wanted to see if my picture was there along side it. I was amazed, quite frankly, that it was not. Here's the scoop, I have put off doing my taxes until the week before they were do, had poor record keeping this past year, took off four days last week to get these affairs in order and filed, and here I sit last night cussing at my printer because it won't connect and give me what I need to file my taxes.

As i said, i was off last week for four days, now mind you, I work in a studio, where there are no windows...and we had the most beautiful spring weather here and I was actually off. Was I inside? Well if I was, I was farting around not doing what I need to do, taking a nap or playing on sportsline or messing with my online playlists, there are so many things you can do when you have something else to do. Then, I decided I needed to plant the little garden in front of my town house, one day won't kill me right? Well after one day, I was out there another and then decided to be out there again on Sunday as well.

Sunday was the real nightmare, as I was taking small fry to see his Dad, my key broke off in the deadbolt. My neighbors all jumped and offered to call a lock smith, I opted to call my Daddy however, who saved me. Okay, hurdle crossed, let's work on the taxes. I sit down at the computer and decide, nah, I have all afternoon, go to the garden store instead. After playing outside in my little garden...I finally opt to attack the taxes around four, now or never. I sit down and try to print something, my printer will not work. CRAP!! I run to Target and buy a new one, pick up my son and begin to open Turbo Tax...but wait, it won't launch. At this point I am on the verge of pulling my hair out of my head. I try numerous times to launch the program, only to find out once I go to online support and talk to a BOT...another blog...that they no longer support Mac OS 10.39 or lower...WHAT!!!! Well might as well hook up the new printer. I open the box, and am like WHAT!?!, this thing is missing software and has been used....bloody h3ll!!

After venting to a few friends either online or on the phone, I opt to go to bed.

Monday...Turbo Tax was great and helped me get the software I needed, but I entered in numbers wrong, and it would have been a $3000+ error in the favor of the state of North Carolina. Small Fry was jumping and in my hair, I simply could not think...I install the newly exchanged printer to print the documents for the return...I did efile but needed something...IT WON'T WORK...somehow i get the old one to print out...thankfully....

Now back to procrastinate, did I learn anything from this? Probably not...and now that I need to get my arse in gear and head to the studio...OH CRAP I AM LATE...Small Fry is not dressed yet running around in his Skid mark free briefs (BRAND NEW).
 
 
 
 
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