Just a little (link) love: Stupid tax/tax edition
April 30, 2014
Things I learned this week: I misplace files in the wrong subfolders, but only the exact files that I need. So I should really not give up on looking for it until I’ve looked in all the subfolders and done a keyword search. I paid a stupid $14 fee to retrieve data from TaxAct only to find that there was no data there. Then I found the stupid file I needed. Harumph. That’s the end of my business relationship with TaxAct – we’re done.
Also I learned that the IRS will send you a transcript of your filed tax returns (not a complete actual return, just all the essential information) if you call them for it, or you can register for access online and download these forms FREE. It’s a weird day when the IRS is more helpful and cheaper than … anything else. You can also download records of your wages & incomes so even in the depths of stress, I had a ball checking my oldest income records.
AVENGERS + FUNNY THINGS
But mostly Avengers things …..
I can’t stop laughing at this The Real World: Avengers Tower Edition.
or this: “Barton told me everything” – Loki.
“Does that answer your question?” – Falcon. (Interestingly, I didn’t actually know Falcon as a character until I read Ed Brubaker’s Captain America run. And how Anthony Mackie portrayed him was pretty much exactly how I heard him in my head.
Orlando Jones started a company that makes multicultural emoticons. This whole conversation cracks me up.
1. Listening and learning about people’s aspirations and frustrations.
2. Mentoring and advising, generally in the form of providing frameworks rather than here’s-what-you-should-be-doing’s (which is a whole topic for another time).
3. Designing better and more efficient ways for people to communicate, work, or learn.
4. Context-switching often in your day-to-day.
5. Playing a key role in the flow of communication (writing, sharing, meeting, presenting).
6. Owning the outcome of the team’s successes and failures, even if you won’t make all the decisions yourself.
Sleep is really quite important, y’all.
Mashable talks introversion with Dr. Andrea Letamendi, our resident Batgirl psychiatrist (hattip @arkhamasylumdoc).
Substitute “other people & their decisions” for “connect” and that’s me right there.
I am guilty of blogging away my anger and tears after struggling to connect with other people. I prefer staying at home or going to a quiet coffee shop over attending a loud party or nightclub. I like reading, knitting and Netflix and I absolutely hate small talk.
I absolutely love the music showcased on the show Nashville. Voice talent: carrying a tune, singing a melody are all things completely out of my wheelhouse so it’s quite literally like magic to me when people sing and sing well.
This song sung by Clare Bowen is absolutely haunting, whether in the context of her character (to her abusive mother), or not.