08 February 2006

It's Been A Slow Week

Hi. I have no fun stories to share. I've been thinking and thinking but it's been a slow week. But I haven't been in a hole, so there are a few things I can mention.

First of all, as far as I'm concerned Google (goog) is tanking. If it gets much closer to what I paid for it, I'm going to sell. Then I'll buy it again once it's below $300, or starts to go up again. My only reservation: my 2006 taxes. I'd rather not have a capital gain this year. But I'd also rather not stay on a sinking ship. I don't know how to swim.

Also, I filed our taxes last week using Turbo Tax. I highly recommend it if you keep good records and have some idea of what you're doing. Jesse's are as simple as can be. Filing his gets me mentally prepared to file mine. I wasn't looking forward to it at all, since I supposedly had a capital gain of about $1500. But I did get credits for all of my student loan interest, moving expenses above what my employer reimbursed, and my car registration - since I registered in two states in 2005. We're both getting money back but I still have to deduct Jesse's preparation fee.

Last Saturday we got a dvr the actual "getting" was a lot harder than it sounds. It took one pair of broken glasses and two trips to the cable company. We watched UFC 57 that night, then went to check out the one and only Hooters Hotel & Casino. So far we think it's worth skipping. We'll go back once the opening hoopla has died down. But I doubt it'll be better.

Sunday was Jesse's birthday. Unfortunately he doesn't like his birthday half as much as I like mine. He gets sad and mopes. It's a behavior I just don't understand it and therefore can't fix it. He's just strange. We went to a Superbowl party. It was okay. There was a giant TV and Jesse fell in love with the dip. So much so that he sat at the table next to it until the 3rd quarter.

Monday was just a preview of Tuesday. A police officer was killed here last week. His funeral was Wednesday. It was a good funeral. I could give you all sorts of details about it but I don't know if that's allowed. Tuesday was stressful day, and I'll leave it at that.