21 May 2008

I Want My Two Dollars

I'm liking new blogger in draft. Go see, it's what's coming down the pike for our DASHBOARD settings. It's blog design for the template challenged. I rock the custom-designed templates but who wouldn't like simplicity?

I'm especially digging the feature that allows me to see all my sweet peops over the net, posting and popping up on the bloggy radar. This means I can be first to read and comment. And if you can't comment, "FIRSTIES!!!!" every once in a while, what is the purpose of living? I mean, why even get out of bed in the morning?

You can see my blog roll in the left side. It just knows when you update and since I link to amazing peops, everyone else who visits here will know, too.

This concludes Geek Hour. Make sure to get your pocket protector at the door.

I filed electronically this year. It was the very next day after filing and learning we owe $383, Mr Coffee found a folder of job receipts in his desk. I immediately amended our filing after burying his body. HAHA, no really. It was just his head.

We had calculated an overage and return of $885. I was very happy, unearthed Mr. Coffee, and just mailed the sucker off certified. They received it in late March.

There is a tiny little problem, though. To receive your economic stimulus check, you not only had to file your 2007 taxes, but also have it processed by the IRS by April 15th of this year.

Our first electronic filing was received and processed in March. To date? Our amendment has not.

So, what did the Cogs That Mesh So Effortlessly do at the IRS? Those dim bulbs took out the $383 bucks we supposedly owed and failed to pay. $383 deducted from our stimulus check which is already two weeks late. I checked the IRS site and it says we are scheduled to get what's left of it by Friday.

Once they get around to processing our amendment within the next month (totaling 8 to 12 weeks), we should be getting our refund as well as the $383 they docked. Who's to bet they get that wrong?

Classic IRS run-around. I even think I hear kazoo music.

~Bee will be using her stimulus check to stimulate her bills. How about you?

PS. Kudos to the first person who can name the movie of my post title.


Deb said...

Better Off Dead... Classic!

OMG.. FIRSTIES!! I've never posted that before!

Saw your fab comment on the Buzz rank thread and just had to visit. I'm bummed it took me so long to meet your blog. I'll be back (yes, that's a threat).

holly said...

i will one up the previous commenter : i have the better off dead soundtrack.

holly said...

oh WOW the things i don't miss about living in america. tax-filing. ha ha! i mean, i'm so sorry for you.

Foo said...

I didn't get here in time to be the first to say Better Off Dead, but I knew the movie instantly. However, my favorite line was the one after Lane falls off the overpass into the tree service truck, and the tree trimmer says, "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

Our economic stimulus money's going for groceries. Kroger has a deal where you can buy gift cards with them. When you used the card to pay for purchases at Kroger, there's a 10% discount.

Heather said...

Great movie--though I always mix the name up with Say Anything. John Cusack anyone? Our stimulus pack went mostly toward debt (paid off my oldest's hospital bills from last year--she is now completely paid off since we paid off her birth hospital bills in January--now we can sell her and make a profit:)) though a little went to get a Wii.

... Paige said...

Funny I just took off that update linky thingy. I found that it was not so very accurate and would not show some updates at all, just left them on the post they had when I added it to my blog.
But I'm hoping they will work out the bugs then I'll add it back on accounta of the firsties thing you said.

Lia Hollander said...

Franch Fries! Franch dressing!

Thanks for the link for the stimulus check, our hasn't shown up yet and heads are gonna roll!

Whistle Britches said...

I can one-up everybody.
I am really John Cusack.

true story.

Jo Beaufoix said...

I haven't seen better off dead. Is it good??

Jaina said...

How irritating is that. (great movie though, by the way) I'm saving it, and also splurging a little and renewing my Disneyland pass. I haven't been since July, I miss it.

Gwynne said...

Am I the only one thankful that you provided the IRS link...I just had a client ask me why they didn't have their stimulus check yet...and now I know! Thanks for doing my work for me. The check is in the mail. ;-)

Millie said...

I own Better Off Dead on VHS. I bought it from that Columbia mail-order movie place for $35 back in the 90s. I wanted it THAT BAD.

Lane, I've been going to this high school for 7 1/2 years. I'm no dummy.

Dapoppins said...

There was a movie reference in there?

Dirty Laundry Diva said...

I paid of a credit card off that I had been using to buy groceries.. Hope it stimulated the economy! Yeah, right.

Suzy-Q said...

I want to buy Carlyjo and/or CassiJo a new bed, UJ a b-day present (5-27-08) and maybe something nice for me. :o)

I have never seen Better of Dead, that I remember, but then again, it was an 80's movie right? Who knows....I have slept a lot since then.


Skerrib said...

I LOVE Better Off Dead. So funny.

We should totally be able to audit the IRS when they goof. That'd be cool.

Anonymous said...

this stimulus check interests me......can i get one for the missus????

Blank said...

I wonder where my stimulus check is. I suppose I should check in on that.

Blank said...

Notice comment on Grammar Girl post below. I have something for you.

Mrs4444 said...

Yes, you do rock the personalized templates! I'd like to know more about this: "I'm especially digging the feature that allows me to see all my sweet peops over the net, posting and popping up on the bloggy radar." Sounds exciting!!

Doozie said...

I hate when I'm late to the party and can't be firsties or guess the movie

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Oh that is just classic IRS- retardedness...pardon the non politically correct-ness.
I hope you get what's owed to you- in a good way. ;)

And the new blogger stuff almost makes me want to go back. I have very little knowledge of how to deal with my site, and it is pretty frustrating. Oh well, some day, I'll get it.

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