15 April 2009

HNT - Tax Time

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It's tax time here in the U.S., and a trying time it is. Unlike many people, I attempt to keep our money in our pocket all year rather than allowing the Federal government to hold it for me, earning interest on it that we will never see (Why do you people do that?).

Anyway ... sometimes this means I spend hours making up maximizing my deductions in order to come within the budget window for each year. This year, we ended up in red, owing the government a little bit more than the exorbitant fair and reasonable taxes we already paid, but still within my budgeting guidelines. Whew!

To make the process a little more fun, I did it nekkid this year figuring it was easier to just give the government the clothes off my back, since they were already taking everything else!

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Of course the truth is that the congresspersons are too busy raising campaign money to read the laws they pass. The laws are written by staff tax nerds who can put pretty much any wording they want in there. I bet that if you actually read the entire vastness of the U.S. Tax Code, you'd find at least one sex scene ("'Yes, yes, YES!' moaned Vanessa as Lance, his taut body moist with moisture, again and again depreciated her adjusted gross rate of annualized fiscal debenture").
~Dave Barry


And when it was all done, there was a shredding party *click*

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35 comments:

13messages said...

You look like you're in the middle of a ticker-tit parade. I mean, a ticker-tape parade. Excuse me. Your pictures rock. :)

HHNT!

Matt-Man said...

I'm sure your picture will get you offers to be "audited". Cheers!!

Ms. Inconspicuous said...

I call foul--you make taxes look *fun*, and that is blatantly misleading. ;)

katherine. said...

very cute...your reflection in the screen compared to your face in celebration is perfect.

Jay said...

Taxes should always be done while nekkid. In fact, all computer activities should be done while nekkid.

I am now going to imagine you nekkid while Twittering. ;-)

Anonymous said...

hehe
excellent pics!

(it drives me bat shit crazy when folks say they over pay to get a big return thats friggin insaneeeeeeee)

Evening said...

Oh my goodness, DANA, I love the click thru. You look adorable with that gorgeous smile and sense of fun.
HHNT
xo

Vixen said...

LOL @ 13messages. ;)

Very creative, I look forward to your click thrus every week bc they are so well done. :)

Hammer said...

congress just voted themselves a $93,000 per year raise tacked onto the stimulous bill.

I figure I'm paying for 1/3 of a congressman's raise

What a fucking travesty.

Sexie Sadie~ said...

Hahaha! I love Dave Barry. And your pics made me smile! Happy HNT!
xo~Sadie

figleaf said...

Great minds think alike, Dana. I had a 1040 paper photo this week too. But you brought your own confetti! :-)

Happy HNT,

figleaf

Anonymous said...

Now that is a deduction I would love to see.

NY Diva said...

Awesome! I'd love to have a shredding party of my own, I think. :-)

Another Suburban Mom said...

Excellent photos. A great use of shredded paper!

HHNT!

Mike said...

LOL love it, can i come to your next shredding party ? ;)

HHNT

Nicey said...

Your as mad as a box of frogs !!!
Nice work
Laters

Nicey

An Artist Exposed said...

Naked taxes - I ought to try that this year ;-)

Lu' said...

Ha I liked the line about finding at least one sex scene. That would be a riot. If you shredded that paper a little finer it wouldn't clump in all the wrong places :)

Karl said...

Good Morning Dana,

Only you could take the mood kill out of taxes, Thanks!

Salt and Pepper said...

Nicely done! I would love to shred some tax forms...HHNT!

Anonymous said...

Well done baby!!! HHNT!

Maeve said...

You have put a big smile on my face with the clicky! so much relieve and a genuine smile!
Happy HNT!

Aurore said...

This makes me wants to file taxes ;)

Biscuit said...

Leave it to you to make taxes fun!

We ended up owing for the first time ever. Such a bummer.

M said...

So so fun!

I always look forward to what you're going to come up with next.

Average Chick said...

What a fun picture!!! That is sooo cool!!!!

Sorry to hear you had to pay in.....I already blew my return on a new bed.....

HHNT!!

Dice Mardell said...

ditto - you make taxes FUN !


Hell, you make THURSDAYS fun for me.


Thanks.

Keep the FUN in your life.

Anonymous said...

I have to say what a grand way to celebrate tax season!!

Happy HNT!

~*Jobthingy*~ said...

LOL great pics.

HHNT

BTExpress said...

Naked processing, nice. ;-) Cool use of the shreddings.

I don't understand why people let the IRS hold on to their money all year either. When I was working, I had the deductions set so we would just about break even at tax time.

vanimp said...

Oh that click through is tremendously cute LOL love the cheeky smile. I think there needs to be a new rule regarding the use of paper shredders! xxx

autumn said...

oh you made me smile so big! haha good one.

happy HNT

snugs said...

funny/interesting, even your HNT comments are down in numbers...it's been a boring boring week amid your crises, I think a new secret/sickness needs to be divulged, possibly a new poor Dana victim story or better yet share something entirely new so everyone can admire and praise you once more...delete or not, that is the question

Moosekahl said...

I jammed my shredder! Need to take it apart and dig out the blades so it will keep chewing...wish my fingers good luck :)

Bina said...

I LOVE it! Maybe you can help me figure out my taxes. I would even do it naked!

My husband wants ours to be 0 - ZERO next year. I told him I bet there is not a single person in the US that can pull that off. But I damn sure don't want to pay $1,500 next year!