Apr. 15th, 2010 05:36 pm
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I've officially filed my 2009 tax returns.
I'm done! Dunno why it made me so surly and resistant, this year, but it's over with, now.

And I'm going to have a martini. Or three.

Date: 2010-04-16 12:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
/high fives Mac

Date: 2010-04-16 01:48 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-04-16 01:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well done! I got ours in yesterday, after having done the same surly pacing around the apartment for the past couple of weeks ... :D


Date: 2010-04-16 02:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hell YES, Martinis! It made me really, weirdly angry, this year. I've been paying taxes all my life, so it was a little weird. But I kept thinking about AIG bonuses, and...

Date: 2010-04-16 02:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I can relate ... the AIG thing and all the rest of the bank bailout bullshit ... I need a bailout, dammit!! :\

My exclamatory question regarding your choice of done-with-taxes-drink had mainly to do with the fact that I LOVE MARTINIS ... I know that I really shouldn't admit this as freely as I do, but 007 has always been a bit of an obsession for me, and 'shaken, not stirred' was the first legal drink I ordered on my 21st!! Of course, that Vesper that I drank on that anniversary a couple of years ago did leave me in such a state ... you can ask J about that adventure ... oh dear ... :) :)

Date: 2010-04-16 03:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh my god on a pony, I love an icy cold dirty vodka martini with blue-cheese stuffed olives.

Date: 2010-04-16 03:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh stop it with your blue-cheese ... now my mouth is watering ... :D

Date: 2010-04-16 03:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
We should certainly plan a martini date, then! You guys busy Sunday?

Date: 2010-04-16 04:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
We are in Seattle on Sunday ... :( ... BUT! we'll definitely take a raincheck on this one ... :) ... sometime next week maybe ... and we'll bring the olives!! :) :)

Date: 2010-04-16 02:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
William Powell, in The Thin Man: "The important thing is the rhythm. Always have rhythm in your shaking. Now a Manhattan you shake to foxtrot time, a Bronx to two-step time, but a dry martini you always shake to waltz time."

I don't think . . .

Date: 2010-04-16 04:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Mac has seen, or read, Thin Man tales.

Btw-- I heart Aster.

Re: I don't think . . .

Date: 2010-04-16 04:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I foolishly assumed Mac had read all of Hammett! From what I can tell, that particular line was in the movie version but not the book.

>> Btw-- I heart Aster.

Not only lovable, but she's also the most famous dog in the NYT crossword.

Re: I don't think . . .

Date: 2010-04-16 04:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Not a foolish assumption at all. I think I've read pretty much all the available Hammet -- though, admittedly, it's been several years.

Re: I don't think . . .

Date: 2010-04-16 04:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
He's Shakespeare son, right? The twin of Judith?

Re: I don't think . . .

Date: 2010-04-17 12:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well now, there's an alternate history for you -- Shakespeare's son Hammet [sic] lives, grows up to be a playwright, and invents the hard-boiled Elizabethan revenge tragical-comical-historical-pastoral.

If I could rattle off faux-Shakespeare and had a good mental dictionary of place names, I'd write you a pastiche of the opening lines of Red Harvest, about how Personville is called Poisonville. But that's also an alternate history for you.

Date: 2010-04-16 09:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Congratulations! You got in under the wire. Nice work.


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