Thursday Green

Dear IRS,
Thank you for your promises of a generous tax refund. I am happy that it will soon pad my unemployed bank account. I look forward to my future rebate check as well.

So why must you tease me with promises of $2100 direct deposited into my account by March 14th? It’s now the 20th and I have seen no evidence of this deposit. The automated alerts went through correctly, I remembered my AGI from last year to use as my PIN, and I took the standard deduction. Are you penalizing my patience and early-filing diligence with a hand-examined return by one of your auditors?

Please respond soon. Or better yet, just silently slip $2k into my bank account tonight. I have student loan payments due tomorrow.


Thursday Green…

Since bright green is my favorite color, I decided to start a weekly blog post (much like blogger friend’s Wednesday Giggles, Friday Fluff, Morning Wood and Street-Urchin blogging, etc…) Mine will be Thursday Green (’cause you know what they saw about people that wear green on a Thursday???) It will either be about something green in color, or a post about my rockstar money-saving bargain-skillz. Today my new swimsuit came in the mail. I buy a new swimsuit every year in the spring…I’ve always loved to swim, and last years suit is SO stretched out, snagged and ugly from all my water aerobics. It fits like a halter suit with criss-cross straps in back. Perfect for athletic swimming. It’s also nice to have a suit that is plus size, but isn’t a swim dress. This suit is an update from the one I got last year…it fits nicely under shorts when going to the beach. I bought it from It was $40…could be worse.

I also bought a new digital camera today…8 MP, 3x optical zoom, all the bells and whistles…normally $299, for $79 (new with 1 year warranty included). I just hope it makes it in time for my Boston trip next Thursday.