My bandwidth usage has been out of control for glimpseofagrrl.com. Since I left there a while ago, I think I won't bother renewing the domain name when it expires this month.
Anyway, if you're reading this from a glimpseofagrrl.com RSS feed, please update your links.
For some reason, people who have gmail accounts and who I have already whitelisted are being flagged as spam by pobox.com, so...
I'm going to stop using them as my reply-to for a while. If you're going to send me email, please be sure to use my gmail account directly. If you don't know what it is, ask.
Bill and Gina welcomed a second baby boy into their family earlier this month. His name is John. :)
I was trying to see if I could sneak to Colorado to see them all (and go to the Colorado Ren Faire while I was there), but the tickets are toooo pricey for me. I'll just have to figure something else out.
Meantime, congratulations to the whole family! I miss you guys.
[From a friend earlier today]
Thanks to Snopes for this information. You can get even more details by going to their free website.
When it comes time to prepare and file your 2006 tax return, make sure you don't overlook the 'federal excise tax refund credit.' You claim the credit on line 71 of your form 1040. A similar line will be available if you file the short form 1040A. If you have family or friends who no longer file a tax return AND they have their own land phone in their home and have been paying a phone bill for years, make sure they know about this form 1040EZ-T.
What is this all about? Well the federal excise tax has been charged to you on your phone bill for years. It is an old tax tha t was assessed on your toll calls based on how far the call was being made and how much time you talked on that call. When phone companies began to offer flat fee phone service, challenges to the excise tax ended up in federal courts in several districts of the country. The challenges pointed out that flat fee/rate phone service had nothing to do with the distance and the length of the phone call. Therefore, the excise tax should/could not be assessed.
The IRS has now conceded this argument. Phone companies have been given notice to stop assessing the federal excise tax as of Aug 30, 2006. You will most likely see the tax on your September cutoff statement, but it should NOT be on your October bill.
Tuesday, April 11, 2006; Posted: 8:36 a.m. EDT (12:36 GMT)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bausch & Lomb voluntarily suspended shipment of a contact lens solution after federal health officials linked it Monday to a fungal eye infection that can cause temporary blindness.
Federal and state health officials have interviewed just 30 of those patients. However, of the 28 who wore soft contact lens, however, 26 reported using Bausch & Lomb's ReNu brand contact lens solution or a generic type of solution also made by the Rochester, New York, company.
The specific product in question is "ReNu with MoistureLoc". Unfortunately, none of the news reports that I've[*] read say what is the name of the generic cleaning soluntion that Bausch & Lomb makes.
* Link, etc from a friend who reads the news
According to Ms Paper Napkin, it's De-lurking Week again. Unfortunately this is an incredibly busy week for me (Arisia starts on Friday but we head down to set things up Thursday morning and tomorrow night my kitty goes to her new home) so I won't be visiting a lot of sites. But feel free to leave a comment here and I'll stop by and say hi next week, when life is a little calmer again!
Be sure to take a moment and say hi on your favorite blogs. :)
I am now (well, after I move) an employee of Six Apart! I will be working with Girlie and tons of other wonderful people on the :MT: side of the house. I can't begin to tell you how excited I am about my new job.
I'm joining some of my favorite blogfriends and working for a great company. How fun is that?
Mood: positively giddy
Holy crap. I've been doing this for 3 years. I never kept a paper journal more than a few weeks (or for a long period of time but only randomly updated).
Thanks for reading me for all of this time (or whatever period of time you've been reading). :) :kiss2: