OMG, our taxes went swimmingly! We did the small business thing and wrote off a ton of crap and went from owing the feds $2 to getting $890 back! Yay! Georgia went from $255 back to $125 or so back. It’s odd how the state taxes work. The upshot is, my bitches, that we get $1145 back plus the retarded “stimulus package” of $1200, which means a total return of $2345! Yay! That will bankroll our Cons this year. SHWEET! The trick is to keep IndigoDragon running at a loss so we can get the deductions. Not a difficult trick since we pretty much always spend more than ID brings in. Launching a webcomic takes some scratch!
In other news, I really love my silver jewelry fabrication class. I made a ring for Nick last week and I’ll make myself one just like it this week. Here’s a pic of the Bubbles Ring:
The oxidization that I put into the bubble indentions does not show well in this photo… I think I may put more on it. Anyway, it’s not too bad for my first ring!
Now for the moron. I got solicited for a Mac f/t Mac support gig that is basically good money for showing up every day and sitting in a cube. Trust me, it does NOT take 40 hrs/wk to support 4 Mac users, but whatever, it’s for a CEO who doesn’t care about the money. I declined the position, but thought, hey, why not post it on Craigslist to see if any other Mac techs would want it? So I did. And I got a bunch of responses within hours, which I passed on to the consulting company dude. I don’t know anything about the position other than it’s for a “large financial institution.” I took the posting down after getting about 10 responses.
But in the midst of all the boys jostling for the job there was this one asshole who sent an email saying:
“your post has all the earmarks of a scam, but it can’t hurt to follow
up. [...] how can i get in touch with the consulting firm?”
Oh, it’s a scam but you want the info anyway? So I sent him back this:
“Well, my dear, it’s NOT a scam, and you’ve just lost the chance to toss your hat in the ring! [...] And NO I’m not telling you who it is. If you think something’s a scam, don’t email about it.”
He then responds:
“Translation: “It’s a scam, but I’m not going to waste time with you
since you caught on”. Thanks for the reply.”
And I return with:
“Hahahahaha! You are SO funny! You should try stand up since you are unemployed anyway! [...] I’m trying to help him [the consulting co. dude], not send him assholes to waste his time. I’d take the job myself if I weren’t too busy with my projects. [...] It just tickles me that you are so sure you know what you are talking about! If you weren’t such a snide asshole, you might find a job. If you think Craigslist.org is full of scams, then why are you trolling there? Idiot.”
I breathlessly await his response! Whatever it is, I’m sure it’ll be blogworthy! LOL Sometimes the opportunity to take out your aggressions on a total asshole who desperately deserves it is so very sweet. Ahhhhhh!