Today is April 15. Normally that signals a rant about the atrocious state of our tax code from this corner of the internet.
Typically I tell you how the aforementioned code perpetually erodes my sanity and chips away at my soul. How it causes me to question why I continue with my business. How it stokes my desire to live the life of a hermit deep in the woods, where trees get to be trees instead of paper spewed from the mouth of a three-headed bureaucratic monster.
When you own a small business it’s always tax season, yet April 15 still holds special significance. But you know what? While today is April 15, it’s also Sunday.
Not a single NP-5, LS-1, 1040-ES, PA40-ESR, W-2, K-1, W-3, 1099, 1096, 1065, RCT-101, PA-65, UC-2A, UC-2, ET-1, WTE-3, WT-1, 940, 1040, 941, PA-40, PGH-40, RK-1, I-9, W-9, W-4, NRK-1, PA-65M, or 1125A is due.
In celebration, I present you with a list of my favorite things thus far discovered in 2012. If only these were the mandatory parts of my life instead of tax compliance!
~ Stephen Potter. This lesser known British humorist is seriously hilarious. Seriously. Find a copy of “The Complete Upmanship” and be very amused.
~Denise Minger and her blog, rawfoodsos.com. Denise composes among the most thorough, well-researched, friendly, and funny writing about nutrition you can ever hope to read, no matter your dietary habits.
~Meatpaper. “We like metaphors more than marinating tips. We are your journal of meat culture.” That, my friends, is all you need to know.
~Fun. I learned about this band thanks to an episode of Glee. I only wish I was hip(ster) enough to say otherwise. Fun, indeed.
~The New York Rangers winning. A rarity in the world of sports. Let me have my moment, Pens fans. My Rangers roots run deep. Surely a Stanley Cup for the second time in over 70 years is not too much to ask.
~Correct running form. I read the book “Born to Run” and it all made sense. And I don’t even like running. Are you aware that some people out there are capable of winning a foot-race with a horse??
~JAPADOG. Merges the culture of two of my favorite countries (Canada and Japan) with one of my favorite foods. Now with a location on St. Mark’s Place in New York’s East Village. If the beef was grass-fed I’d quit right now.