Ok, so for the record I’m really snarky today. If I offend you, tough.
We had our tax appointment and got the terrible news that the state of Indiana wants us to pay 600 bucks to them. I’ve never owed state taxes until this year. As of right now, I’m officially changing my residency. The state can kiss my ass. I want no part of that place and the fact that they can’t get their heads out of their asses long enough to determine why they’re charging 3+ times the taxes than North Dakota. But yet, there is a constant budget shortfall and people are being laid off left and right. Screw you Indiana, I’m not your resident anymore and I’m not supporting your tax structure when I get nothing but higher prices from you. That being said, if you’re PCSing and all that great stuff figure out who’s taxes are cheaper and become a resident there. Yeah, the mil spouse act that lets you keep your state residency is nice and all (especially if you live in a no-income-tax state) in most cases it’s just more complicated than it’s worth and in a lot of cases, your taxes will be higher.
Next, I have a blog stalker. There, I said it. It’s creepy. I can see the same person checking my blog repeatedly every single day. When they travel to new cities for whatever reason, they check it there too. I’m not sure what they are looking at because I only have 150 some posts and they have commented before anonymously. Before you ask me how I know it’s the same person, just know that I do know it’s the same person. If you are that person and you’re hiding under some anonymous cloak for whatever reason it is… calm down. I can promise you that I don’t update my blog 4x a day so checking it 5 times in the last 24 hours is rather pointless. I have a J-O-B. Thus, I have little free time to play stupid games with my blog and less patience for people who are freaking me out. I’m even contemplating taking my blog private so that this stops happening. I don’t like looking at my FeedJit and ONLY seeing Minot, ND on there. It’s downright creepy… did I mention CREEPY?!!? Especially since I don’t know you… But, if you’re going to stalk me, at least click on the advertisements so that I can make some money off you.
Lastly, let’s have a frank conversation about “friends”. Do you have friends who are only your friend because you have the time to be around to entertain them? Aren’t they fun? How about those friends who get bored with you because you’re busy at work or seeing your husband whom you never get to see? Those are my least favorite people on the planet. If you’re my friend, you’re my friend. If I don’t have time for you, you’ll understand. If you need me for something important, I’ll be there. If you talk down to me and are one of those mean girls, we aren’t friends. Do I feel the need to be attached to my friends 24/7/365 and know every intimate detail of their life? No, I’m not in middle school anymore. I don’t need to know what you’re thinking or feeling 100% of the time. Just know that if you’re my friend, I will stand up for you, I will protect you when you need it, and I will help you when you need it. If you’re not my friend, those luxuries don’t apply. But, don’t assume I’ve said something about you when I haven’t. I don’t have enough time in the world to sit there and talk about you all the time.