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IRS, war, the death bet

January 8th, 2010 at 08:24 pm

Saving log - $0 tip box
Spending log - $1.75 coffee
Found money - $0.01 (escalator railing)

Saving log - $3 tip box
Spending log - $1.75 coffee + $8 salad, trail mix
Found money - $0.27 (bus stop, crosswalk, sidewalk)

A penny on the railing of the escalator, for pity's sake! I was lucky to be alert at the right moment, all to find coins in the oddest places. Total of other people's money found thus far: $18.88: 493 pennies, 16 nickels, 79 dimes, 17 quarters, $1 bill.

Ever since DH has been working for the IRS, our snail mail looks forbidding; a lot of pieces addressed to DH from the IRS. They are nearly all new hire decision bits... apparently DH's paycheck comes from the Dept of Agriculture (?!). Write your own public servant joke here:________________________________.

Pulled the trigger and I am now beginning a new stock Drp (actually since the dividend has been suspended, its a Direct Stock purchase account). Its is OSK. I've officially diversified into war.

The organizer of the death bet is about to publish everybody's list. We have 9 entrants. We talked about this at lawyer friend's lunch. The bad karma and the creepiness aspect was brought up, I argued for the death bet. The fact that the onus is on you to alert the organizers should one of your list perish means that you do exactly what most celebs want you to do: be alert to their every move, career change, etc. And it is so rare to have a bit of black humor "fun".

2 Responses to “IRS, war, the death bet”

  1. bennyhoff Says:

    If I remember correctly, the Agriculture dept. does payroll for many gov't agencies. I suspect they came up with an excellent payroll system at one point, and instead of everyone making their own, they just pay them to do it. Sorta seems silly, but I suspect it makes sense financially.

  2. veronak Says:

    interesting I never would hsve thought the Dept. of Agriculture would be cutting the check

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