#945

11:12 pm, Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

I had Subway for lunch today. I’ve been taking advantage of their “$5 Footlongs” deal a lot lately. Sweet onion chicken teriyaki with lettuce, spinach, cucumber, and black pepper. Yum. The Pullman Subway is especially awesome cuz it has Vault in the soda fountain. Only downside is that there’s always a line, even at 10 pm on a weeknight.

Subway sweet onion chicken teriyaki sandwich with Cheetos

Also, filed my taxes today (yes, I’m even lazier than Peter). I had to track down my 1098-T form at French Ad and register with Franklin Templeton to get their 1099-DIV. The other 1099-DIV and 1099-INT actually made it through the mail successfully. Much math and quadruple-checking ensued. A spreadsheet was created. I figured out my bottom line (well, my seventh-to-last line) with both the “tuition and fees deduction” (8917) and “lifetime learning credit” (8863) — the 8917 was worth a whopping $600 more.

2007 Tax Return

Check out the 6×9″ clasp envelope. Pretty snazzy, right? It required an additional 17¢ in postage, but the forms look so much cleaner when they’re folded in half instead of thirds. Totally worth it. BTW, did you know the tuition and fees deduction will cease to exist in tax year 2008?

Brett got a bunch of these pastilles from Amazon. I’m wild about the rose-flavored ones. The others aren’t so great — the violet tastes like strong old lady perfume and the orange blossom tastes like musty tea bags.

I had to buy a ream of paper at ShopKo so I could run off those PDFs. While I was there, I got a file box and 100 folders (with three tab positions!). Spent a couple hours sorting out the (poorly managed) contents of my falling-apart accordion file and piles of envelopes whilst listening to string quartet renditions of Panic at the Disco songs. Good times. All my (post-November 2005) paperwork is in perfect order now.

Time for bed. I’m working parking at the Lewiston dog show this weekend (like last year), so I need to adjust to waking up at 4:30 am.

7 Responses to “#945”

  1. Chuk:

    BTW, did you know the tuition and fees deduction will cease to exist in tax year 2008?

    Nice. Good to see that the whole discouraging education thing is now official.

  2. Amy:

    OMG, i love rose flavored anything! i’m sooo getting some of those!

  3. Peter:

    Hey!

    I completed all my tax documents a month ago! I just never got around to clicking “submit” until the 14th :P

    Re: Subway…I’ve gone there only three times during the $5 promotion (two Subway Melts, and a Subway Club). Damn good stuff, though pretty unhealthy for Subway’s standards.

  4. Tim:

    Oh, and to let you know, Cinshe’s out.

  5. hjo3:

    Chuk: Well we still have the education tax credits. And an optimist would say at least it’s a decrease in a federal subsidy.

    Amy: Cool. I think you’ll be pleased.

    Peter: I automatically assume all claims of “it’s healthy!” are fraudulent. All that matters is that it’s tasty. The subway melts are what Brett always gets.

    Tim: Thanks, site’s updated. Been busy.

  6. Hammy:

    I don’t know where to post this response so it’s here and there……>…what makes you think I didn’t mean that…….hjo3

  7. hjo3:

    lol, okay, okay