Friday, March 11, 2011

Only two things in life are certain

Death and taxes. And the latter is driving me crazy. It's amazing how much it has made me nostalgic for simpler times.

Maybe that's why I write (aka, am trying to write) YA. I'm secretly and intensely jealous of teens because they don't have to pay taxes. Growing up is tough. I remember being 15 years old and wanting nothing more than to be 25. Life seemed sweet for 25 year olds. They could go where ever they wanted, eat whatever they wanted, stay up as late as they wanted... how could life get any better?

Turns out, even when you grow up, you don't get to go wherever you want (it costs too much money), eat whatever you want (it goes straight to your hips), and stay up as late as you want (gotta go to work in the morning- how did 14 year old me not realize that adults had jobs?!).

But, if I want, I can eat ice cream for dinner! And I stay up as late as I want and willingly pay for it in the morning. So even though there are things I miss from those fantastic teen years, I'm happy to be where I am (and will be much happier after April 15).

No matter how old you are, there are things that suck and there are things that completely rock! And what you focus on can make all the difference. So, I'm going to lay back, watch some funny TV, and put off those negative things for a later day.


  1. It could be worse: it could be the first one keeping you up all night. I'm not sure exactly how that would work, unless you were a vampire or a zombie, though. Unless you were a zombie vampire who had to pay taxes. That would suck a whole lot.

  2. So true! I've often found myself wondering about the nuances of vampire tax law. Take Bill or the Cullens, for example. They seem to have amassed fortunes over their lives, and I'm sure that money hits the IRS radar every now and then. Do they pay taxes?

    Maybe that's the real reason turning children into vampires is frowned upon- they would have an eternal tax exemption.

  3. I've only seen True Blood--well, I read the first Charlaine Harris, but that's it. Anyway, on the show, yes, vampires DO pay taxes. The ones who mainstream, anyway. No clue about the Cullens. I would be pissed if I found out Edward had been on free lunch for 200 years...and never even used it.

  4. I'm getting my tax stuff together and realized I'm missing a 1099. Grrr....
    I hate taxes!