Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Rant and Rave Wednesday

Wednesday, April 7, 2010....

Any readers following me on a regular basis know if it's Wednesday, it's time to Rant and Rave about the past week. Without further adieu, here are my Rants and Raves from the past week:

Rave: Hubby and I won the annual Easter Egg Hunt and have bragging rights in my family for entire year.

Rant: Stinkin mockingbird is still outside my window. He's lonely and chirps. I've renamed him Mr. Focker.

Rave: Going to Rachel Ray show next week. Hoping for great guests and maybe a giveaway.

Rave: YogaGirl sent me a fabulous Easter surcee (our word for surprise) - a $100 gift card to Starbucks. I don't go too often so I should be set for many, many months.

Rave: Spring is HERE! The weather is wonderful, daffodils and cherry tree are in bloom!

Rant: Issue with tax returns. Our state returns (yes, 2 states) have a glitch and can't be filed electronically.

Rave: Getting tax refunds which is very much appreciated in this household.

Okay, that's it for me. I would love to read any Rants and Raves you want to share? Just click on the linky thing for anyone that wants to participate in Rant and Rave Wednesday -- or leave them in the comments section here. Please, please be respectful and do not use the linky thing if you are just promoting your blog (yes, this is another Rant of mine).


kk said...
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Brian Miller said...

neat. have fun at RR...
spring is here...
so cant wait for the money from the return to get in the

Yankee Girl said...

OMG we have to file our state taxes! I totally forgot!

Anonymous said...

Not owing any additional income tax for the first time in 7 years! I guess it was worth it to be broke all year long...YES!

Dan said...

Spring is here too - that means we got snow this morning. {*grin*} Nothing like 80s to snow and back in a week.

Taxes are never simple. That's what makes it fun.

TechnoBabe said...

Yoga Girl must have mucho dinerro to give such a large Starbucks gift card. I am going to want to hear all about the RR outing.

P said...

Oooh, a giftcard with that much on it would keep me going for months too. I don't drink coffee but it would certainly keep me in frappucinos!

Adrienne said...

We have a crazy bird lately too and If it doesn't shhhush he will be cat food j/k well maybe not.

maria.palermo said...

LMB, how do I get Yoga Girl to send me a surcee to Dunkin' Donuts? Have fun at Rachel Ray, hope you score a prize. I won a wet/dry vac and a year's supply of Miracle Grow when I went to the Regis and Kathie Lee show.

BeckEye said...

I finally got my taxes filed after many headaches and annoyances. To e-file, you have to know last year's AGI and I obviously misplaced the paper record of that. But I e-filed last year through H&R Block, so you'd think they'd have that, right? Well, no, because they changed their whole system. Blargh.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Rachel Ray! how fun is that!!!! I can't wait to hear about it.


Badass Geek said...

Taxes are evil.


DB said...

Rant: I have some kind of respiratory illness thingy. Waiting for it to get worse.

Rave: Respiratory thingy makes me sound like a sexy babelicious chick.

Rant: Lost egg hunt. And now I have to see that stupid tag line for a whole 363 more days. UGH.

Rave: Eggs from egg hunt seem to be salvageable after rinsing them in a colander to get the dirt off the foil wrapper.

Melanie's Randomness said...

What is it with birds these days?? My parents have a problem of the birds picking out the insulation under the air conditioners. They are totally acting crazy!!

Have fun at Rachel Ray!! Ooo that's a cool gift!! That giftcard will go a long way!!

Yeahh the weather is springing up!! I like it too!! =)

Little Ms Blogger said...

Kk – Sorry the Windy City isn’t so much fun.

Brian – I hope too.

Yankee Girl – Glad this reminded you.

Secretia – LOL. That is the only benefit of being broke.

Dan – You have the ODDEST weather patterns where you live. I’ll take my New England weather any day – at least it’s consistent: rain with sunshine every now and again.

TechnoBabe – LOL. YogaGirl is comfortable, but hasn’t won lottery and still has to work.

P – I also love their half passion ice tea/half lemonade. Very refreshing.

Adrienne – LOL….I wish the neighbor’s bird would do more than pee in my garden bed.

Maria.palermo – you can start a campaign asking for a giftcard. Don’t know if it’ll work.

BeckEye - Ohhhh that WOULD suck. Our problem was that it was the first year we filed jointly and he had some stock loses he was carrying over that caused our headaches in terms of filing.

Joanna Jenkins – I think it’ll be fun.

Badass Geek – They are….but when you finally get some $$ back, it’s nice.

DB – Your voice sounds sultry and you can create a nighttime business with it -*wink, wink*
Yes you will be reminded daily about the egg hunt, but you would do the same.

Melanie’s Randomness – Ahhh your parents’ birds are using the insulation to build their 5 bedroom condo…

Erin P said...

Sounds like your week was pretty ok--raves outnumber rants! I'm too busy and shocked to rant and rave, but I here's the big one: Rant: hubby's aunt--closest older relative--just diagnosed with big brain cancer at age 92. Rave: her spirits are good and she seems to want to fight it!

The Empress said...

Love the idea of rant and rave Wens. I can survive anything, if I know my chance to dump is coming.

Thank you!