Today I find that the following things are giving me a serious case of The Hates:
- My puny, worthless, weak, no-good immune system. I came down with a cold over the weekend, almost exactly when I finished the antibiotics for my sinus infection, which has thankfully cleared up. But seriously. I can’t breathe through my nose today and I can’t take my allergy medicine because it exacerbates my severe congestion but it’s a double-edged sword because now I’m reacting to allergens in addition to having a cold and my nose is all red and raw and I’ve gone through an entire box of tissues in my office today and that sucks. And I’ve been working out and eating healthily and I’ve taken a multivitamin daily for about a million years now, so what else does my stupid body want from me? I don’t want to be Sick Girl, and yet I seem to be Sick Girl lately.
- The stupid annoying IRS, with the exception of one employee. About two months ago I filed an amended 1040x return for calendar 02 because I didn’t deduct my student loan interest that year and upon review, it was more than I thought and probably worth my time. Over the weekend I got a letter from them saying, “Here are the changes we made to your amended return.” The changes? Well, they somehow decided to add my student loan interest to my AGI. After about an hour on the phone with them this morning, I went through my 452nd connection and ended up talking to a very nice woman (the exception noted above) who went through the return with me line by line. Turns out I did make a mistake on the return, but they did not correct it correctly. So now I have to file an ADDITIONAL 1040x (which has to be done on PAPER and mailed in — none of that e-file crap for them, nosir!) to amend the amended return, and wait another 12 weeks for the results, and after all that effort I *might* get about 1/5 of what I’d been expecting. Or I might not. Whatever.
Heh. I’m sure I had more hates than that at some point today, but I must have gotten over them or forgotten about them or something, because that’s all I can come up with now. Feel free to add your hates in the comments anyway; I’m sure I’ll come up with more later. The Hates can be a work in progress.
This weekend I finally got some new sneakers, among other things. I’m terrible about replacing my sneakers, and I’ve been working out a lot more lately and was really having trouble with my arches.
Somehow they look darker gray than that in person. This is the Saucony Grid Aura, which is a trail runner. The Hurricane would have been best for my low arches, but these do nicely. It’s amazing how much more you feel like you can do in good shoes.
I also got a pair of jeans and two bras. In fact, that was my exact goal for shopping: one pair of jeans, one pair of sneakers and two bras. And I got all four things for less than $100. I rock. Sales rock too.
Okay, this Sudafed doesn’t feel like it’s working as well as it did earlier today. My brain hurts. And my face. And my nose. And I’m sitting here breathing through my mouth like a caveman. Rock.