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For those of you curious as to what I'm attempting to read after two DNF historical romances in a row, I decided on Entertaining Mr. Stone by Portia Da Costa, a contemporary erotic romance that was published by Black Lace several years back. Da Costa has a writing style that just flat-out appeals to me (her brand of erotica has a lovely playful quality to it) and her work for Black Lace was always so wonderfully....British. And don't think it hasn't struck me as amusing (and slightly sad) that this contemporary erotic romance has more of a "sense of place" than the Regency historical I just slapped a DNF on.
I'm only 25 pages into the book so far. Hopefully it will keep me entertained, and I'll have it read and reviewed by Wednesday. :::fingers crossed:::
After ignoring the fact I had to get them done for the past month and a half, I finally sat down to do our taxes this weekend. I'm not sure why I was procrastinating, since all of our paperwork was in order, and it didn't take us that long to get through.
The verdict is that My Man and I are getting nice returns back from the Feds, and are getting screwed by the state of California. With no changes on our end in regards to income and deductions - My Man's return is 50% less than last year and I actually owe the state. Granted, I owe them less than $100 - but it still frosts my cupcakes. You just know they're going to waste and squander that money. Will it go back into the Public Library Fund? Will they use it to purchase new equipment for our firefighters? Will they put it towards hiring a new police officer? Will my check be used for classroom supplies and improvements in one of our schools?
::snort:: This is California. My check will probably get stuck in committee and then they'll put Proposition SL on the ballot for the next election. "How should the state spend the Super Librarian's $74 tax check?"
You laugh - but it could happen. Seriously.