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The Fabulous Adventures of Astera: Writer/Actress for Hire

Meet Astera (aka: me), a star in her own mind. Our plucky little heroine has embarked on not one but two difficult, low-paying career paths: writing and acting. Witness the menial jobs! The unreasonable demands! The quirky friends and family! And the glimmer of success just ahead! Through it all, Astera maintains her core beliefs: 1) She is destined to be fabulous 2) Everything is more fun with a cocktail.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Lacerated By Taxes

Normally there is nothing funny about filing taxes. But this article on SFGate gave me a chuckle. It's all about the delays caused by late e-filers. Most of those affected were using TurboTax, but some programs that tax preparers use were affected, too, including Lacerte (note spelling) and ProSeries. One tax preparer gave this quote:

"I have never sent a communication through Lacerate that did not go through the first time until Monday."

Ha, ha! Lacerated by taxes.

I used TurboTax to file my taxes last Friday, and I felt a bit wounded, too. Note to self: as a freelancer, I must put aside money for taxes throughout the year, so as not to be hit with an unwelcome April surprise.


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