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Author Topic: This coming year, I am SOO looking forward to __________ .  (Read 19938 times)
Jammo the OrganizedFellow
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« on: December 31, 2007, 01:52:26 PM »

1.Income Tax
Got a new baby girl (four and a half months old now), so my wife and I are all looking forward to our larger than average check this year.
2.Bonus Check
After having worked 10,000 hours for my employer (Costco Wholesale), I qualify for a bi-annual bonus check.
3.New Website
My wife bought me a few new domain names for Christmas and a years hosting with DreamHost
smiley I LOVE my geeky wife!
4.Getting Medicated
As you read in my signature - I was diagnosed by two different Psychologists as having Hypomania/Bipolar and ADD. Due to depression, I stopped seeing them. Since the birth of my daughter, I'm determined to kick this disorder aside and hopefully get with a Psychiatrist to get properly medicated. So I can spend more time with my family, stop forgetting things, perform better at work, get more things done around the house, and nearly the MOST importantly - establish myself as a freelance web developer.


HOW BOUT YOU ALL!
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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2007, 02:23:10 PM »

jammo: hope meds will work for you, be sure to give it some time (SUCKS that a lot of psyhofarmaca takes up to several months before the positive effects kick in, while you might have the side effects from day 1 >_<).

Personally, I'm looking forward to getting rid of my debt, hopefully Q1 of 2008... then? Perhaps saving up some money, getting me a nice new box, and enjoying summer.
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2007, 03:25:50 PM »

jammo: hope meds will work for you, be sure to give it some time (SUCKS that a lot of psyhofarmaca takes up to several months before the positive effects kick in, while you might have the side effects from day 1 >_<).
Thanks for the support!

Personally, I'm looking forward to getting rid of my debt, hopefully Q1 of 2008... then? Perhaps saving up some money, getting me a nice new box, and enjoying summer.
Oh yeah, we talked about this a few weeks ago:
5.Pay off Debts - we owe $9,900+/- and plan on paying that off within 12 months, that's why I'm so hung up on getting my bonus and income tax - alone, those two checks could wipe out our debt.
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The slow growth of my web dev projects is eclipsed by my patience, understanding and desire to learn AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE as I slowly progress.

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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2007, 03:58:15 PM »

that's why I'm so hung up on getting my bonus and income tax

Sorry, I'm trying real hard to stifle a rant, but the way you twice referred to "getting my income tax" as if it's a good thing has me wanting to explode.

You don't get income tax  naughty. You pay it (and pay it some more). Indeed, you're not getting anything. What they'll be sending to you, commonly called an "income tax return" is a reimbursement of excess withholding taxes, based on the current tax regulations.

To be clear: when you get your income tax return, no one is giving you anything. It's money that was already yours, because they took too much out of your pay. You're not getting anything free. Far from it, you've just been nice enough to give your Uncle Sam an interest-free loan in that amount for the past year. Pretty generous of you, wasn't it  Wink

Back on topic:

I'm looking forward to a new PC this year myself. My current one is over 3 years old. 1GB of RAM seemed like a lot back then...
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2007, 04:21:06 PM »

... You don't get income tax  naughty. You pay it (and pay it some more). Indeed, you're not getting anything. What they'll be sending to you, commonly called an "income tax return" ...
YYyeah, THAT!

So long as I'm understood, and I think everyone did - even you CWuestefeld!
However, thanks for the clarification.

And thanks for the reminder!
6. A new PC - mine is just about as old as yours. I saw a member yesterday buy two Gateway PCs at Costco. Each one had 3 gigs of RAM. Including monitor, each PC was priced under $700.
But I'm pretty sure your new upcoming rig and mine won't be near that price-range.
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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2007, 04:42:16 PM »

I know plenty of people here in .dk that set their income tax too high, so they'll get tax return at the end of the year... simply because they're so lousy at abstaining from spending money if they have any smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2007, 05:16:21 PM »

Sorry, I'm trying real hard to stifle a rant, but the way you twice referred to "getting my income tax" as if it's a good thing has me wanting to explode.

You don't get income tax  naughty. You pay it (and pay it some more). Indeed, you're not getting anything. What they'll be sending to you, commonly called an "income tax return" is a reimbursement of excess withholding taxes, based on the current tax regulations.

To be clear: when you get your income tax return, no one is giving you anything. It's money that was already yours, because they took too much out of your pay. You're not getting anything free. Far from it, you've just been nice enough to give your Uncle Sam an interest-free loan in that amount for the past year. Pretty generous of you, wasn't it  Wink

That isn't entirely true. Many families in the US qualify for an "Earned Income Credit" on top of a return of whatever they paid in. This can more than double the amount in some cases.

This was how I saved money every year for my daughter's college fund. Every tax refund check went into it. As long as we were claiming her as a dependant, and our income was below a certain amount, they sent us some whopping checks that were much more than we paid in.
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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2007, 10:10:42 PM »

Got a new baby boy, 5 months old now ( first child ), looking forward to the first walk, talk, and line of code smiley

@ Jammo: good luck with the psych stuff, I understand where you are coming from, your positive outlook is a great first step..  Thmbsup
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« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2007, 11:00:42 PM »

Sorry, I'm trying real hard to stifle a rant
But surely... paying taxes is a privilege  smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2008, 12:06:03 AM »

This coming year, I am SOO looking forward to: Programming, Programming, Programming.  And maybe some writing.
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« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2008, 02:06:12 AM »

This guy


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« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2008, 02:07:02 AM »

0. Stop drinking
1. Graduate
2. Work with my new start-up company
3. Code better
4. Run a marathon
5. Find the answer to life, universe and everything...

Apparently the last one was != 42
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« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2008, 07:14:27 AM »

5. Find the answer to life, universe and everything...

Apparently the last one was != 42
Sure it is, you just haven't found the proper question.
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« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2008, 07:26:41 AM »

Getting my noisy, hot, high-capacity laptop hard drive.

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« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2008, 09:28:41 AM »

Drat. I really want to blab on in this thread, but it's just too small of a world and the wrong people could read it. Sad

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« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2008, 12:17:35 PM »

Got a new baby boy, 5 months old now ( first child ), looking forward to the first walk, talk, and line of code smiley

@ Jammo: good luck with the psych stuff, I understand where you are coming from, your positive outlook is a great first step..  Thmbsup
haha, amazing isn't it?!
We (wife, doctor, & i) think she may teethe and crawl as early as six months. She is very strong for her age.

Thanks for the encouragement! As you know, ADDers need all the encouragement we can get smiley

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WHOA!!
That guy: MSRP $187,975; biturbo SOHC 36-valve V-12; 604hp @ 4,800rpm & 738lb-ft @ 2,000-4,000rpm
Best of luck to ya!

Drat. I really want to blab on in this thread, but it's just too small of a world and the wrong people could read it. Sad
You could always state it like this:

A friend of mine ... blah blah blah ... hahaha.

Good luck to everyone!

P.S. I no longer suffer from hangovers ... is that a GOOD thing!?
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« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2008, 03:16:56 AM »

0. Stop drinking

Sadly, as of the 3rd, this one got broken. Well, better luck next year I suppose.
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« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2008, 10:31:49 AM »

0. Stop drinking
1. Graduate
2. Work with my new start-up company
3. Code better
4. Run a marathon
5. Find the answer to life, universe and everything...

Apparently the last one was != 42
How bout the others?!
4.Getting Medicated
As for mine, I have an appointment with a Psychologist on the 23rd.
smiley
We spoke over the phone for a good 30 minutes, and she seems very pleasant and educated in ADHD matters.
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« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2008, 10:50:59 AM »

Getting out of the rut that has been my life for quite some time now. smiley
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« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2008, 05:20:54 AM »

How bout the others?!
1. Final term yet to start.
2. Been doing my research, yet to meet team.
3. Picked up a book, yet to read it.
4. Resumed training, got cramps on the first day, out for 3 days.
5. Trying to meet more intelligent people who might have spent their lives finding the answer and will discuss with me.
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« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2008, 08:47:29 AM »

I'm looking forward to getting the good ship PhD out of the doldrums and back on course. Aye, aye, cap'n!
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« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2008, 01:55:15 PM »

I am looking forward to concentrating more on meditation, enjoying life without any more anxiety attacks or getting worried over superficial things. Smiling more, traveling, and hopefully conceiving a gothic junior cheesy
I also would like to save the world, but that may have to wait til next year  undecided
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« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2008, 04:52:50 PM »

Other than the impending conception of Gothi[c] junior (a task for which I am both emotionally and physically ill-equipped  Grin), your list for 2008 looks worth adopting for myself, Dell[a]!

Good luck with junior  Thmbsup
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« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2008, 02:46:10 AM »

I am looking forward to "Spore"
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« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2008, 04:19:39 PM »

I am looking forward to a pay-raise and a real work contract. And to paying taxes.
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