Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Nick is RED, but he wanted to be BLACK...

Take this test!
Your color is red, the color of racy sportscars, blushing cheeks, and luscious roses. Red symbolizes passion, romance, and love. So, since you're ruled by red, you probably trust your feelings more than your brain and tend to act spontaneously. If you see something you want, you go for it without thinking twice — impulsive is your middle name. You don't wait around for people to make decisions, either; you dive right in. Quite the romantic, you pay close attention to your emotions. In fact, if your heart isn't in what you're doing, you won't be satisfied. Of course, even when you do pour all your energy into the projects you tackle, your impetuous nature means your passions can shift as frequently as the wind. That's why some reds have trouble with commitment. Our advice? Next time you're feeling fickle, think before you act, if possible. You might be surprised at the results. Overall, though, it's great to be red. No one lives life more completely than you do.

Tax Season

All my fellow Pearson CPAs know why I haven't blogged lately.  I have exactly 4 weeks and 6 days left of Tax Season 2007 (I know it is 2008, but I don't change years until at least mid October).  This is the point during tax season when it just isn't fun anymore.  Yes, there is a time when the momentum is building that I find this whole process exciting.  Another opportunity to "Step up and help out"(one of my partners favorite slogans), to prove myself.  But after 8 weeks and 3 days, enough is enough.  Spring is in the air, which has the exact opposite affect me and all the other accountants in my office.  It makes us even crankier.  Why? Because we are stuck behind an L shaped desk and multiple computer monitors while the rest of the country is out spending their refunds on flip flops and tank tops. It was 75 degrees outside today, the grass is waking up and the spring flowers are starting to bloom. I want download the third installment of the Twilight series to my iPod, get a big glass of ice tea, find a nice chaise lounge out in the warm sun and not move for several days.  But with two kids and a husband vying for attention and sorely neglected house chores, it will be July and too hot to lounge before that happens...ugh

Here are some of my tax season rants(you should probably stop reading at this point if you don't own a red or blue lead pencil):
1) I hate CG Times font!!!!
2) No, I don't want your check stubs...add them up yourself.
3) I am your CPA, not your shrink
4) I just want to do your tax return, not roll your retained earnings
5) We are paperless, why do I need a red or blue lead pencil!!!
6) Who still sends faxes... Mom and Lee(sorry mom)...
7) Dot matrix printers...I couldn't read it, even if you hadn't faxed it to me