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Um, we now have 37 RSVP’s in the affirmative.  Did I mention I’m not that great with crowds?

Looks more and more like it’s going to rain buckets.   If that happens we’ll have to ditch the tables and just plop everyone into rows of folding chairs crammed around the furniture.  What should I do with all the balloons?  Do people mind being crammed together like sardines at a party where they don’t all know each other and the age ranges are from 16 to 70+? With no booze?  Oh yeah.  This is hilarious.  Frankly, I think there WILL be a little booze, if only in the hostess and the hostess’ helper.  Thank jeebus for Corey, she is an industrial-strength organizer.  But she can’t make the house any bigger or control the weather.  Hey, internet, you want to come, too?  Why not?  The more the merrier.  🙂  HAHAHAHAHAHA.

Yep, losin’ it.


On cutting back and getting back to basics

Great blog post about the new Great Depression – the comments are wonderful, too.

“I think President Obama is grappling seriously and thoughtfully with the problem, and I’m thankful to have such an intelligent, steady leader…but I also believe that this train left the station a long time ago. The best we can do now is to slow it down, hope the damage isn’t as bad as it looks like it might be, and get as many people off the tracks as possible.”

What’s different about your life now?

I found this via AmpleSanity, where I find many of the interesting things I share with you.

Phishing with the IRS


I’m seeing some good phishing scams coming through. People have so many questions about paying taxes and dealing with the IRS that the phishing mails seem really plausible. The IRS is on top of it, but that doesn’t help if you give the phisher your social security number .

On one of my work forums people discussed the rebates for their residents for days, trying to advise each other and get the right information. [Yes, a tax lawyer finally chimed in with the answers preceded by many declarations of THIS IS NOT TAX ADVICE etc etc etc. ]

Anyway, be careful. I’m just sayin’.

How to report a phishing scam