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I've always been a big fan of the 007 James Bond movies and am really looking forward to watching Casino Royale (2006). Eva Green will be cast as Bond girl Vesper Lynd.

And in other EARTH SHATTERING NEWS, here's a pic of the Mug Shot shirt I bought a while ago. I love it. I think I'll just leave it in its wrapper, because I don't want to ever get it soiled.

There's just one thing that's bothering me. I don't feel they should have put my adorable Pee Wee Herman's picture on the shirt. The guy in the mug shot doesn't even look like Pee Wee, and could possibly be an imposter!

Here's the picture of my new shirt. Nice isn't it?!


I've been up since 4:00 this morning. How I wish I could sleep late, but I have an alarm clock in my head at 4 or 4:30 on the dot! The sleeping pills have help tremendously and only take 1/4 of one when needed.

My boss invited me out to dinner last night and took me to a very fancy restaurant. I had lobster and steak. It was delicious and could only eat half of what was on my plate. I was tempted to ask for a doggy bag, but thought against it because you just don't ask for a doggy bag in a place like that. Next time my boss invites me out to dinner, I'm going to wrap the whole inside of my purse with plastic, so I can discreetly shove the left overs into it and take it to Grandpa! I'm so stupid! There was this little bowl with water on the table, and I picked it up and drank it. My boss explained that it wasn't for drinking, but for washing the tips of ones hands in. How embarrassing! By and by, my boss is only my friend.

I didn't have my usual Margarita this time because he ordered this weird green mint liquore that was out of this world!

Property taxes are constantly going up, and just found out this week that the value on houses has gone up 18%. Last year they raised the value on houses in a big way, and mine went up $33,000 in value because it's located in the upper valley. The house could be ancient and ready to collapse, but they don't go by that, but by the size of the house. I went and fought it and managed to have it lowered just a tiny bit. You just can't win with these bloodsuckers! This city is a border city and it's POOR! I just don't know what the city is trying to do with its homeowners!

And here they've hiked it up AGAIN, which has me a little worried!

El Paso home prices climb 18% from 2004

Vic Kolenc
El Paso Times
Friday, February 17, 2006

El Paso's house prices continue to zoom. The median sales price of El Paso existing homes, the market's midpoint price, was $118,400 in the fourth quarter of last year -- 23.2 percent higher than in the same quarter of 2004 -- data released Wednesday by the National Association of Realtors show.
For all of 2005, El Paso's median sales price was $111,800, an increase of 18 percent from 2004, preliminary data from the association show.

Seventy-two metro areas in the nation had double-digit percentage increases in median home prices in the fourth quarter, the Realtors association reported. Only six metro areas out of 145 tracked by the association had price declines.

The data "confirms what we already know," said Patty Chagra, president of the Greater El Paso Association of Realtors. "El Paso is finally coming up the ladder where we should be. We're still a badly undervalued market compared to other markets."

El Paso home prices climb 18% from 2004

Income Tax time is just around the corner. I've been putting off tackling the mess. Anyway, I'm still waiting for the tax info. from one of my web site affiliates. Everybody else sends the stuff promptly, except for this certain place.

I'm really a money hungry bitch and am constantly trying to find ways to make a buck. Don't hate me for it, it's just that I once new what being homeless and hungry was like and it set a fire in my ass, BIG TIME, to survive! I'm totally on my own and would rather MUCKING die than ever take hand outs from ANYBODY!

I managed to make one of my bedroom's into a business and have been able to claim just about everything, including utilities, computer repairs and software, car insurance, my cell phone and even Mickey and Jewely's pet grooming bills, as a tax deductible! Plus, the apartment I had built in the back gives me lots of deductibles, such as curtains, furniture, repairs and many more things. Someday I'll post pics of that apartment here.

I'm pretty nervous this time about preparing my taxes correctly because there's much more stuff to attend to than what I had last year. I sure don't want to make a mistake when it comes to the Internal Revenue! Hopefully, I'll have it all done before April 15!

And here is a pic of my 2005 tax nightmare:


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we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we
are the dancers, we create the dreams."

"I wouldn't sell my bike for all the money
in the world. Not for a hundred million,
billion, trillion dollars!."
- Pee Wee Herman

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and without such preparation there is
sure to be failure."
- Confucius

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( 14 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 18th, 2006 04:25 pm (UTC)
18% is bad darling but 24% is worse. My little 3 bedroom is now worth 145,000 mid price here is 245,000. Thank heavens my house is only 1,000 sq ft on a quarter lot..:( You have a nice boss btw.
Feb. 18th, 2006 04:40 pm (UTC)
This is such a poor city my friend, that it's close to poverty. I just don't know how some people will manage to pay for such outrageous property tax. I'm having to do without more and more in order to set aside enough to pay those damn taxes that keep going up higher and higher each year!

This city has grown tremendously, and with Ft. Bliss getting approximately 20,000 soldiers, and with Nafta, the freeways just can't handle anymore traffic.

Yes, I do have a nice boss. I'm blessed!
Feb. 18th, 2006 08:53 pm (UTC)
Hey. I'm your friend, too.

And I have an accounting degree, so if we were married, I'd do your taxes. :P
Feb. 19th, 2006 12:15 am (UTC)
PLUS, we'd end up saving oodles of money as a married couple at the end of the year! YAY! ;o)
Feb. 19th, 2006 02:59 am (UTC)
You sound so excited! :)
Feb. 18th, 2006 11:37 pm (UTC)
Connery will always be the best bond though :P
Feb. 19th, 2006 02:15 pm (UTC)
Feb. 20th, 2006 02:50 am (UTC)
Sean Connery.

You know..the elderly scottish man who still apparently has sex appeal to the young lasses.
Feb. 19th, 2006 01:26 am (UTC)
Here in Brisbane the taxes are rated on the undeveloped value of the property, not on the house that stands on it. Of course there are also the levies for water and sewerage, and a few thises and thats, but the house isn't in the deal. In some ways this can be good, and in others bad. For example, when I bought a house in 1998, there was zero property value growth in that area for four years. This of course meant that my rates never went up. However when my marriage broke up and I chose to sell my haqlf of the property to my soon to be ex wife, no sooner had the deal been done than the values of properties in the area doubled.

So I guess the moral of this story is, "Never drink the water from the finger bowls."

And here come the warm hugs and the loving kisses, and yes, they are tax free. Hmmmm, I wonder if you could claim me as a dependant as I'm dependant on reading your journal?
Feb. 19th, 2006 02:14 pm (UTC)
Isn't is funny how different places have different methods in taxing property? I never knew that. Live and learn.

I was just about to ask what the little white towel that was laying right next to that little water bowl was for, but grabbed the little bowl of water first and gulped it down. Goes to show, I'll never be Blue Blood! haaaa

I won't claim your kisses as deductables. I love getting kisses from a Sweety Pie like you!

Feb. 19th, 2006 11:26 am (UTC)
Wow... amazing post... truly amazing... I know that bills are like out of control anymore... If I had the money I'd be helping you for sure... Always... But I don't have the money. What I do have is love in my heart for you always... and I just hope that life gives you happiness always...


Feb. 19th, 2006 02:08 pm (UTC)
My darling man, your love is all I need!
Feb. 19th, 2006 02:17 pm (UTC)
aw thanks sweetheart...thanks so much...

I love you so much too :)


Feb. 22nd, 2006 07:40 am (UTC)
~grabs a crayon and does yer taxes for you~
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