I have attempted several times over the last few weeks to submit my taxes. Each time I tried, I needed something that I didn’t have. I have finally gotten all of the pieces together to submit. Call me old fashioned but if my ass gets audited I want a paper trail. That is when I noticed how hard the IRS is pushing for the e-file option. So hard, in fact, that the information about how to make out the check is almost non-existant. If the government is taking a good chunk of my money, I am not really inclinded to make it easy for them by doing an electronic submission.

Doing these taxes has shown me just how scatterbrained I am becoming too. It has taken several weeks of circling around the same problems – over and over again. I started to do e-files 3 different times (because I couldn’t find the info I needed about other payments) and have 3 different accounts listed on TurboTax’s website.

I find if I have a lot to do, I am focused and efficient. When work slows down, I feel like in dreams when you try to run from something – painfully slow, and unaccomplished. My “diet” of sorts is really messing me up as well. My diet is in the sense of Jay’s idea of cutting back since you aren’t doing shit. When starvation sets in, you are in your own little hell. When you don’t eat, I am convinced that your brain makes cut backs too. I actually feel more stupid after several weeks of not eating. Complicated ideas and technical reading slip out from between my fingers. Everyday I wake up, I come out of the deep sleep and it takes me a minute to realize where I am and what is going on. I am also acting like more of a bastard – like anyone could tell.

I hope that everyone’s weeks are a smidge better than my own!



  1. Bellona says:

    First to clarify, you are eating. You have just cut back on the amount that you eat. Second, it’s not that your brain makes cut backs, it is that it can’t run as efficiently as it did before. You have cut back on your body’s fuel source, therefore you are running at a slower pace. The solution is not to make a drastic cut back on the amount of food, it is to make some cut backs and just eat healthier over all. I know it is hard but it is a lot better for your body and mind.


  2. William says:

    If you’re trying to be healthier, you really don’t have to eat less. You just have to eat healthier foods and a good balance of them.


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