Every Day Above Ground (mallorys_camera) wrote,
Every Day Above Ground


The IRS has extended the tax season, thereby creating a dilemma for me.

Volunteer tax preparation has not been at all fun this year, and while the purpose of volunteer tax preparation is not fun but some abstract ideal of selfless service to others (gag), still: Girls just wanna have fun.

Or at least: I just wanna have fun.

So, do I sign on for that additional month or no?

Volunteer tax preparation is the only community activity I’m participating in at present, the rest of my time being devoted to income-generating projects, a few stabs at “art,” and the endless viewing of endless movies on the endless number of streaming video services I subscribe to.

I get that this hardly rises to the standards of a hedonistic lifestyle! But it is designed to keep me relatively depression-proof.

I’ve decided that everyone’s Numbah One Job in these oh-so-interesting times is to Keep Happy, and if Keeping Happy means Keeping Distracted, I’m in.

I’ll probably end up doing the extra volunteer month.

I don’t know how or why I ended up developing a conscience in the latter years of my life, but it’s undeniable that develop one, I did.


Today will be busy.

Boring TaxBwana stuff into the afternoon, and then I will tromp around in officially-spring landscapes, and then I have a slew of friends-and-family tax returns to prepare plus Remunerative Work Project #3, which involves a very close scrutiny of some very uninspiring prose.

Two trips to plan.

To Ithaca two weeks after my upcoming Vaccination 2 to visit my Bad Boy Boo—who offhandedly told me yesterday, “Oh, yeah. I was smoking a joint with this Cornell student, and she tested positive. So, I guess I should get a test, right?” (He tested negative.)

And to California at the end of May to visit Numbah One. I will be spending most of my time in Mendocino, Sonoma, and Santa Cruz counties and hardly any of it in the Bay Area.
Tags: covid-19, max, robin volunteer

  • The To-Do List

    It rained. I worked. It rained some more, I worked some more—and then decided I wanted to play video games, which, of course, are a Complete Waste…

  • Standing On Your Head

    All day yesterday, my nose wouldn’t stop running—which made me flash on the joke I thought was the height of sophisticated humor when I was nine…

  • "The Group" Plus "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"

    Continuing my tour of 60s movies, last night I managed to track down The Group, the film version of a controversial, bestselling novel by Mary…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.