in fact, we’ll be on the plane right now somewhere over the mid west I suppose :) we’re flying over Denver, so it’s a little bit of a detour, but that is better than flying from SF or Oakland which would be an hour drive or more and we also would have to pay for the parking garage for one week. Not a good idea. It seems like we can take the light rail to downtown tomorrow morning and then catch a bus to the airport from there. That would be just perfect (I am surprised that it works out with the schedules of public transportation! We’ll have to leave at 5:15 a.m. and it will take us a little over an hour to get to the airport, but at least it’s possible!).I just talked to Annie, a friend of mine, who lives in Boston. We’re going to meet up for the first time ever, so that’s going to be exciting. It’s her birthday this weekend, so it’s perfect timing since we’ll be there for her little birthday get together ;) I am still not sure what to get her, but I hope I’ll have a sudden inspiration before the weekend :)
Monday night we watched another kings game, the last but one before the play offs. They played the Utah Jazz (a loser team) and lost – I couldn’t believe my eyes :( they just couldn’t get a basket! It was terrible to watch this disaster. As the Kings have clinched the 6th position for the play offs, it doesn’t really matter, but it would just be nice for self-confidence if they wouldn’t lose the last few games before the play offs. They’re playing the Phoenix Suns again tonight and I just hope they’ll sweep them off the court! Then Brad Miller and Peja Stojakovic will be back this weekend for the play offs (they had been injured), so that should make things better as well.
You won’t believe it, but I am still dealing with the tax stuff. I know, I said I wouldn’t bother you with this anymore, but I just have to vent to someone. I’ve been on the phone for the last hour (!) trying to talk to someone from the IRS who can help me to complete form W-4 (which I have to file with my employer to let them know which amount to withhold from my paycheck). Well, actually I sent this form to my employer already, but she had some questions about it and I had a question, too – but don’t think it would be easy to be connected with a competent person (it’s just their job!). I’ve been transferred at least 7 times, until I talked to someone who knows something about form W-4. When I mentioned that I am a nonresident, he was like “Oh, I am sorry, I don’t know too much about that -Â we’re pretty busy right now due to tax season and we don’t answer cases which require special handling. So I can either put in your call and someone will call you back within 3 days or you call back next week.
I mean – I’ve been on the phone for an hour (!) and they can’t answer my questions? Saftladen ! (= which means “juice store” which we say in German if you have to deal with a bunch of incompetent people :)) Since I am going to be out of the office (have I mentioned that before?), I won’t think about it till next week, but THEN I’ll call back and get on their nerves until they can answer my fucking question! I am so great in dealing with these people over the phone by now *hehe* I will get my answers!
Have a good week… and I’ll talk to you ASAP.
Boston.. here we come!