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It’s Never Too Late To Do 1 Thing

Thursday is a great day to do that 1 thing you don’t want to do but also don’t want to continue thinking about doing. (Friday is also an acceptable day.)  

My 1 thing is that I must do my taxes. MUST. MUUSSSSTTTTT. (MUST.) (I got an extension in April so they are due Monday.) Yesterday I was in denial about this fact and couldn’t bear to think of it, but today I have reached peace. I am calm about my taxes. I am zen about taxes. My taxes is a thing that is going to get done because it has to get done. And I’ve only dreaded doing it every day since April. No problem. No biggie. OM.


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terrific (#1,532)

I’m closing a super old bank account! I’ve been putting this off for the past two “do one thing” posts. It’s had $3.60 in it for something like 4 years. I’m on the phone now, except I don’t know my PIN, so this might be difficult.

CubeRootOfPi (#1,098)

@terrific Me too (re: closing bank account)!

ThatJenn (#916)

You are going to be FINE and one way or another these taxes will be done in like four days. Isn’t that comforting?

Logan, you are braver than you know and you will do this!

I am not brave at all but I am going to look at (just look!) my CV.

ThatJenn (#916)

I sent my medical info request form to my college. They will purge my records soon and I want to know what went on with me medically during those years (they were eventful in my physical and mental health).

I unsubscribed from several email lists that were junking up my inbox every morning. Added bonus, I won’t be tempted by Woot purchases anymore!

@backstagebethy Oooh also this week I set up my mortgage payments to fortnightly so I will end up making an extra payment every year (and also I can play around with my paychecks a little more. Not like frivolously play, but like not be on as strict a schedule or whatever. YKWIM)

I call my previous veterinarian and had them fax over my dog’s records! Just in the nick of time, too, since my vet appointment is at 3:30 today…

Megano! (#124)

Ah that reminds me that I have to email about an apartment today, and call about another one.

LizF (#1,399)

I was going to have to call about my student loan not getting deducted from my bank account but it was just a little late and now I don’t have to do that.

I have to help my boyfriend with a project so I will probably work on that later tonight after work even though I don’t want to. 1 thing!

LizF (#1,399)

@LizF Also I hope Logan writes a post entitled “My taxes took 20 minutes”.

RocketSurgeon (#747)

I have been too busy recently to book my flight for Thanksgiving, and now I’m going to get hammered price-wise. My 1 Thing for today is to try to find a decently priced flight at good times that doesn’t cost a fortune. Or a unicorn. Whichever comes first.

megsy (#1,565)

I sent in my mail-in ballot application today for a municipal election. Just about missed the deadline too.

I did do one thing yesterday. All day – I only did one thing. It was the least productive day of my life. But I was wondering if I could retroactively use one thing that I did on Sunday to fulfill Thursday’s one thing. I changed the settings on my DVR so that it would extend the recording of some show so I don’t keep missing the little end snippet (you may call it a “button”) which is generally funnier than the rest of the show. Yay for me!!

glow bug (#1,606)

@Kara M & Lisa L@twitter Daily Show? I only catch the moment of zen b/c I also record Colbert

@logan, taxes are easy if you use software to help. federal returns are free unless you make lot, which based on your posts it doesn’t sound like it. and state returns are cheapish – $15 at h&r block? helps SO much. http://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/online/free-edition.jsp

aetataureate (#1,310)

YES I got renter’s insurance as promised!

wearitcounts (#772)

comment excessively on a billfold post about tipping — CHECK.

TARDIStime (#1,633)

pick up ebayed vacuum cleaner, check.
pick up ebayed washing machine, check.
apply for rental home, check.

3 1-things this weekend! W00T!

selenana (#673)

I renewed my birth control at PP – had to get a wellness check in order to get my stash!

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