Tuesday, April 29, 2008

IRS was fair to Jed

I want to share some good news. I know what you are saying, "Jed, that ain't what you normally do." Well I wanted to tell you a story about a man named Jed who was bold enough to ask the IRS to have mercy, and they did. I know it is a freaking miracle, it is nothing short of a miracle.

I had received a letter a few weeks ago from the IRS explaining when I had to do the short sale on my house the wonderful Country Wide Bank had filed a 1099 of some type that credited me with a capitol gain of some seven thousand dollars. Since I had been excused of that much on my upside down loan they were expecting about one thousand dollars in taxes from Jed. As you can imagine I was very upset, well hell I'll just say it I was pissed dead off. I lost my entire down payment of twenty grand and had to move quickly with no tax relief since I am now a renter. So I called and spoke with the agent and explained all this. Without much compassion he said to write it all down in a letter and send it in.

I thought well...I will try and compose a friendly and humble letter even though I felt anything but friendly and humble. I was feeling like another loser all over again. I was in the mood to quit trying at all and start systematically killing my liver with cheap vodka.

Your standard still successful fellow American will look at this whole ARM loan mess as stupid people signing documents they don't read and understand. I hope stuffed assholes like that get out thunk by a group of Lawyers and Bankers when they need it most, lets say when they need that surgery. What didn't you read and understand that thing you signed call your Health Insurance package? I don't make matters worse when I say we are all subjected to corruption of this kind and it devalues everyone.

Anyway, rant about judgmental idiots aside, I must have proved in my simple letter and worth sheet that it was nothing but a total loss on my side. It was a raw deal, and I guess the facts were sufficient to excuse Jed.

I can't tell you how much a thousand dollars is to me, but let me say it means a lot. So, I will say something I thought I would never say...Thank you Internal Revenue Service.
:: posted by Tennessee Jed, 8:23 PM | link | 6 comments |

Sunday, April 20, 2008

How strange it is to be anything at all

Everyone from time to time can find they are in a quandary of emotion swirled and swished by the tide of life. To not make matters worse I found a song that gives relativity to the ebb and flow. It is a little ditty by Neutral Milk Hotel eluding to Anne Frank the little Jewish girl who wrote a diary of her brush with fear and hate. The last line of the song "In The Aeroplane Over The Sea" speaks volumes about the truth of life and what it is.

Please join me in an emotional vacation and play this video and read the lyrics posted without permission below it. Because thoughts like this belong to everyone.

What a beautiful face
I have found in this place
That is circling all round the sun
What a beautiful dream
That could flash on the screen
In a blink of an eye and be gone from me
Soft and sweet
Let me hold it close and keep it here with me

And one day we will die
And our ashes will fly from the aeroplane over the sea
But for now we are young
Let us lay in the sun
And count every beautiful thing we can see
Love to be
In the arms of all I'm keeping here with me

What a curious life we have found here tonight
There is music that sounds from the street
There are lights in the clouds
Anne's ghost all around
Hear her voice as it's rolling and ringing through me
Soft and sweet
How the notes all bend and reach above the trees

Now how I remember you
How I would push my fingers through
Your mouth to make those muscles move
That made your voice so smooth and sweet
And now we keep where we don't know
All secrets sleep in winter clothes
With one you loved so long ago
Now he don't even know his name

What a beautiful face
I have found in this place
That is circling all round the sun
And when we meet on a cloud
I'll be laughing out loud
I'll be laughing with everyone I see
Can't believe how strange it is to be anything at all
:: posted by Tennessee Jed, 9:23 AM | link | 2 comments |

Monday, April 14, 2008

LAG tv

I have been busy around here with little time consuming projects like designing a logo for a company my wife has become very involved with over the past few months called LAGtv. It is a live broadcast internet television show that caters to the X-Box 360 gaming community. You all need to stop in and see her on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:00 p.m. est as she is the producer for the main LAGtv show. You will need to add Silverlight to your browser which is a Microsoft specific flash/stream plug in you can download directly from Lagtv that does not interfere with any actions visible on a computer os.

I have been playing some on X-Box live and it is quite fun even for an old man like myself. I have found I like the first person shooter games the best and "Call of Duty 4" is hours and hours of fun. I like playing other living humans from all over the world...and killing the shit out of them.

It can't make matters worse giving your wifes company a plug on your blog.
:: posted by Tennessee Jed, 7:23 PM | link | 5 comments |