hawkeye (hawkeye7) wrote,

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Yes, I am a Bitter Crank

Weather is cold today, about 10C with a biting wind. Hope the people who bitched about the heat are really happy.

Annual bonuses paid out today. I have mine paid into the super fund as salary sacrifice. This is because (1) I don't need the money (2) it attracts less tax. It would also be a big help if the fund didn't just piss it up against a wall like they did last year and the year before. And World's Worst Treasurer takes almost the same cut as the top tax bracket – a whopping 40%, when you include his stupid surcharge. He says that he intends to work until after he's 65. I say we give the pompous prick the bum's rush at the next election.

Geoff has achieved the Australian businessman's dream – the company is being taken over by the Americans. See here for details. I don't know what this means yet.

Episodes of Angel arrived in the mail today. On DVD, but they seem to be okay. Now I guess I'll have to buy a DVD burner. Bummer about the series folding. A year or two ago, I wouldn't have cared. Now Angel is going, Sex in the City, is gone, and there isn't a thing on the box. I did so want to see Carrie wind up with Big. Will see if I can trade Angel for The L Word with Gabby.

  • Riding to work

    Bike path is busier than Burke Street these days.

  • Freezing

    Coldest winter in 14 years. Subzero temperatures every morning.

  • Cycling to work

    Normally winter means less cyclists on the paths, but for some reason there are more than ever this year. Passed two dozen on the way in to work (not…

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