2. I'm making an Excel spreadsheet of all the potential places I might go during SxSW. Yes, I am exactly that kind of a geek.
3. Remember that fat tax refund I mentioned? Well, I was doing my accounting and budgets on Monday, and I noticed that my checking was $150 light, and I couldn't find anything at all that I might have spent it on. So I was stumped, until I get, yesterday, a notice from the IRS. Petrified that it was an audit notification, I opened it up, and it's a notice that the deposit of my tax refund was $150 short because of back taxes I owed. From 2003. There were no details of any kind, just this notification that they were withholding $150 in back taxes I owed from 2003. I have never before been informed by the IRS that I owed them any back taxes, and it seems kinda odd, given their fearsome reputation, that they would wait four years to tell me that I was in arrears, but that's bureaucracy for you. The other odd thing is that they broke down the numbers (not in the sense of actually informing me why I owed them money, but what the money was for), and it was solely for the amount I allegedly underpaid -- in other words, in four years, they hadn't assessed me a single penny in fines for being delinquent. Not that I'm complaining, mind you; it's just strange. Anyway, there's a number here I'm supposed to call to find out what's what, and that's a endless bureaucratic nightmare I'm not looking forward to let me tell ya.