I think for some people taking a crap twice in a day is normal. But I don't know how they do it. It's exhausting. And you can never be too far from a toilet. And how much toilet paper must these people go through?
I was considering doing a review of every episode of the Wonder Years. But then I read this:
That guy pretty much covered the main points I would have wanted to raise. I wrote a much longer review that detailed the proposed baseball card trade and just how reasonable or unreasonable Jew Paul was being but this review didn't pass my internal censor. It was too long and not interesting.
If there was a hook, if I could focus on how Kevin is an asshole in every episode, that might be something worthwhile. But just generic reviews of the Wonder Years...it's been done.
I found out that Jon Paul Steuer died recently. For some baffling reason, all of the news story have him as "former Star Trek actor". He was in ONE episode. Then they replaced him with fellow child star Brian Bonsall.
At first, I assumed that it was Brian Bonsall who died. I saw pictures of him and he's all tatted up and he has a few arrests.
Jon Paul Steuer is most well known as the boy from 1990s situation comedy Grace Under Fire. He famously left the show after star Bret Butler showed him her tits post-boob job in some kind of drug/alcohol-fueled shit. He was maybe 10 at the time.
He was 33. Presumably suicide. He looked rough in his most recent pictures.
My ladyfriend got me a big bar of Cadbury's Oreo Crunch. I enjoy Cadbury and I can take or leave Oreos but this is a hard pass. It's just bad. But I appreciate the effort.
I think that they discontinued the toffee popcorn chocolate quite a while ago. I remember it being introduced along with the popping candy jelly beans one and maybe another. Only that popping candy jelly beans once is still sold. It's great. Probably the best. Peanut is second. I don't even know what other varieties exist. Plain but I don't eat that shit.
Looking at their website. Oh yeah. Fruit and nut. That was okay but I haven't seen that in ages. And I don't really want raisins in my chocolate.
Yeah, the popcorn one isn't on here but the jelly beans one is.
Here's a weird product. You can order a box of 10 assorted Cadbury bars for £60 delivered to your home monthly for six months. So that works out to £1 per bar.
That's like twice as much as what it would cost at the store. And you can buy whatever chocolate bars you like at the store. Here, you're going to get stuck with shit you don't want. Or if you do like all of these, you can buy all of these at the shop for half the price. These aren't rare.
This is just catering to lazy gluttons.
Speaking of which, I was taking the train today. I had to travel between Edinburgh and Glasgow. Scotrail runs like 90% of the trains along this route but Crossrail (or something) runs the other 10%.
Crossrail has to take a longer journey than Scotrail. They're not allowed on the same tracks so they use an alternate route that takes longer. But it was the first train at the station when I arrived and it only made one stop between Edinburgh and Glasgow so I thought, "How long can this take?"
It took longer but I lost track of time. It might not have been crazy long. But the good thing is that it drops you off at Glasgow Central instead of Queen Street. Glasgow Central is a bit closer to my home.
Anyway, a refreshments guy came along and some overweight American woman actually ordered a ham and cheese sandwich. And she must have done this before because she didn't ask, she just ordered the ham and cheese sandwich. Then she ended up leaving the garbage on the table even though I'm pretty sure there are little bins on the train. But failing that, take the garbage with you, you scumbag.
I've never ordered anything on a train. I've never been that hungry. I know that the prices are jacked up and the food is low quality. So I can wait.
It's only ever tourists on this train. Natives take Scotrail. But the tourists don't know any better so they take this train that takes the longer route. Also, Scotrail has free wifi but this Crossrail makes you pay for wifi.
I think that Crossrail has some marketing scheme that targets tourists. So they buy tickets that only work on Crossrail. Oh. It's Cross Country. I knew Crossrail was wrong. Anyway, I don't feel like going back and changing all of my "Crossrail"s to "Cross Country".
There was some mentally ill English woman with a really glass cutter accent who kept talking on her phone about how some area is "really Brexit" and they're racist, et cetera. She was talking all kinds of pretentious shit. I think that she said she was from Cambridge. I wanted to smash her head through the window.
Some elderly loud American couple too. Only the woman was loud. I never heard anything from the guy. She was talking to an English woman who was in Scotland on business. "OH H-M-R-C! I KNOW THEM! THOSE BAD GUYS!"
She's conflating sterotypical American views of the Internal Revenue System with what she assumes are British views of Her Majesty's Revenus & Customs.
I remember calling up HMRC and asking if I made my second payment for the year. They said "no". I said, "How much do I need to pay?" They gave me the amount and asked if I'm sure that I didn't pay it. I said, "No, if you haven't received it, I haven't paid it." I then asked if there's a penalty. This was like 3 months late. They said that there's no penalty yet but interest accumulates so I had to pay the interest. The interest was pennies.
There was another time when HMRC sent me a refund for all of the years that I had overpaid my taxes. I always paid taxes at the "emergency rate" because all of my jobs were only 3 months and then I quit. For some reason, this meant that I paid at the "emergency rate".
Like seven years later, I got an unexpected cheque in the post for like £500 for all of this overpaid tax.
So no, taxes in the UK is not like taxes in the US. There aren't the threats and intimidation that one finds in the US tax system.
Speaking of which, I haven't done my taxes this year yet. They used to send me a letter reminding me that they're due. Then for a few years that stopped. I assumed that I hadn't updated my address but that can't be right. Now they send a text reminder.
So I have until 31 January. Maybe I should have used an accountant this year. But I say that every year. It's not complicated but maybe an accountant could save me some money.
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