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    The un-grumpy edition

    I’ve been struggling to write something constructive here all day. I’m recovering from a two-day migraine that is merely a splitting headache at this point, and I’m on my last thread dealing with my current job. If my last day here weren’t tomorrow, today would be. So while I’m not sure I can manage to be cheerful and helpful here today with links and happy progress, I think I can be “un-grumpy”. I started reading a book I grabbed from Michael this weekend titled A Very Hungry Girl by Jessica Weiner. I’m only 39 pages in, but it’s a tear-jerker.

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    Tastee (del.icio.us) links! (April 21st)

    Links for April 21st from 15:32 to 22:38: Michael Jackson's Credit Card – Another absolutely hilarious prank. Read all four pages for a gut-buster of an prank. The Visa Prank – I'd never heard of this prank site before, but this Visa prank is hilarious. Read all three pages of it. Language of the Perpetual Poor | Frugal Dad – I knew a few of these "perpetual poor" types when I was growing up (especially in extended family), but happily, my parents weren't this way. It's a heart-breaking list to read, to me, because I have an acquaintance or two who keep themselves down. Top reasons people don?t budget –…

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    On tax returns and economic stimuli

    So, as I’ve made clear in the past, I’ve decided to take on my debt full-tilt using ideas from Dave Ramsey’s books and various financial blogs I read. My budgeting earlier this year was skewed by irregular income for a couple of months, courtesy of leaving teaching, having unemployed time, then starting a new gig. I’ve been chipping down at one debt in particular these past few months — it’s a credit card where one charge went just over the credit limit, blooming in fees and extra charges beyond what I could pay during my paycheck-to-paycheck living while teaching. I made out like a bandit on my tax return this…

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    Tastee (del.icio.us) links!

    Links for April 21st from 13:38 to 13:46: Newsweek’s N’Gai Croal On The ‘Resident Evil 5’ Trailer: ‘This Imagery Has A History’ – It’s like they’re all dangerous; they all need to be killed. It’s not even like one cute African — or Haitian or Caribbean — child could be saved. And given […] the not so distant post-colonial history […], why would you uncritically put up those images? Dubious Quality: Race and the Resident Evil 5 Trailer – When zombies don't look enough like zombies and people don't understand their own history.