Archive for April, 2009


Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Here is a quick one. So I was finally doing the taxes (hey, it isn’t April 15th YET…)

I thought I was going to have to pay some federal taxes. But then I noticed a “Retirement savings contributions credit” on line 51 of form 1040 that I had not investigated. Both Karalene and I contribute to a 401K, so I thought it was worth looking into.

And it was. Now I don’t have to pay federal taxes. I am getting a refund…
of exactly one dollar…


If you haven’t seen Better Off Dead, you should.  It makes this post slightly funnier.

The Proof

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Here is the proof.  He is in fact a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  Make sure you look closely…

Gonna need a closer look...

Gonna need a closer look...

He sure does look familiar...

He sure does look familiar...



Okay, okay, I know it really isn’t Conan O’Brien – the nose is all wrong.  But it is fun to look for him while the choir is singing.  I wonder if he ever gets told he looks like Conan…  O’Brien, not the Barbarian/Destroyer/Conquerer/Librarian/Governer

It’s Official

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Alana is my 3 year old neice on my wife’s side of the family. This is a conversation that Karalene relayed to me.

Alana: I want to see a manatee.

Karalene: A manatee?

Alana: Yes, a manatee.

Karalene: Well maybe they will have manatees at the aquarium when it is finished.

Alana: No, I want to see a manatee. Uncle Craig is a manatee.

And once a three year old says it, it is official. So now I am more than justified to go by the title “Land Manatee”.

So it is official now. My niece (on Karalene’s side of the family)