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Day 2901: Good to know

One thousand, three hundred, and sixty days ago (it’s good to know who’s counting — me!), I wrote another post titled “Good to know.” It’s good to know that it’s still good to know things, even during these times of a deadly pandemic and deadly denial.

I hope it’s good to know that I finally got up some good courage yesterday to call the Internal Revenue Service to know about my good refund, which, as you might know, is a good many months late.

It’s good to know details, so here’s what happened:

  • I know how difficult it is to connect with a real person in the IRS, especially these days, so I set aside a good long time to make the call.
  • The automated IRS phone system gave me the same response I had gotten on-line a good many weeks ago — that the system had no knowledge of my refund — which was not good to know.
  • Other automated information increased my fear that something bad had happened to my refund.
  • I tried navigating the phone system every which way I knew, but still couldn’t get through to a real person with knowledge.
  • I googled “how to reach a real person at IRS” which gave me a complicated hack of the phone system including refusing to enter my social security number twice, which was very good to know.
  • I stayed on hold for 45 minutes, marveling that so many good people ahead of me had figured out the good-to-know hack of the phone system.
  • I finally spoke to a wonderful IRS employee who was home in Texas with her dogs and who was good to know. She told me the good-to-know information that there was a backlog of mailed returns and mine was among them. That was the only reason I had not received my refund, instead of all the bad-to-know fears my mind had manufactured.
  • She told me other good-to-know information, including (1) don’t mail in your return again, (2) don’t worry about identity thieves stealing your refund, (3) your husband’s erroneous Social Security information (which necessitated the mailing rather than the e-filing of our joint tax return) has been corrected, and (4) you go, girl, for marrying a good guy 10 years younger than you who cooks!

It’s good to know that bureaucracies can be made up of good-to-know human beings.

Are any of today’s images good to know?

It’s good to know Hanukkah is starting tonight and Michael will be making good potato latkes very soon.

Here are five good-to-know facts about Hanukkah from watchmojo.com:

Many thanks to all my good-to-know readers, including YOU.

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Day 2802: Suggested Locations

Apparently, my iPhone calendar makes suggested locations for events. Let’s see if I can locate any proof of that kind of suggested location.

I did spend my vacation day yesterday in the suggested location and in other locations very close to the suggested location.

I made sure to be in locations last night to see the full Corn Moon. My first photo, located above, suggests that I was thinking about the Corn Moon all day.

Before I took the last photo located above, I passed by some young neighbors I hadn’t met before, located outside their home. Here’s what transpired at that location, as I walked by with a mask located on my face.

Them: Hello!

Me: Have you seen the moon?

(pause) (during which some thoughts like “how weird am I?” located themselves in my head)

Neighbor: The Corn Moon?

Me: Yes! It’s beautiful.

After I continued on my way to locate the Corn Moon at the end of our street and then turned back, I saw that my young neighbors had followed me to locate the beautiful moon too.

Then, I returned to the suggested location to finish rewatching the Fred Rogers documentary  “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

I wish that somebody like Fred Rogers was located in the White House and I plan to make my best suggestion about that with a future vote in a suggested location.

Today, my suggested locations include home and near home, again, and all suggestions indicate that those will be my suggested locations for quite some time.

Let’s see what YouTube suggests for this “Suggested Locations” post.

There are so many places that I am not allowed to visit these days, but I still love being in my suggested location.

The suggested location for you to express thoughts and feelings about today’s post is in the comments section, below.

The suggested location for gratitude is anywhere and everywhere, so thanks to all, including YOU.

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Day 2542: Monday!

This just in: Yesterday was Monday!

I saw evidence of Monday all day long, starting with this …

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….  and ending with this:

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What are your associations with Monday? Let’s see what associations we find in my other Monday photos.

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No matter what day it is, I have trouble deciding what to wear.

Here are the top 10 songs about Monday, even though it’s Tuesday.

 

Every day of the week, I end with thanks to you.

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Day 1970: Unexpected Appearances

Yesterday, on my way to work, I encountered my first unexpected appearances.

I didn’t expect the appearance of geese on the sidewalk. Did you?

There were more unexpected appearances throughout my day.

The appearance of that duck in front of a local bakery was unexpected. Maybe that duck expects the appearance of bread crumbs.

Expect the unexpected and the appearance of two more photos today. Here’s the first of those now expected photos:

That cat made an unexpected appearance last night at a party where my old friend Lawry and his family made wonderful appearances. (I expect I’ll add links to Lawry’s appearances in previous posts after I publish this one.) (Like this one and this one.)

In two days, my son will be making an expected appearance back in Boston. I expect to appear very happy about that.

This video made an unexpected appearance when I searched YouTube for “unexpected appearances.”

I expect the appearances of unexpected comments about today’s post, below.

Finally, here’s the expected appearance of gratitude at the end of this blog post.

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Day 1950: What makes you smile?

What makes you smile?

It makes me smile to remember that smiling helps you and others feel better. (See There’s Magic in Your Smile: How Smiling Affects Your Brain for many reasons to smile.)

Do the complete lyrics of my first original song make you smile?

I love a lot of people,

My friends know that I do.

Human beings are my favorite things

But I don’t like you.

 

There aren’t a lot of a-holes

Within my immediate view.

But you are one

and I’m pretty much done

And I don’t like you.

 

I don’t like you.

You’re a notable exception

To my usual perception

That people are divine.

 

I don’t like you.

If I could I would avoid you.

You are like a hemorrhoid on

The beautiful butt of mankind.

 

There may be tragic reasons

Your unpleasant qualities grew.

I try to be kind,

Have an open mind,

Still I don’t like you.

© Ann Koplow, 2018

Do any of my photos from yesterday make you smile?

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I am interested in the Mind body connection and also in music that makes people smile.

 

Of course, a comment from you would make me smile.

Finally, gratitude makes me smile, no matter where I find it.

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Day 1844: Everlasting impact

We don’t know how long the impact of any deed, word, or moment will last, including this one:

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Sometimes, I fear that a mistake — like a “wrong” decision — will have everlasting impact. I also hope that compassionate, kind, and loving actions will have everlasting impact.

I believe that people can fear AND hope for everlasting impact.

I wonder how long the impact of these seemingly random photos will last?

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Lasting readers of this blog might know that I’m someone who loves tea, my work, and  macaroni and cheese. Yesterday, one of my patients brought me A LOT of macaroni and cheese.

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I wonder how long that will last?

Here’s music with “lasting impact”:

 

If you make noise, here or elsewhere, it will have an impact.

Everlasting thanks to all who helped make an impact on today’s blog and — of course! — to YOU.

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Day 1743: Wonder Woman

The Wonder Woman who writes this blog wonders about many things, including:

  • how to hang up pictures without inflicting damage on the walls,

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  • what to do with built -in wine racks in the kitchen if you don’t drink,

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  • how to stop snacking at night,

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  • why our cats hate this meowing snack clip so much:

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  • what Harley is thinking about,

  • whether anybody is ever going to buy this donut,

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  • what it would have been like to grow up and live in a world without sexism, and
  • if my readers know how grateful I am that they read this blog.

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