Noodle Reward for Finishing the Taxes

"Noodles" Cedar Park, 2019
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO1000
“Noodles” Cedar Park, 2019

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Here in the States, it’s almost tax day, and of course, I waited until the last minute to do ours. However, over the past few years, the process has gotten less-complicated and faster. Just out of curiosity, I timed how long it took this year and I came in just under two hours, at 1:52. Most of our accounts are able to be imported electronically which saves a ton of hassle, and our charitable donations have been automated as well and easy to track.

So why do I wait until the last moment to do our taxes? Well, I think it has to do with some baggage I am carrying from the days when it was a more manual process. Gathering all of our investment information was super-complicated, and that experience has lodged itself deep in my memory. Maybe next year I’ll listen to the rational side of my brain (and my family) and do it earlier. We’ll see!

Anyway, with the taxes done, I decided to treat myself to dinner (since I am fending for myself today) and I was craving some noodles so I went to a Pho Thanh Nhi Vietnamese restaurant and enjoyed a huge bowl of egg noodles. It was so good! A nice end to the day.


4 thoughts on “Noodle Reward for Finishing the Taxes

  1. Until the last minute? Be careful, haha! My mom ways told me to file as early as possible. She had a friend who used to love filing at the last minute and one year when she filed, the IRS and state told her she had already filed her taxes. Someone stole her identity, filed her taxes and collected her money!

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