All right, so generally people aren’t throwing IRS theme parties (imagine the paperwork streamers strung about—- how festive!), but I think anyone who gets a cash refund for their efforts can identify. A common topic of conversation as of late has been "what’re you doing with your refund?"
Mine is mostly going to pay bills and to buy a new external hard drive. You know, responsible things, though I am just nerdy enough to be excited about a 2-terabyte hard drive. (I’ve taken to chomping in my boyfriend's and others' general directions, proclaiming it a Tara-bite, long enough for everyone to undoubtedly hope I’ll have satisfied my obsession soon. Yes, my sense of humor is equivalent to that of a six-year-old who has just figured out puns.)
If I didn’t have any Adult Responsibilities™ lined up for my refund, here’s what I’d spend it on:
♠ an Alaskan cruise (or down payment on condo overlooking Alaskan landscape)In this imaginary world, my refund check stretches much further than it does in the Real World.
♠ entire box set of M*A*S*H on DVD
♠ a lifetime supply of Junior Mints
♠ Colin Firth or Jean Dujardin, depending on sale price
♠ season tickets to the Civic Center’s Broadway series
♠ the World of Downton Abbey book
♠ a feather pen with accompanying ink pot to keep on my desk so as to look like a real writer [in the sixteenth century]
What would you buy?