Taxes, Insurance, and TV

I burned up my old tax documents from more than a decade ago. I could have shredded them, but it was a nice night for a fire. And the cat seemed to enjoy the show.

This morning I had some weekend coffee, finished my taxes, paid my insurance bill, and played The Sims 4 for a long bit. It was a productive morning all-in-all. Expensive, but productive. I mean, I’m getting a refund on the taxes, but the insurance… damn. Why is insurance so expensive.

Word is that it’s because of the unlimited medical coverage required here in Michigan. But I think that’s changing. I don’t expect any of us to see any significant change in our rates. If you’re curious, I’m paying about 35% of my car payments for insurance. Meanwhile, I’m driving a company vehicle 90% of the time and the vehicles I’m insuring are sitting in the driveway. When I think about it… it’s frustrating.

That was a bit of an aside. Sorry.

We finished Mr. Robot, or rather, we finished the free bits of Mr. Robot. Prime Video would like to sell me each of the episodes that make up season 4, but while I thought the series was interesting, it’s not “pay for it” interesting. I’m sticking by my stance that this show is weird. I mean it is both weird and also takes some weird twists.

We’ve moved on to American Gods, but I only have the first season of that and, again, I’m not looking to buy anything else. I like it. But, c’mon, if I’m paying for Xfinity, Amazon Prime, Disney+Hulu, and Netflix already, why would I pay extra for more stuff. I already have so much more than I’ll ever be able to watch it’s almost unreal. Besides, I still haven’t watched the BBC/Netflix Dracula show.

Friday night we watched Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Got any guesses as to my thoughts on this one? If you guessed that I thought it was mostly boring and pointless, well, you guessed right. Sure, the acting was good, but you had a couple of aging actors playing a couple of aging actors, so that should be an easy roll to pull off. Mostly, it felt like a great big love fest to all the things about old Hollywood that Tarantino thinks are cool, plus a bunch of boring and pointless stuff. Then you get some good stuff at the hippy ranch. More boring stuff. And then a pretty amusing and entertaining, if over the top, finale.

So, if you’re a fan of actors, these particular actors, period films, or this director, maybe go see it. If you’re looking to be entertained and get your money’s worth, probably don’t.

There you go another movie review from someone who doesn’t much like movies. Later.