Tuesday, August 3, 2010

supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, US passports, Surfing

Mary Poppins is a classic you have to watch at least once. It is from that movie the famous saying “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” became just another in our casual repertoire. In afternoons you’ll find me handing out paint, sharpening pencils, and socializing with 15-20 kids who are attending “art camp.” Last week I was Super Awesome Ninja or Cherry while we had a “Molly” “Brown Eyes” “Watermelon” “Lucy” and then some. Yesterday as I was walking about helping as needed, I chanced to listen to two six year olds sitting next to each other. The girl was saying “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and the boy was saying it next. I didn’t think much of it except when I walked by again 15 minutes later and they are stillllll doing it.  I asked him if he knew who Mary Poppins was and he didn’t. Apparently this was the first time he’d heard that wonderful and glorious 34 letter word.

I’m taking a Federal Income Taxation course and learning an amazing amount. Everything is taxable and if it’s not taxable now I’m sure someone will figure out how the gov can get their cut later. However, there is absolutely nothing wrong, according to my textbook, with tax planning to pay as little as possible. And of course we are talking about legal methods. Right now there are US citizens living in UK trying to give up their US passports/citizenship because of taxes. Can you imagine that? Changing next year is the inheritance tax. Currently it’s minimal and by next year it will be close to 50%. Ouch. Now is a good year for inheriting money, however, the keyword is legal.

The US Open of Surfing is happening right now. I have my t-shirt to prove it. Surfers from all over the world come and competitively surf. (didn‘t see that one coming) It’s pretty impressive to watch. I went into Starbucks and bought myself a tall mocha frap and as I was waiting for my drink they called out a Claudia, Danielle, and two more names I can not recall. It’s pretty neat when you start meeting people from Canada, France, Ireland, and so on. And I’ll be the millionth to say it, surfer dudes really do have it going on.

And that’s Emily reporting to you live from HB, California.

Tuesday night is In the Heights - should be good.


  1. Hi Emily!

    Haha, you sound just like Sierra (about the whole non-fat thing). She always gives me a bad time about it! Hmm, that sounds interesting, I may have to try that sometime.

    Life is treating me pretty well! How is life treating you girly?

    Oh my goodness I love Marry Poppins... a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down. Gosh, I am going to have to watch that movie again soon. Shame on that child, not knowing who Mary Poppins is, that is one of the best Disney movies ever!

    Ahh taxes, lovely. Wow, that is actually quite fascinating. I think I am going to have to do some research on taxes.

    I agree with you Emily, surfer dudes, awww *faints*. There is just something about a man on a surf board that is just attractive!!!


  2. Hi Ems!

    I am ridiculously jealous about the surfing. I love watching it. I have "learn how to surf" on the agenda for this year. :)

    Have a fab day!


  3. I'm totally amazed at the balance and strength those surfers have! I wanted to learn how to surf this summer but didn't have time. Maybe I'll go spend a year in Hawaii - that would do it. :) Totally go for it!!