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Dec

11

Another year another tart

I just turned another year closer to 30. I was never into celebrating getting older. But you know what, the older I get the happier I am and the more sure I am of myself. And you know what else? It’s good to be an adult because I can do things like eat Pop Tarts for breakfast. I remember walking by the wall of Pop Tarts in the grocery store, staring longingly at the sprinkled frosting on the box. My mother would never allow it. But this morning I had myself a tasty nutritionally vacant frosted strawberry tart. No, I had 2. Ah, it’s good to be an adult. Will I allow my children to eat Pop Tarts for breakfast? Probably not. I would not want to deny them this self actualization.

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Happy weekend everyone. It’s freezing here! But no trudging through snow. Sorry Midwest.

Dec

9

Brrrr

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Munch and his Ralph Lauren scarf. This would be their perfect winter campaign, no? I know I’m biased, but come on. Just look at him. The most beautiful face in the universe.

Dec

8

Beautiful and Creepy

<br />Winter

Dec

8

I Love Lamp

I do, I do love lamp! Especially ones that are made out of plumbing. Did I ever tell you guys about my never realized project to build a table out of galvanized plumping pipes? No? Well the sketches are tucked away for a rainy day. I’ve already begun plotting out my next project involving blank canvases but I need a chunk of very large empty wall space. A rare commodity in NY.  Some rearranging will be required.

But a lamp! A much smaller venture. And what? I can just buy one for about the same price it would cost me to buy the pieces at Home Depot thus saving me time, money and the risk of it looking like something I found in the dumpster? Good thinking.

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Coooooool right? And just look how grungy adorable these 7 are. You can also purchase these Kozo lamps on their Etsy site. Designed by Demo Design Clinic.

Dec

2

Manhattan Tea Party

Was anyone else aware that effective August 1, 2009 New York City sales tax went up to 4.5% and there is no longer the repealed city tax for clothing over $110?!? What the? Why the?

I was just doing SB quarterly sales taxes and didn’t find out ’til about now. I guess the city needs money. But I wonder if this will curb purchases even more, and only push New Yorkers to shop online at places that where they won’t get charged tax.

And I guess I should be paying more attention to my receipts!

Quoted from NYSTAX.GOV:

Sales Tax Law Changes in New York City – Effective August 1, 2009
Chapter 200 of the Laws of 2009 amended the Tax Law and the Administrative Code of the City of New York as follows, effective August 1, 2009:

(1) New York City local sales and use tax rate is increased to 4½% As a result of this change, the combined state and local sales and use tax rate imposed in New York City is increased to 8.875% effective August 1, 2009. This rate includes the 4% state tax, the 0.375% Metropolitan Commuter Transportation District (MCTD) tax, and the 4½% New York City local tax.

(2) New York City’s local exemption for clothing and footwear costing $110 or more is repealed. The exemption from New York City’s local tax for clothing and footwear regardless of the cost is repealed, and New York City will conform to the New York State exemption for clothing and footwear costing less than $110 per item or pair. As of August 1, 2009, purchases of clothing and footwear costing $110 or more per item or pair in New York City are subject to the full 8.875% rate of tax. Purchases costing less than $110 remain fully exempt.

So if you didn’t know people, now you know. The law of the land has been laid. Tea anyone?

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