Silver, Purple Lexus, of Somewhere in New England, formerly of In-Skip Auto, Rhode Island, passed away unexpectedly on March 18, 2010, after a brief illness.
Born in Tokyo in 1997, Lexus immigrated to this country sometime shortly thereafter. He was the beloved son of Silver Lexus and Purple Lexus of Toyota Nation, and is survived by the Chicken Family, also of New England.
Lexus is remembered for his quick pick-up, ability to start in sub-zero weather and his love of fast food wrappers, children’s toys, and empty coffee mugs.
Please join the Chicken family in a celebration of Lexus’ life at Roy’s Salvage Yard at 9:00 AM, March 19, 2010. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Chicken’s New Car Fund, Pontiac Avenue Flood Fund, or to the Teach Toyotas to Swim Fund, but preferably Chicken’s New Car Fund.
And now on to more uplifting news, such as the 2010 Census, which seems to have captured the attention of several fellow bloggers and now has me thinking that I haven’t given this process enough consideration. What I have learned is that 1.) there are many confusing and complicated questions and 2.) that you are required by law to fill it out.
Ooooooh Realllyyyyyy? And if I don’t?
What happens then? Just wondering so that I can make an informed decision. Because the 2010 Census is the type of mail that will sit in my “Must Do Someday” pile on top of my fridge, along with my overdue donation to Boystown for the lovely gloves they sent me this past winter that I did indeed wear and was thankful for, but for which I have not yet made a sizeable donation (but totally will do someday. See how it works?). I’m afraid my ability to avoid the “Must do Someday” pile far exceeds the 14 day time limit given to respond.
I know they won’t hold back our tax refund because I’m pretty sure “refund” and “taxes” are not two words one would find paired together in our household. More like “Taxes” and “Give us all your Savings”.
Of course, if not filling out the Census involves very dire consequences such as jail, or even worse, regular phone calls from enthusiastic Census Workers, then I will have to reconsider. Because we all know how much I hate it when the phone rings.
In that case, I will fill it out post haste and most likely with assistance from my friend Kendall. Jackson. But I will most likely provide much extraneous information because I am sure some of these questions will not have a simple answer and therefore will require an additional full explanation, which will be neatly typed out in size 8 font and attached in duplicate just in case there is another government office that requires a copy and so that I can save some poor intern more time so that she can spend more time doing more important stuff, like attending to her drycleaning. I’m not trying to screw up the poor intern’s life. I just want to make sure
the process of recording my census results is as much of a pain in the ass as possible. my answers are as accurate as possible.
Chicken is a good citizen but may have a slight ODD inclination for which she is not medicated.
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