Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

Lucy and Twiggy

“It’s Friday Lucy.”
“I see it is by the clock on the wall.”
“Let’s ruckus.”

 

Well, here we are on Friday again. It has seemed like a short week for some reason. I can’t explain why. Maybe it’s busy.

Taxes took up a bit of time this week. I spent 2 1/2 hours on Turbo Tax customer support to fix a problem caused by Microsoft. When I booted up Turbo Tax, I couldn’t get the software updates. I let this situation go several times, but since I bought the disk a while ago, I knew I needed them. I really don’t know what the problem was, but a Microsoft bulletin suggested a couple of fixes that didn’t work. Finally, The tech and I uninstalled the program and then eliminated some programs that looked to be interfering. Long story short, all is well. I had previously saved my work, so nothing was lost except time.

This is Super Bowl weekend, and I always look forward to the commercials. Of course, having two quarterbacks like Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady playing against each other should be entertaining. Β I guess I’m not alone. The sports pundits are calling this the greatest match-up ever. Who am I to argue. I don’t have a favorite, so I guess whoever plays the best game should win. (DUH John)

Still more executive orders out of Washington. We shall see.

This week’s JohnKu talks about having fun. I hope you all have a great weekend. This week’s view of the neighborhood is a Story walk. See you there.

Super Bowl by John W. Howell Β© 2021

Yes, time not writing,

Causes us to be stressed out. . .

Time for other fun.

 

90 comments

  1. Nice Haiku and sentiment, John. Enjoy the game and have a lovely weekend πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. 😁

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  2. Have a good weekend, John.

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    1. Thank you, Keith. You as well. 😊

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  3. Software issues can be maddening, can’t they? So glad that your persistence (and that of the TurboTax tech) paid off, John. Wishing you a good game weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Lori. 😁

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  4. I love the photo of the girls, John! I’m pulling for Andy Reid’s team. I’ve had enough of Tom Brady. πŸ™‚ Great JohnKu! Enjoy the weekend.

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    1. I think we all have, but you have to admit he is one heck of a quarterback. Thanks, Jill. 😁

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      1. Oh yes, I totally agree. πŸ™‚

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  5. Thank goodness for healthy distractions.

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    1. For sure. 😊

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  6. Sorry you lost time on software issues. (And ugh, taxes.) Hope you enjoy the game. The girls look ready for it.

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    1. They have been doing wind sprints so I think they are ready. Thanks, Staci. 😊

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  7. I’ve been putting off doing the taxes. I’d rather ruckus.

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    1. Ruckus is definitely more fun for sure. Thanks, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John. Happy Ruckus Day!

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      2. Thank you, Liz. πŸ˜‚

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      3. You’re welcome, John.

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  8. I haven’t even thought about taxes, but I suppose it’s time.

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    1. I thought it was time too. The gov is going to need my money given all the social programs being contemplated. I’m like the people on the river and always happy to give. πŸ˜‚

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      1. Just keep on rollin’.

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  9. It’s the greatest match up since the last one! Can’t wait for it to be outdone next year. πŸ€ͺ

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    1. Hahaha. Love it, Charles. πŸ˜‚

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  10. I’m looking forward to the game of course, but not so much the commercials this year. Budweiser, Pepsi and 6 others will NOT be having ads during the game. Instead, the money they would have spent will be going to Covid relief.

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    1. Yes. Great idea too. I had not heard this before. Thanks, GP. 😊

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  11. Yuk …. hours with customer support are necessary and frustrating. Good luck. With no dog in the fight, I hope for an entertaining game. Good luck containing the Friday ruckus by those two who like to look innocent.

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    1. Thank you, Frank. I hope the game is entertaining as well. BTW unless you are a fan or family member of Michael Vick I believe the expression is “dog in the hunt.” 😊

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  12. Can’t believe it’s nearly tax time again. Glad you got your problems straightened out. Have a great weekend, John!

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    1. Thank you, Teri. You as well.

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  13. Don’t hold your breath about those commercials. From what I’ve heard, most of the major producers are going for Covid, racial justice, and other such lectures rather than entertainment. The point isn’t that those issues aren’t important, it’s just that I’ve come to the point of exhaustion with being nagged.

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    1. I agree about the nagging. I would love everyone to chill for four hours. Thanks, Linda.

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  14. Ah taxing. I find MicroSoft to have that built in feature way too often. Reboot whilst standing on tip toes and spin. There is it better now ? Oh then we must repeat…
    The Browns cured me of enjoying a good football game years ago. Now I can easily repeat the phrase it is only a game. Commercials it would seem I am on continuous revulsion therapy and that is without watching the big game. And the thought of watching a drawn out yawn extravaganza just to see the commercials well just No. On the bright side it is enough to drive me to Three Fingers. So yes there is a ray of sunshine. Like Puxatawny Phil the superbowl is a sign that spring is coming and I had better hurry up and start sorting seeds. Happy weekend John. Enjoy the commercials.

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    1. Well at least there is one positive thing about the Super Bowl (Make that two with three fingers)

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  15. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Perfect haiku, John. Software issues are the worst, but you’ve triumphed. YAY. I’m almost finished with our taxes, and the process leaves me dreaming about states that have no income tax. Hmmm, lucky you to be living in one of those favorites. I hope you can set it all aside and enjoy the weekend. It looks like the girls are ready! 😊

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    1. I already filed and the gov is not accepting e-files until the 12th of Feb. Go figure. I love the lack of state tax for sure. When I was getting deferred payments from an Indiana company that state sucked all they could out of them. I tried to fight them but their method was not to respond to anything. I finally gave up and paid the taxes.

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  16. I’ve at least started my taxes — definitely not high on my “fun” list though! As for writing, I’m pausing that a bit, too (necessary, but frustrating). I haven’t a horse in the Super Bowl race, but it should be enjoyable, mindless entertainment — enjoy your weekend, my friend!

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    1. Enjoy yours as well, Debbie.

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  17. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Cute picture of the girls, John πŸ™‚ Happy superbowl weekend, and like you I don’t care who wins.

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    1. Thank you, Denise. I love being in the position of not caring. 😁

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

        It does make a stress-free day:)

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  18. portmanguy · · Reply

    Perhaps ‘Turbo Tax’ should be renamed ‘Tortoise Tax’. The evergreen Brady is still playing, that’s incredible. I think I write something similar on your blog every year when Super Bowl comes around and he’s playing. I’m Brady’s age and everything hurts, and I’m just doing regular stuff not playing in the NFL. Have a good weekend.

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    1. He is amazing for sure. Since I will be eighty in May I can tell the hurt only gets worse. Have a great weekend, Guy

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  19. Nothing quite like the time-suck of computer shenanigans of all sorts. In this day and age of everything tech, we really see how much we rely on the damn things – from phones to computers to machinery…

    Happy Friday to you and I’ll be no doubt checking in on the game.. Go Kansas!

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    1. We are dependent for sure, Dale. 😁 Why Go Kansas?

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      1. That we are…
        Coz I’m rooting for Mahomes πŸ˜‰

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      2. Yeah, he is a good one for sure. 😊

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      3. πŸ˜€

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  20. “It’s Friday. Let’s ruckus!” Ha! Ha! Ha! These two. I have a feeling they ruckus all the time. Yes, everyone seems to be hyped up about the Super Bowl this year. I’m not a football fan, so I’ll most likely not be watching, but may the best team win. Glad you got the tax debacle fixed. Happy Friday!

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    1. Thank you, Jan

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  21. Have some fun this weekend, John. Glad you got Turbo Tax straightened out!

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    1. Thank you, Jo. Me too.

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  22. Technology wasting our time? No.Way.

    As for the predictions that this is going to be the greatest matchup of QB’s ever? I remember when they played a game in Palo Alto back in 1985. Joe Montana vs my boy Dan Marino. I was SO sure the Dolphins were finally going to hoist the Lombardi Trophy again. And then the game started. And then Joe Montana did Joe Montana things. And then it was 49ers 38 Dolphins 16.

    But yanno . . I’m uh . . over that.

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    1. Here is a nice ranking of the top 55 QB match ups Marino/Montana is number three. Enjoy https://touchdownwire.usatoday.com/lists/super-bowl-qb-matchups-ranking-1-55/

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      1. I have little doubt that Elway/Favre would have been tops if it hadn’t been the tail end of Elway’s career. As it is, Manning vs Brees at 7 feels more top three to me. Solid list, Boss, thank you.

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      2. I agree. There are other polls that move Manning/ Brees up.

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      3. Collins vs Dilfer being last? No problem with that one . . .

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      4. I don’t even remember that one.

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      5. My point exactly.

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      6. Hahahaha. Got it.

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      7. And now the “GOAT” debate has concluded. Most people go to Florida to retire. Tom Brady goes there to win more Super Bowls. Unbelievable.

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      8. Yup. Have to say he did a good job.

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      9. Exceptional.

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  23. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Doesn’t it seem like customer service (what a misnomer) keeps taking longer and longer. I sometimes give up in frustration. Way to tough it out!

    Enjoy the Super Bowl! I’m still recovering from two weeks ago because I thought the Packers had a team good enough to do it this year. Now, I just want to see a close game. I read somewhere that many of the usual big-time advertisers pulled out this year. This is the one time all year I look forward to the commercials.

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    1. Many of the advertisers are donating the cost of the commercials to Covid relief. Customer service is an oxymoron.

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  24. Agree with Jill and you…I watched the QB for KC when he was at Texas Tech – he’s an incredible talent…I vote for a ‘back to back’ for M. Also like Brady: possibly fateful that the top two are facing each other in the ‘Super Bowl’…My take…

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    1. It is fateful, Billy Ray. Thanks for your take. 😁

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  25. Enjoy the game, John. Sorry about the problems with TurboTax – that can be annoying (but you know that).

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    1. I do know that. Thanks, Dan

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  26. John, you put a good face on things, but that was a stinker of a week. You certainly deserve some fun. The girls are looking particularly cute. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. Hugs to you.

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  27. Lucy, Twiggy & the Truth! Every Friday at the Twiggy Resort πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes, all served up with a smile.

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  28. Cute photo and great haiku, John. I’m glad your work was saved. That would’ve been frustrating. Tax time already? Sheesh! Where does the time go?
    Enjoy Super Bowl! We’re tired of Tom Brady, so we’re rooting for Kansas City. πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes it is tax time. Mahomes is great but so is Tom. Should be interesting.

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  29. I love this JohnKu! The techy issues drive me crazy and give me stress. I had to schedule and do 13 Zooms for parent teacher conferences this week. That was hard. I feel your Turbotax pain. I’ll be glued to the Super Bowl and Brady, like everyone in New England.

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    1. Taking the Bucks to the Super Bowl just shows how good he is.

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      1. Yes, he is! And to have the Super Bowl on his turf (pun intended) is once in a lifetime. I hope the Bucks win. Mahomes has plenty of years ahead of him.

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      2. A good way to look at it. 😁

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  30. The facial expression of Lucy and Twiggy are so cute! I hope you enjoyed the game. I didn’t watch it.

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    1. Yes, they pretty much slipped through the whole thing. I left the game after the half.

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      1. Autocorrect changed slept to slipped. 😁

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      2. I knew what you meant though. No worries! πŸ˜€

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