Tax Evasion and Matt (TEAM)
It is tax time again. Time to go visit your accountant, buy some tax software, or just do it online. It is during this time of year that I usually take up new hobbies – anything to keep me away from the ritual of tax preparation. My family has a $10 opt-in pool on when I will announce to them what I’ll be doing that year to avoid getting my taxes ready. The person who is closest to the date without going over (Price is Right rules) wins the pool. Here are some examples of past hobbies:* A trip to Costa Rica to relearn surfing * Learning to ride a unicycle* Going on the road with Phish for a month* My vision quest to Tibet This year I’ve taken up a new hobby, visiting Second Life. What’s great about wireless is that I can constantly live in second life so that I don’t have to live my real one.In case you aren’t familiar with Second Life, it is a virtual online commuity, complete with Avatars (who represents other people in Second Life), an economy, real estate, schools… literally everything that we have in our day to day life. It is a great way to kill time ( and certainly much safer than knife juggling, which was also under consideration for this year’s diversion). Now here is the kicker… with Wireless, I can constantly be in Second Life. I can be on 802.11 at home, flip over to my CDMA connection on the train, and then go back to WIFI at work. I love it in Second Life… I don’t have any work deadlines – and I certainly don’t have to fill out any tax forms (I’m sure it is coming some day). I don’t have any bosses in second life.In fact I’m really only filling out this blog so that people at work will think that I’m actually working in the ‘real world’, when in fact I wrote this Internet Blog from within my Second Life Connection. Does that mean that the real world is now my Third Life, and I really don’t have to pay taxes. Wireless is cool, but there are some ways to improve my experience. Let me know if you want to know what those ways are.