I worked out early afternoon today, starting back on my alternating upper and lower body workouts, starting with upper body. I started with the weights on all machines between 15 and 20 pounds less than the peak I had reached when I stopped doing them regularly back in September.
After the upper body workout, I did 10 sets of 20 ab crunches on the benches dedicated for that purpose.
I went to Target tonight, where I bought:
- An armband and protector for my iPod Touch
- TurboTax '08 Deluxe
- A bag of Murray's Old-fashioned Ginger Snaps
- A jar of Market Pantry Gherkin pickles
- A can of Gillette Foamy Sensitive Skin
- Target's generic version of Head & Shoulders
- Two drip pans for the back burners of my stove (forget about the rings, damnit!)
- A 60-count package of Target brand small paper plates
- A stainless steel thermos (for my morning coffee)
I really hadn't planned on doing taxes tonight, but I wanted to get Robert's done, since he gave me his info a week or more ago, and I bought Turbo Tax tonight.
His were quick, so I went ahead and did mine, too. I exercised $123,000 worth of IBM stock options in 2008, at a cost of $94,700, for a gain of $28,342. I thought it was going to be a hassle accounting for that exchange in Turbo Tax, but what I realized by the end was that IBM included that whole transaction in my wages, so once I'd entered the info from my W-2 form it was all said and done. Yay!
I'm still bitter about an $11,000 tax liability on that $28,000 gain, but I did take the $17,200 and run last year.
Not to mention, those options are all totally worthless now, as the current price of the shares is below what my strike price was. So, I could have gotten not a damn penny from them, which makes a $17K net profit look pretty damn good right now.
Oh yes, that upper body workout was a real workout. Every upward movement of my arms is noticeable.