Friday, September 24, 2010

Hello Kitty hates quickbooks too!

This week I decided to prove to myself that I am a complete and total idiot. . Okay, to be fair, I didn't so much set out to prove that I was just sort of came to me. A few months ago my husband quit the corporate world and opened his own business. Yay for no more travel, yay for no more business dinners, yay for no more huge dry cleaning bills, yay for no more corporate crap......but boo that I am now the person in charge of the financial reports for his business. I am a REALLY organized person. I have a color coded calendar for goodness sake. I can pretty much tell you where anyone in my family will be at any given moment...I can tell you exactly how much is in any one of our accounts at any given moment....I can tell you what day almost every single one of our bills is due and what the normal payment is. The catch is, I do this all on paper.....I prefer to keep my laptop, i-phone and i-pad free for fun stuff like facebook, shopping, blogging or playing. I know that every single person out there who pays their bills on line will tell me that it is waaaayyyyy easier to just type in a few numbers every month rather than have to sit down and write out checks....what can I say?....I'm just old fashioned. Well, the attorney that we went to in order to set up my husband's business said that we needed to go see a CPA. I drug my feet for as long as I could because I knew that no CPA was going to dig my 'Hello Kitty notebook' way of keeping my finances straight.....and sadly I was right. The damn CPA said the word that I was dreading the most.......'QUICKBOOKS'!!!!!! . NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! I don't want to, I don't want to, I don't want to!!!!!.

I bought the stupid thing and let it sit on my kitchen table for a week......nothing! See, I told you it was worthless.

I went and bought "Quickbooks For Dummies" only to be embarrassed to realize that what I really need is "Quickbooks for people who have apparently had lobotomies and who should not even be allowed to operate a computer".

I have never felt so stupid in my entire life...and I haven't even installed it yet! Can you only imagine how much worse it's going to be when I actually have to try to use it for real??

Can anyone give me a referral for a CPA out there who would be happy with being handed a Hello Kitty notebook?? Please???


  1. I say hello kitty is a billion dollar how wrong can the "hello kitty" way be??
    poo poo CPA, what do you know, you are just a bean counter with no personality and that is why you are a bean counter. I am here to tell you that if I could talk her into to doing my finances and keeping my calendar I would sign up as fast as pig eats slop:) Seriously Mr. CPA bean counter....she has an amazing system and she doesn't need you making her feel bad about herself.

    Dude don't know what to tell you, maybe you can take a class??

  2. ....and that is why I love you! Only you would find a way to make the CPA look stupid and make my way seem like the more practical way.