Friday, September 04, 2009


OK, my sister and I were laughing about this, so I decided to post it here. It might provide a chuckle.

I went to the eye doctor yesterday to get new glasses ($500 later, and that was using my old frames!!) and to try to make him understand what I've been complaining about for the last 3 years, that I'm seeing double. Well, this time he did some measurements. My left eyeball is pulling to the left, and he said the only thing that will fix it is surgery. Yah, right, like I can afford that. Well, my sight is so bad on that side anyway, and then when he told me that, I made the comment that my left eye was getting pretty much useless. He said it was a good thing that we have two eyes. Huh?!?! I should have asked him how he would feel if he only had one testicle. Sheesh, a lot of empathy there.

I like the suggestion that a very funny lady on LE had for me. Her husband has a repair facility and by laying me out on the alignment machine and giving me a good yank and pull that might fix it. And he'd give me a good rate too. I laughed so hard I was crying!


Honestly, the Wacko is just that, a Wacko. She posted me on her fraud blog again last night. I was laughing so hard I had tears coming from my eyes.

Here's what she posted:
FRAUD ELIZABETH WAIT OF BETSYMN has acquired her MN State Sales Tax permit beginning of 2009.

She has been selling on Ebay since 2001 with Ebay id name betsymn.

Selling on Etsy since Nov 2006
Selling on Artfire since 2009

When somebody sells online for EIGHT years, but decides to get the Sales Tax permit beginning of 2009, this IS multi-year TAX FRAUD!

She has also NEVER paid her business property tax for her home-based studio, and the Sherburne county tax auditor has informed the tax assessor about this local multi-year tax evasion.



FRAUD ELIZABETH WAIT is also reported to the IRS (Fresno, California) for them to check if she has filed all her online business income since 2002 made through her paypal account.

We have provided authorities with all our info, the outcome of this case is between the authorities and this seller, ELIZABETH WAIT.When the authorities finish their case, we wont know details about it, but they THANK US, and in some states, we even get rewarded.

Hey, silly, I had a sales tax license when I was selling my cards and prints, but when I quit selling them I let it lapse. When I sold beads to someone in Minnesota this year, I renewed it. And in case you haven't figured it out, if I don't sell to someone in Minnesota, I don't need a MN sales tax license. And as far as the IRS goes, according to them, I don't need to file until I sell $17,900 worth of beads. I WISH!!!

And did you forget the call you made to the tax assessor in July? They told you the laws here were different, I don't need a business permit because I don't meet the qualifications for one, and as long as I paid my property taxes (which I do, twice a year, dear), they didn't care what I did in my house. Aren't you getting tired of being thought as a crackpot?

Here's her About Me:
We have researched hundreds of Ebay, Etsy and Artfire sellers in the past 2 years and majority of these online sellers DO NOT have either their State Sales Tax permit, occupational license (if required by their city/county),any other permits needed by law to do their business legitimately or don't collect tax for their state.EVERYONE who sells and collects money online AND offline is REQUIRED by the government to follow the rules on operating a business. We are here to teach and warn the consumers about these fraudulent online businesses. We accept ALL hot tips and will be more than happy to research your suspicions about a business, so keep reporting to us. Everyone has a right to know the REAL TRUTH! We will NEVER post or list any business unless we feel they are pursueing fraudulent online business practices. Our investigations might take months, weeks, or days, but we WILL get to the bottom of it and DO our civil duty as citizens to protect our government from frauds.

You know, if someone is going to represent themselves as investigators, she should at least investigate, not just make it up as she goes along.

Joining me on the blog last night were Laura and Randy of Sunrise Beads. Aren't they lucky to be with famous me, who's been posted on the Wacko's fraud blog THREE times? Yah, right, I'm sure they would have been happy to decline the honor. Well, so would I have, if I had a choice.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009


Well, that was interesting! Was outside for the last 20 minutes watching a guy in a biplane pushing it to the limit. He was quite considerate, when you think about it. He was over the wildlife refuge in case the plane crashed. He was flying upside down, going in loops, twirling, cutting his engine and going into freefall. There was a couple of times I was holding my breath until the engine came back on. Wow!

What was really funny, I grabbed the camera and was snapping away like crazy. Only problem? I forgot to put a memory card in it, LOL. Luckily I noticed before he flew away.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009


Fun or the Wacko first? OK, we'll do the fun. My sister, her grandson Scottie, my son Christian and I went to the state fair today. When you have a 9 yr. old along with, you do things at the fair that you wouldn't do otherwise. Like watching piglets being born and walking the midway. Pigs are not my favorite animal, not since one killed my pet lamb and ate it when I was a kid, and then 3 of them chased me up a tree, most likely with the same intentions. Even so, I dislike seeing the way modern farm animals are treated. The sows are kept in iron barred containers that are about 3' wide for 3 weeks after they give birth, so they don't accidentally lay on the piglets. I'm sure there's a better way to prevent that, but it's probably more expensive.

OK, OK, on to the fun. Walking the Midway is fun? Not at my age! When did they decide that blaring music from huge speakers would make people enjoy themselves more? Oh, the sacrifices one makes. :) If Scottie weren't such a cute little squirt... but he is, so there we were, up and down the Midway trying to find the Mouse ride. Never did find it, but we found the bumper cars.
See, I told you he was cute!

I quite like this young man (he's been on several RV trips with us). He is polite, generous and kind. We stopped at a rock shop in the Grandstand, and he was browsing through all of the rocks and fossils, and not once did he say 'I want this' or 'Can I have this?' He got to pick out a nice chunk of amethyst as a reward.

OK, now to the complete opposite of human nature, the Wacko. This woman needs to get a life and do something constructive instead of spending all of her time defaming people just because they're in the same fields that she was. I love the way she ends each post, "When the Authorities finish their case, we won't know details about it, but they THANK US, and in some states, we even get rewarded." What a hoot!!

OK, now to catch up. She was quite busy Sunday, very Christian of her to work overtime on a Sunday (she once posted something about God helping us. People like her are why there are atheists).

Christina of TheFetchingHound, a baker
Laurie of LaurieGeller, a lampworker
Coren of Elephannie, a decal maker who has collaborated with Farrah
Farrah of SweetPaperie, a rubber stamp designer
Sarah of SaricaBeads, a lampworker
Rebecca of Firamarina, a lampworker