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Today was the All-Company meeting day. The theme was 'Securian Idol' (a take on 'American Idol')...and the PSP was fabulous.

     9.5 percent (of my annual pay)! Now half of that goes into my retirement account, and the other half gets heavily taxed, but I'll still be getting a four-digit figure this time, whoot!

     I'm grateful that the last four years have all been fabulous for PSP distributions:
2005 - 8%
2006 - 9%
2007 - 8.5%
2008 - 9.5%


     Had to play catch-up with a bunch of shopping this evening, which meant no 'Nothing Gold' progress--but I consoled myself with squeezing in an extra chapter of book 1 verbal editing. And, two nice things happened while I was out:

     I had my quarterly rebate coupon to use at the pet food store, but the cashier there also dug me up a $5 off coupon I didn't know about. That was nice of her!

     AND, I found the Holy Grail--meatless pepperoni! I knew it existed, and I've been long longing for it--but today I found it. Yippee! Can't wait to try it on some pizza tomorrow!
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On February 13th, 2008 05:27 am (UTC), shanra commented:
I... will never stop to think of PSP as anything other than 'Paintshop Pro'... But that is indeed fantastic news! Congratulations!

Yay for nice things happening whilst out! ^-^
On February 13th, 2008 12:20 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
*grins* I was trying to think what my company's use of 'PSP' stands for, and I can't remember all the words. That's a fun way to read it!

Yay indeed!
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On February 13th, 2008 07:31 am (UTC), brezzydal commented:

On February 13th, 2008 12:22 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Indeed, what a blessing!

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On February 14th, 2008 06:49 am (UTC), silvanime commented:
Are you vegetarian? Or do you just have an objection to pepperoni?

I remember when we were over in Italy, our director ordered a pepperoni pizza... only to be presented with a pizza covered in capsicum (bell pepper)!
On February 14th, 2008 12:20 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
I'm afraid I'm not a 'teetotaler' vegetarian--I eat meat if people feed it to me, or at restaurants, though I'm trying to get better with the latter. But I don't buy it myself, and as pizza is one of my favorite foods, it gets rather dull having little beyond cheese or cheese & onion pizza for months on end. Especially as I grew up with pepperoni and/or sausage pizza, and my brain is in no hurry to forget it.

I didn't realize you got to visit Italy! When did that happen? And it must have been a shock when that pizza was brought out--just a slight difference! ;)
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On February 15th, 2008 10:28 am (UTC), silvanime replied:
No mushroom, capsicum, tomato or olive? We even do marinated tofu on our pizzas occasionally, though Sahaquiel is not a fan of the stuff.

Goodness, Italy was a while ago now. Must have been back in... 2002. I spent three weeks in a small town up near the Austrian border--so close, in fact, the people spoke more German than Italian. I went with my teeny tiny theatre troupe for a youth theatre festival and then we were paid a small some to tour some local high schools.
On February 15th, 2008 02:26 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Well, I buy cheap frozen brands for my lunch pizza, and cheese is the only non-meat option they have. The more expensive brands do have a spinach/garlic/mushroom variety I'm fond of, just can't afford it very often. I like pinapple too--but I don't much care for olives, tomato chunks, and peppers, so I don't enjoy the veggie pizzas very much. Too fussy, all my fault!

Sounds like a great experience! I'm glad for my high school band tours, as that was how I first got to see the mountains. =)