A kilogram of flesh

Last year’s Oklahoma County property-tax rate, in my particular sub-district, was 106.08; this year it’s going up a little more than a tad, to 113.44, which is the highest it’s been in a quarter-century, though barely more than it was in 2002, at 113.33.

This will push the tax on the palatial estate at Surlywood to just over $1000. (It was a shade under $900 last year.) The rate two years ago was 110.42.

Percentagewise, I’m getting about the same hit as Jerry “Iceman” Butler: about 11 percent. Then again, he’s in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which I’m not.


  1. Cary »

    2 November 2009 · 10:18 pm

    I just read your quote by Francoise Sagan about
    “a dress has no purpose unless it makes a man want
    to take it off.”

    And then there was the thing about the shoes.
    And all the womens’ legs.

    Well I say, fling off that dress!

    Was Francoise Sagan a cross dresser?

    Enjoyed the thing about property taxes.
    I thought it was very timely.

  2. CGHill »

    2 November 2009 · 10:27 pm

    She was cross throughout much of her life, though I figure that was due to the drugs.

  3. Cary »

    2 November 2009 · 10:59 pm

    Oh I’m sorry! I thought Francoise was a man!
    I must have been thinking about Carl Sagan.

    I’m sorry.

    I’m leaving now.

RSS feed for comments on this post