Jimmy's Favorite Sites

Here are a few sites I have discovered which are helpful, informative or interesting. These sites relate to Annapolis, to business or are just worth dropping in for a casual visit. Let's go surfing and take a look.

I thought I had made the find of the year when I discovered www.spinlife.com/. We were in need of a wheelchair for our house guest, and this little speedster (manual drive) cost just $240, delivered.

We can cruise the mall in comfort and, with the temporary handicap sticker, life is good. A friend of mine who's been in a wheelchair for years says he wouldn't buy his wheelchairs anywhere else.

Usually in each tax season I have something that happens to make me wonder if we all come from the same planet. I realize, however, that my stories pale in comparison with the page after page of tax stories, anecdotes and arguments you'll find at www.taxfables.com where one very clever and humorous CPA has catalogued the bizarre tax behavior of Americans. This might be the place to check out your next tax scheme before you subject yourself to ridicule from your accountant or, worse yet, get charged for a bad or embarrassing question.

www.lots-o-logos.com/. What more can a name say? This company sells a CD with every known corporate logo in America (estimated 12,000) and some outside the USA. I discovered it when looking at a Whirlpool appliance logo, a portion of which was in Russian. I couldn't use that one, but I found the ones I needed on the CD. It was worth the $99 to never go begging or searching for a logo again. They will send you a few logos for free if you need encouragement to buy.

It's finally summer, and it's time to be thinking about airplanes and flying again. Recently, I discovered an experimental aircraft that can be built for less than $5,000, depending on your building skills and scrounging ability. This little beauty called the Legal Eagle looks great, and the video clips at http://ourworld.cs.com/_ht_a/skiblinger/ are sure to get you in the mood. If that doesn't get you excited, go to www.wrightflyer.org/ to follow the construction progress and travel itinerary of the Wright Brothers replica plane that is scheduled to fly on Dec. 17, 2003, the 100th birthday of power flight---and, if this doesn't bring you around, call the doctor quick!

As always, we encourage your thoughts and suggestions, Thanks.

Jimmy R. Hammand, CPA, is a resident of Annapolis and a consultant to businesses in Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.


What event in the Annapolis area are you most looking forward to in 2006?

Powerboat Show
Sailboat Show
Renaissance Festival
Seafood Festival
County Fair

Additional comments ?

Last time we asked, "How many past issues of Inside Annapolis Magazine do you have? " Out of all the responses, we found that most of our readers keep at least 3 issues of Inside Annapolis Magazine around the house, but a couple of our readers have over several years of issues! We're glad to hear that so many of you stay with us!

Thanks to all those that voted!

Results Posted Every Issue!!

Backyard Publications, LLC. ©2004. 433 Fourth St, Annapolis, MD 21403 - Phone 410-263-6300 - Fax 410-267-8668