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  1. I've seen some pretty sweet designs when it comes to the gaming mouse. I currently only have a typical mouse, but I still like to bind things to it (left click, right click, shift left, etc). It would be kind of nice to have more buttons though. I wonder if I can find one that would work well with my addons. Do you use a gaming mouse? Is it worth the cost? Do you recommend getting one?
  2. I love to swim. I have always loved, as far back as I can remember. The best part is that swimming is also good exercise. It is especially for me, due to injury. I can get some movement in without great risk of hurting myself worse. You get resistance without all the impact. Do you like swimming? Do you think it is good exercise?
  3. Learning how to cook might be a little bit tough on some people. So, let's talk about our easiest recipes ever. What's the simplest meal, snack, or other food item that you ever prepared? It can be breakfast, lunch, supper, snack, dessert, appetizer... anything you like.
  4. Around here, preparedness is important for the winter months. We never know what we will get. Even a little bit of ice and snow can be problematic, but we also get ice storms sometimes. Since you shouldn't travel (and I don't want to anyway) when there's ice, I try to be at least somewhat prepared. I try to stock up on necessities first and foremost, such as canned food, bottled water, toilet paper, medicine, batteries, candles, and blankets. What, if anything, do you do to prepare for winter weather
  5. Even if you weren't the one doing the snoring, maybe you've seen someone else do this. It's funny to see how startled they are when they realize that the loud noise that just woke them up was their own snoring. Do you ever do this? Do you know anyone who does (or had done it)? Did you find it funny? While this is humorous, keep in my that chronic snoring can be a health issue. The occasional "sawing logs" when you have a cold or something can be pretty funny though.
  6. Anyone who knows me knows that I am not a fan of survey sites. Some people like them, but they frustrate me. I feel like I'm selling my time and info for pennies, if I even get the pennies! I hate getting a message stating that I'm "ineligible" after they've collected all my info and wasted several minutes of my time. I know some people who do okay though, and I've had some ask me for more sites. Since I usually can't be bothered, I really don't have any suggestions. If you have any recommendations for reliable survey sites, please share. It's much appreciated.
  7. Hmm, I heard of some people getting banned from some earning sites for fake traffic. Well, one was accused of it. Another was banned for the same. The site never said where the traffic came from. The person said they weren't doing anything wrong, but now I wonder if they got scammed and didn't even realize it. So many scams out there. Thanks for the warning.
  8. Yeah, that does seem kind of weird. When I was growing up, kids loathed braces. I was going to say parachute pants were a bit of a weird fad. They were kind of cool, but definitely different. There were a lot of fun styles back then. I think your fake bracers will have everyone's weird stuff beat though.
  9. Yes,, that's exactly why I want to do it. Good resistance but not all the impact. I want the exercise. I just don't want to hurt myself to get it. It's not just about being older (I'm not THAT old! haha), but also about previous issues that have left me with some physical limitations. Regardless, I think it's a great source of exercise for most anyone who wants to do it. Everyone has to find what works best for them, and this is my thing.
  10. This sounds like a really fun topic. Hopefully, we can put our heads together to come up with some good gigs. I've seen really serious stuff and really crazy stuff on Fiverr. I keep trying to talk my daughter into putting some of her drawings up there. She is a really great artist. I'd love to see her make a few bucks with her work. So, off the top of my head, sell art if you have a talent in that field. I'll see if I can come up with anything else.
  11. So, you have another thing to make fun of him for, right? Like looking like a dork with that strip across his nose. I'd buy him some just so I could point and laugh. Of course, my friends know I'm just playing.
  12. Old school (and I mean seriously OLD school) Saturday Night Live was hilarious. It was so outrageous at that time. You couldn't help but laugh. Everything was funnier when the Not Ready for Prime Time Players were in the house. Good memories of days long gone. Those guys really looked like they were having fun back then. Maybe that's part of what made it so good.
  13. For a short message, a text is fine with me. For longer stuff, just call me. I don't like it when someone writes a book over the phone and I need to write a book to respond, ha ha. A call is much simpler for longer conversations. In fact, a call usually ends up being shorter than if you had to write it all out.
  14. My husband and I like to have a couple drinks at home on a Friday or Saturday night sometimes. We sat out by the fire pit over the weekend and did so. We sipped a couple beers while talking and looking at the stars. It was nice.
  15. Yes, you have a point,, but still. I'm not willing to take money out of my pocket (or Paypal account) to risk it as well. This is also true, and time is something that we can never get back. I'm still not willing to put up money that I've already earned to invest it in opportunity sites. I would consider other types of investments though. Good post.
  16. On my phone, about the only game I have right now is Tetris. I used to like playing it and could lose track of time with the handheld version of it, back when. So, my daughter decided to put it on my phone for me. I'm not sure why I like games like this or Bejeweled or something. They are just time killers, I guess. I don't really spend a lot of time playing any phone games, but I like them once in a while, especially if I'm sitting around waiting for someone or something.
  17. How do you feel about working online for gift cards or other prizes offered on rewards sites? I know some people just want cold, hard, cash. I don't really mind working for rewards though, depending on what the rewards might be. You can always trade gift cards or sell them off to someone else as well. I have fewer online earning opportunities (two more sites that I was using recently closed down), so I'll find a way to make these work as long as they're legit. What are your thoughts? Do you mind working for rewards instead of Paypal cash?
  18. One of the best ways I've found to make money, especially for making money online, is freelance writing. It's not easy, and most people seem to be looking for easy. Finding good sites and good writing gigs is almost as much work as the actual writing is, but freelancing is worth it if you have the time to devote to it. It tends to pay much better than your typical online earning sites do. I used to make really good money doing it, and hope to devote more of my time to finding steady writing work. Do you get paid to write?
  19. Many people suffer from chronic pain. Finding relief isn't always easy. Pain medication can help in some cases, but there are also side effects and other issues. One of the natural ways of dealing with pain is to use ice or cold packs. Doing so can give minor, temporary relief. Please, share your suggestions for coping with pain.
  20. I think for most people, it's just a bit of harmless fun. If they enjoy it then they should have at it. Some do a really good job with their costumes. Some are quite impressive. If there other responsibilities are fulfilled and that's their hobby then I don't see anything wrong with spending time and money on it. Some people do get obsessed though. I don't think that's particularly healthy. They need to keep the line between fantasy and reality.
  21. No, I don't follow this stuff. I did recently see that another zodiac sign is being added though. I'm not sure how that works, but I did think that was kind of interesting. I didn't look into further,, since I don't believe in it anyway. I posted this because I thought maybe someone else would have an interest in learning more about it. What do you think of this?
  22. I usually only check my spam folder if I'm expecting an email that hasn't arrived yet. This is usually because I signed up for a new site, and I'm waiting for the confirmation mail to get there. Sometimes, it's just slow, but sometimes they end up in the spam folder. Otherwise, I pretty much ignore it or just empty it. So much ridiculous stuff finds it's way there. At least you can get a good laugh from some of that junk.
  23. So, have you been waiting for a certain show to start its next season? Is it time now? Which shows have you been waiting for? Are they back? I'm not sure how many I'll have time to watch in "real time," but I'll probably do some catching up at some point. I'm curious to see the direction that some of them will go now, such as The Blacklist (but I haven't had a chance to check it out yet). Do you keep watching a show if there are a lot of changes, or do you just find something else?
  24. Do you have a TV antenna? If so, how many stations are you able to receive with it? Out in the country here, most people have cable or satellite, but I'm starting to see and hear about more people using antennas. I cancelled my TV subscriptions, so I'm wondering it this would be a viable option. I'll probably still stick with streaming, but getting some local channels would also be nice.
  25. That makes sense. I wouldn't want them either if there weren't very useful for me. In my case, I can spend them in place of cash and keep the cash in my pocket, so it works out the same as money for me. If it's a store or something that I shop at anyway, it works well for me. I also like Amazon cards, but I don't have to deal with those delivery issues. I'd actually prefer to do more of my shopping online, as long as I can get free or cheap shipping. So, I guess I'll keep earning those cards. I hope you can find more things that work for you too.