Getting Paid

I see a lot of ads for those sites that are like “you can make money filling out surveys!” I always wonder if those are legit, and most probably they are not. Or if they are there is probably something that makes it weird. I mean, I don’t think there are many companies out there

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Getting A New Car Soon

I have been talking to one of my friends who said that he is thinking about getting a new car. I’m not sure why because I think his current car is just fine, but he said he is looking for something a bit bigger and with a bit more style, whatever he means by that,

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Being Cool Online

It seems like some people are really into Facebook and the whole social thing. Even companies are getting into it which I think is pretty weird. I mean, Facebook is a place for posting things on each other’s walls and planning stuff and sending people pictures and stuff. It’s pretty common I think for people

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Solving An Issue

My friend has been telling me that he thinks he snores. I know that he does because I have spent the night at his place before and I can hear him snoring, but I never really wanted to say anything because I didn’t want to bring it up. It’s not like he’s really loud or

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Crazy Ideas

When I am not running, or even while I am running, I will think about some of the different things I would like to try. One of those things is hang gliding. Seriously, how incredibly thrilling does that seem? It’s like you’re flying but there’s no engine and you’re just up there flying around and

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Getting Paid

I see a lot of ads for those sites that are like “you can make money filling out surveys!” I always wonder if those are legit, and most probably they are not. Or if they are there is probably something that makes it weird. I mean, I don’t think there are many companies out there that are willing to pay you to take a survey. If so, it’s something that many people would enjoy doing. But I bet that a lot of those sites probably don’t pay you, or you might not even get to take the surveys. Or other things like that. But I always kind of wonder if they are legit. Of course I’m sure I”m not the only person who does.

This site by Alan Waters says that there are some sites that you can take surveys on and get paid. Are they actually going to do what they claim? I have no idea. It was a nice site to play around with but I don’t think I’m going to be signing up for any of those. Believe me, if I could get paid to take surveys I would be all over that. But until it’s a real job where you go and get paid by an actual company rather than some weird stuff, I’m probably not going to do any of that. I imagine you might have to do some stuff besides just take the surveys if you want to actually get “paid, and it’s probably just an all around scammy field. That being said, if you are able to do it and it works for you, that’s awesome and you should keep doing it. I will hold off though until I can be sure that it is an actual way to increase your paychecks.

The other thing I see a lot of online are those ads for car insurance. I already have it and I really don’t want to look online for it, but they always make me look at them with their flashy colors in the ads. It catches my attention and it’s like oh, another ad for insurance. I see those on TV and online, and who knows what is going on with the ones online. I probably wouldn’t want to get my coverage with any of those companies but I guess they are marketing to people who aren’t sure what the difference is. Or maybe they just hook you up with the right kind of company for your needs. Either way, I don’t like those things and I try to stay away.

Getting A New Car Soon

I have been talking to one of my friends who said that he is thinking about getting a new car. I’m not sure why because I think his current car is just fine, but he said he is looking for something a bit bigger and with a bit more style, whatever he means by that, so he’s been looking at Lexus lease deals. I told him not to lease and that when you buy a car you actually own it and can sell it when you’re ready for a new car and all of that but he wasn’t hearing any of it. Of course, it’s his decision, I was just trying to give him some advice. I think that he is just trying to make some things seem new and getting a car is one of those things. He was also talk about painting his walls or something. I think he has gotten some creativity from somewhere and is trying to get some new stuff. I don’t know. I am the kind of person who doesn’t really ever make channels that I can’t keep. I’m not sure that is something that everyone likes, though. I think that getting some new things can be fun, as long as you don’t keep all the old ones, too. That can cause you to have a lot of things all piled up.

But back to the topic at hand. My friend said he wants a new car and asked if I would go to the store with him and help him pick one out. I said sure, I’d be happy to give him my opinion, but he is going to be the one who owns it so he needs to be the person who decides which car he wants. The other thing is that there are going to be a few different cars to choose from and I’m going to have to study up on them so I’ll know what I’m talking about. I haven’t really been paying attention to the kind of car that he wants because I’m not looking for a new car myself, and I don’t really know anything about Lexus ,anyway. I mean, I know there’s a place around here that sells them but that’s about it. If it were me I would probably be looking at something else but it’s his decision about what kind of car he wants. I already told him what I think he should do. So anyway, I’ve never been to one of those place before and I’m excited to go there and see what they have. I’m thinking that we might have to check out a few different locations and see who has the best selection and offers.

Being Cool Online

It seems like some people are really into Facebook and the whole social thing. Even companies are getting into it which I think is pretty weird. I mean, Facebook is a place for posting things on each other’s walls and planning stuff and sending people pictures and stuff. It’s pretty common I think for people to use Facebook to talk to their friends and stuff but I’m not quite sure why companies need it. I’ll see things on TV and they always mention that you should go find them there and it’s like why? Are you going to post something on my wall? No. Are you going to post a pic of a party we went to? No. So why even bother?

It’s almost like it’s a popularity contest. Like companies want to have more followers than their competitors, but I don’t understand why. Is it just so they can brag to their opponents that they have more followers? I don’t know. I usually just ignore it when a company on TV is like “follow us!” Because there’s no reason to. I mean, unless I want to have it show up on my own profile that I like them, what is the reason to do so? I have to admit, I’ve liked a few companies and stuff, but I don’t really play around with it or anything.

I’ve also noticed that companies will try to get not only more followers, but also other statuses online. They all want likes. They always tell people to like them. You can even find the best place to buy likes for your Facebook page if you want. That just seems a bit crazy, as if you’re having a contest but it’s not even real people who are actually liking your page. I mean, I guess if you want to do that it’s cool, but it just seems weird to me. I’ll stick to having normal friends and letting them like things I post and not going out of my way to try and get a lot of them because I only want people who think what I post is cool, anyway. But it’s good to know that some people are really interested in this. Or maybe I should be more interested in it but I’m just not sure why it should even matter. I don’t really use it that much anyway, though, so I might be out of touch.

Solving An Issue

My friend has been telling me that he thinks he snores. I know that he does because I have spent the night at his place before and I can hear him snoring, but I never really wanted to say anything because I didn’t want to bring it up. It’s not like he’s really loud or anything, it’s just that I can hear him. He actually asked me if I thought he snored and I kind of waited a second and then said yes. He was like “I do not!” and I was like “actually… I’ve heard you snoring when I’ve spent the night over at your house.”

He was like “yeah, I know.” I’m not sure how he actually knew but anyway he said that he was thinking about getting one of those devices that can help you stop snoring. I don’t know if those actually work or not but he sent me some information about them and asked what I thought. I haven’t really done much looking at it to be honest but if I was going to tell him something I would say that he should probably see if any of those things will help him stop.

He sent me a link to a site that talks about some of the different items that are supposed to help. You can read about mouth pieces and pillows and that kind of stuff. He said I should do some searching if I want and see if I can find anything. I told him to read more here if he was interested but I’m not too familiar with it. He’s going to read some.

So anyway, I think he is trying to get that taken care of because he doesn’t want to keep his friends or anything up if he’s snoring. I also think that he is planning to have a big party and a bunch of people are going to sleep at his house and I’m thinking that he doesn’t want to have them find out that he snores when he is in bed at night. I also think that he is going to see if he can get some of the people to use the guest room if they stay over so that he won’t have anyone in his room with him. He’s kind of like that and I don’t mind, I’ve even slept on his couch before. It’s not like I’m going to demand a bed if someone else is being nice and letting me sleep at their place, anyway. We usually just sleep on the floor or whatever so it’s not really something that bothers me. I just need a pillow and a blanket. His couch is also pretty long so I can use that.

Crazy Ideas

When I am not running, or even while I am running, I will think about some of the different things I would like to try. One of those things is hang gliding. Seriously, how incredibly thrilling does that seem? It’s like you’re flying but there’s no engine and you’re just up there flying around and taking in all the sights. I have only seen people hang glide on TV but it looks like something that I would really like to try. I don’t even know how I would begin but I still think it looks like fun. There is probably a bit of excitement as you jump off the edge of whatever you are on, at least that would seem like the best way to begin. Since there aren’t any people around here to hang glide I don’t really have anyone to ask, and I’ve only seen pictures of people in the air, now launching.

Surfing is something else I want to try. I was thinking about going to one of those surf camps where they teach you everything you need to know and they show you how to do all the different moves and stuff you need to know. I think that would be fun and I’d rather learn that way than try to figure it out on my own. Plus, that whole type of environment is probably really exciting and I think it would just make the learning that much more enjoyable. But I need to find out where I am going to go. There are a few around here and there are also ones like that link up there that are in Costa Rica. I think that would be really fun but I don’t know if I would be able to go there although I’m sure if I was going to take a week off and go there I would be able to do it. I just want to give it a try and see if it’s something that is as much fun as I think it is.

One of those competitions where they have the obstacle courses set up is another thing that I was thinking of looking into to see if I could participate or if it would be something that I actually don’t want to do. I have read about them and they seem like they would be fun but I don’t really know much about them and I think that some of the obstacles are things that I could do. It seems like it would be an interesting variation on the races that I normally run especially if I’m going to be jumping over stuff.

Jogging Rules

Do you think that I should start jogging again? I used to run all the time but recently I haven’t been going because there have been some other things I’ve been busy with and I’m starting to feel like I’m losing the good feelings that I got from jogging. I would go running in the mornings around the neighbor’s houses before I would get ready for the day. It was something I really liked to do. I think though that I need to start it up again because now I just go do my other stuff in the morning and I feel like I can tell a difference between when I jog and when I don’t jog. It’s not an issue of wanting to it’s just that I’ve had some other things that I had to do recently and haven’t been able to get a run in.

I was thinking that I should also see if I can find another kind of exercise to do. I was looking at some programs that involve weights and things like pullups but I don’t know how I feel about those. I think I am just going to stick with running. The other thing I was reading about was how some people think you should eat before a workout and others say you should wait until after. I can tell you that for me, I need to have something to eat after a workout for sure but before I can either go running on an empty stomach or after a small meal. I don’t really pay much attention to that kind of thing, though, and I really just make sure that I don’t forget to make my meals.

One of the things I also never do is take supplements. I know there are a few out ther ethat are supposed to help people lose weight but I never got into thouse. I saw something that said that most people get interested in things after seeing ads for them and that might explain why there are so many supplement ads out there. I was at the store the other day and there were so many different sports meal replacements and stuff. Another thing I prefer to do is drink juice throughout the day. I have a friend who uses a lot of supplements, though. He takes some I have never heard of. I know he uses some protein and I think he also takes an N02 supplement or something. He also was tlaking about one of the other things he uses because he is trying to lose weight. I think it was something that they have been talking about recently. I don’t really keep up with all of that. The thing is that he seems to like using them. On the other hand, people are going to use things that they believe will get them to their goals afaster. This guy I know uses a garcinia cambogia extract supplement. So I don’t know, I just want to get out there and start jogging.

I Watch A Lot Of House Hunting Shows

I like to look at homes that are for sale and for rent even when I have no intention of moving. I watch a lot of HGTV and even though I don’t know much about decorating or anything I still like to see how they decorate their homes. I like to watch House Hunters and look at the places they look at and decide which one I would pick and which one I think they should pick. Sometimes I’ll spend hours online looking at places that are available in my town just for fun. I’m not really planning on moving but it’s fun. I’ve noticed that the prices vary a lot, too. You can click here to see one of the sites I use to look at available places.

I also like to watch this show called Love It Or List It. Basically they take a family who are thinking about selling their home and they have a specific budget that they use to make renovations to their home and then there’s also another guy who takes them out to look at houses that he thinks would better meet their requirements. At the end of the show they get to see the renovations to their own home and think about the places they looked at and then decide if they’re going to stay in their own home or put it up or sale and move into one of the new homes.

I don’t really watch that much TV but I do watch a lot on HGTV. The renovation shows aren’t really that interesting to me, though. Seeing the end result is cool but actually watching them make the changes is kind of boring. I prefer the shows where they’re looking at places that are already done. I have pretty modern tastes so I don’t really like the older homes, but I like the newer ones with updated kitchens and big kitchens. Everyone seems to have their own tastes, though. Some people really want the older style and want to make changes themselves or just want that style. Not me. I wouldn’t get along with some of the people on those shows at all. Our tastes are too different. I guess that’s why there are so many different styles of houses, though, because everybody wants something different and if everything was cookie cutter that wouldn’t be any fun now would it?

Relationship Drama

My girlfriend has been acting differently recently.  She seems to be getting super annoyed at just about everything which is pretty unlike her.  At first I didn’t mind and I figured she was just having a bad day or whatever, but it seems like it’s all the time now and it’s getting to the point where it’s starting to affect me because I’m around it.  It’s kind of frustrating to me because I don’t want that kind of negative energy around me.  When you’re with someone who’s always in a bad mood it’s draining and it ruins your own mood.  It’s even to the point where it’s impacting how we interact, like she doesn’t really seem interested in doing anything together anymore and I’m wondering why we’re even dating.  Maybe she wants me to break up with her.  I don’t know.  But if things continue like this I going to start thinking about it.

It’s almost to the point where I prefer to do some things by myself since she doesn’t seem to enjoy doing things together anymore.  You’re probably thinking “why don’t you just talk to her about it?”  My girlfriend isn’t the best at communicating but I don’t think it’s something I’m doing or not doing, I think she’s just kind of losing interest in the relationship, and I think when that happen sometimes people don’t even realize that it’s happening so they’re not able to give a reason for why they feel the way they feel.  I’ve been in that situation before.  I was really into this one girl I was dating but then we eventually started to kind of drift apart and I lost interest.  She was still a cool person, I just wasn’t interested in her in that way anymore.

I think that’s what’s happening here.  It’s kind of giving me a stress headache, too.  We need to figure out what is going on soon because I’m not happy the way things are going and I don’t want to stay in the relationship if it’s going to be like this.  Of course I’m willing to help her or work with her if she’s having issues that are related to me or to us, but if she’s just not that into me anymore then I don’t think we should stay together.  I don’t want to keep dating someone who isn’t interested in being with me.  And I don’t think she really wants to be in a situation where she’s not happy, either.

About To Move

I just ordered some wire shelves in preparation of my move next month.  I am moving closer to my job which will be nice but I’m going to miss living in the city. That is right you heard it right; this city snob is moving to the suburbs. From my perspective right now there is only one good thing about this and that is I won’t have to sit in traffic for over an hour each way going to and from work. I just can’t do it anymore as some days like yesterday it took me over 2 hours to get home. I also know that later this year they are starting major construction on the main road I take now and that is going to cause even more headaches. I just can’t do it anymore.  Oh, I ordered them from http://www.wire-shelves.com.  Did I mention that I’m moving to the burbs yet?

I also can’t say I will miss the parking situation. Right now where I live it is pretty much park wherever you can find a spot and on some days that can be tough. I long ago quit driving places at night because trying to find a spot later on in the evening is next to impossible. I remember the last time I tried was last year and it literally took me 45 minutes to find a spot. To make matters worse I had to park almost a mile from my apartment. The place I’m moving into now I won’t have to worry about any of that because I actually have my own garage spot. It wasn’t much more to get one (still cheaper overall than what I’m paying now) so I did it. It will be especially nice in the winter months. I won’t have to spend 10 minutes scraping ice off my windows. That alone is worth the price.

Anyways like I mentioned in my first sentence I ordered some things that I can use in my new place. I have to be out of here in 3 weeks and I have a bunch of stuff that I want to put in storage. That’s another thing my new place has. I get my very own storage unit. It isn’t a big unit but it will more than hold what I plan on putting in there. I told my Dad about it and he seemed more excited about me having that than anything else. My Dad is weird though so nothing really surprises me with him.

My Own Style

Life hit me pretty hard last month. My girlfriend of three years decided it was time to call it quits. To be honest, we were growing apart. I felt it, I knew it, and I had really started to prepare for it. But, I’m a young guy…I’ll bounce back. I can handle my own affairs and to be kind of honest, there are some things I miss about the single life. In fact, I’m pretty sure I’ll enjoy this phase of my life.

The hardest thing to deal with is the fact that she took most of my stuff. Well, I shouldn’t say “my” stuff, I should say “our” stuff that became “her” stuff around a week ago. She moved out and took most of the furniture, half of the appliances, and basically left me with a bed, a TV, and a computer. Luckily I am a habitual saver, so money is no real issue. I can’t go out and go crazy, but I can afford to get some nice stuff.

First on the list is the living room. I’m not saying that I’m going to go full-fledged ‘man cave’ but I’m definitely getting what I want this time. Most of the furniture that Abby took, we picked out together. She loved the traditional stuff. She loved the “very” traditional stuff. In fact, other than the flat-screen, I’m pretty sure our living room could have passed for a 19th century family room. It’s time to say goodbye to anything floral, anything “Victorian,” and say hello to cool, modern styling.

Some of the old stuff is cool, don’t get me wrong. But I am a huge fan of contemporary furniture. In fact, I’ve been doing some research and I’ve found a few contemporary couches that I am in love with on this French website, as they call them, canapé contemporain.  They are priced pretty reasonably and they are super-comfortable. The other day I even saw a couch that had cup-holders. As somebody who is generally pretty nerdy, a couch with cup-holders would be awesome. There are many times I’m surfing the ‘net on my laptop while I’m watching TV and that seems like it would be an awesome feature to have.

I know remodeling should be the last thing on my mind right now, but believe it or not it seems to be a great thing for me to think about because it lets me be creative and constructive. Two things I probably wouldn’t be if I jut sat around moping. Anyways, it’s time for me to get out there and design the most radical bachelor pad I can!