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Off-Topic / Being sick - which is worse?
« on: May 24, 2019, 07:35:40 am »Message ID: 1276631
Which of these unproductive body reflexes is worse?

Continued dry heaves when you have nothing remaining in your stomach to expel or a persistent violent & unproductive cough that makes your head & throat hurt and your eyes water to the point of tears?

I vote for the cough - not only because I am living through it now myself (although I'm sure that is a big factor) but because it can go on for days, whereas the dry heaves for me usually only last a few hours or less.
 :sad1: :confused1:

Off-Topic / Quick Poll
« on: May 14, 2019, 08:23:15 am »Message ID: 1275239
Show of hands. How many people here: (1) know what a garbage disposal is/does; or (2) if they flipped an electrical switch and heard the disposal in the sink running would recognize it as such?

 :thumbsup: if you know how to use it
 :bad: if the sound of it would scare you


Debate & Discuss / PA State Rep Brian Sims
« on: May 08, 2019, 07:11:32 am »Message ID: 1274466
What an absolutely disgraceful man with zero business being a representative politician in any capacity. I sure hope the voters in his district see him for what he is - a manipulative bully with absolutely no concept of truth, decency, or fair presentation. Offering money to dox teenage girls (who he supposedly represents assuming that they lived in his district) and thus opening them up for abuse and attacks is unspeakably despicable.  Please Phladelphia - show this man the door next election!

Off-Topic / Schools are Cool
« on: May 06, 2019, 06:22:22 am »Message ID: 1274143
On my ten minute walk to the office this morning I passed by three different schools - all within a two block radius.

Two of them had groups of kids outside learning on the playgrounds, which I always thought was a good idea on a nice weather day - it's been so crappy rainy lately! The third school, I've never seen any kids outside and I don't think they have an outdoor playground other than the parking lot - but it is a specialty school for autistic children. I suppose the environmental change from classroom to outdoors might be a bit counterproductive there.

At the first school they were enthusiastically learning about the Lewis and Clark expedition. The teacher was very expressive and I saw a lot of hands up as she was asking questions of the class.  The second school was actually in gym class - which I always remember as a special treat when we were able to do gym outside rather than in the confines of an inadequate gym. (Although I know that this particular school has a nice gymnasium - sunshine still feels better than florescent light). I could hear the kids counting off as they did jumping jacks or some other type of exercise.

Now I am sitting at my desk - feeling a little bit jealous.  ;)

Offers / Tap Research 12
« on: May 03, 2019, 05:16:50 am »Message ID: 1273622
I just finished my daily PTC and needed to earn 5 to be eligible again for tomorrow. Trying to get ready for work and don't have a lot of time to waste, but I decided to check out Tap Research. They had a 12 survey with a one minute time estimate, so I decided to try it. I clicked the button and was IMMEDIATELY taken to the congratulations you've earn 12 screen!

NO questions at all - no age/gender/location demographic questions. Nothing!!! Instant 12.

It was quick enough that I even had time to click over to the forum and write up this post!
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :party: :party: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Payment Pictures / My $25.03 PayPal cashout payment
« on: March 30, 2019, 01:42:49 pm »Message ID: 1268221

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Off-Topic / Paid to Listen to Podcasts
« on: March 11, 2019, 08:03:57 am »Message ID: 1265729
Is anyone else here a podcast junkie? I have several that I enjoy listening to on a regular basis and many others that I listen to on an infrequent basis.

I just came across an app called Podcoin that will pay you to listen to podcasts if you download the app to your iPhone or Android phone. They have access to just about any podcast that you would normally get from any of the other podcast players/apps. The playback options and features are much more limited than what you would get from the mainstream apps, but you can at least get the same content.

It will take a while to earn enough credit to cash out (for gift cards, not for straight PayPal cash), but if you're like me and already listen to some podcasts regularly, it might be worth the switch.

I'm not going to post a referral link in here (you can earn extra points by referring other new users) - but you can find it in the app store or google play - or sign up through their web site  I started using it over the weekend and will say that I do miss some of the flexibility I had with my old podcast app.  But - it never paid me anything back either!

Off-Topic / Trevor Bauer is an idiot
« on: February 20, 2019, 04:55:24 am »Message ID: 1262479
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer recently disclosed his three dating rules in an interview with Sports Illustrated and he is now defending his remarks by basically saying: "Hey, I was just being honest and shouldn't be attacked, because: Hey! Honesty!"

Just for clarification: Rule #2 seems reasonable enough. But what an absolute jerk he is with regard to rules 1 and 3. It's a shame that he is making millions of dollars and some women might be inclined to... ahem... "date" this piece of slimy sludge.

One: no feelings. As soon as I sense youre developing feelings, Im going to cut it off, because Im not interested in a relationship and Im emotionally unavailable. Two: no social media posts about me while were together, because private life stays private. Three: I sleep with other people. Im going to continue to sleep with other people. If youre not O.K. with that, we wont sleep together, and thats perfectly fine. We can just be perfectly polite platonic friends.

Payment Pictures / My $25.94 PayPal cashout payment
« on: January 19, 2019, 12:35:28 pm »Message ID: 1257632

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Off-Topic / Roomba Troubles!
« on: January 14, 2019, 09:27:55 am »Message ID: 1256883
Does anyone here have a Roomba robot vacuum and, if so, do you enjoy it? Here is a horror story for Roomba owners with a pet at home!

A co-worker of mine has one and he turned it on today before leaving for the office. His wife arrived home a few hours later to find that their dog apparently developed diarrhea sometime today and pooped on the floor...   Of course, Roomba ran over it.  And spread it around... all over the carpet and flooring - in random pathways all over the house!

]🐶💩💩💩 🙈

Offers / DQ Pennies
« on: December 18, 2018, 12:03:25 pm »Message ID: 1252319
So if I attempt a survey and get disqualified with the screen that tells me I did not qualify, but instead offers to send me directly to another survey - if I click the link to that new survey rather than decline the direct offered link, do I still get the disqualification penny for the one that I attempted?

Hopefully I am making sense in my question.  I never really bothered to check this out, but have often wondered.

Payment Pictures / My $25.08 PayPal cashout payment
« on: December 10, 2018, 12:55:17 pm »Message ID: 1251104

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Off-Topic / Youth Basketball
« on: December 05, 2018, 12:01:40 pm »Message ID: 1250405
My 12 year old is starting her third year of playing basketball - this year in the 6th grade. She is a dancer at heart and spends much more time and effort (and we spend much more money) on dance, but she does seem to enjoy basketball as a fallback activity.  She started out pretty timid in the 4th grade and got a little more aggressive in the 5th grade, but not much.  This year in their first game last Sunday, she scored her first ever basket - immediately after pulling down an offensive rebound!

She asked me a few weeks ago if she could get some knee high athletic socks. I happen to have a pair of socks with Larry Bird graphic images on them.  They are tight fitting and she has big feet for 12 years - so I told her earlier this week that she could wear them to practice.  She didn't want to because she is a Cleveland Cavalier fan and these were "Celtics Socks"  When I told her, no they were Larry Bird socks, she hit me with "Who's Larry Bird?"

Her mom rolled her eyes and waving her arms NO said something like: "Why'd you have to ask that?!?" knowing that I would likely go into a fanatic and lengthy sports history lesson complete with multiple YouTube videos.  I showed restraint and did neither, but I bribed her into wearing the socks to practice yesterday.  When she came home we had dinner and she said only one person asked about her socks - another sixth grade girl who asked her who is Larry Bird.  I went and put on a Larry Bird t-shirt that I own over top of my dress work shirt and when I asked her how practice went in general - she got a little bit excited and said that she made a 3-pointer.

I immediately pounded the shirt on my chest and proceeded to tell her how Larry Bird was the original three point king and that it was the socks that gave her the extra power to hit that shot and how lucky she was to have worn them that day... She said, no - it was the new confidence she had after hitting a basket in a real game that allowed her to make a 3 point shot - which is more likely true, but I still went on my spiel = complete with a YouTube video of Larry winning the 3 point shootout against Dale Ellis in 1988.  (Google it folks, it was impressive!)

She watched it obediently and I have to say that she was impressed with the way he hit his last three shots (all three necessary to win) and that after letting the last shot go, before it even got to its peak, he had his arm and index finger raised up in victory and was walking to center court before the ball even hit the basket.

A proud father's teaching moment!  LOL!

Off-Topic / Michael Avenatti
« on: November 15, 2018, 03:23:38 am »Message ID: 1247072
Am I the only one who thinks this guy should be considered guilty until proven innocent?   :moneymouth: 

For those unaware, this is the attorney who has been a militant anti-Trumper (representing Stormy Daniels) and who was involved in the "Trumped up" charge against Brett Kavanaugh by the woman who claimed he was a gang rapist. I am not talking about Christine Ford who made the initial assault claim, I am talking about the very suspect woman, Julie Swetnick, who came out of the woodwork and literally accused Kavanaugh of taking part in gang rapes.

Avenatti (and many others) refused to give Kavanaugh a fair hearing and was hell bent on trashing his reputation. The shoe is on the other foot today after Avenatti was arrested on a domestic violence accusation. It may be true or it may be a vendetta by a crazy ex. I don't know which it is, but based on how Kavanaugh was handled, how will he be viewed by the media and the Me Too movement?

My guess is that he will be given a pass on some sort of double standard excuse and that his vehement denials and effort to maintain his [questionable] reputation will be met with strong support.

Off-Topic / NBA is back!
« on: October 17, 2018, 08:04:51 am »Message ID: 1242974
As a Celtic fan, it was nice to see the team at full strength and injury free to start off 2018 last night with a big win over the Sixers. I hope it stays that way for the season!  Gordon Hayward has already surpassed his floor minutes from last season!

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