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Off-Topic / Re: recording or live
« on: February 01, 2016, 01:28:15 pm »Message ID: 1043375
The only thing I prefer to watch "live" is the weather report, breaking news, and sporting events.  Everything else is recorded and watched or streamed at my convenience.

Off-Topic / Re: The snow is here!
« on: January 27, 2016, 09:09:24 am »Message ID: 1041891
Snow completely missed us this time!  I actually enjoy waiting out the horrific snow storms (provided I am indoors and hunkered down with no need to travel anywhere), but I despise the aftermath when it comes time to dig out my car.  We have a one car garage and a short 8 foot driveway.  Wife's car gets the garage and the driveway isn't large enough for my car, so I park on the street.

When the big ones hit, it takes forever to dig my car out and then I run the risk of someone else taking my cleared out spot while I am at work.  So if I don't need to be suit and tie presentable, I am further ahead to walk to work after the big storms!  But that also runs the risk of the snowplow further burying my car in.  The plowed snow becomes much more difficult to dig out, especially if it freezes solid!

So I still dream of having a house with a larger garage and a longer driveway for off street parking.  And if money were no object, I'd look into some heating elements under the driveway for easier snow melt/removal!

Off-Topic / Re: Check
« on: January 27, 2016, 08:51:26 am »Message ID: 1041884
Those who are paid by check, is there a considerable (or negligible) delay in getting paid as opposed to PayPal?  I signed my mom up a while ago and she is doing great; but she then talked her sister into signing up.  My aunt does not have a PayPal account and my uncle is very set in his ways in his anti-technology paranoia.  I am surprised he even allows her to have a laptop connected to the Internet.  But she will not go against his wishes, so that means no PayPal account for her.

So it doesn't affect me directly, I just wondered how payments are going for those who are paid by a check in the mail.

Off-Topic / Re: How to tell if you need to turn up the heat...
« on: January 26, 2016, 06:44:25 am »Message ID: 1041648
LOL! This past weekend the timing was right and all the stars were aligned, etc. for us to refinish a hardwood floor in a room we are renovating. The room only has one small window and a ceiling fan, so we had to open some other windows in the house that evening and through part of the night to help ventilate the stain odor.  It was COLD!!!

Normally we wouldn't pick one of the colder days of the year to do this, but it had to be that weekend if it was going to get done at all!

Off-Topic / Re: Fixer Upper
« on: January 21, 2016, 09:14:25 am »Message ID: 1040756
I moved into a fixer upper when I married my wife 10 years ago.  She had lived there for about 15 years with her then 14 year old.  Together, we have renovated many of the rooms (most have just been wall repair/wallpaper removal and paint jobs).  The first room we repaired in the summer of 2006 when we turned a dusty computer room into a nursery complete with a neutral yellow (we didn't know until the 'big day' that it was a girl!) and Winnie the Pooh paint stencil around the entire perimeter.  After that, we redid all the walls in the living room (a nasty hot mess removing wallpaper) and added carpet where there used to only be ugly brown linoleum and repainted the kitchen.

We did a COMPLETE kitchen remodel and full house replacement windows about two years ago, adding a dishwasher and new stove/fridge/cabinets and countertops.  That's also when we converted the house from fuses to circuit breakers.

Just last weekend, our 9 year old's yellow Pooh walls were repainted a light orange and the spare room that the 24 year old (now living in south Florida) used to occupy is up for painting a light green to make room for a new desk and computer station.

We have two room left: the bathroom needs an overhaul.  Although beautiful, the clawfoot bathtub is not very practical considering the add-on shower assembly is not ideal and the unsecured shower curtain is always poised to come crashing down on anyone who is not used to using it!  So when the money materializes, our [only] bathroom is in dire need of a full remodel.  That will then leave only the master bedroom walls which need wallpaper stripped, cracks repaired, and repainted; and the front entry hallway (with nasty popcorn textured walls) to be redone before it is completely overhauled from 2005.

Hopefully by then we will be in a position to sell the place and move into/build our dream home!

Off-Topic / Re: Soup
« on: January 21, 2016, 08:48:09 am »Message ID: 1040747
If I am making it myself quickly, I usually like Campbell's Tomato or Cream of Chicken -- both made with milk rather than water and if I have them, Cheeze-It crackers in the tomato soup.  If someone else is making it, I prefer a homemade chicken noodle (I am not that great to make it myself).

If I am going out to eat, there is a local restaurant that always has fantastic potato knoepfle soup (potatoes and dumplings in a thick chicken flavored stock).  If you ever pass through northern Ohio = look for Berardi's Family Kitchen in Sandusky, Ohio on Perkins Avenue and try a cup or bowl!   Always the best!

I also really like the potato soup at Outback Steakhouse. I have seen a few recipe books where the author has been able to replicate certain signature menu items from some popular restaurant franchise chains by reverse engineering.  I am hoping that the Outback soup recipe makes it into a future edition!

Off-Topic / Re: Napping
« on: January 21, 2016, 08:28:40 am »Message ID: 1040745
Well, napping at work is inherently wrong, no doubt about it.  But, there could be underlying issues....
Perhaps they have an diagnosed disorder --  I know someone who used to fall asleep all the time at work, they finally got checked by specialists, & it turned out they didn't breathe correctly while they slept, so never went to REM, they now have to sleep with a cpap machine & they are able to stay awake through the day.  Can't fully judge a person, unless you walk in their shoes & know the complete story.

I will admit that there have been a handful of times over the past 15 years that I have unintentionally fallen asleep during mid-afternoons while at my desk.  Never intentionally; usually after eating a heavy lunch; and never for more than a few minutes at most.  But it CAN happen.  I was also diagnosed with sleep apnea about 4 months ago and now wear a CPAP machine every night.  It has made a difference.

Intentionally napping on the clock to catch up on missed sleep is definitely wrong.  But an unintentional slip is more of a sign to get up and move around, try to eat a lighter lunch, or checking to see if there is an underlying problem like flyingmonkey suggests.  My belief is that it is all about the underlying intention.

If it is unintentional, but turns into a regular pattern perhaps that can morph into being considered intentional if you do nothing about changing it.

Off-Topic / Re: NFL Playoffs
« on: January 19, 2016, 09:19:51 am »Message ID: 1040428
I had two big takeaways from last weekend.  #1 you can never understate the value of having your top players healthy, #2 the Bengals fans (and players) will always be the "little brother" in the AFC North.  Rather than get on with their off season, many felt it necessary to tweet jubilation at the Broncos beating Pittsburgh like that somehow was vindication.

#smh  :snowman:

Off-Topic / Re: rip glenn frey
« on: January 19, 2016, 09:12:16 am »Message ID: 1040427
Last week I was humming David Bowie tunes in my head --mostly Under Pressure and Let's Dance; yesterday those head hummings morphed into Hotel California and Take it Easy.

Support / Re: New To Fusion Cash
« on: January 19, 2016, 09:09:13 am »Message ID: 1040426
hi there... i a, new too. here :)

browse the forum. its fun.

Even better...

The Forum Pays You Money if you contribute worthwhile content!!!

Off-Topic / Re: State of the Union
« on: January 13, 2016, 01:16:59 pm »Message ID: 1039422
I did not care to watch it.  These days the State of the Union address (and the opposing party's rebuttal followup afterwards) are nothing more than liberal or conservation propaganda and platforming.  ::)  I generally consider watching SotU to just be a waste of my time. :bad: :bad: :bad:

Off-Topic / Re: have u
« on: January 13, 2016, 11:18:08 am »Message ID: 1039412
Ditto to all of the responses above!  My daughter was in a relationship with a guy who genuinely was a nice guy anytime we were around in social settings.  Daughter loved him dearly.  They had their fights as all couples do.  One time, he was drunk and they got into a fight and he shoved her down some stairs.  She ended the relationship and never looked back.

Don't become a statistic. Nobody deserves to be abused physically or verbally or emotionally.

Payments / Re: Cashed out $68.85
« on: January 13, 2016, 08:41:23 am »Message ID: 1039363
Do We have to cash out every month?
I just started so I am not sure if my cash will come still count since its the beginning of a new year!

Kyle, you have to cash out at least once every six months to avoid losing any earnings older than 180 days.  You do not have to cash out every month, but it is worth cashing out as often as possible so that you don't lose any earnings.

As some have reported here, you shouldn't have any issues meeting the $25 cash out minimum every 3-4 months if you just do the minimum amount of work and come to the site daily for the PTC checklist and daily email.  But do a few surveys and stay active in the forum for the monthly $3 bonus and you will cut that cash out cycle down even more!

Off-Topic / Re: MLK Day
« on: January 13, 2016, 08:33:15 am »Message ID: 1039361
I will not have the day off, so it will really just be a Monday like any other Monday for me -- except for the fact that my daughter has the day off from third grade, so she will be coming into my office with me to sit all day long with a movie DVD player and her new Spirograph set.

Off-Topic / Re: Tell me a favorite black & white & an in color flick
« on: January 13, 2016, 07:46:13 am »Message ID: 1039352
I'll just toss in probably two of my favorite movies of all time.  B/W Harvey with Jimmy Stewart; color Diner with a young ensemble of Tim Daly, Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Kevin Bacon, Mickey Rourke, and Paul Resier.

Both are classics and five stars out of five!

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