Sojourn

By now I think people are wise enough not to over look things and remove that tunnel vision in focusing merely on the destination. We’ve heard phrases such as “Stop and smell the roses” and “It’s not about where you’re going, but how you get there,” and its nice to see more and more people…

BeerMoney3

A little delayed update for 2016 numbers, but here they are Swagbucks Perk Earnhoney 2014 $525 $1550 n/a 2015 $550 $4000 $20 2016 $175 $850 $290 Still making pocket change for spending, but as you can see considerably less than the previous year. It’s still an extra >$1k of pocket change, so that’s nice.

Christmas Sunday service

Time heals all wounds, as the cliche goes. As trite as the saying is, there’s truth in it, as you slowly move on with life, each passing moment slowly draws your attention away from the impact and lessens the effect. You dwell less and less on it, and eventually it just ceases to even exist in…

Points, Miles, and more

This seed was planted around this time last year, when a friend of mine mentioned the whole reward points/miles/credit card game that I never really had much interest in because of how convoluted navigating the trenches here could be. But having someone I knew dip their feet in was enough for me to join the…

Now what?

I don’t do too well without having something to look forward to. Not to say that I am a necessarily a goal oriented person, but having my eyes set on something helps keeps the feet churning. And this isn’t the first time I’ve wandered into a phase of life without a set game plan. That’s…

Beermoney2

$550 from Swagbucks last year. $4000 from Perk last year (unofficial; official tax docs to come). Q1: $1050 Q2: $1125 Q3: $575 Q4: $1250 Hypothetically speaking, total beermoney combined, at $10/hr, is equivalent to “working” 9.1 hrs/wk this past year. Which is nice considering I haven’t worked at all this past year. The nursing home job I…

Memory Lane Trippin

Was driving to school the other day, doing the usual of grinding it out on bumper to bumper traffic while listing to 104.3 myFM during my morning commute. “Don’t Speak” by No Doubt came on the radio. Which at this point, makes it a 10 year old song still getting airplay on the radio because…