In the darkness the trees are full of starlight (henwy) wrote,
In the darkness the trees are full of starlight

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10 days worth of slapfights

Wow. I knew it had been a while since I posted here but even I was surprised to see that it's been 10 days. It's not like I haven't wanted to make entries, but things just never seemed to work out. There was always something else I was doing or I was feeling too crappy to want to right myself and tap out the entry. That said, I'm sure absolutely no one is really interested in what I spent the past 10 days doing but I figured I'd share at least some of it.

First and foremost, I've been watching The Amazing Race. It's a reality show about a bunch of teams racing around the world in competition for a million dollars and over almost a decade, has been one of the most popular reality shows in production. I think it's actually won more awards than any other reality show and there have been 18 seasons in 9 years, with spinoffs in half a dozen foreign countries.

That said, until a couple weeks ago, I had never seen a single episode before. It's not like I didn't know that people raved about it, it's just that I never really got on the ball when it came to the show. So what I decided to do was download all 18 seasons and watch it from the beginning. It's quite a feat given the amount of time we're talking about but I've got notta but free time. I'll probably end up posting another entry about the show that will discuss it more in depth but I'm an episode away from finishing Season 4 and still going strong.

Second: I've been spending a lot of time collecting SwagBucks for fun and profit. I've mentioned SwagBucks before as a site where you can easily exchange online activities into useful things like Amazon gift cards. I've now been on the site for around six weeks and have already cashed in for $40 with enough points for another $30 yet unexchanged. It's easier than I thought it would be and there are few things in this world as appealing as free money.

BTW, if you're interested in joining, now's the time. They once again have a promo code which will give new members 80 points. If you want in, just register with the link above and as a code enter 'MemorialDay'. I'm not sure how long this will stay active but I figure it has to stick around until Monday at the earliest.

Third: Since I've been diddling around on Swagbucks, I've also been visiting their facebook page for fun and some trolling. It's entertaining and I find it to be lotsa fun. I spend my time chucking out witticism and then roll with the punches. In case you're wondering what that's like, I just happen to have a screenshot of a recent exchange.

See? Fun, right? Well, okay, it might not appeal to most people but I found it to be entertaining. Most of the exchanges aren't nearly as volatile but it does give me something to do and fencing with internet hoodlums can be fun.

So that's mostly it. I'm going to try to update more regularly but God knows I've made that promise and failed before. We'll just have to take it one day at a time and see how it goes.
Tags: facebook, free crap/deals, swagbucks, trolling, tv club: reality shows, tv club: the amazing race

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