A little bit of good news

If you been reading old blog posts you’d know that myself, being on a fixed income, I am apart of several survey panels which is my way of making some extra money (whether its through paypal or amazon) each month. I use my income monthly to take care of what I need (rent,bills,ect) so I use the surveys as something extra for what I want. Now sometimes I am invited to exclusive panels and right now (although I won’t mention which) I am in about five of these panels that I was invited too. Some run a couple of months, but a lot run for a year and they pay (some at the end, some during and they all run sweepstakes).

I just checked one of my emails and had an email from one of these panels that I was chosen as the winner of a sweepstakes, very excited about that and wanted to share a bit of good news. Honestly I haven’t won anything since back in September when I won that amazon GC.

Another sleepless night

I guess tonight will be another sleepless night, it’s only 1:03am but I can feel it. For now the wifi connection is holding steady (if my rent wasn’t so expensive I’d have my own private wifi) even though a couple of hours ago it kept dropping and I was yelling, pissed. I saw there was a hit and run around the area that D lives in (around ten pm), so I sent him a text making sure he was okay and He just called me back (about a half hour ago). I am currently reading blogs (something I rarely do) and listening to music on Pandora.

My migraine is still holding strong, I wanted to read for a while (the first book I am doing for my reading challenge) from my pounding head is making it impossible to read via the kindle app on my phone.  I am getting a lot of visitors from Buffalo and it is making me kind of nervous that I know these people, say something…comment.

I am getting tired of the black/red combo, going to have to change that soon…maybe something more spring/summer like.

My head hurts

I generally try not to drink coffee late at night but I have had this super bad migraine since yesterday and it won’t go away, I tried to sleep and went to bed with it, then I woke up with it. Everything is bothering me, the light, the noise from the fan, the noise of the TV, the heat coming from the radiator. I tried to eat, not working. I tried taking a hot shower, not working so I give up. Maybe some hot coffee will break it enough so I can get some sleep. and I guess I will sleep with my cold rice pack tonight, again.

Reading Challenge ; 3/23/17

I have a ton of books and most of them are ebooks, I have been meaning to go through them as they take up a lot of room on my laptop which I need for other things. So starting today I am going to challenge myself to read 80 books by October 23rd. Now I am known for not following up on things so I am going to make some rules for myself.

  • If I start a book, I have to finish it for it, even if it is boring and not interesting to me
  • I can only delete a ebook from my massive library after I have read it
  • I will only add it to the list once I am finished
  • I will only count books I haven’t already finished and loved as part of this challenge

March 20th: Random facts monday

  1. I think there is something wrong with people who don’t drink coffee
  2. I like many different genres of music, I don’t like to limit myself
  3. My favorite band has always been Linkin Park, but I have other favorites as well
  4. My favorite movie has changed over the years
  5. I can’t name one favorite book, I have many favorites
  6. I can read more then one book at once, D, thinks I am crazy
  7. My favorite tv show right now is The Originals, which is subject to change
  8. I hate when people ask how tall I am but I still will answer
  9. People annoy me sometimes, I try to stay by myself during these times
  10. I have several emails, which I use for different things

I know what you want

Last night I got a text from someone I hadn’t spoken to since before new years eve, the girl I had plans with to hang with on that day that canceled on me. She started off ranting to me about how she needed to find a new place to live, now months ago before I went through the bullshit I went through with the last friend that needed a place to stay from me and ended up doing all kinds of drugs in my house and stealing from me. This “friend” wanted to come stay with me and I said No.

I don’t like when “friends” just pop up when they need something from me, I told this girl to go and find her own way like I did three years ago. Yes, I did crash with some friends, then I went to a motel and I got my own. It may have been with roommates, but I was paying my own way and eventually I got my own apartment (not the way I would have chosen for myself) but I did.

I’m not dumb, I know where she was going with her text at midnight last night…..not going to happen, I told her there were openings in my building but she didn’t want to move here and I told her why. My apartment is not a a homeless shelter, she’ll have to struggle just as I did. Call me a bitch, whatever I stand by that I am a bitch when I feel like I am being used for something.

Making money online ; Part 2

I-Say: https://www.i-say.com/

Survey site that pays in points, if you don’t qualify they still give you 5 points and after every survey you have a chance to play their poll predictor which gives you a chance to win prizes. I have cashed out with them once via amazon, they offer other gift cards as well as paypal.


Crowdtap:  http://crowdtap.com/

This site is different it’s not really just surveys, it is more like a community with polls, topics, surveys and discussion. They pay in points (different things offer different points) and the pay via amazon gift cards. I have cashed out with this company twice (as of today) and its a fun place to expression your own personal opinions.


Mobile Performance Meter: app in google play store

The device runs in the background on your phone and pays 5 points a day, offers many different ways to cash out (mostly gift cards).


This is my life

Apparently in the last week or so, annoying neighbor number one has bought some new audio equipment and her boyfriend (with whom she argues on the phone with at four in the morning) hasn’t been seen in months and I liked it better when he was in there with her as she wasn’t as annoying. Yesterday afternoon I was in my apartment trying to watch a movie when suddenly my apartment was shaking and it wasn’t an earthquake. Just because the radio/cd player CAN go to volumes high enough to shake the building doesn’t mean it SHOULD. I will admit I was a little pissed off that I couldn’t hear my show so I yelled and my apartment stopped shaking.

Now it is four in the morning and normally I would be asleep right now and I’m thinking she just wants to annoy the shit out of me, maybe it’s because back in September said boyfriend came to my door at three in the morning for a cigarette and she thinks I did something with him, I don’t know, but I shouldn’t be able to hear her TV clearly at any time but especially not at FOUR in the morning.

I could complain but management doesn’t care, they have mice living here with us and the owner could care less so why would he care if someone is being loud in the middle of the night. You can get away with pretty much anything in this building;

Neighbors are arguing – okay

Neighbors are killing each other – okay

There is a hallway that everyone calls prostitute lane – seriously


As long as the owner gets his rent on time, he doesn’t care and if by some chance you have a medical emergency, I hope it won’t kill you because you’ll be dead by the time the police and ambulance get here. You’d get to the hospital faster if you walked.

I am so annoyed with this building and the people here, if I could move, I would. Last week I even thought about living with roommates again and I don’t have a good track record with roommates, if you live in Buffalo don’t rent at the apartments by the bridge that leads to another country. I heard management tracks down residents who say bad things about this building, maybe they are one of the six people in this damn city who stalks by blog.

Making money online ; is it possible

You are not going to making a living doing surveys and there is not a survey company out there that will pay you hundreds of dollars a month even though there are those who promise, its a scam, but most do pay and it takes time. Everyone wants a quick way to make money without putting in any effort or time, guess what…..it isn’t going to happen. I am going to give you the survey companies I use and apps that I use that actually pay, some pay by check, some pay by paypal and almost all of them offer rewards in gift cards…most offer rewards through amazon.

Smart Panel: https://smartpanel.io/en-US/

Install an app on your smartphones & laptop, keep it there and they will pay you five dollars a month for having the app installed. You have to wait thirty days (after you’ve made ten dollars), they pay via paypal and I have cashed out twice. They also email surveys sometimes and I’ve done a couple of those and received gift cards for amazon. The app takes up little space and its free money, for doing nothing.

ClixSense: https://www.clixsense.com/

This site offers PTC (paid to click), surveys, offers. If you just do their paid to click ads it will take you forever, the money is in their surveys. I have been paid by check (the first time you cashout with them, your only option is a check as they want to verify addresses, after that you can get paid online), they do not offer paypal anymore but they offer tango who has amazon gift cards. I have been paid by this company twice now.

HarrisPoll: https://www.harrispollonline.com

This site offers surveys that fill up quickly so you have to stay on top of your email, I have cashed out with them twice via amazon GC.


This is an app available in the google play store and similar to the smart panel, keep it installed and they pay in points (10 a day) which after time you can cash out via amazon, I’ve cashed out twice with this app. They also offer surveys.

Panel app:

This is another app in the google play store, leave it installed and answer quick surveys to rack up your points (mostly about places you have gone during certain days), you can wait until have enough points for a gift card or check or you can use your points and try to win one. I won a gift card from them and cashed out twice.