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I mentioned in another post that I signed up for a Chase Freedom credit card. The last thing I needed was a new credit card, but I did request my $50 bonus rebate check. That should show up in the next week or two. I’m also waiting on my $7 survey check from Opinion Outpost. I’ve been trying to earn money through surveys, but it’s a very slow process for me. Most of the time I don’t qualify. Sometimes it’s annoying, but most of the time I don’t mind. I just wish I would qualify more often. The pay from surveys isn’t much, but something is better than nothing.

I’m also still waiting for my rebates from recycling my cell phone & my old laptop. I’m supposed to get $70 for the cell phone, but only $16 for the laptop. I don’t care though, because like I said something is better than nothing. And if I didn’t recycle my laptop it would still be sitting on my bedroom floor taking up space. I have another laptop that I could recycle, but I’m not able to erase my hard drive. I don’t like the idea of sending it in  with all of my files on it. Maybe I’ll find away to erase the hard drive so I can send it in. I’ll look into that this weekend.


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I’m not really that interested in buying clothes. One, because most of them are too expensive for what you get. Two, because I’ve gained weight in the last few years & I know I have perfectly good clothing that I could be wearing if I would force myself to lose weight again. It’s a struggle for me, but I have been going back to the gym regularly again. Now only if I could stop loving food!! I really do love food! But as my mom says, “nothing tastes as good as thin feels.” For the most part she’s right, but there are some pretty darn good tasting foods out there! Anyway, back to the point… I can’t really remember the last time I went clothes shopping. At work, we are casual-comfy, so we get away with wearing jeans & t-shirts all the time. So the only “shopping” I’ve done per se in awhile has been to buy a pair of jeans or two in the last year. Until now. I decided that I needed a belt. So I went to my favorite store, Hot Topic. I love everything about this place! It’s sort of punk meets goth. I love it.

I was shopping for a belt when I happened to see the cutest gray & purple shirt. It was on sale for $13. I decided that I couldn’t leave without it. Then I saw 2 more shirts that I really liked, but they were both full price. $22 & $11. I bought them anyway. Then I was looking at the body jewelry. (I have 13 piercings.) I have 4 piercings in each ear, but I don’t always wear earrings in 3 of them. So I decided to buy some half-hoop earrings to put in all 4 sets of holes. That way I don’t have to worry about taking them out. All in all, I spent a lot! There goes my budget for the month! 😦 😦 I’m disappointed with myself, but I don’t usually buy clothing so I figure this one splurge is OK. But it can’t happen again! Now I must focus all of my efforts towards recovering the amount I spent & then some. I’ve been trying to participate in several online surveys. So far I’ve made $7.00 on one & will be receiving a check in 4-8 weeks. Gosh! That stuff takes forever. Oh well, it’s $7.00 I didn’t have before.

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