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  1. Not the usage that annoys me .
  2. People who are weary of trying something, instead of wary or leery.
  3. yeah, they're pretty much not built for people who might upgrade what they buy. I used a Surface for work for a couple of years, because I spent a shit ton of time on airplanes and it weighed in at just over a pound. But ... I had 8GB of RAM and the most intensive software I used was MS Project so it was never really taxed.
  4. More basic for the conspiracy theories: how many people would it require keep the secret? In this day and age, they can believe that a secret that large could be kept?
  5. Do you have a referral code?
  6. Pam

    Shingles vaccination?

    It has to do with FDA approval for administration of the vaccine, and contraindications to the vaccine, not cost. It's not licensed for those under 50 (Shingrix) or 59 (Zostavax). Most drugstore pharmacists aren't going to give a vaccine off-label.
  7. do you need the card to balance out your portfolio? or for utilization purposes? if so, then consider applying for another visa/mc to achieve those goals, while maximizing rewards. if not, let it go.
  8. PotO: That is not a word that will ever be acceptable here. You agreed to the TOS when you signed up, please follow the rules.
  9. I actually ended up with damage to my eyes from sleeping in them when I wasn't supposed to, or keeping in them longer than I was supposed to. I can't remember, it's been a while. But two different docs told me that I needed to break from contacts for at least a year before I could go back. Something about growing new capillaries as the ones there weren't getting enough oxygen. This was, of course, years ago - maybe 10? - and there are new technologies out. Once I was able to go back to contacts, I followed the rules. Then I got Lasik and it didn't matter. Then I got old and my arms aren't long enough any more, so I have readers for reading and the computer. Everything else is still 20/25 vision.
  10. Pam

    I'm new here...

    👋 Good to see you again.
  11. Pam

    The Dining and Food Thread

    We do a lot of meal prep on the weekends (Sunday evenings) for the week. We mostly do the main dishes and then prepare things like the veggies for the sides while the main dish heats up. Dinner prep time goes from like an hour to about 20 mins. Esp if you get the veggie steamer bags. We do crockpot stuff too, and that you can generally do most of a couple of days in advance, depending on what you're making. I've also done the freezer stuff but not in single servings. Like lasagna, casseroles, soups. This doesn't work as well for us because mostly, we forget to take things out of the freezer to be ready for dinner. We had to try a couple of different ways, though, before we figured out what works for us.
  12. Ok I'll play. Just returned from Atlanta where I stayed at the AC Marriott @ Phipps Plaza. Conference/conference rate. I'm not creative, so it went on the Marriott Premiere Plus card. Upcoming trips: Boston - Kimpton hotel Wilmington, DE - Sheraton WADC - Homewood Suites The Sheraton will go on the Marriotte Premier Plus. The rest will go on my NFCU Flagship rewards. I'm pretty sure they were all booked with an ebates cash back, so that's a bonus, too.
  13. This went unanswered for 21 hours??? Really? Where are you people?
  14. Pam

    Direct TV woes

    I'm sorry, but I can't help but hear "DirecTV is not for you" in the SoupNazi's voice.
  15. Pam

    Exciting Weather

    I was in Boston last weekend. I got iced in, and my flight home was cancelled. I got home on Wednesday instead of Monday. 😕 It was 2*, feels like -13*. It was so f'ing cold. ❄️
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  17. I stole one of these from my mom's box of cancelled checks, traced the signature with a sharpie to make it stand out, and then used that to guide my forgeries to get me out of school. 😇
  18. Pam

    The Dining and Food Thread

    So GF is available TPA-DFW but not DFW-SAN?
  19. This just links back to this page. Is it like a forum version of RickRolling?
  20. Pam

    So I'm going to Cancun...

    I mean, that's just a normal Tuesday. I like to drink on the beach. And poolside. With the appropriate young male waitstaff making sure my glass is never empty. I don't have any of that here.
  21. Pam

    So I'm going to Cancun...

    yeah something to remember when traveling to all-inclusive resorts is that their focus is on the relaxation and beach experiences, not the food. So it's not a foodie's vacation, at all. There are some resorts that have better reputations than others, and the "reservation required" model at the resort restaurants that have better food is taking hold. We're members of the Hard Rock properties in Mexico and Dominican Republic, and we just prepare ourselves that we aren't going to eat great. It's worse if you're gluten-free by the way, because you have to make reservations in advance, and at most of the places choose your meal in advance. I don't know what I'm going to be in the mood for tomorrow, damnit! Anyway, some excursions are definitely better than others, and some excursions your alcohol level plays a part in how great the excursion is. There is a pirate-ship snorkeling/swim with the rays excursion in the Dominican that I swear is my favorite excursion ever, but there was a LOT of alcohol involved, and the whole thing was just so ridiculous that we just laughed at the whole situation the entire time. The snorkeling was actually pretty phenomenal, though. So lesson learned, for us was: set expectations low and don't even hope that they're going to be exceeded in any area except for alcoholic consumption.
  22. I take the disc off in the airport, it tends to freak the TSA people out.
  23. Pam

    The Dining and Food Thread

    King Arthur also makes a gluten free flour.
  24. Pam

    Credit Pulls

    The above post is applicable to CreditPulls as well. Also, asking nicely will get you further
  25. Pam

    Credit Pulls

    Sorry for the inconvenience. If you are brand new to the forums, you will not have access to PM's. Look under your member name - if it says "newbies" your access to PM's and board email is restricted. The reason we do this is the overwhelming number of solicitations and scammers who come on the board. Some people are more naive than others, for one thing, and assume that everyone here wants to help them. There are scammers here just like everywhere else. We give these newbs some time to get their feet wet before they get exposed to those bad people behind the scenes, where we can't intervene. Unfortunately newbs with credit troubles are sitting ducks here, so we do what we can within reason to provide some protection at first. The other reason is to discourage the people who come here to sell something - A lot of them know they can't spam the board without getting caught, but they will spam via email or PM if they can. Once they realize they will have to participate for a while (we don't say how long), they go away and find some place that's easier to spam. I know it's inconvenient, but it makes the board a better place to be overall.

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