Time to go

@GardenGerty (90288)
Marion, Kansas
April 14, 2011 11:00am CST
I find I am feeling short tempered today. I am tired of people saying "how do I earn here?" and other things like that.I am tired of people who have no interest except making money and promoting sites requesting me as friends. I want to be rude, but so far, I am avoiding it. This is not a productive place for me today. I am going to go cut out my downloaded coupons and go shopping. Of course, I would not feel so cranky if I would have another cup of coffee and eat something. How about you? Shall we eat some virtual donuts? Friends who do start real discussions, I appreciate you. I will be back after I take care of some of this day to day stuff.
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• United States
14 Apr 11
Doughnuts - Time For A Cyber Doughnut break!
Oh gosh I know what you mean. I actually stopped and went to prep for dinner this early because I was finding myself repeating way too many responses. But a doughnut break right now sound good to me, I shall warn you though tomorrow we will all post how to loose some doughnut weight.
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@zralte (4186)
• India
14 Apr 11
Oohhh, those looks real yummy.... Sluuuuuuurp Sorry, didn't mean to be rude, but that't what doughnut does to me....
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• United States
14 Apr 11
I don't blame you I have not done the doughnut thingy in years. I have to skip my figure, as the thin line it is. lol
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@GardenGerty (90288)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Apr 11
Hubby is on his way out for real pastries and pies, etc. I am going to be getting ready with some of the things I will take to my brother's house for Easter. I think I said this earlier, but this is certainly a refreshing discussion.
@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Apr 11
Well then, I will not give you my referral link. So there.... What kind of donut do you want?
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@Hatley (157952)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Apr 11
hi dawn as long as its virtual I want a jelly filled donut with coconut' this way it will not shut up my blood sugar.
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@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Apr 11
I'd like a Krispy Kreme chocolate covered, custard filled.
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• United States
14 Apr 11
Kripsy Kremes - Krispy Kreme Chocolate Covered Doughnuts!
Ask you and you shall receive!
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@zeloguy (4915)
• United States
14 Apr 11
Making friends is what stuck out to me. I had the idea of being able to allow someone to become your friend on Facebook and invariably just about everyone said it was a bad idea. If the idea of making friends here is a good one (and I think it is) then I don't understand the reluctance to actually know the 'real' person that one responds to everyday! I left MyLot for a long time and am now just here 'part time' and I KNOW this site could be so much better. But from what I can see it's the best of what they do and hence the reason I stay. Zelo
@GardenGerty (90288)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Apr 11
Hey, I knew you were gone for quite a while. Glad to see you back. I do have friends here on MyLot. I have even been to visit some of them. I will be connecting with a friend when she comes this way on vacation next month.. I have laughed with people and cried with some, and the friendships are real. You can see as you look through this discussion what a great bunch of people are here. I think there is always room for improvement, on any site.
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@GardenGerty (90288)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Apr 11
Knowing your love of ice cream I might ask if you ever warm a doughnut slightly and put a big scoop of ice cream in the middle of it?
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@zeloguy (4915)
• United States
15 Apr 11
I have never done the doughnut thing per-se but I have had a lot of other things with ice cream. The reason for the 'love' of ice cream is when I WAS active I was #1 in the discussions about ice cream. I come back I'm at 6 and now I think I'm 9th. It's something fun to talk about and everyone all around the world loves to enjoy. I need to go now I apologize... Dunkin' Donuts is open only so late and I need to try that delectable treat of yours. Zelo
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@zralte (4186)
• India
14 Apr 11
Hi Garden Gerty, I don't blame you, not even a little bit. Hey, let me make a cup of coffee for you. Sorry I'm out of doughnut today, will sponge cake do?
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• United States
14 Apr 11
Sponge Cake - Sponge Cake - Enjoy!
I have some here for you to enjoy. lol
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@zralte (4186)
• India
14 Apr 11
Aaahhh... gotta have some now...be back in a tick.....I need some whipped cream though
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@GardenGerty (90288)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Apr 11
I was just thinking today that it has been ages since I made a sponge cake. I used to make one in a tube pan and then fill it with icecream and cover it with ice cream as well. That was my "fancy dessert" when I was a newly wed.
• United States
14 Apr 11
I am glad your taking time away from the computer. I would nt want to see you flip ut on anyone. I do see those posts far too often. I don't respond any more. Take care..
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@GardenGerty (90288)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Apr 11
Hi lady. I know you like to watch your waist, but we could have some apple slices, or something. I love how everyone is coming in here like it is an afternoon party.
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• United States
14 Apr 11
This is just great.
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@Shellyann36 (8619)
• United States
14 Apr 11
Well now what sort of donuts are you wanting? Glazed, chocolate cream filled, jelly donuts? I think they all sound wonderful... but ohhh the pounds they would put on. I could probably eat one of each of them... alas I must behave. Enjoy your time away from the computer and I am sure you will come back refreshed!
@erikmama (12934)
• United States
14 Apr 11
I just gave her some glazed...lol... Maybe we need to get some that are pretty and decorated now. We can forget how bad they are for us, just for today!!
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@GardenGerty (90288)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Apr 11
I also like apple fritters, with all that cinnamon. Since they are virtual donuts we can just really enjoy them all. I woke up one morning wanting Toaster Strudels, luck me, I never buy them.
@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
14 Apr 11
Do these people think that mylot is where they find a bunch financial gurus? I am bored too with such repetitive discussions that has always become the maiden discussion for many newbies. Mylot as many are aware is a social networking site that pays its members for posting and responding to discussions. Posting quality topics of discussion is the way of making money here and any further doubts should check on the guidelines which are self explanatory.
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@GardenGerty (90288)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Apr 11
Yes, participating in discussions is how we earn, and if people would read the guidelines or even the other posts they would know this for a fact. Not all Newbies post that first. I met someone today in this discussion who only has a rank of 9 and has not asked that yet. It is a good feeling. Did you want some virtual refreshment? Many have popped in and out of this discussion and it is refreshing because they are talking about all sorts of other things. I have not seen a whole lot of you lately, how are you doing?
@Beaufly (994)
• United States
14 Apr 11
Hi GG, I would love to have virtual coffee and donuts with you....Sounds delicious! Yes, there is a lot of talk about money here and it can be annoying but I think that is usually what lures people here in the 1st place. Hopefully, it will die down. Getting out and getting some fresh air should be good for you. I will be going out to run some errands in a few myself so when you come back, hopefully, there will be some interesting and wonderful things to talk about and discuss. Feel better, my friend.
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@GardenGerty (90288)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Apr 11
I came here looking for money myself, but I did read the guidelines when I started. I feel we are having a wonderful coffee klatch this afternoon. We are also being hit by a hail storm right now. It is good to be back home and cozy.
@vickirod (10)
• Canada
14 Apr 11
everyone has these days--money si on peoples minds these days because the economy is getting tougher and people are getting nervous --but i love the sound of coffee and doughnuts
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@GardenGerty (90288)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Apr 11
Hi, vickirod, welcome to MyLot. I know about the economy. Both hubby and I are out of work. I am currently getting unemployment, he is not eligible. We have some small sources of income, but I work hard on earning online as well. I am not usually so cross, but it has been said that Mylot gets misrepresented on the forum as a get rich quick place, but it is not. The other thing is that the people who have asked this question do not read the guidelines and actually the discussion they post, asking things that they can look up themselves often gets deleted and all the responses with it. I am enjoying this discussion a lot, because people are visiting and commenting all over the place. It is an easy way to chat and earn. I am hoping you are having a wonderful cup of coffee and some donuts as well.
@erikmama (12934)
• United States
14 Apr 11
Donuts And Coffee - A little coffee and donuts for Ms.Gerty and us all!
Hi gerty. Shopping is fun. It always helps me relax after "one of them days". So go out and enjoy your day. And here are some donuts and coffee we can start enjoying.
• United States
14 Apr 11
Coffee Anyone?? - Coffee Refills Coming up!
I brought some extra coffee, sometimes we need the extra cup.
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@yoyo1198 (3644)
• United States
14 Apr 11
'slurp' 'slurp' Ahhhhh, good. Now I'm ready to tackle the day. Thanks, gurl.
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@Beaufly (994)
• United States
14 Apr 11
Oh, ahh, I must get some coffee in the real world....be right back..I hope GG got some too.
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@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
14 Apr 11
I'm cranky too. I responded to your response to me re labour.I was inspired.I thought that it was an excellent response but then something happened to compute ( all sorts of messages rapidly appeared) so only God knows where it has ended up. You read my mind. I was just thinking of making a cup of coffee as I ate my lunch sandwich at 10.15 this morning. I don't have any doughnuts and my car is sick again and so I cannot get out. But here - do you want a banana?
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@yoyo1198 (3644)
• United States
14 Apr 11
Funny, 'cause I just ate a banana. Went to the grocery and came back with all sorts of produce and the first thing I grabbed when I got home was the banana.
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@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
14 Apr 11
Do you know the little apple bananas? They are lovely but oh so small. Ripe bananas are so good for us because of the high potassium levels. Dr's are ow saying that three a day can decrease threat of strokes and heart attacks. I love bananas and also boil green bananas and eat them. Wondeful mashed with gravy. I only acquired that taste when I loved to this Island. Wasn't too keen at first but now love them.
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@yoyo1198 (3644)
• United States
14 Apr 11
Nope, don't know of apple bananas. Where I am, we just see the yellow bananas in the groceries. Never thought of eating them any way other than in fruit salads, puddings, breads, etc. I take a daily Omega-3 supplement and a vitamin supplement to help me decrease the liklihood of heart attack or stroke. Eat lots of garlic and onions which help with that as well.
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@yoyo1198 (3644)
• United States
14 Apr 11
When I am tooling around and trying to find discussions and run across those money-making promotions, I just tool right back out and open up a book. I will read between my postings. I hate to waste time and waiting in the middle of the night for worthwhile discussions could be a big time waster. I went shopping today and am still in shock from the increased prices. A can of generic mushrooms has gone up to $0.75 and they're not even a quality mushroom!! I ended up getting only half of what was on my list. This perturbs me to no end.
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@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
14 Apr 11
The tension on the Island in which I live is mounting daily because of massive increases in the price of food, electricity and gas. Strikes are on the horizon and I am not sure where it will end. Peacefully I hope. I do get ground produce from our farm and even around my house I have plantain and banana trees and all sorts of herbs. am going to plant more food stuff though as everything is being stolen of the farm. The people are hungry.
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@yoyo1198 (3644)
• United States
14 Apr 11
Plant more and they will steal more. Is this your intent? Would definitely help with feeding the hungry people.
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@GardenGerty (90288)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Apr 11
I know things are up in prices, but I download coupons, and check the sale paper, and to be honest, most of my meat purchases are "reduced for quick sale". I forgot a number of things today, and there are some offers I still will want to take advantage of. I got over $100 worth of groceries and spent $70. We earn point with those purchases that allow us to save money on gasoline. It had been a while since we had shopped. Cynthiann, should I send you some extra seeds to feed your neighbors?
@KrauseHome (33259)
• United States
15 Apr 11
Been there done that many times. A lot of times it really depends on the type of mood I am in, and the type of people posting here at the time as well. It can be quite annoying and frustrating when you see some of these type of discussions in here all the time that you know are against the rules and the people who often continue to request you as a Friend just to spam you. Personally if some of these things could change this would be a better place for all to be for sure.
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@GardenGerty (90288)
• Marion, Kansas
15 Apr 11
I also have to admit, though, that some bad habits put me in a foul mood to begin with. I am not reluctant to report violations. Mainly I was just upset as there was nothing to post to. As you can see, I created something to post to, after all.
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@KrauseHome (33259)
• United States
15 Apr 11
There are days it seems like Reporting people becomes 2nd nature and it does make you wonder if anyone is going to post something good. But we do know there are people we can count on here so the next day we just hope for better things for sure.
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@GardenGerty (90288)
• Marion, Kansas
16 Apr 11
Oh, I had a lot of fun, after I ate and shopped. I came back and found almost thirty responses here. It gave me something positive to do .
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@alottodo (3062)
• Australia
15 Apr 11
I felt quite the same today...so I just went shopping! no coupons just spend my little money! any way I had some lunch...and came home to watch my favorite cooking show and then I was hungry again! I'm sure can do with some virtual donuts!
@GardenGerty (90288)
• Marion, Kansas
15 Apr 11
I do not always use coupons, but I have a couple of programs that reward me for printing and redeeming coupons. Here is a secret: I do not use them all, sometimes I put them on the shelves so that others will get the savings. I still get the points or pennies. In my store they were having an offer of a $5 gift card if you buy 4 boxes of certain cereals. I have savings coupons for the cereals, and my store will double or increase the coupon up to $1. Those cooking shows can certainly make you want to eat, or at least sample everything.
@alottodo (3062)
• Australia
16 Apr 11
Well I used to work as a cook so I love my cooking shows it always inspires me and keep me up to date with what is going on in the world of today's cooking!
@carmelanirel (21108)
• United States
14 Apr 11
I am sorry you feeling feeling so bad tempered today, but maybe a break is what you need. Though I probably can't start a post as I have school work I need to get done, but if I do find the time, I'll make it a good one; just for you G.G....
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@GardenGerty (90288)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Apr 11
Oh, it was a combination of many things. I hope your school work is going well. I took my own usual advice about "if you do not like the discussions, start one." I got shopping done that I have been putting off all week. I did a good job and saved a lot of money. We also just had a hailstorm blow through. When that is happening I know I get rather short. So far I have managed not to be a real meany here. Have a donut while you study, or maybe we could start out on some other yummy stuff as well.
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• United States
14 Apr 11
I am glad you are doing better and you didn't become a real meany...lol Yeah, I got my schoolwork done, but when I started into next weeks math to get it out of the way because my English instructor warned us that next week will be intense and if we could start early, we should. Except I can't get the math out of the way, because we are getting into variables and I am getting really confused and lost.. But, I have all day tomorrow, if I can finish most of my math, I can start on my English early.. Now as for the doughnut, the kind I mentioned are hard to find, (at least around here) plus they are fattening unless it is a virtual one, but a virtual one isn't as tasty.. So my husband is picking up KFC for dinner, that will have to be my treat for the week..:)
@dainy1313 (2354)
• Leon, Mexico
14 Apr 11
We always need a time to be apart. Either on the real world or the virtual one. Take care, take a great breath. Take the sun, smell flowers, watch children play. I don´t know if I´ll be here, I don´t know yet. But Mylot will be, and many of your loved friends too. I always love your posts. Blessings!... Dainy
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@GardenGerty (90288)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Apr 11
Thank you Dainy, I have tulips and lilacs in bloom as well as a lot of fruit trees. There is a cold front moving in and possibly some rain, and I think my body feels that. I often get grouchy when that is happening. We may get hail with this.
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@dainy1313 (2354)
• Leon, Mexico
14 Apr 11
Yes weather may affect us. Hot weather affects me. I´ve just drunk a cold glass of milk, it is very hot right now here, hot and dry. Hot weather makes me feel lazy, though. I love tulips!! Blessings GardenGerty! Dainy
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@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
14 Apr 11
A cup of coffee, a donut and a day of shopping sounds like a plan to me, count me in.
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@GardenGerty (90288)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Apr 11
Come on Polly, get your hat on and we will have a wonderful time.
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@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
15 Apr 11
Sounds wonderful.
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@katsmeow1213 (28845)
• United States
14 Apr 11
Must be something in the air.. I've been in a foul mood lately as well. In school we do these weekly discussions, and the professor gives us a topic to discuss, usually somehow linked to the classwork. Well this week one of the things we have to discuss is the distribution of wealth. As you can imagine this has started some heated arguments between those who hate and are jealous of the rich, and those who feel as if the rich have worked hard (or one of their ancestors did) to get where they are. This discussion led to so many arguments and of course they get completely off topic. and it irritated me. I'm allowed my views and opinions same as anyone else. The classroom isn't the place to argue about whether or not people diserve to be rich. And I guarantee you that each of the people who are arguing the point would feel completely differently if they themselves were rich!
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@Hatley (157952)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Apr 11
hi katsmeow that reminds me of my granda who always said" ah yes the grass is always greener, on the other side of the fence" meaning while we might be able to pay our bills and afford a thrifty car, we still sometimers envy the rich guy with the Rolls Royce althought the man has cancer and may not' make it much more than a year longer. He meant lets be content with what we have and not envy our neighbors. I know some pretty wealthy people whose lives I wou ld never trade with at all. so money is not everything at all. I would rather be as I am than really rich and cranky and ornery and have no friends and am always ill. money again just is not everything in life.
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@GardenGerty (90288)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Apr 11
Thanks, Kat for not thinking that I am just a cranky old woman. Hatley, you are so right. I do okay and I am happy (most of the time)
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
16 Apr 11
Hi GardenGerty, I am 2 days late with this response, I do hope it find you feeling better. I would like to say calm down and don't let the devil steal your joy he(the devil) is busy doing what he does best and that is to destroy things anyway and any how he (the devil) can. Take a stand against those fiery darts that are being thrown at you. If you have a tendency to let things irritate you decide to overcome them. Arm yourself against them with the knowledge that the world isn't perfect, that there are people in it that aren't going to be nice.People will stir you up and annoy you on purpose or by accident. In any case make your mind up that they are not going to get your peace. Be Blessed.
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@GardenGerty (90288)
• Marion, Kansas
17 Apr 11
Hi, Chevee, it is good to see you!! I just really needed to get off the computer and eat and shop. If you see the beginning of the responses, we just turned this into a virtual party, and I had a wonderful time. Of course, it is even better because you dropped by.
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@Jlyn10 (10437)
• Malaysia
16 Apr 11
I know how you feel. I very seldom reply to such discussions but I do check them out sometimes, especially when I see that many people have responded to that discussion. Just thought maybe I could learn something from there. I guess there are advantages and disadvantages of having those discussions. Yes, I agree that we do get irritated sometimes seeing too many of such discussions. Just skip them and go to the next one, that's what I always do. I'll have one of your virtual donuts, thanks! I hope that it's still fresh since it was offered yesterday. I was late. Hope you enjoy your day.
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@GardenGerty (90288)
• Marion, Kansas
16 Apr 11
I had some fresh donuts brought in. I usually do skip those discussions. There just was not anything to respond to when I was on. I agree that we can learn things from some of those discussions.
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