Amber R.

  • Oh, kitties! Hehehe. I too have giant cat babies. As you can see from my avatar, I have a cat icon! That would be my big momma “Shell”. One day during sophomore year in highschool, she walked up to me as a pregnant stray. And she’s been by my side ever since! The summer after I found her, she gave birth to two kittens.

    And that’s how I got my…[Read more]

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  • Well, I have depression and anxiety issues and it’s been keeping me from finding a more stable job. I think I would love to write a book though. It’s on my bucket list!

  • Alright, lengthy post warning!

    Usertesting is a usability testing platform site. You get paid 10 dollars per webpage you do. It only takes about 15-20 minutes. Your screen is recorded with UT’s special screen recorder. Also, you also need a good mic to do it. I wouldn’t suggest it if you aren’t comfortable with talking out loud and voicing your…[Read more]

  • Right now I’m using Usertesting , Clickworker, and FeaturePoints. I’m going to make a new post going into more detail about each of these in case anyone is interested.

  • Bottletops – Plumbline

    Here’s the link if anyone wants to give it a listen to!

    I originally heard it a few years ago on an mp3 I bought. It took me a long time to remember the song’s name, but I’m glad I could find it again on youtube. I like the singer’s voice and the song has a great emotional tug on your heart.

  • You know the most awkward thing about being in a mutual friendship with a couple is?

    That’s right. You’re going to become a third wheel. Whether it’s intended to happen or not, it just will. You might love your friends like they were siblings, but you’ll still become one. Whenever you make time to hang out with one of them, expect the girlfriend/boyfriend to come along. As if they are joined at the hip.

    Being a third wheel is a very tricky business.

    There will be several occasions where said couples get into heated arguments and they both come to you. (Not at the same time, of course.) You’ll be asked for advice and to listen, but most of the time they just need someone to vent to. They aren’t asking for a relationship fix the very second they talk to you.

    But, a relationship of this nature is full of nuances that make it into a double-edged sword.

    Imagine a scenario like this: You have a disagreement with your friend’s boyfriend. It feels like you’re at an impasse. You go to your friend to vent about the situation. Normally, it seems like there shouldn’t be a problem, right? You’re just complaining for the sake of getting it off of your chest. It’s not like your asking them to break up with each other. But, if you’re like me, you’ve seen your friend take it way too personal. They’ll jump back at you and respond with something along the lines of “Well, I’m not getting in the middle of it and taking sides. Sorry.”

    Now, if you’re like me as well in this situation, you’ll remain silent. Even though you want to remind them how many times you’ve listened to them complain about their significant other; how times you’ve had to sit in the same room as they attack each other’s faces in make-out sessions. Awkward.

    I’m not condemning relationships. I’m very supportive if someone’s found a person who can fulfill their intimate needs. I’m only trying to argue that the third wheel is held to unfair standards. We are expected to be there to support the couple, but should keep quiet if there’s a problem between us and one of the happy pair. Or we risk our friendship over such a trivial thing.

    If anything, I suppose being a third wheel has taught me the Dos and Don’ts of a relationship.

  • It’s definitely more fun for me. I’ve always been writing since I was little, but it’ll be nice to make some on the side money from this.

  • I’m really new to this site, but I think it helps to just write about what interests you. Emotions help to channel motivation and get me writing. That’s for sure!

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  • Nearly 23 years ago, I was born in Orlando, Florida. I grew up and lived there for 8 whole years. Looking back, I really don’t remember much of my childhood there, except for it being really hot in the summers. When my parents broke the news to me that we were moving, I was speechless. We were going several states away. To Kentucky. 

    At first, living in Kentucky felt like being in an entirely new world. The weather was much colder than I was really used to, but it was exciting to see snow for the first time as a kid. Even so, I stood out like a sore thumb. Kids made fun of me. (I recall that ‘Florida Orange’ was a popular nickname for me.) Eventually though, years passed on. I went through the remainder of elementary school, entered middle school, and then high school. I still find it incredible that it’s already been 4 years since I graduated high school. 

    It’s probably come to the point where you’re asking yourself something like: “What’s so great about you then?” And, I would have to tell you that I’m not special. My life’s had it fair shares of ups and downs, but that’s really about it. I’m not a genius or really talented. I’ve never done any type of drug or picked up a cigarette. In fact, I was one of the ‘good girls’ growing up that a lot of people enjoyed laughing at just because they seemed so innocent and perfect. I was quiet, really awkward, and had only a few close friends. Nothing perfect about that at all.

    I’ve always wanted to leave an impact on the world in some way. So, that’s why I started to look into blogging. To simply inform about my interests and give some entertainment to my readers as well.

    Without further ado then:
    Welcome!

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