Category Archives: Social Networking

The Simpsons Tapped Out – Get Free Donuts!

Ok, sorry to write yet another post about The Simpsons: Tapped Out. If you play this game then great. If not, I am sorry.

I added several people at random as “Friends” in Origin. No one I actually know plays this so I got what I could. Visiting each of their Springfields is fascinating. Some people have clearly spent some real cash (in the form of donuts) on the Duff Brewery, the Springfield sign, etc. Some people don’t have all those things but they have built so many homes that I wonder how much they must be playing!

One thing I have noticed though is that, despite all the buildings, purchased lots of land, and other stuff, they have relocated their trash to a small area on the grid rather than get Lisa or Homer to clean it up.

Let them clean it!!

Not only will this get you $35 and a few experience points for each bit of junk removed, but you can also score the occasional free donut just for cleaning up Springfield!

That’s right! Every so often Lisa (the one I usually put on cleaning duty), will mundane lay clean up the junk and instead of just scoring some cash from it, a donut pops up as well.

I have already gotten a few for free this way and I haven’t purchased nearly the amount of land some of these people have!

I don’t think it had to be Lisa doing the cleaning but I do think it may have something to do with where the trash was located (i.e. how expensive is the land it was removed from).

Hope this helps my fellow cheapskates! 😉

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Who Did You Vote For And Why?

I am one of those evil Americans that didn’t vote yesterday. I had to work and sleep. Before you chastise me, I would be voting in a state where my vote would have been heavily overrun by many others. I know that isn’t an excuse but – frankly, if I had the option, I wouldn’t have voted for either anyway.

There are a few pros and some glaring cons to both sides so, to me, it was more of a “Which is the lesser evil?” situation.

That said, this one is for you!

Who did you vote for (or who would you have voted for, if you didn’t)?

To make this interesting, think of the biggest reason why you voted (or would’ve) for this candidate and sum it up in one word that you feel best explains your reasoning.

For example, if you were voting for Obama, you might have been interested in spreading the wealth. So you might say “sharing” as a word that would represent that. If you wanted Romney, maybe you were interested in changes promised by his Christian-themed morals, so you might say “morality”.

So, who was it?

What Are Freemium (or, Free to Play) Games?

If you have been living under a rock for the past several years, like me, you may not be up to date on the popular format of games these days: freemium. (Also knows as “free to play” or “f2p”)

What is this “freemium” game format?

A LOUSY RIPOFF, is what it is.

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Video Blog Response to Mock-Inspirational Questions – Eek!

I last wrote a mock-inspirational post about blog topics, addressing the classic inspirational advice that’s normally given, followed by dishing out some of my unique “inspiration”. It was written mostly as a joke, but also an open invitation (*hint*hint*) to anyone who wanted to write a blog about one of the topics I’d mentioned. I stated somewhat vaguely that I’d gladly link back to anyone who wrote regarding one of those topics provided they either left a comment about it or made a link reference in their own blog. (*hint*hint*)

The joke part is that I really don’t expect someone to write a full article on their own blog about any of the disgusting things I mentioned.

That was the other day… this is now. Now – it’s time to pony up.

In a totally random coincidence, a friend of mine asked on Facebook the other day for suggestions of a similar nature:

Does anyone have a crazy question to ask that I’ll answer on my next video blog? Running outta stuff to talk about! Any questions get a shoutout too 😀

She asked that after I’d already thought of writing my mock-inspirational post, and so I threw her a couple “crazy” suggestions and used the rest that I thought of to write my own entry. Just as with my article, I was just being silly. Aaaaaaand… I somehow kept forgetting the word “video” in there. *Sigh*

Yep, she answered my questions. She had several others she answered as well, but my boyfriend and I conveniently seem to have asked her the worst ones of all.

She was asked these questions and some others, and faithfully answered every one in a video:

  • “Have you ever gone into a room for something but forgot what you went in for?”
  • “What instruments would you like to play or learn to play?”
  • “What TV series do you like?”
  • “What’s your favorite pizza topping?”
  • “What’s your favorite song at the moment?”

Pretty mundane… right?

Now here are the ones my boyfriend and I asked:

  • “How many times do you use the bathroom in a day?”
  • “How do you think your life would be different if you always had gas?”
  • “Have you tried tasting dog food?”
  • “Do you leave the toilet seat down?”
  • “Have you ever forgotten to wash your hands after using the bathroom?”

Now do you see why this is embarrassing? Let me again remind you that this is in a video.

To make matters worse, she was posting screen names in her video of the people that asked the questions. THANKFULLY she spared me/us.

I suppose I was asking for it all along (still am)…but seeing it in..a..video.. just made it so much more embarrassing. She said she got a ton of hits that day too, so that could’ve meant hundreds or thousands of people wondering what kind of twisted freak I am.

Keep in mind however, the offer still stands – if you use one of the ideas (for a full entry of at least a few sentences, i.e. a description not just an answer) and reference me, I will gladly post a link back. I think it’d be wonderful.

If you would like to hear her answers, you can watch her video here: Questions and Answers – CaityJayMusic

Inspirational Blog Topics for Manly Men (and Crazy Chicks)

Everyone has some sort of inspirational topic for blogging about when you can’t think of anything else. One of the most popular questions is “If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?” I don’t know why that is such a popular question. It’s kind of artsy, I suppose. Or perhaps it’s just because it’s an easy question. I think everyone asks their self that at some point in life.

After finding Plinky courtesy of WordPress, and seeing that classic question, I got to thinking – what about the not-so-typical blog inspiration topics?

To boot, a friend remarked the other day that she was running out of stuff to blog about, and wanted some “crazy” ideas. I’ll give you crazy…

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