10 Best // Avoid People

April 16, 2015


1. netflix: i'm still catching up on friends.  i'm almost to the end of season 5, i've never seen an episode before this, and no, i do not like it one bit.  at this point i'm just determined to finish, but when i can't take their whiny-ness and inability to be actual adults despite the fact that they're supposed to be my age, i switch to sons of anarchy.  if you're looking for more binge watching ideas, check jenn's list.  i agree with all of them.

2. bake: lemon cookies!  i have to do this, my dad would love them.

3. make: homemade dog treats.  how cute is the pb & fruit ice?

4. listen: podcasts.  i still haven't done the whole serial thing.  i know, i know.  but i do love gretchen rubin so i think i'll start there on rachael's podcast picks.

5. create: your own city map.  it's kind of genius, particularly for traveling to a city you've never been to.  just map everything you want to see plus where you're staying and you'll be able to take the quickest routes and prevent re-tracing your steps all over the place.

6. laugh: (and also don't do these things) "you might be an annoying customer if..."

7. blog: alanna has two tips for you for using picmonkey - drop shadow text and watermarks, and text masks and sparkle text.  get workin' on those images.

8. learn: car buying. i've held out this long (30 years old and never had a car) so i'm hoping i can hold out forever.  but in case i can't, at least holly has tips on getting a good deal.

9. watch: 4 steps to stress-free homemaking.  the first free video is available now, it's about laundry.  yup, yup, i need that.

10. earn money: if you're not doing anything else this weekend, might as well earn those swagbucks.  i have a few tutorials (search swagbucks in the search bar over to the right) on how to earn money.  i earn at least $100 a month.  they also started a new thing where your first $25 (2,500 swagbucks) gift card of the month is only $22 (2,200 swagbucks.)  i like saving even more money, particularly when it's free to start with.

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49 comments

  1. Thanks for sharing my podcast link!! I hope you like Gretchen Rubin's podcast!

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  2. I pinned the city map thing since I always map out all of my own stuff when we travel.


    Have a great weekend!

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  3. I haven't had time to listen yet, but I love her books and blog so I'm sure I'm going to love it. Hopefully I can listen when I'm on the plane next week!

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  4. I think that map thing is so genius, I never knew! I don't need it for Vegas (been a zillion times) but for my next trip, definitely. You know, if I ever travel again ;)
    You too dear!

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  5. Netflixs if a great time sucker-upper and ya podcasts are amazing. I also like to go for epic bike rides, like 2-3 hrs where you can dilly daddle, take a lunch and listen to good music

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  6. I haven't been on a bike ride in forever! I wonder if it really is 'like riding a bike' and I still remember how. I'll test it out this summer :)

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  7. I'm always down for a good picmonkey tutorial... and lemon cookies!

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  8. Lemon cookies are my dad's favorite, definitely busting those out for Father's Day

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  9. Not even a little. Maybe if I had watched it when it first aired and I was younger, it would have been funny? Watching it when I'm supposedly the same age as them, I think 'this is so stupid' every single episode. I finished season 5, I might just quit now.

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  10. Thanks for the feature! I've been totally sucked into American Horror Story on Netflix right now.

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  11. I pinned Alanna's picmonkey stuff when she posted them and you reminded me that I need to take a closer look. I have also been exploring Canva and like it too! Podcasts have taken over my commute every day. I subscribe to more and more of them!!!

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  12. I want to start that! but I think I have to watch it with John because I'm a huge wuss and I think I'll be freaked out.

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  13. I need to play around on picmonkey more, I just slap words on there and call it good.
    I haven't gotten into podcasts yet, but I've been finding some good ones to soothe me on my plane rides next week haha. Things about organizing and cleaning :)

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  14. I'm checking out that video series now!

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  15. I had never watched an episode until I got married, but I love it haha. It took about 10 episodes to get into it, but I love it and now that it's on Netflix we're watching it again. Sorry you don't like it! :) (Though I admit, I hate Ross and Rachel. I mean I want them to end up together and stuff, but it's ridiculous how much time it takes for that to happen.)

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  16. I need a new Podcast to listen to, they have been annoying me lately.

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  17. Lock yourself in your home and turn off your phone! ;)

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  18. I really have to start using picmoney to its' full potential. Happy weekend Love <3

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  19. I wanted to do nothing this weekend, I really did. I forgot that I agreed to have dinner with friends -t here went my study time LoL Of course I had to do some shopping earlier today. I find that more times than not I like avoiding people. Is that bad? For now, going to enjoy a great din din with friends. Have a great weekend Stephanie! -Iva

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  20. ugh, the first few seasons of Friends are not good. early 90's tv just wasnt, maybe? Seinfeld, my favorite show EVER didn't have a great start either, but it just got SO GOOOD. Friends does get better (at least I think so). Don't give up after 5, they do get funny!

    and those lemon cookies? need to be in my kitchen, stat. thanks for a nice spring recipe = D

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  21. Genius. I need lemon cookies in my life right now.

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  22. If I lived somewhere with transportation I would avoid car buying too. If for no other reason than keeping it clean is a pain in the ass. I listened to Serial while I painted my kitchen it made the process go by fast.

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  23. I'm about the watch the meal planning one!

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  24. I downloaded a couple for my plane ride Wednesday, hopefully they will calm me!

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  25. Haha no of course it's not bad! I love avoiding people :) Especially if I have a busy weekend full of dinners and parties, the next weekend I always try to do absolutely nothing. Too many people and events is just stressful.

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  26. Right? Me too! I think I'll be making those for Father's Day. And maybe a practice run before that ;)

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  27. Ok ok, I'll try to stick it out! It just hasn't been funny at all, I completely don't understand why people love it so much. I guess I'll wait it out and see.
    I've never watched Seinfeld either...
    I'm definitely making the lemon cookies for my dad, he'll love them!

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  28. Life is easier without a car, at least in Chicago where I can get to everything I need anyway. Don't have to worry about car payments, parking, tickets, insurance, maintenance... it's a joy! I spent $100 a month on public transit. Done.

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  29. I have been wanting to make homemade dog treats for so long! I should really do this already!

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  30. Me too! I always say I'm going to but I don't. I definitely want to this summer, Hawkeye loves ice-y things.

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  31. I haven't watched that one yet, but people have been raving. I'll add it to my list!

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  32. Those cookies look amazing! I need to bake something.

    I did the google maps thing! We're going to the Outer Banks in September, and I put markers on all nearby restaurants, shops, and museums. Now I just have to actually use it when we're driving around...

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  33. Haha yes remembering to use it is the key! So helpful though. I set it up for Vegas because we want to go to the old strip and don't want a cab driver to rip us off ;)

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  34. I'm so glad :) Hope they're helpful/fun!

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  35. Great list! I absolutely love days where I don't have anything to do and can just avoid real life. Also, podcasts. I have a list up on my site of some good ones if you need more suggestions!

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  36. I think Friends is one that people joining in now just wouldn't appreciate. It's my all-time favorite show because I was just becoming an adult when it started and went through my 20s with them and I just felt like I knew them.

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  37. Ooo yes I am always in need of more suggestions! Thanks! (Because then it's productive time and not just avoiding people, of course.)

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  38. I think that's probably the case. TV was just different back then so if you didn't watch it when it aired, you probably won't be a fan now! I just cannot get into it.

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  39. I agree with the watching of the tv show Friends, I really do not like the show, but I can't stop watching it because I need to get though it!

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  40. I liked Friends when I was a teenager and watched random episodes in syndication. As an adult, I like it less. I like Chandler, Monica, and Phoebe but the Ross/Rachel drama annoys me and Joey is just the worst.


    That city map thing looks really cool. I'll have to check that out next time I go on vacation.


    Thank you for sharing my link. :)

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  41. Thanks for sharing my post, Stephanie! While I like Friends, I've never understood the cult following/obsession!

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  42. I watched Supernatural the whole weekend and loved it! Friends is absolutely hilarious. I love it so much, I don't even know how many times I've watched the whole series. Maybe another thing to do on weekends to avoid humanity is just to hang with your dogs. Just give them a bath and take a lot of their photos. lol

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  43. I need to make it to the end but it's just not getting better! I can't quit though, I'll see it through.

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  44. Yeah the Ross/Rachel line is just annoying. And they're all so immature for the age they're supposed to be so I just cannot relate at all! I have to just finish at this point, but there's no love lost between me and Friends. I'll be happy to go back to Sons of Anarchy!

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  45. Yep, I thought I was missing out on something since people love it so much, but I definitely wasn't. It's just not that great.

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