Random Thoughts...or...What's on Your Mind?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Sibyl, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blooness Premium Member

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    Broiling in a drought-ridden urban hell.
     
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  2. Aragorn

    Aragorn Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Is credit card score a sham? Mine dropped 36 points because my usage increased 5% this month. It tells me over 30% usage is bad, so I go to see what my usage is...... and it's at 11%.
     
  3. Oddish

    Oddish Vice Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I don't know. I don't know how those scores work, other than that you have to do something truly special to get over 800.
     
  4. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blooness Premium Member

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    Credit scores go up and down for various reasons and can change month per month. It can be a change in overall interest rates, a change in how much you're charging, a missed or late bill payment, how many other loans you have outstanding--how much debt you carry month to month, how many other agencies are checking your credit for various reasons.....damn near anything. It doesn't mean much in the short term, unless you're in the process of making a major purchase, like a new house. If you are concerned, many banks or credit cards provide a credit monitoring service for free and most don't affect your credit.
     
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  5. Aragorn

    Aragorn Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    It's not a big deal for me. It's just strange how it keeps fluctuating from good to excellent and back to good when I'm not doing anything different.
     
  6. JD

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    The one thing I really don't get with credit scores is why people looking at it makes it go down. Why is it bad that are checking it?
     
  7. Aragorn

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    I just found out that actor Brad Johnson, whose breakthrough movies (Always, Flight of the Intruder) were also the peak of his career, died from COVID complications earlier this year. He was 62.

     
  8. Gary Mitchell

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    I had no idea. Rest in peace Mr. Johnson.
     
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  9. filmnoter

    filmnoter Ensign Red Shirt

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    Hi, it's been a while since I've been here. But I recall (I think) someone here, perhaps an elder who lived in a nursing home, was feeling lonely or isolated, and some other members offered to send them a card or keep in touch. Does anyone know if that person is okay? Thanks
     
  10. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Hey, Earthlings! Stop nuking each other! Moderator

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    IIRC, that was Ghost07, correct? I think it was @rhubarbodendron who had set up the card drive, so maybe she would know?
     
  11. filmnoter

    filmnoter Ensign Red Shirt

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    Thank you, that does sound familiar. Hopefully they are doing okay.
     
  12. publiusr

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    Or gig-anotosaur…or something..I had pronounced it jig-
     
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  13. somebuddyX

    somebuddyX Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I would too! Like gigantic.
     
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  14. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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  15. John Clark

    John Clark Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Nor me. RIP:(
     
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  16. scotpens

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    It's not every day that you find yourself taking a diabetes-control medication that sounds like a fragrance or a brand of designer jeans.

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  17. auntiehill

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    :guffaw: When I first saw the commercials for it, I turned to hubby and said, "That sounds like jeans from the '80s."

    I hope the meds work for you.
     
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  18. oberth

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    it's not every day that you drink some 'austrian' beer that sounds like ... well

    a hell is a pale lager and they changed the name of that village since because some yankees always stole the signs (it's spelled with two Gs now) and the beer actually was never brewed there either (it is from germany) but the name would have been typical if it were
     
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  19. Commander Troi

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    Genetics, makeup, and lighting. Don't compare yourself to people you see on TV - they have professionals to help them look like that.

    Ditto! I bloody hate summer.

    That's a myth. But the mechanisms are somewhat arcane.
     
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  20. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I think your credit score DOES take a hit when a company does a hard credit check on you. But that's not the same as just looking at your credit score (many banks let you do that for free).

    I still can't get over how cold it was when I was in Seattle last week. Froze my ass off the whole time. There were some games I had four layers of clothing on! Meanwhile it's in the 90's here at home. Go figure. :lol: