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Old October 21 2010, 11:17 PM   #16
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In the last thead (around Oct '07) I posted that I bought a '01 Forester - after three years of biking to work, I'd finally gotten a new ride. Today, I got the "congratulations" notice from the bank - one last payment and the title is on it's way. Thing is... since I've had automatic car payments out of my checking account, and long since misplace my payments booklet, I thought I still had a year of payments to go. Man, its so much sweeter when it comes as a surprise!!
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Old October 21 2010, 11:50 PM   #17
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The marrionette http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v2...t=100_6158.mp4
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Old October 21 2010, 11:58 PM   #18
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Old October 22 2010, 07:50 AM   #19
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It's been a while since my last update so bear with me this will be a fairly long post:

-Doctor Who The Ultimate Visual Dictionary Third Edition
-Superman New Krypton Volume Three Hardcover
-Superman New Krypton Volume Four Hardcover
-The Unofficial Guide to He-Man and the Masters of the Universe by James Eatock
-Inception Shooting Script by Christopher Nolan
-Hot Wheels USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D
-Black Lantern T-Shirt
-Vancouver Whitecaps FC t-shirt
-Star Trek Novelization paperback by Alan Dean Foster
-Doctor Who The Specials Soundtrack
-Avengers Ultimate Character Guide
-The Brilliant Book of Doctor Who 2011 Hardcover

A few things on pre-order that haven't shipped yet

-The Manfiest Chronicles: Before Genesis
-Superman: Earth One Hardcover
-Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds
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Old October 22 2010, 10:31 AM   #20
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Ceramic pumpkin for Halloween. Looking for real one to carve.

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My usual mocha (with extra shot) at Starbucks
Argh, I'm so jealous of anyone who has Starbucks in their town.
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Old October 22 2010, 12:58 PM   #21
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Enterprise on DVD from eBay. It was a steal - I'm just hoping it'll actually arrive, and isn't another scam.

Lots of obscure Star Trek books from eBay and Amazon. Other people's unwanted junk = my treasure.
The DVDs arrived today. Mint condition, legit versions (lots of Chinese fakes on ebay) an utter steal.

I love eBay.

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Old October 22 2010, 09:46 PM   #22
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Man, its so much sweeter when it comes as a surprise!
Nice one!

What have I bought recently? Hmm, not much.

Got a bottle of Urziger Wurzgarten Loosen Riesling; I love Loosen's wine, and the Urziger always rocks out.

And oh yeah, bought a Tom Ford bowtie. Very cool colours and nice silk.

Um, lattes and sandwiches at my usual lunch spot; no table available today though... grr...

That's about it recently I think apart from the usuals like petrol and groceries. Come to think of it, I've been pretty frugal for a while. I think it's because I know I've got a five-figure tax bill to pay next year, so psychologically, I'm in savings mode a little.
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Old October 23 2010, 03:18 AM   #23
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I took a little trip to New York this week, and spent a day at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum- and bought some goodies: an old style New York Mets pennant, a rubber duck with the Museum logo, a Mets pen, and a "Mets in the hall of fame" t-shirt for my sister. Took a lot of pictures, too.

On the way home, I had lunch at the Cracker Barrell, and picked up four of the new Jingle Beanie Babies for my Beanie X-Mas tree- a kitten, a husky pup, a reindeer, and a guinea pig. So damn cute.
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Old October 23 2010, 03:22 AM   #24
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My usual mocha (with extra shot) at Starbucks
Argh, I'm so jealous of anyone who has Starbucks in their town.
We even have one in the store where I work.
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Old October 23 2010, 03:25 AM   #25
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Two songs from Amazon, an oil and filter change for the Avalon, a foot long sandwich from Subway, some glucosamine from the pharmacy and some dishwashing soap.

An exciting day, I tell ya.
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Old October 23 2010, 03:55 AM   #26
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i bought Sandworms of Dune today. though, i'm afraid i may regret it.
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Old October 23 2010, 05:13 AM   #27
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I got a Shaun the Sheep back pack off ebay.

Now I got hooked on a kids show--Timmy Time. I love Aardman Productions.
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Old October 23 2010, 07:01 AM   #28
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Sandworms is actually pretty good...at least better than what I expected. I don't think that's really how Frank wanted to end the series though as Pinky and the Brain claim.
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Old October 23 2010, 07:39 AM   #29
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Sandworms is actually pretty good...at least better than what I expected. I don't think that's really how Frank wanted to end the series though as Pinky and the Brain claim.
i'm almost finished with Chapterhouse: Dune and i have Hunters of Dune and i know that, even if i hate Hunters i'll want to finish out the series anyway. all the negative things i read about Hunters and Sandworms just makes me very, very afraid.

the only Brian Herbert/KJA Dune book i have read is The Winds of Dune. it wasn't terrible. it kept my interesting going, but it just seemed unnecessary. some things don't fit in very well. i think in Dune it states that Paul has never been offworld before and in Winds he goes planet hopping when he's 11.
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Old October 23 2010, 04:03 PM   #30
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Not a purchase but an almost-in-the-garbage-pick. A fabulous shelf unit was being hauled out to the dumpster at the stupormarket where i shop. I asked if i could have it and they gladly gave it to me. It's all wood, four shelves and very good looking. w00t!
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