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Old November 15 2011, 02:52 AM   #1651
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Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
Winter's Bone BRD
Green Lantern: First Flight BRD
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights BRD

I'll be picking up the second tomorrow; the first will arrive sometime within the next three days or so; and the last two should arrive by Friday.
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Old November 15 2011, 02:55 AM   #1652
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- Reloaded my Starbucks card

- Sandwiches at Arby's
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Old November 15 2011, 03:08 PM   #1653
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Bought last week:

Star Trek Motion Picture Trilogy Blu Ray
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3)
Amazing Spider-Man: Return of the Black Cat
Birds of Prey: Of Like Minds
Birds of Prey: Perfect Pitch
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Old November 15 2011, 05:00 PM   #1654
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One general gripe: why do computers get shipped with such god-awful colour calibration. The gamma is jacked to ridiculous levels, and the colour is so cold you can actually see a blue/purple shift. I think the backlight is actually partly responsible for that but it's no excuse. I wish I had an objective hardware calibrator, because futzing around with the subjective software calibration isn't ideal. Still, I've more or less fixed it now. I do like the automatic brightness adjustment through the ambient light sensor though; very useful and avoids eye strain.
So I got narked enough to buy a hardware calibrator... if you haven't got one, GET ONE. I got the cheapest one I could find that still seemed legit - Spyder3Express - but still, it makes a world of difference, even if you're like me and have zero photo/design leanings and are just a regular computer user.

What else did I buy? Eggs Benedict and a coffee for brunch, as for once I was actually up and about early (9.30 appointment) and decided to treat myself to some proper grub afterwards.

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Two gallons of Pumpkin Eggnog and a bottle of rum.
Sounds like a good evening in store...

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-Oil change and replacing brake-lights
-24-pack of beer for my mechanics (a thank you gift for bailing me out of some serious car issues and not taking advantage of me this past summer)
Grr, don't remind me... I've got to book my car in for a service, plus a brake fluid change, in a few weeks time. And I suspect the front brake pads are probably going to need replacing... sigh.
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Old November 15 2011, 10:06 PM   #1655
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I have started what will be a nice little spending spree over the next few weeks as my inheritance went into the bank yesterday

I bought a TV with built in DVD for $199. i will be using it my bedroom.

I also bought my best friend a $200 gift card from our local cinema. That should cover most of of her trips to the cinema over the next year.

I am giving my sons $1000 each. I also placed $38,000 into fixed term deposits and another $5000 into an account for emergency use.

I now have about $18,000 to spend on new furniture, the garden and myself
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Old November 15 2011, 10:07 PM   #1656
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^Awesome! Enjoy it.
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Old November 16 2011, 12:07 AM   #1657
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Grr, don't remind me... I've got to book my car in for a service, plus a brake fluid change, in a few weeks time. And I suspect the front brake pads are probably going to need replacing... sigh.
You just had to mention cars, didn't you? You're lucky its only a service. My car is banned from being driven for 30 days. I ran into a police blockade and managed to get my car inspected. They didn't like the 350bhp Cosworth engine when the car is registered as a 100bhp diesel... He just had to bloody notice. The fact that it passed two MOT's with flying colors didn't matter. Just proved how incompetent those guys are...

Latest purchase: 500 euros for a re-registering of my car with the new engine. Plus whatever fines the bloody coppers come up with. Which should be significant considering in not swedish. They'll find every little thing they can fine me for. Racist bastards.
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Old November 16 2011, 12:43 AM   #1658
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DVD bookcase from Best Buy that holds "531" discs (idk how they get that figure)

Pluses- It looks pretty good, and was cheap ($99)

Minuses- Took me four hours to assemble.
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Old November 16 2011, 12:50 AM   #1659
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I bought several dresses, all different styles.
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Old November 16 2011, 12:53 AM   #1660
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Pics, or it didn't happen.

I bought myself a Greendale Community College hoodie on sale last week. Today, there was a Living Social deal so I got a one year subscription to Los Angeles magazine today for $6.
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Old November 16 2011, 01:35 AM   #1661
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Old November 16 2011, 01:37 AM   #1662
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I ordered the Dark Tower series and some other Stephen King books.
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Old November 16 2011, 01:48 AM   #1663
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@Kestra -- very classy. I'm sure they will all look even more so when you get to wear them!
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Old November 16 2011, 02:31 AM   #1664
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Pics, or it didn't happen.

I LOVE that. I wish I had the legs to pull off something like that. I bet you'll be a knock-out in it.
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Old November 16 2011, 03:19 AM   #1665
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Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan in preparation for the launch next month of the game. I haven't read the prior two books, but this one takes place before those (and the second takes place before the first...), so I'll get those after I've read this one.

I've been looking forward to more information on Revan ever since I first finished Knights of the Old Republic on original Xbox way back when it first came out, meaning this book better be good...
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