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Old November 21 2011, 07:28 AM   #1696
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Today I bought a stainless-steel/non-stick surface pan with rack to cook Thanksgiving turkey on, as well as a few casserole dishes to make sweet potatoes with. I also treated myself to a large "White Chocolate Dream" latte at Coffee Bean for the hella ridiculous long drive home from Long Beach to LA in the rain.
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Old November 21 2011, 04:03 PM   #1697
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Star Wars: The Old Republic: Deceived
Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance
Ian Fleming's Live and Let Die
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Old November 21 2011, 06:21 PM   #1698
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As a bookend to my little known "Soundbars?" thread, a few days ago I finally plumped for a Yamaha YRS-2100 speaker-stand system. It's sort of like Yamaha's Digital Sound Projector series, but serves a practical use too in that you can stick your TV and assorted gadgets on top of it.

I've found that it works very well with surround sound in enclosed spaces like my flat, and while not quite being as good as the real deal (only very slightly, mind you) it pretty much does everything I want it to and means that I can watch films without having to go and find space for an AV receiver and some rather bulky speakers.
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Old November 21 2011, 08:10 PM   #1699
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I bought a red and black chinese-style dress to impress the new boyfriend.

It worked.
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Old November 21 2011, 09:53 PM   #1700
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Just grocery shopping. I'm having fun with the coupon game; with deals, vouchers and coupons, I got a £55 shop down to £43. If I'd been bothered to go shopping at the weekend I could have knocked it down to a little over £36 but one of my vouchers expired on Sunday. Paying £7 extra to avoid the weekend crowds is a fair trade-off!

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As a bookend to my little known "Soundbars?" thread, a few days ago I finally plumped for a Yamaha YRS-2100 speaker-stand system. It's sort of like Yamaha's Digital Sound Projector series, but serves a practical use too in that you can stick your TV and assorted gadgets on top of it.

I've found that it works very well with surround sound in enclosed spaces like my flat, and while not quite being as good as the real deal (only very slightly, mind you) it pretty much does everything I want it to and means that I can watch films without having to go and find space for an AV receiver and some rather bulky speakers.
How does that work? Some kind of software post-processing on the sound to mimic a surround effect?
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Old November 22 2011, 04:29 PM   #1701
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I received as a gift a new Pandora bracelet, since my leather one gave way after being worn every day for more than a year.



I've already moved my beads to it and been wearing it for a couple of days. It's great not to worry about splashing it when I wash my hands or having to take it off when I shower and so on.
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Old November 23 2011, 04:50 PM   #1702
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I got the Collector's Edition of Assassin's Creed: Revelations for PS3 today.
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Old November 23 2011, 05:19 PM   #1703
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Been kind of obsessed with Amazon's Black Friday Week promotion recently. Link

As someone who collects Blu-rays and DVDs this is almost like a sporting event. @_@

I've spent like $150 so far but I've gotten some great deals.
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Old November 23 2011, 10:38 PM   #1704
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- A good meal at one of the local Michelin-starred restaurants yesterday (put that one on the company tab as our Christmas dinner, so at the eventual cost to me once the accounts are done will be heavily discounted).
- A cashmere scarf from Johnstons which is just super-soft and warm. I don't really need more scarves, but it was just too pretty, and too discounted, to resist.
- Using a similar justification, some more equity purchases. Valuations continue to look attractive on a medium-to-long term investment basis. One day the crisis will be over, after all! Well, either that or the entire modern world will end, and then we're all screwed anyway!
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Old November 23 2011, 11:21 PM   #1705
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Walnuts
Almonds
Ginger root
Black cherry soda
Diet Dr. Pepper
Some tiny plush toys for my nieces Christmas presents
Some yellow lilies for the centerpiece tomorrow
Some croissants for breakfast (OK, I had to "test" two to make sure they were good )
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Old November 24 2011, 12:33 AM   #1706
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Law & Order: UK Season 2
(UK series 3 and 4)
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Old November 24 2011, 04:28 PM   #1707
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I got new glasses today.
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Old November 24 2011, 09:35 PM   #1708
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I got new glasses today.
Drinking, or seeing?

Just some grub in a local cafe today. A frugal and busy day.
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Old November 24 2011, 10:23 PM   #1709
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Seeing... they're frameless and pretty darn cool.
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Old November 25 2011, 08:06 PM   #1710
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Last thing I bought was a bottle of South African Nederburg Shiraz. It's my absolute favourite.
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