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Old June 3 2012, 01:26 PM   #2536
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A straw trilby hat, a Father's Day present; two CD cases capable of carrying 300 DVDs each (I'm trying to get a handle on my collection); a hand-painted postcard depicting my hometown's main street in the 1910s; The Essential Glenn Miller collection; and two books, Seneca's Dialogues and Essays and Gary Taubes' Why We Get Fat.
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Old June 3 2012, 01:46 PM   #2537
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Some Sunday morning breakfast. Didn't feel like cooking this morning.
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Old June 3 2012, 10:57 PM   #2538
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Breakfast at IHOP, two tickets to MiB 3 and 45 bucks worth of groceries.

That's my entire day.
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Old June 3 2012, 11:45 PM   #2539
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My mom was visiting the past few days and kept trying to buy me stuff, and I kept resisting. She gave me some money before she left and when I tried to decline, she said I could always spend it on some summer dresses. I promptly went out and bought a LOTR Lego set instead.
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Old June 5 2012, 07:14 AM   #2540
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I ordered several books.
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Old June 5 2012, 11:43 AM   #2541
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I ordered several books.
That's almost as good as actually getting them
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Old June 5 2012, 07:24 PM   #2542
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I just bought a book called 2001: The Lost Science which is a treasure trove of photographs and drawings from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. The drawings and photos come the collection of Frederick I. Ordway who was the main science advisor on the film. If you are a fan of the movie (or just the design aspect of it), this is book is absolutely outstanding.
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Old June 5 2012, 07:31 PM   #2543
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Ten new STAR WARS action figures from my friend's toy shop, all ones I didn't have before.
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Old June 6 2012, 02:28 PM   #2544
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A back support cushion for my car, so I can drive without being in agonizing pain.
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Old June 6 2012, 07:43 PM   #2545
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After enjoying the tv series Game of Thrones I decided to read the books so I bought it yesterday.
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Old June 6 2012, 07:49 PM   #2546
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I spent $1300.00 to fix my car this week. Yay for paying off your visa just in time to negate said payment!
Woah; big bill. What happened?
I had to replace the timing belt and water pump in my engine.

A major portion of the cost was about $600 for a screw cap that needed to be replaced, but was not available on its own. Likewise, a rubber hose needed to be replaced but was also not available for sale individually. Both items were included in repair kits, so while all those new parts were installed in my engine, it doubled the cost of the repair. Fun times!

I go through this every 8 months or so though, where I have to throw ~$500.00 to $900.00 in repairs on my car. This is the last time though; I've already started shopping around for another car. And I guarantee it will not be a Volkswagon.

I did splurge this week and got this though and have been loving every second of it.
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Old June 6 2012, 10:37 PM   #2547
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I did manage to snag a potentally very nice porfolio/document case at a great price off eBay thanks to a tip-off from a friend (the seller didn't realise what they had) but it hasn't arrived yet so I'm not counting my chickens on that one just yet.
It arrived. And it's really rather nice. A very high quality portfolio that has a few marks but is in very good used condition overall and I got it for a fraction of what you'd normally pay for the brand, even used. The leather responded nicely to a little TLC with some nourishing cream too.

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Ten new STAR WARS action figures from my friend's toy shop, all ones I didn't have before.
You must have quite the collection by now. Do you display them, or hoard them in a giant safe, occasionally swimming amongst them in McDuckesque fasion?

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Woah; big bill. What happened?
I had to replace the timing belt and water pump in my engine.

A major portion of the cost was about $600 for a screw cap that needed to be replaced, but was not available on its own. Likewise, a rubber hose needed to be replaced but was also not available for sale individually. Both items were included in repair kits, so while all those new parts were installed in my engine, it doubled the cost of the repair. Fun times!

I go through this every 8 months or so though, where I have to throw ~$500.00 to $900.00 in repairs on my car. This is the last time though; I've already started shopping around for another car. And I guarantee it will not be a Volkswagon.
Avoid all VAG cars if this kind of thing bugs you. For example, Audi play a fun maintenance game: nothing can be replaced by you because there's a super-duper secret screwdriver or hidden access port required to get to anything. I have a rear brake light warning currently showing but I've never figured out how to replace them myself (the manual's no help; it tells you not to try and there's no obvious access point) and haven't yet found the time to go the dealer and get it done. IIRC, they've only ever charged me the bulb cost for changing it, but it's the hassle of actually going there, you know?
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Old June 6 2012, 10:46 PM   #2548
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A straw trilby hat[/i].



@Holdfast: Oh I learned years ago how to change my brake and headlights myself. Sooner or later, I'll start changing the oil myself as well. But yeah, fuck the whole mentality of it all. The irony of this time being that literally two days before the warning light came on, I had spent a significant amount of money on plane tickets to go home for my sister's wedding next month.

-doubleoh, broke.
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Old June 6 2012, 11:21 PM   #2549
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@Holdfast: Oh I learned years ago how to change my brake and headlights myself. Sooner or later, I'll start changing the oil myself as well. But yeah, fuck the whole mentality of it all. The irony of this time being that literally two days before the warning light came on, I had spent a significant amount of money on plane tickets to go home for my sister's wedding next month.

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Old June 7 2012, 08:48 AM   #2550
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Today, I received the first season of Whodunnit in the post. The first season (1972) was hosted by Edward Woodward, later seasons by John Pertwee. John Pertwee it seems appeared as one of the panel on at least some of the first season episodes.



I am now going to watch a couple of episodes, pen and paper in hand to write down clues. Hopefully I might be able to solve at least one or two of the Whodunnits during this season.
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