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Old October 1 2012, 01:49 AM   #3091
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^Well, that's probably why you haven't sorted it yet; it's really more a job for seven year old girls, isn't it?
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Old October 1 2012, 03:06 AM   #3092
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Come to think of it...
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Old October 1 2012, 09:56 PM   #3093
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I love the hair color, TSQ! And the books on the wall behind you.
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Old October 1 2012, 10:28 PM   #3094
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Some Amazon gift cards and a few dvds for my nieces' upcoming birthday. Their fraternal twins but have their parties on different weekends, so I thought I better get the gifts out early.
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Old October 2 2012, 04:08 PM   #3095
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I love the hair color, TSQ! And the books on the wall behind you.
Thanks. The books were a fun project I did a couple months ago when I was rearranging my bedroom. Here are some better pics of them (they are level, it's just my crappy phone camera that makes them look a bit wonky!):



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Old October 2 2012, 05:54 PM   #3096
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I like those pictures. Thanks for reposting them.
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Old October 2 2012, 11:12 PM   #3097
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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted via iTunes
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Old October 3 2012, 09:13 PM   #3098
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Some shopping at Tesco and more Stargate SG1 on dvd boxset.
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Old October 3 2012, 09:24 PM   #3099
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A new watch battery--about 10 bucks at Penney's. Then I went to Subway, because I COULD, and bought myself some lunch--about 8 bucks.

I should run out and get gas--the tank has only 40 miles worth left in it; I would've done it earlier but there were huge lines at the station for some reason.
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Old October 3 2012, 09:57 PM   #3100
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Rechargeable AA batteries and a charger.
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Old October 3 2012, 10:45 PM   #3101
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cashmere sweater from the thrift store - orig tags still on it! I has a happy!
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Old October 3 2012, 11:07 PM   #3102
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^ Ooh, nice! Nothing feels as nice as cashmere. What color?
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Old October 3 2012, 11:44 PM   #3103
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Two brand new Speeder Bike and Scout Trooper sets from my local Toys 'R' Us along with a small handful of snacks and groceries.
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Old October 4 2012, 02:34 AM   #3104
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^ Ooh, nice! Nothing feels as nice as cashmere. What color?
Bit off topic, but re: the bit I bolded, I tried on a couple of vicuna items in Dunhill last year. I was pretty sceptical - the eternal buzz is that vicuna is softer than even the finest cashmere and the finest fabric you can get at about 10 microns roughly* - but it really does have a genuinely wonderful hand to it.

Of course, then I looked at the price tags and put them back on the rack. There's a reason the shop assistant in Sunset Boulevard only recommends taking the vicuna if the lady is paying! Genuinely high quality cashmere (rather than the coarser stuff) from a top Scottish or Italian mill is still only a mere fraction of the price of vicuna... I think the vicuna overcoat I tried on was something around £20-30k and the jacket in the region of £10-15k (can't remember exact figures). Of course, at this level, cost comparisons become inexact/non-meaningful because normal price elasticity curves don't apply, but still, vicuna is genuinely rare and I think Loro Piana have something of a lock on its milling because they cut a deal with the Peruvian Government re: sourcing the rare wool, which helps keep prices high. Talking of LP, I was sorely tempted to buy a vicuna scarf from them a while back before sense returned. One day, I would like to have more money than sense.

(*allegedly, IIRC shatoosh is even finer but its trade is highly illegal so I've no experience as to whether that's true)
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