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Old October 4 2012, 06:03 AM   #3106
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I got three $50 PSN cards yesterday which I then used to pre-order Assassin's Creed III and Need for Speed: Most Wanted from the PlayStation Store.
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Old October 4 2012, 01:43 PM   #3107
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^ Ooh, nice! Nothing feels as nice as cashmere. What color?
Black, just about the only color I wear besides green and white. I don't have the inclination to coordinate too much stuff!


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)

Would love to knit with such fibers! There is an Alpaca farm close by and I've often contemplated contacting them about their wools!

As for more money than sense; I sometimes think that too. Only for a moment though . . .


Sorry, spliced the quote wrong, the remark abt only wearing black is mine, NOT. Holdfast's. Though it seems unlikely he would struggle with coordinating colors!
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Old October 4 2012, 01:55 PM   #3108
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Black, just about the only color I wear besides green and white. I don't have the inclination to coordinate too much stuff!
I understand. My version is black, gray, white and denim, with an occasional colored top thrown in.
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Old October 4 2012, 03:34 PM   #3109
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Black, just about the only color I wear besides green and white. I don't have the inclination to coordinate too much stuff!
I understand. My version is black, gray, white and denim, with an occasional colored top thrown in.
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Old October 4 2012, 03:35 PM   #3110
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I got a 2TB external hard drive today. Altogether I now have 6TB of storage.

I also got a couple of books for my mom's birthday.
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Old October 4 2012, 04:17 PM   #3111
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A turkey to cook up for Sunday's Thanksgiving dinner.

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Old October 4 2012, 04:20 PM   #3112
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Happy Canadian Thanksgiving Day, by the way.
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Old October 5 2012, 09:03 PM   #3113
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A big Ro Laren poster that I'm embarrassed to put up on my wall.

She's so dreamy, though..

Also, three two-liters of diet Mountain Dew and a garage door opener for my parents.
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Old October 5 2012, 09:07 PM   #3114
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A new pillow, from Target.
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Old October 5 2012, 09:14 PM   #3115
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A big Ro Laren poster that I'm embarrassed to put up on my wall.

She's so dreamy, though..
Put up the poster! She was a great character, and an excellent role model for girls; not just pretty but smart, strong, opinionated, thoughtful, flawed, and 3 dimensional!
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Old October 5 2012, 11:45 PM   #3116
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Some action figures I didn't previously own along with some snacks and groceries for the evening.
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Old October 5 2012, 11:48 PM   #3117
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I am currently finishing Quantum Leap - The Ultimate Collection..such a good show
A boxed set of the entire series, I take it? Does it butcher the music like some of the individual season sets did?
This is one time where it's good to be R2, which had the music more or less intact on QL.
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Old October 6 2012, 01:49 AM   #3118
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Some CDs.

PSY - Best 6
Troublemaker - Troublemaker
♥HyunA♥ - Bubble Pop
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Old October 6 2012, 02:39 AM   #3119
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A Subway sandwich for dinner.
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Old October 6 2012, 05:33 AM   #3120
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A big Ro Laren poster that I'm embarrassed to put up on my wall.

She's so dreamy, though..
Put up the poster! She was a great character, and an excellent role model for girls; not just pretty but smart, strong, opinionated, thoughtful, flawed, and 3 dimensional!
I put it up. Now she's staring directly at me. It's actually kind of intimidating. =P
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