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Old August 2 2012, 11:55 PM   #2731
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A couple of new surge protectors.
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Old August 3 2012, 12:34 AM   #2732
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Today I bought a jar of 'home-made' apple, orange, ginger, cinnamon and cardamom jam from the nice café/store around the corner (where everything costs four times the normal price because they make it themselves).

I wish I hadn't bricked my phone and could post an image of the metal-clipped, rubber-sealed, two-part glass jar it came in (wonder if they want me to return it?).
I have a similar place near me. I consider reusing those jars myself to be my little way of amortising the higher purchase cost somewhat...
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Old August 3 2012, 12:55 AM   #2733
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^Funny, that... I almost asked how much of the price was the deposit on the jar*

Oh, whatever! I can always use it for some of my own preserves... I mean, I am possibly the only T-BBS'er making their own Maraschino-cherries


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Old August 3 2012, 07:23 AM   #2734
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Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods novel and a new electric toothbrush
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Old August 3 2012, 10:13 AM   #2735
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A replica portal gun off Ebay for $365
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Old August 3 2012, 07:18 PM   #2736
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^Funny, that... I almost asked how much of the price was the deposit on the jar*

Oh, whatever! I can always use it for some of my own preserves... I mean, I am possibly the only T-BBS'er making their own Maraschino-cherries
Depending on the size, they're quite good even for storing staples like coffee, tea, sugar, rice, etc, etc.
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Old August 3 2012, 07:27 PM   #2737
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Depending on the size, they're quite good even for storing staples like coffee, tea, sugar, rice, etc, etc.
Indeed, just not the type that comes in five parts: the jar, the (loose) rubber seal, the lid and the two little metal clamps that hold the lid down.

The other ones that don't actually fall apart when you open them are the ones I use for all those etc's.
I am making my rumtopf in one of those this year:


(better picture of the content & picture of some other preserves I made last year).
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Old August 3 2012, 11:07 PM   #2738
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The first 2 seasons of Dexter on DVD.
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Old August 3 2012, 11:12 PM   #2739
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About to go buy a little dinner. Friends called to say they're not coming into town tonight, so time for Plan B. Thinking of another pizza...but not entirely sure.
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Old August 4 2012, 11:33 AM   #2740
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Half a smoked chicken and half a liverwurst, some cherries and blackcurrants for the rumtopf, a kilo of peas, chedda, brie & emmenthaler some apples and pears -'twas the 'farmer's market'-day today
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Old August 4 2012, 06:52 PM   #2741
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New stuff for the cat - biscuits, a food mat and a scratching post.
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Old August 4 2012, 07:04 PM   #2742
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More Star Wars figures at the toy and collectibles shop. New ones, too...that I didn't have yet! Well, at least not in this particular and unique packaging, anyways.
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Old August 4 2012, 07:22 PM   #2743
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Peanuts, granola bars, cans of soup, matches and other stuff to refill our Hurricane supplies---just in case.
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Old August 5 2012, 11:32 PM   #2744
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What is it about them you like? I'm just curious!
Sorry I'm a bit late replying, Kestra. Had forgotten about the thread and just checked back.

Well, there's quite a few things I like about them. First and foremost is the simplicity and practicality. But also, they're very well made without being ostentatious. Modern LCD watches have come along way in terms of functionality (some are really like mini computers on the wrist), but to increase profits companies have cut back on quality in a number of areas. You pay a premium to have an all stainless steel casing (most feature hardened resin cases these days). This particular one I got has a nice minimalist look about it, is very easy to read, and the beep tone is reasonably loud (a lot of modern Casio G-Shocks have faint beep tones in comparison, where you can't hear them unless you're in a quiet room). Plus, it's quite uncommon these days to find one like this in excellent condition. I'm not an all digital guy, as I do have some analog watches too. And while I do own a couple of Omega watches, I still enjoy LCD a lot.

Do you have any watch preferences, or wear any at all? I know a lot of people who've stopped wearing them because cellphones always have the current time.
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Old August 5 2012, 11:38 PM   #2745
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Some weekend groceries as well as a little lunch earlier today.
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