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Old August 18 2011, 11:53 PM   #1321
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Massive renovations to my basement to repair water damage
Ouch.

Hope it doesn't cost too much of a fortune.
No, not really. It's a great company that did the work ('Thrasher', how cool is that? ) and surprisingly affordable.

I got it relatively easy, though, 'cuz I don't live near the massive flooding that has inundated the area around the river. Lots of those people lost everything they had.
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Old August 19 2011, 08:55 AM   #1322
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Did you get them as a bundle? I have that one too!
Yep, I got the bundle as well. I've wanted to get Gladiator for a while now, but the first release on Blu-ray sucked. After they re-released it (a while back actually) I was just waiting for a decent price.
Yeah, the image quality is pretty stunning! Haven't looked at too much of the extra features yet though.
I don't usually care about the extras. As long as the movie looks great, I'm happy.
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Old August 19 2011, 08:20 PM   #1323
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Some mp3 downloads.
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Old August 19 2011, 08:46 PM   #1324
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Yep, I got the bundle as well. I've wanted to get Gladiator for a while now, but the first release on Blu-ray sucked. After they re-released it (a while back actually) I was just waiting for a decent price.
Yeah, the image quality is pretty stunning! Haven't looked at too much of the extra features yet though.
I don't usually care about the extras. As long as the movie looks great, I'm happy.
For the most part, I'd agree.

I really like good, funny banter in commentary tracks though (e.g. the ones the actors did for some Babylon 5 episodes). Also, the LOTR SEE content was pretty amazing. I've watched all of it.
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Old August 19 2011, 08:52 PM   #1325
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Groceries and petrol.

Petrol prices have come down a couple of pence, but filling up still cost about £73.

Groceries were more reasonable though; with various coupons/discounts, it came to about £43, down from an initial £57.

Also got the renewal quote for my car insurance in the mail; just under £600, which from memory is a little higher than last year's. Was expecting a small rise; apparently everyone's premiums have been going up this year, but I'll get round to comparing prices a bit later to doublecheck it's reasonable. Well, reasonable isn't the word I'd choose, but you know what I mean...
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Old August 19 2011, 09:03 PM   #1326
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Also got the renewal quote for my car insurance in the mail; just under £600, which from memory is a little higher than last year's. Was expecting a small rise; apparently everyone's premiums have been going up this year, but I'll get round to comparing prices a bit later to doublecheck it's reasonable. Well, reasonable isn't the word I'd choose, but you know what I mean...
I changed my car insurance provider earlier this year and not only got myself a more feature-packed policy, but also saved a fair bit, too. Hope your insurance shopping goes well.
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Old August 19 2011, 09:13 PM   #1327
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Also got the renewal quote for my car insurance in the mail; just under £600, which from memory is a little higher than last year's. Was expecting a small rise; apparently everyone's premiums have been going up this year, but I'll get round to comparing prices a bit later to doublecheck it's reasonable. Well, reasonable isn't the word I'd choose, but you know what I mean...
I changed my car insurance provider earlier this year and not only got myself a more feature-packed policy, but also saved a fair bit, too. Hope your insurance shopping goes well.
Thanks!

I just ran my details through the usual combination of superconfused.commeerkats and got a price about 5% lower, so I just called up my existing insurer and with a bit of sweet-talking, managed to knock the premium even further down to just £540, about 10% off initial quote. Happy now.
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Old August 19 2011, 09:17 PM   #1328
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I bought a Toshiba laptop with a wireless card at a yard sale last weekend for six dollars! Incredibly it works great and it even came with a nice carrying case.
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Old August 19 2011, 09:24 PM   #1329
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I bought a Toshiba laptop with a wireless card at a yard sale last weekend for six dollars! Incredibly it works great and it even came with a nice carrying case.
That sounds like a good value to me
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Old August 19 2011, 09:36 PM   #1330
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Lots of groceries.

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Old August 19 2011, 09:36 PM   #1331
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The last thing I bought was a sandwich from Subway.
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Old August 19 2011, 10:04 PM   #1332
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Yeah, the image quality is pretty stunning! Haven't looked at too much of the extra features yet though.
I don't usually care about the extras. As long as the movie looks great, I'm happy.
For the most part, I'd agree.

I really like good, funny banter in commentary tracks though (e.g. the ones the actors did for some Babylon 5 episodes). Also, the LOTR SEE content was pretty amazing. I've watched all of it.
Yeah there are always exceptions. I've listened to a lot of actor commentary tracks of my favourite shows (Farscape, Buffy, Angel...).
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Old August 19 2011, 11:47 PM   #1333
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Two big bottles of water.
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Old August 20 2011, 12:13 AM   #1334
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Starbucks white hot chocolate, tall, whole milk, dash of vanilla syrup, extra hot, cream on top. I miss coffee, but this comes a close second.
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Old August 20 2011, 02:42 AM   #1335
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Scratching post tower for my kitten.

Also, I went bargain hunting at a department store close-out center. I found a $298 Badgley Mischka purse for $44! Had to get it. I love purses.
Me, too. I seem to labor under the delusion that if I could just find the RIGHT bag, everything else in life will sort itself out.

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Yep, that's me, too. I switched purses almost as soon as I left the store. It made my day. And I've already gotten a lot of compliments on it.
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