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Old September 24 2011, 03:31 PM   #1471
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Some movies. Some books. Some pipe tobacco. Some soap.

Lots of soap, actually. My favourite soap is being discontinued, so I bought a bunch of it.

Plus, some deodorant and scented candles.
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Old September 24 2011, 05:28 PM   #1472
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Tesco grocery shopping
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Old September 25 2011, 01:34 AM   #1473
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Groceries. Lots of groceries.

My cupboard was close to bare, and my fridge looked like something from a bad sitcom about bachelors. They're both comfortably full now, though.
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Old September 25 2011, 04:42 AM   #1474
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Got a new phone for my collection. 1978 Western Electric rotary payphone, rewired for home use.

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Old September 25 2011, 05:19 AM   #1475
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Had a LOVELY dinner at an Argentinian restaurant here in Austin. We had dark chocolate creme bruele with cayanne pepper in it for dessert. It was great-- very rich and sweet, but after a few seconds, you got a mild burning on the back of your tongue. Even hubby the spice-wimp enjoyed it.
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Old September 25 2011, 11:26 AM   #1476
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Got a new phone for my collection. 1978 Western Electric rotary payphone, rewired for home use.

^That's so cool, mate. You shouldn't tell your friends that it works without coins though.
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Old September 25 2011, 01:58 PM   #1477
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Finally got the crappy cellphone pics of the phone...


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Old September 25 2011, 06:54 PM   #1478
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A burger and an almond croissant. A healthy dinner for me today.
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Old September 26 2011, 05:00 PM   #1479
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Bought a new TV for my bedroom. My area is going through the Digital TV switchover at the moment and the bedroom TV is analogue only, so it was either a new TV with integrated digitial tuner, or a set-top box plus scart lead plus universal remote. I found a reasonable integrated small LED TV at Argos for only £110, which was a net extra cost of only another £50-60 over the total cost of the separates option, so figured it was worth it for the relative simplicity of the solution. The sound is quite tinny and not something I'd put up with in a regularly-used set, but since I only use the bedroom TV once in a blue moon, I can tolerate that in exchange for the low-cost.

It's a shame to get rid of the old TV though; I've had it 20+ years and it still works fine, but there's just no point keeping it now.
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Old September 26 2011, 06:14 PM   #1480
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^ I hear you, Holdfast. Most built-in speakers in TV's don't sound all that great. Better off getting yourself a stereo receiver and feeding the TV audio into the auxiliary input. These days you can get some really decent vintage 2-channel stereo stuff rather cheaply compared to the new gear, and when mated with a good set of speakers will sound as good if not better.
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Old September 26 2011, 06:16 PM   #1481
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This is my latest acquisition:



It's a vintage top of the line Onkyo stereo tuner. Got it for an amazingly good price through a local Craigslist ad. It brings in radio broadcasts from near and far, and makes the stronger channels sound like CD quality.
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Old September 26 2011, 06:26 PM   #1482
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Cornflakes and peaches.
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Old September 27 2011, 04:29 PM   #1483
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I got a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E125 laptop today. It has a 11.6" screen, dual core AMD CPU (E-350), 4GB of RAM, 320GB hard drive and all the other useful bits and pieces.
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Old September 27 2011, 07:44 PM   #1484
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It's a vintage top of the line Onkyo stereo tuner.
Love that retro styling.

Thanks for the advice about the sound on the new bedroom TV I got too. I did think about hooking up a pair of speakers to it, but at the moment, I don't use it often enough to make it worth the hassle.

I took the old TV to the recycling centre today. Clearly, I'm not the only one who has taken the digital TV switchover as an opportunity to finally get round to buying a new TV. There were a good handful of small bedroom/portable CRT TVs there already just from today. Still felt a bit annoying to give away an otherwise working TV. Oh well, it served me well for many, many years so I suppose I shouldn't gripe.
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Old September 27 2011, 10:28 PM   #1485
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Gears of War 2 for the Xbox 360.

Quo Vadis (1951) on DVD.

How Rome Fell by Adrian Goldsworthy.
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