Your latest purchases, cont.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Goliath, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. Kestra

    Kestra Admiral Premium Member

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    Went with a friend to a different farmers' market this morning. I bought some eggs and bell peppers, but my favorite purchase was three bunches of sunflowers. It was only $10 and I think it's impossible to look at sunflowers and not feel cheerful.
     
  2. SantaEddie74

    SantaEddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    A few bags of weekend groceries so I could whip up some dinner this evening. I was running low on some things.
     
  3. Gary7

    Gary7 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Gave some money to the Gecko so it can continue lounging around the airwaves doing nothing but annoy people.
     
  4. auntiehill

    auntiehill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Bought a Kindle cover and a plush Tardis off Amazon for a friend's upcoming birthday.
     
  5. NCC-1701-B

    NCC-1701-B Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    2 cans of monster... :D
     
  6. thestrangequark

    thestrangequark Admiral Admiral

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    Today I got my new exercise bike. It is exactly the same as my old one, actually, but my old one had started creaking, squeaking, and wobbling, and seeing as I work out at 6 in the morning it was waking my roommates, so I figured it was time to move on. According to reviews, most bikes in its price range last about a year. Mine lasted almost three, and that's with me riding it between 1 and 3 hours a day 4 to 6 days a week over most of that three year period. I figure that points to fairly good quality for the price. The list price is $250, but Amazon sells it for $135, plus I get free shipping.

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    I also bought a bag of chocolate covered pretzels, because, you know, I may workout like a mother-fucker, but I'm keepin' it real.
     
  7. SantaEddie74

    SantaEddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Damn, baby...you're awesome. :lol:

    I got some takeout lunch earlier today along with a new battery for my digital camera. I know. Exciting. :p
     
  8. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    - Fenway Park Centennial: 100 Years as the Heart of Red Sox Nation
    (yeah, yeah. :p But as much as I hate the Red Sox, I love Fenway Park!)

    - New York Mets 50th Anniversary Collection
     
  9. oberth127

    oberth127 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Suspiria & Night of the Living Dead on Blu Ray.
     
  10. thestrangequark

    thestrangequark Admiral Admiral

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    Naw, I'm just addicted! It's dorky but I'm totally excited to work out tomorrow on my new bike, even though it's the same model as the old one!
     
  11. doubleohfive

    doubleohfive Fleet Admiral

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    Wow. I had no idea they were so cheap on Amazon. There's also a cheap(er) elliptical machine too, for $99. I think I'm gonna have to get one or the other now.
     
  12. thestrangequark

    thestrangequark Admiral Admiral

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    ^I'd definitely recommend that model. It's easy to put together, it doesn't take up much space, and like I said, I really used it, and it lasted three years. The tension doesn't get super tight, so it doesn't offer intense resistance, but that's it's only failing, and it does offer enough resistance for a good cardio workout. The display monitors time, speed, distance, and mph.

    Linky: http://www.amazon.com/Stamina-1300-...8019023&sr=1-3&keywords=stamina+exercise+bike
     
  13. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Ooh! I might save up for one. The sidewalks here are decent, but are usually blocked, and riding a bike on the road around here is dangerous, as people drive like total and utter maniacs. Plus, I no longer have a bike as we no longer have a garage. So... yeah.
     
  14. Kestra

    Kestra Admiral Premium Member

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    So I'm a total softy and have been feeding a stray cat that lives around the apartment complex. He sometimes naps on our patio furniture during the day but I don't know where he goes at night. I've been getting worried because the temperature is starting to drop at night, so I decided to buy a little kitty shelter with a self-warming pad to go inside. I don't know if this is a terrible idea but I feel so bad for the kitty.
     
  15. SantaEddie74

    SantaEddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    That's so sweet, Kes. That was a very cool and kind-hearted thing for you to do. I've never bought preconstructed kitty shelters for stays I've encountered, but I've put out a couple of boxes layered with soft sheets for them to use if they saw fit. It didn't work much of the time...they'd usually ignore it, but a few here and there would walk inside and use them every now and then.
     
  16. Kestra

    Kestra Admiral Premium Member

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    Yeah, I don't know if he has a better option somewhere else but I have to at least offer him something. I wanted something covered, and this one has two doors so he won't feel as threatened hopefully. I don't know if he'll like it and my husband is not going to be happy about this, but I had to do something!
     
  17. SantaEddie74

    SantaEddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    You did the right thing. Don't let anyone tell you differently.
     
  18. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    For what it's worth, Kestra, I think you did a good thing.
     
  19. Kestra

    Kestra Admiral Premium Member

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    Thanks guys. :)
     
  20. Fruitcake

    Fruitcake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I give this purchase a :techman:

    Have you tried bringing him in?

    I bought Lady Gaga's perfume because.. I am the person marketing is directed at.