Your latest purchases, cont.

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

  1. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Jesus Christ! Wow. I remember when I got my first "real" computer. It was a Zenith 286, and it had a 20MB hard drive in it, and it ran Windows 3.1.

    Storage capacity has become massive!
     
  2. BigFoot

    BigFoot Admiral Admiral

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    ^ And cheap. ;)
     
  3. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Massive, indeed! My first computer was a Tandy 2000 w/ a 256K hard drive. Now my cell phone has more memory than that.
     
  4. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Essential Games of the Milwaukee Brewers (DVD box set)
     
  5. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    Lunch for a friend and I at a new place that opened a couple of weeks ago.
     
  6. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

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    My 'book store guy' had located these for me:

    • Clifford D. Simak's City. Linked SciFis from 1944-1951 about a future where man has left the cities.
    • The Marching Morons (1951) and the -kinda- prequel, The Little Black Bag (1950), I had to buy Eight Worlds of C. M. Kornbluth to find in print (I seriously need an e-book reader :p )

    And my Foundation and Earth had arrived...

    I was a really happy shopper today.

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  7. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Some stuff for dinner tonight so I can actually stay in and cook a little something and not be tempted to order out.
     
  8. thestrangequark

    thestrangequark Admiral Admiral

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    I haven't technically purchased it yet, but I made a bid on a vintage 1960s Harris Tweed deerstalker in grey wool with silk lining for my Sherlock Holmes costume. It's a men's size 7 1/8, so it might be a tad large on me, but I'll work it. I just hope I get it, it's still at a bargain price 11 bids in.

    Also, I'm enough of a fan of the original stories to know that Holmes was never specifically described as wearing a deerstalker, and I don't care!
     
  9. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Oops, larger than I'd expected! Earrings by my favorite bead artist -- for those of you who've seen the pic of me wearing a blue and white beaded necklace, it's the same woman. Anyway, I bought these and a handwoven jacket at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival this weekend.
     
  10. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Wow. Impressive. And classy.
     
  11. T'Preea

    T'Preea Commander Red Shirt

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    Some yummy stuff and Star Trek Immortal Coil for my Nook.
     
  12. auntiehill

    auntiehill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Went to Half Price Books and picked up a Pogues cd and a book, Luther: The Calling. No, not THAT Luther. It's a detective story about John Luther, the character Idris Elba plays on the TV show.

    So, now I can read a whole book while fantasizing about Idris Elba and it won't be counter-productive. ;)
     
  13. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Thank you. :)
     
  14. Random_Spock

    Random_Spock Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Haven't gotten it just yet, but I will be getting a copy of Pokemon White 2 today. Looking forward to playing it :).
     
  15. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Some takeout lunch since I didn't really feel like whipping up some lunch myself.
     
  16. kolibri

    kolibri Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    A pound of rooibos tea.

    Trying to kick the caffeine addiction.
     
  17. thestrangequark

    thestrangequark Admiral Admiral

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    ^I love rooibos tea.

    And I cannot comprehend why anyone would want to give up caffeine.
     
  18. Scout101

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    Got a sweet new TV; 55" Samsung LED :)
     
  19. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

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    ^Cool! -There's nothing quite like a big new state of the art TV :bolian:
     
  20. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    In my case, it was because even small amounts of caffeine were causing headaches, anxiety -- almost full-blown panic attacks -- and other nasty side effects. As much as I loved coffee, it wasn't worth it.