Your latest purchases, cont.

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

  1. ialfan

    ialfan Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Really nice drinking, shot and wine glasses from IKEA
    Acer 22" 16:9 LCD (Second Monitor)
    4x2TB Hard Drives (Raid 5 Array)
    Black 2011 Hyundai Elantra Limited
    Crapload of new shirts and jeans
    iPad 2 32GB AT&T 3G Black + Blue Smart Cover

    Needless to say besides upgrading my BlackBerry Bold 9650 to the new BlackBerry Touch or BlackBerry Torch 2 and perhaps a new pair of shoes this summer I am done spending money this year...
     
  2. John O.

    John O. Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    If your primary monitor is smaller than 32", I'm going to slap you for having so much storage ;)
     
  3. TrekkieMonster

    TrekkieMonster Commodore Premium Member

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    Before I saw a financier made on one of those chef compeition shows, I'd always imagined them as cupcakes or something, dressed in little pinstripe suites with briefcases. :rofl:

    You must try the red velvet. When made well - and it almost always is - it's to die for! :drool:

    Except, it always makes me think of Armadillo cake from Steel Magnolias. :lol:
     
  4. Niorah

    Niorah Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    My mum decided that she absolutely needed to be present in my Pandora bracelet, and so she bought me a beautiful Pandora charm:

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    :)
     
  5. Lowdarzz

    Lowdarzz Captain Captain

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    The University Library held a book sale today. I picked up the following for only a few bucks,

    Fiction

    Jack of Eagles by James Blish
    The Day after Judgement by James Blish
    Macroscope by Piers Anthony
    The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury
    The Source by James A. Michener

    History

    Citizen Soldiers by Stephen E. Ambrose
    Patriots: The Men who Started the American Revolution by A.J. Langguth
     
  6. Holdfast

    Holdfast Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I couldn't tell you how they're made, but they're both small little sponge-esque little baked treats. When I asked what made financier so gorgeous, I was told it uses beurre noisette (browned butter) which is what's responsible for the deeper flavour profile. Whatever, it's lush.

    No financiers for sale in the cafe today. :(

    But apparently the entire batch sold out in record time last Friday, so it will return... :D

    After this, I had to google it. Apparently it's very similar in taste (if not in colour) to Devil's Food Cake, which I have had. It's awesome. The brighter red colour of the Red Velvet version sounds lots of fun too.
     
  7. Goliath

    Goliath Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I've been buying a lot of books lately. My very latest purchase is a copy of La Rochefoucauld's collected works, which shipped from amazon.ca today.
     
  8. An Officer

    An Officer Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Logitech Driving Force GT steering wheel and pedals

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    To use with:

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  9. TrekkieMonster

    TrekkieMonster Commodore Premium Member

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    Tis true. The recipe is basically a devil's food cake recipe with additional ingredients (and color) that make it amazingly moist. I have to admit, when I first discovered that one such additional ingredient (in some recipes) was mayonaise I sort of thought .... :barf2:

    Then I realized I didn't care, if that was what made the cake so incredibly moist and delictable. Hmmmm ..., I'm thinking a red velvet cupcake baking binge may be in my future.
     
  10. Merky

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    This shirt
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    I like shopping at those 24 hour limited edition 10 dollar T shirt stores. So I'm constantly buying a t-shirt
     
  11. Eleanor_zhDarjel

    Eleanor_zhDarjel Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    ^cool!

    A very tasty coconut spread. Way too much calories, but alas.
     
  12. auntiehill

    auntiehill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Diet Dr. Pepper and "supplies."


    Weee. A thrill a minute.
     
  13. Holdfast

    Holdfast Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Depends on whether "supplies" is code for "vast quantities of amphetamines", I guess.



    Coffees, sandwich and a loaf of sourdough. Did go to the local outlet village in the afternoon, but only window shopping. Despite being tempted by some rose gold cufflinks, a cool pair of loafers and a nifty summer jacket. My willpower is awesome. :lol:
     
  14. auntiehill

    auntiehill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    "supplies" = tampons, since hubby won't let me say that word in front of him, the big baby. I have learned to use it as an acceptable codeword.
     
  15. Holdfast

    Holdfast Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I didn't even think of that. :D

    Mind you, it puts your "thrill a minute" line in a whole new light. :lol:

    (old story I've probably told here before: a mate of mine at the time was doing his first internal gynaecological exam, and after struggling to palpate the ovaries, told the doc who was teaching him: "I'm not getting any joy down here...")
     
  16. Kira's Mom

    Kira's Mom Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    "Poor thing looks like it's bleedin' to death!" Exactly what I think of. Especially the scene where Ouiser served Drum the ass of the armadillo. :guffaw: :guffaw: :guffaw:That movie has forever ruined Red Velvet Cakes for me!

    Had fun bargain-hunting at Ross yesterday- got a couple of cute tops (a Jones New York and a Tommy Hilfiger) for cheap, and an awesome pair of Betsey Johnson earrings, big gold and rhinestone Eiffel Towers. I'd seen them at Macy's for $45- got them for $18! :D

    Today I picked up a few things at Michaels- some French-themed charms to go with some of the jewelry I've made.
     
  17. Lowdarzz

    Lowdarzz Captain Captain

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    Tron: Legacy on DVD.
     
  18. Eleanor_zhDarjel

    Eleanor_zhDarjel Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Groceries. Shopping live is quite dull at the moment.
     
  19. Yeoman Randi

    Yeoman Randi Vice Admiral Admiral

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    My latest purchase? Only the greatest tee-shirt ever made!!!

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    Got it at Target. $9.99. PURE JOY.
     
  20. TrekkieMonster

    TrekkieMonster Commodore Premium Member

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    I know, I LOVE those scenes, and was fortunately able to get over the armadillo revulsion. :rommie:

     

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