Your latest purchases, cont.

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

  1. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

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    No it isn't! -don't listen to her, her post was paid for by the oil-lobby.

    Walking and running is exercise -biking is getting some fresh weather while you take your time getting there :rommie:

    Plus -of course- it's bound to be easier to find a place to park a bike than it is finding a place to park a car :bolian:

    I just got a new (old'ish) Kildemoes 'Street' -perfect for my needs (even if I have to get the saddle up an inch or two) around town.
     
  2. Goliath

    Goliath Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I swear by all that's unholy--the route from home to work, and back, is uphill both ways.

    That shouldn't be possible. And yet, horribly, it's true.
     
  3. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

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    Don't I know it :rolleyes: -worst part is the wind invariably changing around noon so both ways you'll have to ride against it. :klingon:
     
  4. PKTrekGirl

    PKTrekGirl Arrogant Niner Thug Admiral

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    Nice bike! Hope you enjoy using it!

    And biking really is good exercise if you do it a greater than leisurely pace.
     
  5. Niorah

    Niorah Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Well...

    You gave yourself the answer. In most of the Western world people buy cars, not bikes. ;)
     
  6. Goliath

    Goliath Vice Admiral Admiral

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    ^That reminds me of a poster one of the Sociology profs has on his door.

    It says: "Heterosexuality isn't normal--it's just common."

    The same could be said of "driving cars".

    So--I have something to look forward to?
     
  7. Sakrysta

    Sakrysta Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I scored today at the used bookstore. First, the "just usual" haul:

    • Vulcan's Soul: Epiphany (hardcover) by Josepha Sherman & Susan Shwartz
    • If Wishes Were Horses by Anne McCaffrey
    • Crisis on Doona by Anne McCaffrey and Jody Lynn Nye
    • A little book of maps based on Redwall by Brian Jacques (a gift for a friend)
    Now any other day, that'd be a pretty good bookstore run. But then I found these, all in near-mint condition, all for between $4.50 and $5.00 each:
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    I know hardcovers are pretty much worthless used, but still it was a treat to get these beautiful books for such a great deal. Combined with credit I already had at the store, I got all of the above for less than $20.00 today. I'm a very happy lady. :D
     
  8. Goliath

    Goliath Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Nice--I have all of those Stephenson books in hardcover as well.
     
  9. C. Cole-Chakotay

    C. Cole-Chakotay Commodore Commodore

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    I ordered some Timothy pellets for my guinea pigs and some Barbie dolls for my collection. Yesterday, I ordered books. :D
     
  10. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    An online shop at Tesco.
     
  11. Zulu Romeo

    Zulu Romeo World Famous Starship Captain Admiral

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    Tesco sells online shops now?! ;)
     
  12. RandyS

    RandyS Vice Admiral Admiral

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    A bunch of movies on DVD, actually, my girlfriend bought them, but she picked up some titles that were on my list, so... Anyway, they are:

    Big
    Stir Crazy
    Silver Streak
    See No Evil Hear No Evil
    Another You
    The Frisco Kid
    Heaven Can Wait
    Hello Again

    We are planing a movie marathon weekend, now and next weekend.
     
  13. Kestra

    Kestra Admiral Premium Member

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    Nail stickers and a reusable glass water bottle. "Tap is terrific!"
     
  14. the 4th hanson bro

    the 4th hanson bro No one can resist my Schweddy balls! Moderator

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    My next task is to look for this for the Android platform. :D

    I went to the local NHL franchise's annual warehouse sale today. I landed $425 worth of sticks for $100. :mallory: Here they are:

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    I'm using this one tonight in my game.

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  15. C. Cole-Chakotay

    C. Cole-Chakotay Commodore Commodore

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    I just ordered some Princess Diana vinyl dolls for my collection. :D
     
  16. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

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    I have both, but I use my car. It is completely impractical for me to use my bike for transportation.
     
  17. Yeoman Randi

    Yeoman Randi Vice Admiral Admiral

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    *ears perk up* .... I collect vintage Barbie. PMing you!


    I love movie marathon weekends! And Heaven Can Wait is one of my all time favorite movies. (The one with Warren Beatty.)


    I bought Fifth Element for $3.99 on dvd. I plan on wearing ear plugs during the scenes with Chris Tucker.
     
  18. datagal

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    This past Friday, I purchased the HTC EVO 3D from Sprint, an upgrade and so far I like it.
     
  19. trekkiedane

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    A big ol' plant pot -though wishing it were the other way 'round. :p
     
  20. Captain Ice

    Captain Ice Cookie Constructor Moderator

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    My mother also collects vintage dolls. I agree on Heaven Can Wait, but I prefer the Reese Witherspoon one.

    Purchased this for myself as a birthday gift a few days ago...

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    Also made a stop on the way home from a funeral when we found this....

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    and so I bought a few bottles of wine after an impromptu wine tasting....