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Re: FacePunch Me
« Reply #650 on: February 26, 2017, 06:39:44 PM »
I just bought a $475 plane ticket for a weekend trip to see a bucket list concert. Like 15 yrs of waiting for this concert. I still have to buy the tickets, and pay the airport parking, and get local transport and an Airbnb etc. Prob $700 total.

Damn. What band? :-)

Richard Ashcroft (from the verve). Dude only tours once every 3 or 4 years and even more rarely in the US.

Well, I hope you enjoy it $700 worth! I did spend that once on a weekend trip to go to a concert, but $350 of it was a charitable donation (it was a high-end benefit concert to help victims of a natural disaster).

We won't get into how much I've spent on trips which involved more than one concert. :-P
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Re: FacePunch Me
« Reply #651 on: February 26, 2017, 06:45:37 PM »
Developed a slight addiction to Zambreros (awesome Mexican food) and wasted way too much money (and carbs) this year too!

Zambrero is so, so good. I'm lucky that there isn't one near home or work for me - I think I'd end up getting it once a fortnight or more frequently if it was convenient. As it is, I get it once every few months and REALLY enjoy it.

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« Reply #652 on: February 26, 2017, 11:10:38 PM »
Developed a slight addiction to Zambreros (awesome Mexican food) and wasted way too much money (and carbs) this year too!

Zambrero is so, so good. I'm lucky that there isn't one near home or work for me - I think I'd end up getting it once a fortnight or more frequently if it was convenient. As it is, I get it once every few months and REALLY enjoy it.

Mine is situated between my house and my work, easy walking distance from each. I pass by it after bootcamp at dinner time 3x a week too. It's got a hold on me!
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« Reply #653 on: March 01, 2017, 06:21:51 AM »
I need help guys!

1. Spent 1250,- last month on a new matras because I slept really badly on the current one. The cash was meant for bringing down the mortgage though...
2. After that, we spent another 1250,- on curtains for the living room (which we saw while browsing on the way back from buying the matras). To be fair, the current curtains are quite literally falling apart and were free because they were part of the house when we bought it. They work but that about says it all, even my mom (who is quite on the mustachian spectrum) asked me if the curtains were getting a refit?!

WTF are those curtains made of?! I really hope you've typo'd an extra 0 on there.
Mattresses are another matter, if you can't get a good night's sleep that's an issue that can affect your health, but window coverings are hardly worth dropping a fortune on?!
They're made of fabric, quite cheap stuff too when compared to other suppliers (we did shop around quite a bit). Cost isn't just fabric but also made to size and hung (with new rails and such). I don't mind DIY'ing stuff but livingroom curtains is something we look at daily for 10+ years, quality matters in this case.
I did DIY a set of curtains in my previous appartment with a total cost of about 100,- (but also about 1/4th the size of what we need now) but it was just so damn ugly... The only reason I didn't renew them with better stuff is because it was the bedroom and we sold the appartment a year later.

However, all that is justification and I damn wel know it :(

A definite WTF on the curtains. I have gotten very nice living room curtains for $30 or less per pair. And you can get a king mattress from Tuft & Needle for $750.
I don't have Tuft and Needle over here (mainland europe). And I didn't buy from the cheapest source either because I wanted to lie down on it and check how it compared. Also, if the matress doesn't agree with me I can swap the core for minimal cost which isn't possible with the same matress bought online.
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Re: FacePunch Me
« Reply #654 on: March 12, 2017, 06:05:11 PM »
Paid $70 for a bumper for my car. 100% aesthetic reasons. And the best part is that it has to be painted, so I'm definitely set up for plastidip now which is even more money...

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« Reply #655 on: March 12, 2017, 10:46:46 PM »
You can buy color matched rattle can paint and paint it yourself.

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« Reply #656 on: March 12, 2017, 11:04:57 PM »
You can buy color matched rattle can paint and paint it yourself.
OMG, TP, where are you from? We tend to call it spray paint in my neck of the woods, but I like your name better. Much better. Laughing now.
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Re: FacePunch Me
« Reply #657 on: March 13, 2017, 06:22:35 AM »
You can buy color matched rattle can paint and paint it yourself.
OMG, TP, where are you from? We tend to call it spray paint in my neck of the woods, but I like your name better. Much better. Laughing now.
This be "sprayer paint" from El Goog:
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This be "rattle can paint" from them search algos:
https://goo.gl/yiBRvf
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Re: FacePunch Me
« Reply #658 on: March 13, 2017, 07:24:33 AM »
You can buy color matched rattle can paint and paint it yourself.

Plastidip is already pretty cheap and I would prefer to do the whole car because I don't like the current color anyway. Plus it would protect the paint. It would be $200 or so for the reusable sprayer (might be able to find someone that has one though) and another $250 or so for the paint.

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« Reply #659 on: March 13, 2017, 09:28:02 AM »
I've seen the Plasti-Dip paint jobs. They can look good. Any idea how long it lasts? The one vehicle I knew that was painted this way was sold a year or so later. I hoped it would be a test case for that kind of paint for me. I know there is temporary paint for car wheels for folks that like to change the color from time to time.

An cheap alternative would be to buy quart cans of Rustoleum (or the equivalent) for $15 and paint a car using a foam roller/brush or using a small spray gun from HF. I have had very good luck with that sort of paint on things. Never painted a car with it but have painted bicycles using it. The trick is to understand that the paint is very delicate for several weeks afterwards until it completely hardens. Internet provides plenty of pics of this method. I used an acrylic enamel paint on a vehicle I own when I wanted to neaten up its appearance. Lasted a decade plus.

Real automotive paint uses some serious chemicals to harden the paint very quickly by comparison. Automotive paint is much tougher and more durable and much, much more expensive. The rattle can touchup paint is affordable. Might cost you a couple of cans of primer and a couple of cans of color to match the rest of the car.

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Re: FacePunch Me
« Reply #660 on: March 13, 2017, 09:31:04 AM »
I bought pants from a place that was not a consignment store. (But I will admit the fabric is incredibly soft and lovely!) At least they were from the clearance rack.

I also bought a necklace from a local shop, and a slice of delicious pizza. I am a spendy, spendy thing that spends. :(

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Re: FacePunch Me
« Reply #661 on: March 13, 2017, 09:40:53 AM »
I've seen the Plasti-Dip paint jobs. They can look good. Any idea how long it lasts? The one vehicle I knew that was painted this way was sold a year or so later. I hoped it would be a test case for that kind of paint for me. I know there is temporary paint for car wheels for folks that like to change the color from time to time.

An cheap alternative would be to buy quart cans of Rustoleum (or the equivalent) for $15 and paint a car using a foam roller/brush or using a small spray gun from HF. I have had very good luck with that sort of paint on things. Never painted a car with it but have painted bicycles using it. The trick is to understand that the paint is very delicate for several weeks afterwards until it completely hardens. Internet provides plenty of pics of this method. I used an acrylic enamel paint on a vehicle I own when I wanted to neaten up its appearance. Lasted a decade plus.

Real automotive paint uses some serious chemicals to harden the paint very quickly by comparison. Automotive paint is much tougher and more durable and much, much more expensive. The rattle can touchup paint is affordable. Might cost you a couple of cans of primer and a couple of cans of color to match the rest of the car.

The current paint is in very good condition so I definitely am not replacing it with a permanent but cheap paint job. Hence the plastidip because it can be peeled AND protects from minor scratches and dings. Plastidip can last 3+ years, but by then I'd probably try a new color. For only $300 or so for the whole car, it's very cheap. Still not mustachian though. It might be if you're selling the car, I heard of people selling a car for a good bit more because of how awesome the car looked with plastidip, even with the seller telling people it wasn't permanent.

Also, you will want to hand wash only to protect the plastidip the longest. Either way I would never go to a car wash with regular paint anyway because it scratches it to hell.
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Re: FacePunch Me
« Reply #662 on: March 13, 2017, 01:52:52 PM »
Thanks for the insight.

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Re: FacePunch Me
« Reply #663 on: March 13, 2017, 09:50:06 PM »
You can buy color matched rattle can paint and paint it yourself.
OMG, TP, where are you from? We tend to call it spray paint in my neck of the woods, but I like your name better. Much better. Laughing now.
This be "sprayer paint" from El Goog:
https://goo.gl/HjrkqB

This be "rattle can paint" from them search algos:
https://goo.gl/yiBRvf

Nope, no, nope. A paint sprayer is a piece of equment that projects paint that comes from a bucket. Um, yes, there is one in our garage. DH is a painting contractor. That means we get to have a truck, too. White Ford F150, like every other truck in the paint store parking lot. He bought it brand-new, too. Fifteen years ago, lol!

"Spray Paint", courtesy of el goog (stealing that, though I like google-fu, too) looks like this:

https://www.google.com/search?site=&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=980&bih=735&q=spray+paint+can&oq=Spray+paint&gs_l=img.1.2.0l10.3457.7940.0.13180.12.8.0.4.4.0.254.1216.0j6j1.7.0....0...1ac.1j4.64.img..1.11.1277.0..35i39k1.lWmPC0gKDy8

Remarkably like your "Rattle Can". Love that. It sounds like what it is. Onomatopoeia.

+ You very funny, jinga nation.
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Re: FacePunch Me
« Reply #664 on: March 15, 2017, 06:58:15 PM »
You can buy color matched rattle can paint and paint it yourself.
OMG, TP, where are you from? We tend to call it spray paint in my neck of the woods, but I like your name better. Much better. Laughing now.
This be "sprayer paint" from El Goog:
https://goo.gl/HjrkqB

This be "rattle can paint" from them search algos:
https://goo.gl/yiBRvf

 This is what came to mind when I read "rattle can"

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Re: FacePunch Me
« Reply #665 on: April 21, 2017, 01:12:25 PM »
Unicorn Frappuccino.
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« Reply #666 on: April 21, 2017, 01:38:25 PM »
Unicorn Frappuccino.

The DW bought one the other day!  It was pretty but I didn't like how sour it was.

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« Reply #667 on: April 21, 2017, 03:13:53 PM »
Unicorn Frappuccino.

The DW bought one the other day!  It was pretty but I didn't like how sour it was.
I loved it! That said, one per lifetime is probably enough. However, I would happily consume a bottle of that "blue sauce."
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