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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1450 on: January 17, 2015, 12:40:05 PM »
Haha. My coworker got a 6mo BarkBox subscription for my dog for Christmas. I wouldn't pay for it for sure, but so far its good quality more natural food and chew toys, only plastic so far is a flexible travel bowl.

I'm 100% sure the dog would be happier if its owner just worked an hour less a day and spent that time throwing an old tennis ball.  ;)

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« Reply #1451 on: January 17, 2015, 02:38:11 PM »
Hey, I finally got something.  Friend posted a picture of his dog looking at a box labeled BarkBox. Turns out it's one of those monthly box of random crap subscriptions services.

For your dog.

Stuff that dogs like . . . So, it's a box of dirty socks, road kill, cat poop, and used underwear? Brilliant! The cost of goods is practically nothing. Wish I'd thought of it.

Edit: Missed the quotes order.

It could even be all the junk from the other subscription box services that even they can't sell. Just covered with some feces so that the dogs thinks it's DELICIOUS.
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« Reply #1452 on: January 17, 2015, 10:22:59 PM »
The parka discussion is a few days old, but I CAN'T RESIST chiming in to share that I own a pair of $300 leather hiking boots that took me through 2 years of daily 10-mile hikes (I was an archaeologist) when I first bought them about 4 years ago, protecting me from rocks and cactus and ankle sprains along the way. They now keep my feet toasty warm while walking/waiting for the bus and allow me to tromp through snow to avoid icy sidewalks. I do not regret a penny of that $300, and haven't spent anything on winter boots in 4 years, either.
at the risk if sounding "anti-mustachian": who is the maker of these boots(brand)? Those sound hard core!

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« Reply #1453 on: January 18, 2015, 06:45:54 AM »
A "friend" is heavy into the beachbody coach MLM world--and I just can't look away. At this point we are only FB "friends" and I probably ought to  unfriend her, but its slightly fascinating  to me. She regularly posts about her workouts / food ( heavy workouts / light food) , but she has been posting bits about her finances--mostly hashtag style "#designedlife" and "#ideserveit" for things like quitting her day job, jetting about for beachbody trainings in different ( warmer) parts of the country and, most recently, trading in her old  car for a brand new car ( that one she commented on  something to the effect of "I know I can afford it and I deserve it!" ) Its interesting to me, the MLM set up seems designed for women to prey on their friendships, female guilt and their  friends' insecurities to make a living.

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« Reply #1454 on: January 18, 2015, 10:07:10 AM »
A "friend" is heavy into the beachbody coach MLM world--and I just can't look away. At this point we are only FB "friends" and I probably ought to  unfriend her, but its slightly fascinating  to me. She regularly posts about her workouts / food ( heavy workouts / light food) , but she has been posting bits about her finances--mostly hashtag style "#designedlife" and "#ideserveit" for things like quitting her day job, jetting about for beachbody trainings in different ( warmer) parts of the country and, most recently, trading in her old  car for a brand new car ( that one she commented on  something to the effect of "I know I can afford it and I deserve it!" ) Its interesting to me, the MLM set up seems designed for women to prey on their friendships, female guilt and their  friends' insecurities to make a living.

A the good old MLM friend...

As it is right now, a good friend of my DW and me owes us $1200 after she quit her $40k job and joined a one of these companies. She got sold on the whole "you're your own boss and the ones that don't move up is because they're lazy" mentality. Sure enough, three months later she asked my DW for $500 and my wife ended up lending her $1500 to pay her late rent.

She's now back at the  job left and after cashing out her 401k(like $9k) to get by and be up to date on her bills, she has been paying us back. So far we have gotten $300 back but it will be awhile since she can't comprehend the idea of not wasting money on stupid shit. She has two kids and told my wife she want another one but her boyfriend(good friend of ours too) doesn't want to have another kid, so they went and got a dog. She already spent over $300 on vets and supplies for it...

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« Reply #1455 on: January 18, 2015, 04:36:29 PM »
Hey, I finally got something.  Friend posted a picture of his dog looking at a box labeled BarkBox. Turns out it's one of those monthly box of random crap subscriptions services.

For your dog.

haha, Facebook used to advertise those to me all the time! I'm a crazy dog person, but not that crazy. plus my older dog doesn't really care about toys and my puppy is pretty into sticks and empty plastic bottles.

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« Reply #1456 on: January 18, 2015, 06:51:54 PM »
I am surprised at how many people on my FB regularly attend NFL games. I like to think most of them were gifted tickets or purchased them at a reasonable price somehow. Otherwise wow that would be getting expensive.

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« Reply #1457 on: January 18, 2015, 08:22:14 PM »
I am surprised at how many people on my FB regularly attend NFL games. I like to think most of them were gifted tickets or purchased them at a reasonable price somehow. Otherwise wow that would be getting expensive.

Here they practically give away tickets because our team sucks so bad.  They are even doing Groupons.

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« Reply #1458 on: January 18, 2015, 10:05:08 PM »
I am surprised at how many people on my FB regularly attend NFL games. I like to think most of them were gifted tickets or purchased them at a reasonable price somehow. Otherwise wow that would be getting expensive.

Here they practically give away tickets because our team sucks so bad.  They are even doing Groupons.

Oh man that's rough. I live in Seattle. Seahawks tickets cost a fortune and people camp out for them.

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« Reply #1459 on: January 18, 2015, 10:29:21 PM »
I am surprised at how many people on my FB regularly attend NFL games. I like to think most of them were gifted tickets or purchased them at a reasonable price somehow. Otherwise wow that would be getting expensive.

Here they practically give away tickets because our team sucks so bad.  They are even doing Groupons.

Oh man that's rough. I live in Seattle. Seahawks tickets cost a fortune and people camp out for them.

My brother owns Seahawks season tickets. He has a moral problem with selling them at market rates.  My understanding is that, when he or someone in the family can't use the tickets, he sells the pair for something like $100 or less - and then he donates that $ to charity. 

If I owned that asset I'd milk it for every dollar I could squeeze out of it - and then watch the game from a bar in pioneer square. 
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« Reply #1460 on: January 18, 2015, 10:47:38 PM »
DH's high school classmate posted loads of pictures and comments on FB while traipsing through New Orleans a few months ago on a big vacation. 

Last month HS classmate posted this, "I need money for an on-going medical issue that I don't care to disclose right now.   If you want to help, donate (here).  It's time to find out who my real friends are." 

DH said, "I didn't comment.  I don't think he gets it."

Yeah - FB conspicuous consumption quickly followed by aggressive pleas for $ - it's trending.
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« Reply #1461 on: January 18, 2015, 10:49:26 PM »
Facebook today for VHS Tapes:

OP: “38 vhs tapes for $20 obo... Message me if you're interested”
Response: “I AM. but i need about 1 week to give you cash.”

This person needs a week to raise $20.  WTF?

Honestly i'm more perplexed that someone wants to purchase a lot of 38 vhs tapes.
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« Reply #1462 on: January 18, 2015, 11:10:53 PM »
DH's high school classmate posted loads of pictures and comments on FB while traipsing through New Orleans a few months ago on a big vacation. 

Last month HS classmate posted this, "I need money for an on-going medical issue that I don't care to disclose right now.   If you want to help, donate (here).  It's time to find out who my real friends are." 

DH said, "I didn't comment.  I don't think he gets it."

Yeah - FB conspicuous consumption quickly followed by aggressive pleas for $ - it's trending.

I am generally compassionate towards financial woes caused my medical issues. I get irritable, however, when the person is being a spendy-pants and then asks for cash.

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« Reply #1463 on: January 19, 2015, 01:25:13 AM »
DH's high school classmate posted loads of pictures and comments on FB while traipsing through New Orleans a few months ago on a big vacation. 

Last month HS classmate posted this, "I need money for an on-going medical issue that I don't care to disclose right now.   If you want to help, donate (here).  It's time to find out who my real friends are." 

DH said, "I didn't comment.  I don't think he gets it."

Yeah - FB conspicuous consumption quickly followed by aggressive pleas for $ - it's trending.

I am generally compassionate towards financial woes caused my medical issues. I get irritable, however, when the person is being a spendy-pants and then asks for cash.

Me too - but the two scenarios just didn't jibe.   It wouldn't have really hit the irk button if not but for the aggressive "It's time to find out who my real friends are."  And who knows what the medical condition is. 
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« Reply #1464 on: January 19, 2015, 10:48:29 AM »
DH's high school classmate posted loads of pictures and comments on FB while traipsing through New Orleans a few months ago on a big vacation. 

Last month HS classmate posted this, "I need money for an on-going medical issue that I don't care to disclose right now.   If you want to help, donate (here).  It's time to find out who my real friends are." 

DH said, "I didn't comment.  I don't think he gets it."

Yeah - FB conspicuous consumption quickly followed by aggressive pleas for $ - it's trending.
I think this is funny.    I may have responded with "What STD did you pick up while in New Orleans, man? How much did that escort cost anyway?"  If I was felling particularly irksome and somewhat anonymous.

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« Reply #1465 on: January 19, 2015, 01:22:33 PM »
DH's high school classmate posted loads of pictures and comments on FB while traipsing through New Orleans a few months ago on a big vacation. 

Last month HS classmate posted this, "I need money for an on-going medical issue that I don't care to disclose right now.   If you want to help, donate (here).  It's time to find out who my real friends are." 

DH said, "I didn't comment.  I don't think he gets it."

Yeah - FB conspicuous consumption quickly followed by aggressive pleas for $ - it's trending.
I think this is funny.    I may have responded with "What STD did you pick up while in New Orleans, man? How much did that escort cost anyway?"  If I was felling particularly irksome and somewhat anonymous.

Or, actually your real friends will tell you what a douche you are being

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« Reply #1466 on: January 19, 2015, 01:26:36 PM »
A "friend" is heavy into the beachbody coach MLM world--and I just can't look away. At this point we are only FB "friends" and I probably ought to  unfriend her, but its slightly fascinating  to me. She regularly posts about her workouts / food ( heavy workouts / light food) , but she has been posting bits about her finances--mostly hashtag style "#designedlife" and "#ideserveit" for things like quitting her day job, jetting about for beachbody trainings in different ( warmer) parts of the country and, most recently, trading in her old  car for a brand new car ( that one she commented on  something to the effect of "I know I can afford it and I deserve it!" ) Its interesting to me, the MLM set up seems designed for women to prey on their friendships, female guilt and their  friends' insecurities to make a living.
Full disclosure: I'm a beachbody coach (known affectionately as a "discount coach", because I'm only a coach to get a discount on the products.  I don't sell anything.  I have no interest in that.)

However, I think that the beach body coach thing can really work.  I know a couple of people who do it for a living.  As in, they started up slowly while working a full time job, and it turns out they were good at it.  They tend to be very upbeat, fit people, who are great at motivating others.  They've gone on to get certified to teach classes, or become nutrition counselors, or to be personal trainers. So, health and fitness has become their "thing".

So they were able to build up enough of a business to quit.  One of them makes six figures.  It took years and a lot of work to get there, and they love working at home in their pajamas.

From what I gather, the trainings and trips can be free depending on how much business you bring in.  So bonus!  You can tell the people who really like helping others get fit (and treat it as a business), and the people who only treat it as a business. 

Kudos to people who make it work as an entrepreneur.  Occasionally I get pushed to "do more for my business", and to listen to team calls, read certain books, engage people, etc.  But honestly, I'm just in it because it's helped me lose baby weight and because I believe in the products.  So I ignore the pushing.  I guess I'm not really interested in working at home in my pajamas.

I can see your point in using friendships and insecurities - but it doesn't necessarily come with all of that.  I like the beachbody programs because they've helped me get fit in a short amount of time. But frankly, they won't work for everyone.  I'd hate to see people prey on others.  Help them?  Sure.  If someone told me that they had bad knees and ankles and loved working out in a group and needed some advice, I probably would recommend they join a walking group or a swim team.

Not sure if I'm trying to make a point.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1467 on: January 20, 2015, 11:05:14 AM »
The parka discussion is a few days old, but I CAN'T RESIST chiming in to share that I own a pair of $300 leather hiking boots that took me through 2 years of daily 10-mile hikes (I was an archaeologist) when I first bought them about 4 years ago, protecting me from rocks and cactus and ankle sprains along the way. They now keep my feet toasty warm while walking/waiting for the bus and allow me to tromp through snow to avoid icy sidewalks. I do not regret a penny of that $300, and haven't spent anything on winter boots in 4 years, either.
at the risk if sounding "anti-mustachian": who is the maker of these boots(brand)? Those sound hard core!

Asolo. If I were still an archaeologist, I'd need to get them re-soled--the soles wear down pretty fast when you're hiking over rocks, and in the state they're currently in, I'm not sure I'd trust them with daily cactus stabbing. But that's the beauty of the high-quality boots, you CAN get them re-soled for much less than buying a new pair, and I'm not walking over cactus anymore so I don't even need that.

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« Reply #1468 on: January 20, 2015, 11:10:10 AM »
I am surprised at how many people on my FB regularly attend NFL games. I like to think most of them were gifted tickets or purchased them at a reasonable price somehow. Otherwise wow that would be getting expensive.

Here in Denver, they sell a portion of tickets at half-price for locals, they go up in early September, I think. They sell out in literally minutes, so you have to know exactly which games you'll take and how many tickets and act fast, but my husband has a talent for this sort of thing and can usually get a pair (they're half-price nosebleeds, I think this year we paid $45/ea?). His talent also includes picking up singles right before gametime on the cheap, but that also requires being cool with going to a football game by yourself :)

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« Reply #1469 on: January 20, 2015, 01:24:50 PM »
Just saw a "gofundme" come-on for tattoo removal.

Does anyone know the name of the company that makes the lasers for that? They are going to make a ton of cash when the current twentysomethings finally sober up.

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« Reply #1470 on: January 20, 2015, 02:23:41 PM »
Just saw a "gofundme" come-on for tattoo removal.

Does anyone know the name of the company that makes the lasers for that? They are going to make a ton of cash when the current twentysomethings finally sober up.

Jeeeeez, are tattoos really still controversial?  I thought people got over that awhile ago.

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« Reply #1471 on: January 20, 2015, 02:38:03 PM »
Just saw a "gofundme" come-on for tattoo removal.

Does anyone know the name of the company that makes the lasers for that? They are going to make a ton of cash when the current twentysomethings finally sober up.

Jeeeeez, are tattoos really still controversial?  I thought people got over that awhile ago.


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« Reply #1472 on: January 20, 2015, 03:27:27 PM »
Just saw a "gofundme" come-on for tattoo removal.

Does anyone know the name of the company that makes the lasers for that? They are going to make a ton of cash when the current twentysomethings finally sober up.

Jeeeeez, are tattoos really still controversial?  I thought people got over that awhile ago.
They're not that controversial but people pick really stupid tattoos or bad tattoo artists that they end up regretting later

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« Reply #1473 on: January 20, 2015, 05:16:17 PM »
Just saw a "gofundme" come-on for tattoo removal.

Does anyone know the name of the company that makes the lasers for that? They are going to make a ton of cash when the current twentysomethings finally sober up.

Jeeeeez, are tattoos really still controversial?  I thought people got over that awhile ago.


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No tattoos, piercings, or hair dye here sir! 

I'm just not sure why it's a millennial phenomenon to pick stupid tattoos or bad artists.  I also think that people in my generation tend to be more discerning about their tattoos, if only because they've become a more socially acceptable status symbol.  People show off their art online all the time; sure there are the few outliers that did something stupid on spring break, but the vast majority of tattooed twenty-somethings that I know were very deliberate about choosing both the art and the artist.  I don't think laser tattoo removal companies are in for a boom when we hit our 30s :)

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« Reply #1474 on: January 20, 2015, 09:06:20 PM »
Someone posted about how her kid is having "the vacation of a lifetime" in Hawaii. The kid is a 3-month-old baby.

This same person regularly posts about fancy vacations, new cars, designer purses and shoes (some for said baby). I do think her and her husband have a relatively high income, but her posts reek of materialism.

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« Reply #1475 on: January 21, 2015, 06:12:11 AM »
https://madcapcoffee.com/buy/coffee/cup-of-excellence

This link was on a facebookers wall.....  Underneath comments were:
FB1- I cant justify this on coffee.
OP - It coffee, and you deserve it.
How much does a regular pound of coffee cost?
Costco's whole bean estate coffees vary from good to exceptional and they're $5/lb. Stuff like Folgers preground in the tin are more like $3/lb. And even the snooty expensive stuff from the grocery store that's popped in the store and flavored right there is only $10/lb.

The Costco/BJs store brand ground is actually pretty tasty. Folgers and maxwell house taste like cigarette ashes.


I recently got a large bag of the Costco coffee beans based on what everyone on this forum says. Prior to that I got a large bag of Dunkin' Donuts coffee beans from Costco because they were on sale.

The dunkin' donuts coffee was was not bad, but not great. The costco one kinda sucks honestly. It's got a sweet taste to it and it's very light. I drink my coffee black, so no cream or sugar or anything else.

Maybe the Costco one is good if you add a lot of creamer or something? Anyone have suggestions for other Costco coffee's to try?

I only drink it black. Very tasty. We buy the pre-ground, so haven't tried the beans. A lot of times, you'll get whatever flavor the previous person had if you use the in-store grinder...
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« Reply #1476 on: January 21, 2015, 06:16:27 AM »
Why not just overcome your caffine dependency and just drink water? Coffee and tea are so overpriced, No True Mustachian™ would ever drink them.

Which is weird because MMM drinks coffee.  So MMM is not Mustachian.  Mind = Blown.

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« Reply #1477 on: January 21, 2015, 07:35:47 AM »
Just saw a "gofundme" come-on for tattoo removal.

Does anyone know the name of the company that makes the lasers for that? They are going to make a ton of cash when the current twentysomethings finally sober up.

Jeeeeez, are tattoos really still controversial?  I thought people got over that awhile ago.


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No tattoos, piercings, or hair dye here sir! 

I'm just not sure why it's a millennial phenomenon to pick stupid tattoos or bad artists.  I also think that people in my generation tend to be more discerning about their tattoos, if only because they've become a more socially acceptable status symbol.  People show off their art online all the time; sure there are the few outliers that did something stupid on spring break, but the vast majority of tattooed twenty-somethings that I know were very deliberate about choosing both the art and the artist.  I don't think laser tattoo removal companies are in for a boom when we hit our 30s :)

yeah, I agree. maybe it's just the people we hang out with though... I guess I have seen some pretty stupid/ugly/misspelled tattoos on the internet. big pieces aren't for me (I have one small tattoo on my foot, don't regret it yet) but I have friends with some neat-looking ones that they definitely put a lot of thought into.

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« Reply #1478 on: January 21, 2015, 07:42:37 AM »
Just saw a "gofundme" come-on for tattoo removal.

Does anyone know the name of the company that makes the lasers for that? They are going to make a ton of cash when the current twentysomethings finally sober up.

Jeeeeez, are tattoos really still controversial?  I thought people got over that awhile ago.


Yer one-ah them antiestablishmentarians aintchee?

No tattoos, piercings, or hair dye here sir! 

I'm just not sure why it's a millennial phenomenon to pick stupid tattoos or bad artists.  I also think that people in my generation tend to be more discerning about their tattoos, if only because they've become a more socially acceptable status symbol.  People show off their art online all the time; sure there are the few outliers that did something stupid on spring break, but the vast majority of tattooed twenty-somethings that I know were very deliberate about choosing both the art and the artist.  I don't think laser tattoo removal companies are in for a boom when we hit our 30s :)

yeah, I agree. maybe it's just the people we hang out with though... I guess I have seen some pretty stupid/ugly/misspelled tattoos on the internet. big pieces aren't for me (I have one small tattoo on my foot, don't regret it yet) but I have friends with some neat-looking ones that they definitely put a lot of thought into.
I have a friend who's now ex-wife got the ugliest ladybug I've ever seen, I wouldn't have guessed what it was. Then she got another one by the same guy and he started running out of ink, instead of saying something and finishing later he just spread out the ink he had so it looks horrible. She also got like 7 tattoos in a year, most of them not that horrible but obviously not a ton of thought put into them.

Another friend got one with a lot of thought put into it, but it's crooked. Not horribly so where everyone can tell but she can tell and it bugs her

I have one on my hip that I still love 3 years later and am trying to come up with my next one but can't quite make it right so I'm just waiting until it's perfect

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1479 on: January 21, 2015, 07:54:03 AM »
Just saw a "gofundme" come-on for tattoo removal.

Does anyone know the name of the company that makes the lasers for that? They are going to make a ton of cash when the current twentysomethings finally sober up.

Jeeeeez, are tattoos really still controversial?  I thought people got over that awhile ago.


Yer one-ah them antiestablishmentarians aintchee?

No tattoos, piercings, or hair dye here sir! 

I'm just not sure why it's a millennial phenomenon to pick stupid tattoos or bad artists.  I also think that people in my generation tend to be more discerning about their tattoos, if only because they've become a more socially acceptable status symbol.  People show off their art online all the time; sure there are the few outliers that did something stupid on spring break, but the vast majority of tattooed twenty-somethings that I know were very deliberate about choosing both the art and the artist.  I don't think laser tattoo removal companies are in for a boom when we hit our 30s :)

yeah, I agree. maybe it's just the people we hang out with though... I guess I have seen some pretty stupid/ugly/misspelled tattoos on the internet. big pieces aren't for me (I have one small tattoo on my foot, don't regret it yet) but I have friends with some neat-looking ones that they definitely put a lot of thought into.
I have a friend who's now ex-wife got the ugliest ladybug I've ever seen, I wouldn't have guessed what it was. Then she got another one by the same guy and he started running out of ink, instead of saying something and finishing later he just spread out the ink he had so it looks horrible. She also got like 7 tattoos in a year, most of them not that horrible but obviously not a ton of thought put into them.

Another friend got one with a lot of thought put into it, but it's crooked. Not horribly so where everyone can tell but she can tell and it bugs her

I have one on my hip that I still love 3 years later and am trying to come up with my next one but can't quite make it right so I'm just waiting until it's perfect

I really haven't seen anything that exceptionally stupid except for the lists that make the rounds every so often, like "Top 15 Most Regrettable Tattoos" or whatever.  And I'm honestly skeptical of those -- I'm not savvy enough to be able to tell what's Photoshop vs. real if it's not pretty obvious. 

I always wanted tattoos and had a huge back piece with a lot of meaning drawn up but by the time I had enough money to pay for it, I had figured out that there were other more responsible places that money should be going (I have pretty hefty student loans).  Maybe once I'm out of debt completely I'll get around to it :)  My husband has 2 and they're both sizable but in places that can be hidden by a tshirt (he was military so they couldn't be obvious) and although one of them isn't great quality, it's not awful.  I don't think he'd ever spend money to get it removed; if anything he'd rather get it touched up.  I think that's the way most younger people would lean -- as long as their tattoo is salvageable, I'd think laser removal is more expensive than getting a good artist to fix it, plus if it's touched up then you still have an awesome(er) tattoo!

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« Reply #1480 on: January 21, 2015, 08:21:34 AM »
This site about Asian character tattoos gone horribly wrong is always good for a laugh: www.hanzismatter.blogspot.com

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« Reply #1481 on: January 21, 2015, 09:06:21 AM »
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« Reply #1482 on: January 21, 2015, 09:18:10 AM »
Just saw a "gofundme" come-on for tattoo removal.

Does anyone know the name of the company that makes the lasers for that? They are going to make a ton of cash when the current twentysomethings finally sober up.

Jeeeeez, are tattoos really still controversial?  I thought people got over that awhile ago.


Yer one-ah them antiestablishmentarians aintchee?

No tattoos, piercings, or hair dye here sir! 

I'm just not sure why it's a millennial phenomenon to pick stupid tattoos or bad artists.  I also think that people in my generation tend to be more discerning about their tattoos, if only because they've become a more socially acceptable status symbol.  People show off their art online all the time; sure there are the few outliers that did something stupid on spring break, but the vast majority of tattooed twenty-somethings that I know were very deliberate about choosing both the art and the artist.  I don't think laser tattoo removal companies are in for a boom when we hit our 30s :)

There are certainly plenty of awful tattoos across the age spectrum.   No one age group has any superiority in body art.    Once some of the skin under tattoos begins to age......there'll be plenty of business for the doctors who do removals.

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« Reply #1483 on: January 21, 2015, 10:35:44 AM »
A girl I know, just got an upgraded ring, from a 1/2 carat to a full carat.

He hasn't even asked her to marry him yet and they live in her grandmas basement because her hours were cut during her pregnancy.

Ohhh it hurts my head to think of all the stooopid wrapped up in that one picture of her new ring!

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« Reply #1484 on: January 21, 2015, 10:55:06 AM »
A girl I know, just got an upgraded ring, from a 1/2 carat to a full carat.

He hasn't even asked her to marry him yet and they live in her grandmas basement because her hours were cut during her pregnancy.

Ohhh it hurts my head to think of all the stooopid wrapped up in that one picture of her new ring!

im confused. if no one has asked her to marry them, why does she have an engagement ring, from whence did it come?

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« Reply #1485 on: January 21, 2015, 11:08:56 AM »
The Costco/BJs store brand ground is actually pretty tasty. Folgers and maxwell house taste like cigarette ashes.

These days the quality and perception of coffee has become such an obsession for people that it's socially more acceptable to admit you dumpster drive than that you drink Maxwell House coffee. Well, since I write under a pseudonym anyway, I'll come out of the closet.

I drink Maxwell House and Folgers coffee - whichever is on sale at Costco. I find if you throw enough grounds into the coffee maker, it tastes fine. Sure, I'm not an idiot. Other, more expensive brands taste better, but since I major on quantity, I can't spend as much on the quality. It works for us, although I have "nicer" (the Aldi organic brand) coffee laying around for people who hyperbolically wax like above.

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« Reply #1486 on: January 21, 2015, 11:44:15 AM »
Just saw a "gofundme" come-on for tattoo removal.

Does anyone know the name of the company that makes the lasers for that? They are going to make a ton of cash when the current twentysomethings finally sober up.

Jeeeeez, are tattoos really still controversial?  I thought people got over that awhile ago.


Yer one-ah them antiestablishmentarians aintchee?

No tattoos, piercings, or hair dye here sir! 

I'm just not sure why it's a millennial phenomenon to pick stupid tattoos or bad artists.  I also think that people in my generation tend to be more discerning about their tattoos, if only because they've become a more socially acceptable status symbol.  People show off their art online all the time; sure there are the few outliers that did something stupid on spring break, but the vast majority of tattooed twenty-somethings that I know were very deliberate about choosing both the art and the artist.  I don't think laser tattoo removal companies are in for a boom when we hit our 30s :)

There are certainly plenty of awful tattoos across the age spectrum.   No one age group has any superiority in body art.    Once some of the skin under tattoos begins to age......there'll be plenty of business for the doctors who do removals.

That was exactly my original point...the person who posted it initially said that laser tattoo removal business would making tons of cash when the current 20-somethings finally "sober up."  I'm just saying that their business will likely continue at a similar (or perhaps slightly decreased -- because of society's increased acceptance of tattoos) rate, because despite all the hand wringing that the media and older generations like to do, us millennials are really not any less responsible than preceding generations and we don't all have tramp stamps from Cancun that we'll be rushing to remove ;D

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« Reply #1487 on: January 21, 2015, 12:48:50 PM »
She also got like 7 tattoos in a year, most of them not that horrible but obviously not a ton of thought put into them.

I have a sister-in-law like this. She's got a bunch of tattoos, but they're all small pieces spread all over her body with no unifying theme or style. It looks like every time she scraped together $25 she ran off to pick something cheap out of the flash book.

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« Reply #1488 on: January 21, 2015, 03:37:27 PM »
A girl I know, just got an upgraded ring, from a 1/2 carat to a full carat.

He hasn't even asked her to marry him yet and they live in her grandmas basement because her hours were cut during her pregnancy.

Ohhh it hurts my head to think of all the stooopid wrapped up in that one picture of her new ring!

im confused. if no one has asked her to marry them, why does she have an engagement ring, from whence did it come?

Let alone the pregnancy...

Shotgun wedding?

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« Reply #1489 on: January 21, 2015, 04:36:48 PM »
This site about Asian character tattoos gone horribly wrong is always good for a laugh: www.hanzismatter.blogspot.com

Enjoy, y'all.

I have never gotten a tatto, but I always said that if I ever did, I would have a chinese character tattoo on my shoulder.  Instead of some b.s. "Inspirational" saying, it would say:

"Beef with broccoli"
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« Reply #1490 on: January 21, 2015, 04:43:05 PM »
She also got like 7 tattoos in a year, most of them not that horrible but obviously not a ton of thought put into them.

I have a sister-in-law like this. She's got a bunch of tattoos, but they're all small pieces spread all over her body with no unifying theme or style. It looks like every time she scraped together $25 she ran off to pick something cheap out of the flash book.

Yeah, I can't figure that out.  It just looks so.... I dunno, random and not attractive.

On the other hand, I was just on a beach vacation and saw this guy who had these incredibly cool line/angle tattoos in a pattern pretty much all over his upper body.  It looked so. Cool.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1491 on: January 21, 2015, 06:30:55 PM »
This site about Asian character tattoos gone horribly wrong is always good for a laugh: www.hanzismatter.blogspot.com

Enjoy, y'all.

I have never gotten a tatto, but I always said that if I ever did, I would have a chinese character tattoo on my shoulder.  Instead of some b.s. "Inspirational" saying, it would say:

"Beef with broccoli"

I know someone who has a tattoo on her wrist of the chinese character for "wrist".

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« Reply #1492 on: January 21, 2015, 07:10:49 PM »
This site about Asian character tattoos gone horribly wrong is always good for a laugh: www.hanzismatter.blogspot.com

Enjoy, y'all.

I have never gotten a tatto, but I always said that if I ever did, I would have a chinese character tattoo on my shoulder.  Instead of some b.s. "Inspirational" saying, it would say:

"Beef with broccoli"
That's hilarious!

I have an Asian name IRL, so I suppose I could get a tattoo of that.  But who could I trust to give me the correct characters?

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« Reply #1493 on: January 22, 2015, 07:16:41 AM »
I think this might fall under the comedy aspect of this subforum. I first came across this link on Facebook so it seemed like an appropriate addition to this thread.

In case some of you aren't familiar, Clickhole is a sister website to the Onion which specializes in making fun of all the click-bait styled website that have appeared within the last couple of years or so. They specialize in fake listicles and silly "wow! You won't believe this!" style articles.

The MMM community seems like a group that would truly appreciate this fake article, although probably with a preference of putting most of that money to work. I think they might be trolling a lot of their readers with this post though.

"Incredible! Check Out This ATM Receipt For An Account With Over $8,000 In Available Funds!"
http://www.clickhole.com/article/incredible-check-out-atm-receipt-account-over-8000-1763
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« Reply #1494 on: January 22, 2015, 07:35:45 AM »
The Costco/BJs store brand ground is actually pretty tasty. Folgers and maxwell house taste like cigarette ashes.

These days the quality and perception of coffee has become such an obsession for people that it's socially more acceptable to admit you dumpster drive than that you drink Maxwell House coffee. Well, since I write under a pseudonym anyway, I'll come out of the closet.

I drink Maxwell House and Folgers coffee - whichever is on sale at Costco. I find if you throw enough grounds into the coffee maker, it tastes fine. Sure, I'm not an idiot. Other, more expensive brands taste better, but since I major on quantity, I can't spend as much on the quality. It works for us, although I have "nicer" (the Aldi organic brand) coffee laying around for people who hyperbolically wax like above.

Thank you for giving me the courage to make my own confession, justajane.

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Ugh, that was the worst part about Thailand. Damn Nescafe. I had to throw in some of those Birdy cans even though they were loaded with sugar. Tasted like those Starbucks frappucino drinks.
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« Reply #1495 on: January 22, 2015, 07:38:22 AM »
I think this might fall under the comedy aspect of this subforum. I first came across this link on Facebook so it seemed like an appropriate addition to this thread.

In case some of you aren't familiar, Clickhole is a sister website to the Onion which specializes in making fun of all the click-bait styled website that have appeared within the last couple of years or so. They specialize in fake listicles and silly "wow! You won't believe this!" style articles.

The MMM community seems like a group that would truly appreciate this fake article, although probably with a preference of putting most of that money to work. I think they might be trolling a lot of their readers with this post though.

"Incredible! Check Out This ATM Receipt For An Account With Over $8,000 In Available Funds!"
http://www.clickhole.com/article/incredible-check-out-atm-receipt-account-over-8000-1763

LMAO. Although, I do remember the terrible feeling of dropping the 12k on my Scion. Seeing that much in my checking and then out of my checking was a weird one. I would love it if they could see all of our retirement accounts!
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« Reply #1496 on: January 22, 2015, 09:14:07 AM »
I think this might fall under the comedy aspect of this subforum. I first came across this link on Facebook so it seemed like an appropriate addition to this thread.

In case some of you aren't familiar, Clickhole is a sister website to the Onion which specializes in making fun of all the click-bait styled website that have appeared within the last couple of years or so. They specialize in fake listicles and silly "wow! You won't believe this!" style articles.

The MMM community seems like a group that would truly appreciate this fake article, although probably with a preference of putting most of that money to work. I think they might be trolling a lot of their readers with this post though.

"Incredible! Check Out This ATM Receipt For An Account With Over $8,000 In Available Funds!"
http://www.clickhole.com/article/incredible-check-out-atm-receipt-account-over-8000-1763
LOL
Though for me, I have a $7000 emergency fund, so I wouldn't be putting that money to work. Well, I do hold it in a 3% rewards checking account, so it's doing some work I guess.

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« Reply #1497 on: January 22, 2015, 12:15:52 PM »
Facebook Acquaintance is going to community college and getting financial aid to help pay for school (good).
Facebook Acquaintance is also restoring an old Hi-Watt guitar amplifier head in a custom blue tolex cabinet (well... some of us need hobbies... right??)


*Facebook Acquaintance posts picture of the progress*
Acquaintance:  Restoring a Hi-Watt amp head...
Acquaintance friend:  Awesome! When is the rig going to be complete?!
Acquaintance:  Amp will be done soon - I'll be finishing the speaker cabinets once my financial aid check comes in!

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« Reply #1498 on: January 22, 2015, 01:04:46 PM »
This site about Asian character tattoos gone horribly wrong is always good for a laugh: www.hanzismatter.blogspot.com

Enjoy, y'all.

I have never gotten a tatto, but I always said that if I ever did, I would have a chinese character tattoo on my shoulder.  Instead of some b.s. "Inspirational" saying, it would say:

"Beef with broccoli"
That's hilarious!

I have an Asian name IRL, so I suppose I could get a tattoo of that.  But who could I trust to give me the correct characters?

Sadly, that wouldn't be your only concern. Many tattoo artists that aren't familiar with the characters can make some pretty wonky strokes if they freehand it. If you really wanted a tattoo, you might be safe by bringing in exactly what you wanted (verified by a native speaker), and they could create a stencil from that.

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« Reply #1499 on: January 22, 2015, 02:38:46 PM »
A girl I know, just got an upgraded ring, from a 1/2 carat to a full carat.

He hasn't even asked her to marry him yet and they live in her grandmas basement because her hours were cut during her pregnancy.

Ohhh it hurts my head to think of all the stooopid wrapped up in that one picture of her new ring!

im confused. if no one has asked her to marry them, why does she have an engagement ring, from whence did it come?

Not sure, I mean she does have a baby daddy who is in the picture, But this picture of her upgraded ring, SHE said in the comments that he hasn't asked her yet, it's very strange and I have her on ignore, but I wanted to see if she had given birth yet.

I can just imagine her Grandpa, my uncle, what he has to say about it all, since they are living with him, all I can hope is that it's a fake diamond.