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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1050 on: September 15, 2017, 10:46:14 AM »
Also, wearing the One Ring seems like a bad idea in general. Unless you want to be hunted down by Nazgul.
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« Reply #1051 on: September 15, 2017, 11:03:16 AM »
Also, wearing the One Ring seems like a bad idea in general. Unless you want to be hunted down by Nazgul.

Hence being "the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now." 

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« Reply #1052 on: September 15, 2017, 12:57:33 PM »
A new car.  I have a 2012 Nissan Leaf (electric car) and spend a lot of time reading about the Bolt, and Volt, and Tesla 3, and new Leaf, and Ioniq, and E-Golf, and on and on and on.  Two, three, maybe 4 times my current range.  All the fancy new bells and whistles. 

And yet, I have a car that does exactly what I need, with minimal fuss.  Lusting after a new car is stupid.

The Bolt (for maximum range) and Ioniq EV (for maximum efficiency) both look really nice. We are planning on buying an electric car at some point. Just not sure when that point is yet.

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« Reply #1053 on: September 15, 2017, 04:03:46 PM »
Also, wearing the One Ring seems like a bad idea in general. Unless you want to be hunted down by Nazgul.

Hence being "the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now."

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1054 on: September 15, 2017, 04:58:36 PM »
The One Ring:

https://www.jenshansen.com/products/the-lord-of-the-rings-the-one-ring-gold-plated-tungsten-carbide

I've been wanting it ever since LOTR first came out many, many years ago. I'm a guy that has never worn jewelry except going through a bracelet phase in high school. I'm single therefore it couldn't really replace a wedding ring. I'm pretty fidgety so I can see myself playing with it all the time or taking it off and spinning it.

It would be $129 with shipping to the US. I think I'm going to sleep on it tonight and then make a decision tomorrow morning.

You want it to actually wear it? I could see wanting it for some display or something, but not to wear it in the real world.

If it helps, tungsten carbide is super strong, so if you're ever in a situation where a hospital or EMTs need to cut it off to save your finger, they will probably be delayed. It can be cracked with vice grips, but especially if it's coated in gold and they don't know it's carbide, it might take them a few precious minutes to figure it out.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1055 on: September 16, 2017, 05:50:22 AM »
You want it to actually wear it? I could see wanting it for some display or something, but not to wear it in the real world.

If it helps, tungsten carbide is super strong, so if you're ever in a situation where a hospital or EMTs need to cut it off to save your finger, they will probably be delayed. It can be cracked with vice grips, but especially if it's coated in gold and they don't know it's carbide, it might take them a few precious minutes to figure it out.

My wedding ring is tungsten carbide.  I do worry about that sometimes.  I've taken to removing it when I do work with my hands.  I've gone through two gold wedding bands in my 30-year marriage back when hard hand work was part of my daily existence. 

If I lose a finger, then so be it.  Frodo did.

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« Reply #1056 on: September 16, 2017, 11:35:37 AM »
    I can understand wanting the Ring. It is beautiful, and powerful. Yesssssss, we wants it! Filthy Baggenezzz stole my birthday pressssent!
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« Reply #1057 on: September 16, 2017, 01:25:45 PM »
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1058 on: September 16, 2017, 08:12:29 PM »
Going to add an iPhone X to my list.

I probably will hold out until my current iPhone 6plus breaks.


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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1059 on: September 16, 2017, 11:06:16 PM »
I'm of the opinion that chandeliers are essential. :)
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1060 on: September 17, 2017, 07:34:49 AM »
A PS4 Pro. And I don't even have a 4K TV (and either won't buy one soon, at least until a 21:9 exists)


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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1061 on: September 19, 2017, 10:03:15 AM »
A new car.  I have a 2012 Nissan Leaf (electric car) and spend a lot of time reading about the Bolt, and Volt, and Tesla 3, and new Leaf, and Ioniq, and E-Golf, and on and on and on.  Two, three, maybe 4 times my current range.  All the fancy new bells and whistles. 

And yet, I have a car that does exactly what I need, with minimal fuss.  Lusting after a new car is stupid.

The Bolt (for maximum range) and Ioniq EV (for maximum efficiency) both look really nice. We are planning on buying an electric car at some point. Just not sure when that point is yet.

Yes!  Those are my 2 faves too.  I keep telling myself to wait 'til I can get a 3 year old off-lease Bolt.  Electric Ioniqs are only going to be sold in California so I doubt I'll find a used one here in Massachusetts.  But if I do it will be a tough call.  In 3 years.  Until then, must stop looking at insideEVs.com.

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« Reply #1063 on: September 19, 2017, 05:41:28 PM »
Lusting to go to the underwater Poseidon Resort in Fiji:








With a 30k/week pricetag i might have to consider it lucky that the place never actually got built.

That's pretty cool, but..for a lot less money, you could go diving. :)

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1064 on: September 19, 2017, 06:25:21 PM »
Gap Moto leather pants http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=1084785&pcid=1072171&vid=1&pid=837280002

Ridiculous price, even at 40% off. But, so cool. What if they fit perfectly? What if that's all I spend on my wardrobe for the whole season? How about for a whole year?

No? Oh, well.

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« Reply #1065 on: September 19, 2017, 06:54:20 PM »
I want this...



Thinking about selling my sports car (~3x the value of the bike) and buying one. We'll see if I can make myself do it - have had my car for nearly 10 years now and it's hard to let go.

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« Reply #1066 on: September 19, 2017, 07:16:50 PM »
Gap Moto leather pants http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=1084785&pcid=1072171&vid=1&pid=837280002

Ridiculous price, even at 40% off. But, so cool. What if they fit perfectly? What if that's all I spend on my wardrobe for the whole season? How about for a whole year?

No? Oh, well.

I didn't know the gap even sold things that cost that much at MSRP. It's not exactly a high fashion store. I mean....$500 pants I wouldn't be considering the GAP as my source.

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« Reply #1067 on: September 19, 2017, 07:18:13 PM »
Bar top two person arcade game......played a few rounds of the TMNT arcade game with my 7 year old nephew this weekend at a pizza place.....and now I want one in my basement. It would, "only" be ~$500....

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« Reply #1068 on: September 19, 2017, 07:57:04 PM »
Gap Moto leather pants http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=1084785&pcid=1072171&vid=1&pid=837280002

Ridiculous price, even at 40% off. But, so cool. What if they fit perfectly? What if that's all I spend on my wardrobe for the whole season? How about for a whole year?

No? Oh, well.

I didn't know the gap even sold things that cost that much at MSRP. It's not exactly a high fashion store. I mean....$500 pants I wouldn't be considering the GAP as my source.

Well, that's okay then. It's a good thing I didn't get suckered in by clothes that come from a store that should only sell cheap stuff. That was a close call.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1069 on: September 19, 2017, 08:45:15 PM »
Gap Moto leather pants http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=1084785&pcid=1072171&vid=1&pid=837280002

Ridiculous price, even at 40% off. But, so cool. What if they fit perfectly? What if that's all I spend on my wardrobe for the whole season? How about for a whole year?

No? Oh, well.

I didn't know the gap even sold things that cost that much at MSRP. It's not exactly a high fashion store. I mean....$500 pants I wouldn't be considering the GAP as my source.

Well, that's okay then. It's a good thing I didn't get suckered in by clothes that come from a store that should only sell cheap stuff. That was a close call.

I'm not an expert as I don't buy many clothes and especially women's clothes, but my impression is of the brands GAP owns the quality/price goes from least to most expensive 1. Old Navy 2. Gap 3. Banana republic. I would have expected something like this to be over at Banana republic, but it's entirely possible they've changed their branding image in the last decade or so while I haven't been paying attention ;) The pants do look awesome.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1070 on: September 19, 2017, 09:47:54 PM »
I want this...

Thinking about selling my sports car (~3x the value of the bike) and buying one. We'll see if I can make myself do it - have had my car for nearly 10 years now and it's hard to let go.

Going to need to see pic of the sport car before we can help you make an informed decision :) Having said that, I understand it is hard to let go. I may have to sell mine here shortly - still struggling and debating what to do.

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« Reply #1071 on: September 19, 2017, 09:50:30 PM »
I want this...

Thinking about selling my sports car (~3x the value of the bike) and buying one. We'll see if I can make myself do it - have had my car for nearly 10 years now and it's hard to let go.

Going to need to see pic of the sport car before we can help you make an informed decision :) Having said that, I understand it is hard to let go. I may have to sell mine here shortly - still struggling and debating what to do.




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« Reply #1072 on: September 19, 2017, 09:55:52 PM »
An older Jeep Wrangler. I have had two at various times in the past and have always loved them. Beyond the vehicle itself I love the Jeep community and 4 wheeling with my family is so much fun. I am a car nut at heart but am currently driving a Nissan Leaf as my commuter. Its totally soulless but its so cheap to operate. The Jeep would be a third vehicle just for weekends and snowy days. I only plan to spend about $6k for the model I want and to make matters worse (better?) my wife is totally on board with the purchase. In a longer term sense I really want an e90 BMW M3. My dream car but those go for about $25k. But that high revving V8 is just a beautiful thing.

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« Reply #1073 on: September 19, 2017, 10:20:44 PM »
I want this...

Thinking about selling my sports car (~3x the value of the bike) and buying one. We'll see if I can make myself do it - have had my car for nearly 10 years now and it's hard to let go.

Going to need to see pic of the sport car before we can help you make an informed decision :) Having said that, I understand it is hard to let go. I may have to sell mine here shortly - still struggling and debating what to do.






Are you running a 400+bhp tune?   If not, tell me what is under the hood right now :)
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« Reply #1074 on: September 19, 2017, 10:29:42 PM »
I want this...

Thinking about selling my sports car (~3x the value of the bike) and buying one. We'll see if I can make myself do it - have had my car for nearly 10 years now and it's hard to let go.

Going to need to see pic of the sport car before we can help you make an informed decision :) Having said that, I understand it is hard to let go. I may have to sell mine here shortly - still struggling and debating what to do.






Are you running a 400+bhp tune?   If not, tell me what is under the hood right now :)

The tune currently running in the ECU is 430whp because I don't have enough intercooler to sustain 460whp, but yes with about 30 seconds and my laptop I'd be at 460.  I don't have a dyno sheet for the 430whp pull.

I'm not sure what you're asking, but yes that is a dyno sheet from the engine that's currently in my car.  The only differences is I now have GSC valve springs and titanium retainers, whereas the dyno pull was done with stock springs/retainers.

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« Reply #1075 on: September 19, 2017, 10:43:59 PM »
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« Reply #1076 on: September 19, 2017, 11:24:13 PM »
I want this...

Thinking about selling my sports car (~3x the value of the bike) and buying one. We'll see if I can make myself do it - have had my car for nearly 10 years now and it's hard to let go.

Going to need to see pic of the sport car before we can help you make an informed decision :) Having said that, I understand it is hard to let go. I may have to sell mine here shortly - still struggling and debating what to do.

Whoa... my vote is not to sell the car. You will regret it. They do not make those anymore.

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« Reply #1077 on: September 20, 2017, 07:36:42 AM »
https://anovaculinary.com/anova-precision-cooker/

And it's currently $50 off!  Sous vide on a budget, who'd have thunk it possible?!?  Next to the OTR ring, my new temptation.  :)

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1078 on: September 20, 2017, 10:45:34 AM »
A new car.  I have a 2012 Nissan Leaf (electric car) and spend a lot of time reading about the Bolt, and Volt, and Tesla 3, and new Leaf, and Ioniq, and E-Golf, and on and on and on.  Two, three, maybe 4 times my current range.  All the fancy new bells and whistles. 

And yet, I have a car that does exactly what I need, with minimal fuss.  Lusting after a new car is stupid.

The Bolt (for maximum range) and Ioniq EV (for maximum efficiency) both look really nice. We are planning on buying an electric car at some point. Just not sure when that point is yet.

Not sure if Hyundai will ever earn legitimacy and trust after their fabricating MPG from a few years back. 

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« Reply #1079 on: September 20, 2017, 10:55:37 AM »
A new car.  I have a 2012 Nissan Leaf (electric car) and spend a lot of time reading about the Bolt, and Volt, and Tesla 3, and new Leaf, and Ioniq, and E-Golf, and on and on and on.  Two, three, maybe 4 times my current range.  All the fancy new bells and whistles. 

And yet, I have a car that does exactly what I need, with minimal fuss.  Lusting after a new car is stupid.

I'm in the same boat. I drive a '14 Volt. It suits my needs perfectly (unless I forget to plug in, d'oh!). But I'm dying to buy a Bolt or Tesla Model 3. Maybe in 3-4 years when they start turning up on the used market.

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« Reply #1080 on: September 20, 2017, 11:42:51 AM »
Reading this thread is like an alcoholic casually browsing a liquor store.

You guys, I'm trying to quit this stuff!

+1. This thread also means my husband strolls by, makes noises like a kid in a candy shop, and starts browsing craigslist.

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« Reply #1081 on: September 20, 2017, 11:43:05 AM »
A new car.  I have a 2012 Nissan Leaf (electric car) and spend a lot of time reading about the Bolt, and Volt, and Tesla 3, and new Leaf, and Ioniq, and E-Golf, and on and on and on.  Two, three, maybe 4 times my current range.  All the fancy new bells and whistles. 

And yet, I have a car that does exactly what I need, with minimal fuss.  Lusting after a new car is stupid.

I'm in the same boat. I drive a '14 Volt. It suits my needs perfectly (unless I forget to plug in, d'oh!). But I'm dying to buy a Bolt or Tesla Model 3. Maybe in 3-4 years when they start turning up on the used market.

This is a great example of hedonic adaptation! I would kill to have a Volt or even a 2012 Leaf but certainly don't want to pay the money for either of them since my car is worth maybe $2k, but you guys have them and lust after the next thing. I think I'd save more by keeping my car with the heat not working and AC barely working, rather than pay extra for a fully functioning car with extra bells and whistles. Even though I do use premium car and get <30 MPG.

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« Reply #1082 on: September 20, 2017, 12:32:45 PM »
Reading this thread is like an alcoholic casually browsing a liquor store.

You guys, I'm trying to quit this stuff!

For me it's more of a list of things I still don't want. But most mustachians seem to have a weakness for cars and tech that I do not share. My lust lies elsewhere.... [still sushi]

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« Reply #1083 on: September 20, 2017, 01:46:28 PM »
Strabucks coffee drinks.

I am a total addict. They are expensive and coffee at home is ultra cheap, but its hard to quit :)

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« Reply #1084 on: September 20, 2017, 01:50:56 PM »
I really need to stay off craigslist. This miata was just posted, $7k. 88k miles. In my favorite color. I've only seen one other in this color on craigslist recently and it had 200k miles. If I needed a car today I'd get this one hands down.

Damnit. All the little issues with my car aren't helping (no heat, weak AC, messed up radio)...

But there will be others...Just maybe not on the exact day my car finally dies.

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« Reply #1085 on: September 20, 2017, 02:02:33 PM »
Reading this thread is like an alcoholic casually browsing a liquor store.

You guys, I'm trying to quit this stuff!

For me it's more of a list of things I still don't want. But most mustachians seem to have a weakness for cars and tech that I do not share. My lust lies elsewhere.... [still sushi]

Great. Now I need sushi.


I share this weakness. If you love sushi enough that you're spending more than $50 a month on sushi, I'd recommend considering just learning how to do it yourself.

It was a little pricey to get into, but after buying a good sushi cooker (Zojirushi), a good sushi knife, rolling mat and some ingredients (I spent like $350 to get started), I began to make my own sushi. In lieu of raw fish, I used whatever frozen fish I had in my freezer and cooked that up as a substitute.

My rolls were pretty terrible at first , but I've gotten very good at it. What once was $50-75 Friday night outs of sushi turned into very cheap date nights. For $20 I can make enough sushi to feed 4-5 people. Plus there are a ton of recipes and different things to try.

After I gained some confidence, I started to order some frozen sushi grade tuna online.

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« Reply #1086 on: September 20, 2017, 02:08:41 PM »
Food.


I'm trying to cut back for optimal leanness (financially and physically lol) but damn is it hard. The urge to go to the store and buy junk food and premade meals is constant.
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« Reply #1087 on: September 20, 2017, 02:10:52 PM »
Reading this thread is like an alcoholic casually browsing a liquor store.

You guys, I'm trying to quit this stuff!

For me it's more of a list of things I still don't want. But most mustachians seem to have a weakness for cars and tech that I do not share. My lust lies elsewhere.... [still sushi]

Great. Now I need sushi.


I share this weakness. If you love sushi enough that you're spending more than $50 a month on sushi, I'd recommend considering just learning how to do it yourself.

It was a little pricey to get into, but after buying a good sushi cooker (Zojirushi), a good sushi knife, rolling mat and some ingredients (I spent like $350 to get started), I began to make my own sushi. In lieu of raw fish, I used whatever frozen fish I had in my freezer and cooked that up as a substitute.

My rolls were pretty terrible at first , but I've gotten very good at it. What once was $50-75 Friday night outs of sushi turned into very cheap date nights. For $20 I can make enough sushi to feed 4-5 people. Plus there are a ton of recipes and different things to try.

After I gained some confidence, I started to order some frozen sushi grade tuna online.

$350 to start!?!

A bamboo sheet is <$5, some sushi rice and seaweed is <$10. Why do you need a sushi cooker? Legitimate question, because my rice in a pot doesn't really taste much different from the restaurant sushi rice...
Even a sushi knife isn't really necessary as long as you have a sharp knife and don't mind your sushi not looking 100% perfect.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1088 on: September 20, 2017, 02:20:58 PM »
This thread is what got me going on a coffee snob kick. An electric kettle and a stainless steel french press later, I'm finished for now. Threw out the Mr. Coffee automatic coffee pot. Then regretted it, because a french press is a pain to clean and it requires a ton more coffee and oh now I have to grind my own beans because it's better and oh now I want a burr grinder and oh now I want expensive beans...

It ended this week; I sent my husband out for Kirkland beans and they're fine. The burr grinder has been deemed unnecessary. The hand-me-down blade grinder will be fine.

But yes, this thread is dangerous. I don't know if other people do this, but I have an Amazon wish list that keeps me from buying anything. Putting an item on the list and then looking at the list fondly every couple of days seems to satisfy me as much as actually owning the thing I'm lusting after. Weird, huh?

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1089 on: September 20, 2017, 04:10:44 PM »
A Blichmann BoilerMaker G2 brew kettle. I have a perfectly good brew pot so I don't need it. But it has a built in thermometer and a sight glass and a valve. I wouldn't have to *gasp* use an external thermometer to get a temperature reading or look in through the top at the markings on this side of the kettle to see how full it is or siphon instead of draining to the fermenter.

Now that I have typed all this out I'm getting an itchy drill finger. I really could just mount a thermometer, sight glass, and valve on my current brew kettle.

Now to figure out suitable workarounds to my lust for a hot liquor tank, mash tun, conical fermenter(s), kegerator, and kegs.
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1090 on: September 20, 2017, 08:56:59 PM »
A new car.  I have a 2012 Nissan Leaf (electric car) and spend a lot of time reading about the Bolt, and Volt, and Tesla 3, and new Leaf, and Ioniq, and E-Golf, and on and on and on.  Two, three, maybe 4 times my current range.  All the fancy new bells and whistles. 

And yet, I have a car that does exactly what I need, with minimal fuss.  Lusting after a new car is stupid.

The Bolt (for maximum range) and Ioniq EV (for maximum efficiency) both look really nice. We are planning on buying an electric car at some point. Just not sure when that point is yet.

Not sure if Hyundai will ever earn legitimacy and trust after their fabricating MPG from a few years back.

There seems to be controversy with just about every manufacturer. I can think of past ethics problems with GM, VW, Ford, and Nissan. If you're going for trust then that eliminates a good chunk of the currently available electric cars.

What I like about the Ioniq EV is that it has a coefficient of drag of 0.24. That tells me they designed the car for efficiency instead of trying to make the design trendy or just tack on more batteries to compensate for poor aerodynamics. For comparison, the Chevy Bolt has a coefficient of drag of 0.32.

I do wish that it was rear-wheel drive, made by Toyota/Honda/Subaru, and had twice as much power, though...

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1091 on: September 20, 2017, 08:58:40 PM »
But yes, this thread is dangerous. I don't know if other people do this, but I have an Amazon wish list that keeps me from buying anything. Putting an item on the list and then looking at the list fondly every couple of days seems to satisfy me as much as actually owning the thing I'm lusting after. Weird, huh?

My preciousssss...

I do that too. Not so much with Amazon because that's a little more dangerous. I eventually end up moving stuff to my cart. But I love to buy my kids clothes. Maybe because I was poor growing up and used to long for nice, new clothes? I dunno. But I finally figured out that just putting clothes in the cart and then closing my computer and doing something else satisfied the urge and I don't need to actually buy them. I mean, they still have plenty of clothes, but not expensive, brand-new things.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1092 on: September 20, 2017, 10:05:38 PM »
https://anovaculinary.com/anova-precision-cooker/

And it's currently $50 off!  Sous vide on a budget, who'd have thunk it possible?!?  Next to the OTR ring, my new temptation.  :)

I was so tempted to order one after seeing that link, and then I found out you can get ordinary sous vide (non bluetooth) on Amazon for 90 bucks. I don't need my phone to tell me when food is ready...but now I'm tempted to buy one. Perfectly cooked steak every time is nice, though the problem I've had with these in the past (roommate had one) is that it doesn't make marbled steak delicious (not enough heat to change the fat, I guess?).  Hm.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1093 on: September 21, 2017, 12:09:04 AM »
OK this is pretty stupid... And slightly embarrassing. I have a NW of roughly $2.7M (guessing at $400k on the paid off house).. I lust after $5M, for no other reason than to be extra safe.

We spend about $30k/year and earn $20k in rent.. Yeah pretty stupid I know.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1094 on: September 21, 2017, 12:43:03 AM »
OK this is pretty stupid... And slightly embarrassing. I have a NW of roughly $2.7M (guessing at $400k on the paid off house).. I lust after $5M, for no other reason than to be extra safe.

We spend about $30k/year and earn $20k in rent.. Yeah pretty stupid I know.

You might be there in 7-10 years without doing anything but waiting!

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1095 on: September 21, 2017, 06:35:10 AM »
A new car.  I have a 2012 Nissan Leaf (electric car) and spend a lot of time reading about the Bolt, and Volt, and Tesla 3, and new Leaf, and Ioniq, and E-Golf, and on and on and on.  Two, three, maybe 4 times my current range.  All the fancy new bells and whistles. 

And yet, I have a car that does exactly what I need, with minimal fuss.  Lusting after a new car is stupid.

What's your '12 Leaf worth?  I think we're due to see some drastic improvements in e-vehicles -> range, more charging options, etc.  Tesla has really been pushing the envelope.  BMW is going away from the traditional combustion engine as well.

Like you said, if you don't have any issues with your range, maintenance, etc. then try to get another couple years out of it.
BMW is not.  They just brought back the straight 6 for god sakes.

The only reason why European companies are looking at electric is because the UK is banning petrol engines in new cars by 2040.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/26/world/europe/uk-diesel-petrol-emissions.html
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1096 on: September 21, 2017, 07:30:34 AM »
A new car.  I have a 2012 Nissan Leaf (electric car) and spend a lot of time reading about the Bolt, and Volt, and Tesla 3, and new Leaf, and Ioniq, and E-Golf, and on and on and on.  Two, three, maybe 4 times my current range.  All the fancy new bells and whistles. 

And yet, I have a car that does exactly what I need, with minimal fuss.  Lusting after a new car is stupid.

What's your '12 Leaf worth?  I think we're due to see some drastic improvements in e-vehicles -&gt; range, more charging options, etc.  Tesla has really been pushing the envelope.  BMW is going away from the traditional combustion engine as well.

Like you said, if you don't have any issues with your range, maintenance, etc. then try to get another couple years out of it.
BMW is not.  They just brought back the straight 6 for god sakes.

The only reason why European companies are looking at electric is because the UK is banning petrol engines in new cars by 2040.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/26/world/europe/uk-diesel-petrol-emissions.html
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1097 on: September 21, 2017, 08:25:17 AM »
A new car.  I have a 2012 Nissan Leaf (electric car) and spend a lot of time reading about the Bolt, and Volt, and Tesla 3, and new Leaf, and Ioniq, and E-Golf, and on and on and on.  Two, three, maybe 4 times my current range.  All the fancy new bells and whistles. 

And yet, I have a car that does exactly what I need, with minimal fuss.  Lusting after a new car is stupid.

What's your '12 Leaf worth?  I think we're due to see some drastic improvements in e-vehicles -> range, more charging options, etc.  Tesla has really been pushing the envelope.  BMW is going away from the traditional combustion engine as well.

Like you said, if you don't have any issues with your range, maintenance, etc. then try to get another couple years out of it.
BMW is not.  They just brought back the straight 6 for god sakes.

The only reason why European companies are looking at electric is because the UK is banning petrol engines in new cars by 2040.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/26/world/europe/uk-diesel-petrol-emissions.html

Ha, the BMW straight-6 never left (at least in the states, did you guys get the F30 335i?)

I do like the i3 though, I think its a neat car and they did some cool engineering to make an electric car drive like a BMW.  I'm seriously contemplating getting one, they just need to depreciate a LITTLE more and I'll be able to cash-buy one. 

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1098 on: September 21, 2017, 10:14:02 AM »
Reading this thread is like an alcoholic casually browsing a liquor store.

You guys, I'm trying to quit this stuff!

For me it's more of a list of things I still don't want. But most mustachians seem to have a weakness for cars and tech that I do not share. My lust lies elsewhere.... [still sushi]

Great. Now I need sushi.


I share this weakness. If you love sushi enough that you're spending more than $50 a month on sushi, I'd recommend considering just learning how to do it yourself.

It was a little pricey to get into, but after buying a good sushi cooker (Zojirushi), a good sushi knife, rolling mat and some ingredients (I spent like $350 to get started), I began to make my own sushi. In lieu of raw fish, I used whatever frozen fish I had in my freezer and cooked that up as a substitute.

My rolls were pretty terrible at first , but I've gotten very good at it. What once was $50-75 Friday night outs of sushi turned into very cheap date nights. For $20 I can make enough sushi to feed 4-5 people. Plus there are a ton of recipes and different things to try.

After I gained some confidence, I started to order some frozen sushi grade tuna online.

$350 to start!?!

A bamboo sheet is <$5, some sushi rice and seaweed is <$10. Why do you need a sushi cooker? Legitimate question, because my rice in a pot doesn't really taste much different from the restaurant sushi rice...
Even a sushi knife isn't really necessary as long as you have a sharp knife and don't mind your sushi not looking 100% perfect.

It was before I became frugal, but I don't completely regret the purchase. It's my hobby, and it was a one time purchase. I didn't mean to suggest you should pay that much if you want to get started. It's just a matter of honesty on my part of what I did.

Also, a good rice cooker compliments the Instant Pot nicely. I have rice ready 24/7 on stand by. I eat lots of rice and beans (almost every meal), and prepare sushi every week (though not exclusively with raw fish).

When I got started, I basically had nothing as I just moved out on my own so maybe the $350 isn't correct, but :

I bought the Zojirushi for $150 as a recommendation from my friend who eats tons of rice. (no regrets)
I bought a chef's knife for $100 (which now in hindsight I see this may have been stupid).
Then I bought a bamboo bowl that was recommend for making the sushi rice for $50. (It's a bit silly - you could just use any bowl really - but it helps with not having soggy rice when you make the sushi rice).

I then ordered the frozen sushi fish because I was excited though I waited like 3 months before I used any. I still ate it eventually though! I spent like $40 on frozen sushi grade fish.

Then I bought avocados, canned tuna, and tilapia - but I tend to buy things in bulk.

In hindsight, I probably would have forgone the bamboo bowl and gone with a cheaper knife. I use my rice cooker constantly to have rice on stand by and it compliments my Instant-Pot that I use almost exclusively for chili and beans.

After the initial cost and a few years of practice, I can punch out 10 sushi rolls in less than 2 hours with little notice, and I'd say my rolls are on par (if not better) than my local sushi restaurant.

This has been a very long winded defense of my purchase, and I do feel shame; however, I don't go out for sushi! So I consider that a win.
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1099 on: September 21, 2017, 10:35:56 AM »
https://anovaculinary.com/anova-precision-cooker/

And it's currently $50 off!  Sous vide on a budget, who'd have thunk it possible?!?  Next to the OTR ring, my new temptation.  :)

I've been lusting after the Joule immersion circulator, and I even have Sur la Table gift cards I could put towards it, but we have a perfectly good Sansaire (partially paid for with previous SLT gift cards from MIL).

This morning, I'm trying to restrain myself from signing up for a weeklong equine anatomy class.  It would run me around $1400 with tuition, gas, hotel and budget eating.