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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1150 on: October 13, 2017, 12:36:13 PM »
A country club membership to fuel my golf addiction...

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« Reply #1151 on: October 13, 2017, 03:42:05 PM »
The SNES classic. I would not even play it, but everyone around me has one and  I'm growing frustrated that I cannot get my hands on it. Completely irrational "want", which is unusual with me (sadly not so unusual when it comes to video game gadgets)

Facepunch please... I got one from a guy at work who scored 2.

I don't spend hours in front of it, but 10-20 minutes of nostalgia sure is fun. Wouldn't pay a dime over retail for it though. Scalpers can eat my farts.

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« Reply #1152 on: October 16, 2017, 06:14:21 PM »
The SNES classic. I would not even play it, but everyone around me has one and  I'm growing frustrated that I cannot get my hands on it. Completely irrational "want", which is unusual with me (sadly not so unusual when it comes to video game gadgets)

I preordered one in the ~3 minute window that it was live on Amazon. It still hasn't shipped..

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« Reply #1153 on: October 17, 2017, 01:04:36 PM »
PhD. I never plan to teach or research. I hate school and am not fit for academia. It will push back my FIRE by at least a year (but probably two or more), so it's not exactly going to advance my career. But I would be the first Dr. <Lastname> in our family. And I feel like I'm a completely worthless person if I don't get external validation. And I have daddy issues and I just want him to be proud of meeeeeeee.
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« Reply #1154 on: October 17, 2017, 02:19:46 PM »
PhD. I never plan to teach or research. I hate school and am not fit for academia. It will push back my FIRE by at least a year (but probably two or more), so it's not exactly going to advance my career. But I would be the first Dr. <Lastname> in our family. And I feel like I'm a completely worthless person if I don't get external validation. And I have daddy issues and I just want him to be proud of meeeeeeee.

I do not have a daddy issue, nor need external validation, but every once in a while I do think about going back and try to see if I can get a PhD.

If I do it, I would do it just "for fun". I do not mind research, but would not teach (I have done teaching, and find out I do not have the patience to deal with lazy students).

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« Reply #1155 on: October 18, 2017, 08:42:54 AM »
PhD. I never plan to teach or research. I hate school and am not fit for academia. It will push back my FIRE by at least a year (but probably two or more), so it's not exactly going to advance my career. But I would be the first Dr. <Lastname> in our family. And I feel like I'm a completely worthless person if I don't get external validation. And I have daddy issues and I just want him to be proud of meeeeeeee.

I do not have a daddy issue, nor need external validation, but every once in a while I do think about going back and try to see if I can get a PhD.

If I do it, I would do it just "for fun". I do not mind research, but would not teach (I have done teaching, and find out I do not have the patience to deal with lazy students).

Why not wait till FIRE, then get a part time and/or easy job at a university to get a PhD for free?
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« Reply #1156 on: October 18, 2017, 11:46:39 AM »
PhD. I never plan to teach or research. I hate school and am not fit for academia. It will push back my FIRE by at least a year (but probably two or more), so it's not exactly going to advance my career. But I would be the first Dr. <Lastname> in our family. And I feel like I'm a completely worthless person if I don't get external validation. And I have daddy issues and I just want him to be proud of meeeeeeee.

I do not have a daddy issue, nor need external validation, but every once in a while I do think about going back and try to see if I can get a PhD.

If I do it, I would do it just "for fun". I do not mind research, but would not teach (I have done teaching, and find out I do not have the patience to deal with lazy students).

Why not wait till FIRE, then get a part time and/or easy job at a university to get a PhD for free?

OOhh.... I did not think about this. Seriously putting this down in my note on things I should do! Thank you so much!

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« Reply #1157 on: October 18, 2017, 11:57:08 AM »
No Problem. I would check out the Mad Fientist blog http://www.madfientist.com - while most of his posts are about taxes and such, he did exactly this to go back and get a master's degree
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« Reply #1158 on: October 19, 2017, 07:24:01 AM »
Well, I caved in and purchased a backhoe yesterday.  1994 Case 580 Super K with cab, heat & AC, extendahoe and 4 in 1 loader bucket.  Got a sweet deal on a low hours, well cared for, clean machine.   Whole lot of projects around the farm i will be able to use this rig for.

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« Reply #1159 on: October 19, 2017, 03:12:24 PM »
Well, I caved in and purchased a backhoe yesterday.  1994 Case 580 Super K with cab, heat & AC, extendahoe and 4 in 1 loader bucket.  Got a sweet deal on a low hours, well cared for, clean machine.   Whole lot of projects around the farm i will be able to use this rig for.

You're killing me! I have a 30hp tractor with a front end loader but can never justify a backhoe.. how much you pay for it?

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« Reply #1160 on: October 19, 2017, 03:16:46 PM »
Well, I caved in and purchased a backhoe yesterday.  1994 Case 580 Super K with cab, heat & AC, extendahoe and 4 in 1 loader bucket.  Got a sweet deal on a low hours, well cared for, clean machine.   Whole lot of projects around the farm i will be able to use this rig for.

Inground greenhouse? With that backhoe getting the hole dug would be easy.
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« Reply #1161 on: October 19, 2017, 03:27:33 PM »
I almost bought a 2005 Corvette (supercharged)...then the seller turned into an asshole. Saved $18k! It was a close call...but I think I have enough self control now to hold onto the car I already have and finish fixing it (nearly 10 years now and it's wearing me down).

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« Reply #1162 on: October 19, 2017, 08:20:43 PM »
Well, I caved in and purchased a backhoe yesterday.  1994 Case 580 Super K with cab, heat & AC, extendahoe and 4 in 1 loader bucket.  Got a sweet deal on a low hours, well cared for, clean machine.   Whole lot of projects around the farm i will be able to use this rig for.

You're killing me! I have a 30hp tractor with a front end loader but can never justify a backhoe.. how much you pay for it?


I just sold one last weekend!


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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1163 on: October 20, 2017, 02:57:17 PM »
I'm not sure if anyone's mentioned this item yet, but I've been resisting a strong and irrational urge to buy a Boosted board electric longboard.

There are already seemingly infinite ways for me to get around my city, including: walking, scooter, car, bus, subway, taxi, rideshare, personal bike, city run bikeshare system, and countless private dockless bikeshare systems, but none seem quite so fun as cruising uphill at 15 mph on a longboard.

I've been trying to hold out until winter, hoping the craving will go away once the weather turns. But I'm sure I'll reward myself for holding out by buying it in the spring :)

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1164 on: October 20, 2017, 06:38:37 PM »
a iMac. I don't have a need for one, but computers and technology in general are my weakness. My MacBook Pro is doing just fine, but the temptation is still there....

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« Reply #1165 on: October 21, 2017, 12:01:01 AM »
My current lust is a big monitor. One of those 40 inch 4K TV or even larger.

I work at home, and I am currently running triple 22in monitors, which was a pretty awesome setup a few years ago. I am sure my productivity will increase with larger monitor because I can display a lot of things simultaneously, but just can not bring myself to spend the money. I may splurge next year for my bday.

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« Reply #1166 on: October 21, 2017, 11:46:04 AM »
My current lust is a big monitor. One of those 40 inch 4K TV or even larger.

I work at home, and I am currently running triple 22in monitors, which was a pretty awesome setup a few years ago. I am sure my productivity will increase with larger monitor because I can display a lot of things simultaneously, but just can not bring myself to spend the money. I may splurge next year for my bday.

My monitor for my home computer is a 65 inch 4K TV (currently only running 1080p resolution though). My work computer is set up with a pair of 22 inch monitors, and I feel that's been just fine for productivity.

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« Reply #1167 on: October 22, 2017, 09:20:28 AM »
My current lust is a big monitor. One of those 40 inch 4K TV or even larger.

I work at home, and I am currently running triple 22in monitors, which was a pretty awesome setup a few years ago. I am sure my productivity will increase with larger monitor because I can display a lot of things simultaneously, but just can not bring myself to spend the money. I may splurge next year for my bday.

What are you doing that requires that much screen space? I actually just went back to a single monitor at work from two, I found that I ended up slouching sideways to look at one monitor or the other, with one 24” I find that my posture is way better.  I also found that I just used one of my monitors to keep Outlook and/or some silly Chrome browser page open—basically it was just wasted space.

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« Reply #1168 on: October 22, 2017, 11:55:18 AM »
My current lust is a big monitor. One of those 40 inch 4K TV or even larger.

I work at home, and I am currently running triple 22in monitors, which was a pretty awesome setup a few years ago. I am sure my productivity will increase with larger monitor because I can display a lot of things simultaneously, but just can not bring myself to spend the money. I may splurge next year for my bday.

What are you doing that requires that much screen space? I actually just went back to a single monitor at work from two, I found that I ended up slouching sideways to look at one monitor or the other, with one 24” I find that my posture is way better.  I also found that I just used one of my monitors to keep Outlook and/or some silly Chrome browser page open—basically it was just wasted space.

I program and double as project manager plus doing a few other duties. The big monitor is mainly to reduce scrolling up and down, but also displaying as much code as possible in one area. My wife workstation has a 30' 2560x1600dpi that I use sometime when she is not at home, and that is just great to have the space.

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« Reply #1169 on: October 23, 2017, 11:25:07 AM »
My current lust is a big monitor. One of those 40 inch 4K TV or even larger.

I work at home, and I am currently running triple 22in monitors, which was a pretty awesome setup a few years ago. I am sure my productivity will increase with larger monitor because I can display a lot of things simultaneously, but just can not bring myself to spend the money. I may splurge next year for my bday.

My monitor for my home computer is a 65 inch 4K TV (currently only running 1080p resolution though). My work computer is set up with a pair of 22 inch monitors, and I feel that's been just fine for productivity.

I have a 43" 4k at work and would be exceptionally displeased to go back to dual monitors. I suppose that depends on what you're doing, though.

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« Reply #1170 on: October 23, 2017, 11:29:40 AM »
My current lust is a big monitor. One of those 40 inch 4K TV or even larger.

I work at home, and I am currently running triple 22in monitors, which was a pretty awesome setup a few years ago. I am sure my productivity will increase with larger monitor because I can display a lot of things simultaneously, but just can not bring myself to spend the money. I may splurge next year for my bday.

My monitor for my home computer is a 65 inch 4K TV (currently only running 1080p resolution though). My work computer is set up with a pair of 22 inch monitors, and I feel that's been just fine for productivity.

I have a 43" 4k at work and would be exceptionally displeased to go back to dual monitors. I suppose that depends on what you're doing, though.

Coding software and writing documentation for me. If I was doing something like graphical design I would certainly need more resolution.

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« Reply #1171 on: October 27, 2017, 02:40:02 PM »
So I think I may have finally quit my 20 year nail-biting habit. I think my nails are the longest they have ever been. And I want to get a manicure as I've never had one before (other than fake nails). But that's the worst thing ever to spend your money on as a mustachian.

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« Reply #1172 on: October 27, 2017, 03:49:44 PM »
I just discovered that there will be Funko figurines for Horizon Zero Dawn. I have managed to be a good Mustachian and not get sucked into the Funko craze. But I wants them, precious.
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« Reply #1173 on: October 27, 2017, 06:34:13 PM »
A Tesla or a self driving car hahahaha
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« Reply #1174 on: October 28, 2017, 02:09:50 PM »
All the carbs, cake especially. I am 38 weeks pregnant 😀

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« Reply #1175 on: October 28, 2017, 03:04:07 PM »
All the carbs, cake especially. I am 38 weeks pregnant 😀

Thats probably allowed in your condition and therefore NOT stupid right?..;)

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« Reply #1176 on: October 28, 2017, 05:04:09 PM »
All the carbs, cake especially. I am 38 weeks pregnant 😀

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« Reply #1177 on: October 28, 2017, 08:25:21 PM »
A ZPacks ultra-light tent and backpack.  About $1000 total.  My mind is trying to justify it as a concrete step towards goal of hiking PCT.  Realistically might use once or twice in next year, and better to wait.

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« Reply #1178 on: October 28, 2017, 09:19:12 PM »
A ZPacks ultra-light tent and backpack.  About $1000 total.  My mind is trying to justify it as a concrete step towards goal of hiking PCT.  Realistically might use once or twice in next year, and better to wait.

If you're going to hike next year, perhaps start the hunt for a used one now?

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« Reply #1179 on: October 29, 2017, 03:57:06 PM »
Found my car.....


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« Reply #1180 on: October 29, 2017, 06:46:40 PM »
Cool.. There is a trailer hitch available for it right?..:)

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« Reply #1182 on: October 29, 2017, 08:17:14 PM »
Thank you RWD.  Clearly you and I have the same obsession with cars.

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« Reply #1183 on: October 30, 2017, 01:43:08 PM »
Thank you RWD.  Clearly you and I have the same obsession with cars.

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« Reply #1184 on: October 30, 2017, 01:50:35 PM »
Apparently I only lust after things for my kids. Specifically, things that will turn them into exact replicas of me. What more noble goal could there be?

Spawn2 sat on one of these this weekend:



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« Reply #1185 on: October 30, 2017, 02:03:32 PM »
So I think I may have finally quit my 20 year nail-biting habit.
HOW? Asking for a friend...
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« Reply #1186 on: October 30, 2017, 02:17:58 PM »
So I think I may have finally quit my 20 year nail-biting habit.
HOW? Asking for a friend...

This is probably the last answer you'd expect, but my boss said he would make a "serious" attempt to go vegan if I quit biting my nails. At this point I think I'm going to keep going even if he fails, but then I'd still be able to hold it over him (kidding...sorta).

You could make a similar bet with a friend or have a friend develop a commitment device. I remember a YouTuber who did a commitment device of having to work on video-editing and such every day for a year. If he failed, his sister would donate $10k of his money to Westboro Baptist Church.

One thing that helped me not relapse much so far is to keep my nails/cuticles as smooth as possible. I realize that I will pick at my nails and skin if there is a hang nail or a rough/broken edge on a nail. It's impossible for me to ignore it. So I carry a nail clipper and file everywhere I go. Polish helped in the initial stages too, particularly clear or clear with glitter so that if it chips it's not noticeable and I'm not tempted to pick at it.

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« Reply #1187 on: October 30, 2017, 02:50:47 PM »
So.. so many things...   

-Line 6 Helix Effects and Amp Modeler ($1500)
-A pair of QSC K12.2 mains ($800 ea)and a KW181 sub ($1400)
-And what the hell, as long as we're being stupid, upgrade my mixer to an X32 Rack or X32 Compact. ($1000-$1500)
-The accessories to put it all together, cables/stands/cases/etc. ($???)

It's not just the price that makes these things stupid, it's the fact my band would take 1000 years to pay them off at our current gig rate. But I still want it.... :D


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« Reply #1188 on: October 31, 2017, 06:14:40 AM »
Scooter for adults. I used to regularly watch a YouTuber who incorporated a lot of skateboarding in his videos and I thought it looked amazingly fun. But I am borderline middle age with a whole bunch of health problems that would be horribly exacerbated if I fell while learning to skateboard, so a scooter looks like a safer option.

So.. so many things...   

-Line 6 Helix Effects and Amp Modeler ($1500)
-A pair of QSC K12.2 mains ($800 ea)and a KW181 sub ($1400)
-And what the hell, as long as we're being stupid, upgrade my mixer to an X32 Rack or X32 Compact. ($1000-$1500)
-The accessories to put it all together, cables/stands/cases/etc. ($???)

It's not just the price that makes these things stupid, it's the fact my band would take 1000 years to pay them off at our current gig rate. But I still want it.... :D



I have no idea what any of that is. Music/stereo stuff maybe?

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« Reply #1189 on: October 31, 2017, 08:03:04 AM »
So.. so many things...   

-Line 6 Helix Effects and Amp Modeler ($1500)
-A pair of QSC K12.2 mains ($800 ea)and a KW181 sub ($1400)
-And what the hell, as long as we're being stupid, upgrade my mixer to an X32 Rack or X32 Compact. ($1000-$1500)
-The accessories to put it all together, cables/stands/cases/etc. ($???)

It's not just the price that makes these things stupid, it's the fact my band would take 1000 years to pay them off at our current gig rate. But I still want it.... :D



I have no idea what any of that is. Music/stereo stuff maybe?

Looks like professional audio stuff. QSC makes loudspeakers.

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« Reply #1190 on: October 31, 2017, 08:09:52 AM »
A set of cutlery. We got ours gifted from someone that was downsizing, then a temporary roommate lost a few pieces and replaced them with cheap stuff that doesn't match at all. It really gets on my nerves.
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« Reply #1191 on: October 31, 2017, 08:26:49 AM »
I have no idea what any of that is. Music/stereo stuff maybe?

Yea, music gear. Specifically PA gear for a band. Playing bass is one of my hobbies.

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« Reply #1192 on: October 31, 2017, 08:34:35 AM »
Parents are clearing out their basement and let me pick from their old vinyl collection.  So now I have a stack of good music and no record player.  Looks like I can get a decent turntable and speakers for $150-200.  Going to try thrift stores first, but who knows what I will find.
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« Reply #1193 on: October 31, 2017, 09:32:11 AM »
A set of cutlery. We got ours gifted from someone that was downsizing, then a temporary roommate lost a few pieces and replaced them with cheap stuff that doesn't match at all. It really gets on my nerves.
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1194 on: October 31, 2017, 09:52:52 AM »
A set of cutlery. We got ours gifted from someone that was downsizing, then a temporary roommate lost a few pieces and replaced them with cheap stuff that doesn't match at all. It really gets on my nerves.
This is my dream: https://www.wmf.com/en/cutlery-set-66-pcs-jette-cromarganr-protect-1274006341.html

That's some expensive silverware!

Well I'm not gonna lust after some Ikea bullshit now, am I?!
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1195 on: November 01, 2017, 01:40:33 PM »
Funko Pop is coming out with Mad Max figurines. Someone hold me back...

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1196 on: November 01, 2017, 02:20:14 PM »
Funko Pop is coming out with Mad Max figurines. Someone hold me back...

I got my wife a Funko Pop X-Files figurine as part of her wedding gift (pre-mustachian days). It literally just sits on our bookshelf now and takes up space. In the ~3 years since it's come into our home I can't think of one time either of us has even said anything about it. We literally just move it out of the way to dust the bookshelf, and put it back.
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1197 on: November 01, 2017, 02:23:02 PM »
Funko Pop is coming out with Mad Max figurines. Someone hold me back...

I got my wife a Funko Pop X-Files figurine as part of her wedding gift (pre-mustachian days). It literally just sits on our bookshelf now and takes up space. In the ~3 years since it's come into our home I can't think of one time either of us has even said anything about it. We literally just move it out of the way to dust the bookshelf, and put it back.

They would go in my office. I can imagine myself looking fondly at them in between working on grants and reports. :3

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1198 on: November 02, 2017, 04:56:57 AM »
The stupidest thing I'm lusting after right now is my own apartment.

I'm currently renting half an apartment, all inclusive, for 20% of my monthly net pay. In three years I'll be debt free. Renting my own place would mean 35% goes to living expenses, and some added expenses for inconveniences in commute/laundry (mostly time). Debt repayment takes longer. Buying would mean my stash is my home, not an investment portfolio - housing costs go up to 60% of my take-home pay. I currently have $0 for a down payment. I do have 3 months emergency fund. 

I'm in my 30s and I am so sick of living with roommates. Also I want a furball.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1199 on: November 03, 2017, 02:13:11 PM »
Just say no. No living situation is worth 60% of your take home. A savings rate of 40%...assuming you didn't eat food or anything leads to retirement in 20+ years according to networthify.com (also assuming no Social Security, etc.)