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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1700 on: September 11, 2018, 01:05:06 PM »
I have a small collection of rocks and minerals, most of which I've collected on my own from places I've been, which is how you're supposed to do it IMHO.

But I've been hanging out at mineral websites online.  And the pretty sparkly rocks are pretty and sparkly.

http://www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com/jhbnyc/best1-4.htm

I like browsing this site. I've bought a couple things and they were nice. Look at the "spectacular" decorator minerals.
https://www.mineralminers.com/html/indxmins.htm

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1701 on: September 12, 2018, 05:55:50 AM »
A power meter for my road bike.

(That's a thing in the crank that measures your body's power output in Watts. The cheapest version would set me back 'only' like $ 350.)

It'll produce a shitload of DATAAAAA (which I'm a massive sucker for) but it's only useful if you actually DO something smart with all that data. I doubt if I will actually do that, and I fear it will distract me from the simple pleasure of just riding my bike.

I want one too. I currently have one, but it’s a hub-based power meter that won’t work on my cyclocross bike, which is the bike I put 90% of my miles on. I’m also recovering from a knee injury, so I want the double-sided model so I can track my side to side power balance.

I just can’t swallow the $1000 cost and they’re fairly new enough that they’re tough to find used.


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« Reply #1702 on: September 12, 2018, 06:54:06 AM »
A power meter for my road bike.

(That's a thing in the crank that measures your body's power output in Watts. The cheapest version would set me back 'only' like $ 350.)

It'll produce a shitload of DATAAAAA (which I'm a massive sucker for) but it's only useful if you actually DO something smart with all that data. I doubt if I will actually do that, and I fear it will distract me from the simple pleasure of just riding my bike.

I want one too. I currently have one, but itís a hub-based power meter that wonít work on my cyclocross bike, which is the bike I put 90% of my miles on. Iím also recovering from a knee injury, so I want the double-sided model so I can track my side to side power balance.

I just canít swallow the $1000 cost and theyíre fairly new enough that theyíre tough to find used.

I had no idea such a thing existed, much less in a double sided version.  No way I'm stopping that kind of money, but it would be super cool to see how much more I'm actually doing with my right leg.  I know it's dominant, it's just a question of how much.

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« Reply #1703 on: September 12, 2018, 07:39:40 AM »
A power meter for my road bike.

(That's a thing in the crank that measures your body's power output in Watts. The cheapest version would set me back 'only' like $ 350.)

It'll produce a shitload of DATAAAAA (which I'm a massive sucker for) but it's only useful if you actually DO something smart with all that data. I doubt if I will actually do that, and I fear it will distract me from the simple pleasure of just riding my bike.

I want one too. I currently have one, but itís a hub-based power meter that wonít work on my cyclocross bike, which is the bike I put 90% of my miles on. Iím also recovering from a knee injury, so I want the double-sided model so I can track my side to side power balance.

I just canít swallow the $1000 cost and theyíre fairly new enough that theyíre tough to find used.

I had no idea such a thing existed, much less in a double sided version.  No way I'm stopping that kind of money, but it would be super cool to see how much more I'm actually doing with my right leg.  I know it's dominant, it's just a question of how much.

Yeah, and apparently the power balance changes depending on how hard you're going also, which is another cool thing to track.  Some power meters can even give you "pedaling smoothness" metric that shows how well you apply power through the full power stroke.  SO MUCH DATA!

I'm such an engineering dork. 

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« Reply #1704 on: September 12, 2018, 09:32:06 AM »
A power meter for my road bike.

(That's a thing in the crank that measures your body's power output in Watts. The cheapest version would set me back 'only' like $ 350.)

It'll produce a shitload of DATAAAAA (which I'm a massive sucker for) but it's only useful if you actually DO something smart with all that data. I doubt if I will actually do that, and I fear it will distract me from the simple pleasure of just riding my bike.

I want one too. I currently have one, but itís a hub-based power meter that wonít work on my cyclocross bike, which is the bike I put 90% of my miles on. Iím also recovering from a knee injury, so I want the double-sided model so I can track my side to side power balance.

I just canít swallow the $1000 cost and theyíre fairly new enough that theyíre tough to find used.

I had no idea such a thing existed, much less in a double sided version.  No way I'm stopping that kind of money, but it would be super cool to see how much more I'm actually doing with my right leg.  I know it's dominant, it's just a question of how much.

Yeah, and apparently the power balance changes depending on how hard you're going also, which is another cool thing to track.  Some power meters can even give you "pedaling smoothness" metric that shows how well you apply power through the full power stroke.  SO MUCH DATA!

I'm such an engineering dork.
No need to fret--you're surrounded by your own kind here.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1705 on: September 12, 2018, 07:48:07 PM »
An Uuni v3 pizza oven. 

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« Reply #1706 on: September 12, 2018, 08:15:15 PM »
I have a small collection of rocks and minerals, most of which I've collected on my own from places I've been, which is how you're supposed to do it IMHO.

But I've been hanging out at mineral websites online.  And the pretty sparkly rocks are pretty and sparkly.

http://www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com/jhbnyc/best1-4.htm

Looking for anything specific? 

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« Reply #1707 on: September 13, 2018, 03:51:18 AM »
An Uuni v3 pizza oven.

Check out QVC. They have three different models with 3, 5 and 6 monthly payments. Or I see they will finance it thru Synchrony bank for something like a year and no finance charges if paid off in full at that time.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1708 on: September 13, 2018, 11:16:30 AM »
I was at hardware store the other day and they are selling Big Green Egg grill. I have always want one...  Nevermind that I just bought a huge hardly used Weber grill at yard sale a few months ago. I should be set for the next 10 years with that Weber.

Dangit... I may have to add Uuni v3 into my want list...
« Last Edit: September 13, 2018, 11:20:38 AM by sequoia »

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1709 on: September 14, 2018, 09:42:55 PM »
My friends are all rich (or some of them anyway) so I get exposed to luxury. Sometimes I crave them. Like a stupid Cartier Juste un clou bracelet of which my best gay friend has 2!
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1710 on: September 14, 2018, 10:14:05 PM »
I am lusting after my move to Paris that was supposed to happen two weeks ago!  I'm studying French, I'm packing my bags, I'm surfing the internet for places to live and jogging trails....  Something tells me that I will be happier long term in Europe or having a working knowledge thereof.  I may either quit my job upon returning to the US, because I know how to game that system with having no income (FAFSA, transferring a 401k, and ACA), or I might be inspired to purchase real estate abroad.  There is a bracing refreshment from living with locals abroad.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1711 on: September 18, 2018, 08:10:58 AM »
A power meter for my road bike.

I fear it will distract me from the simple pleasure of just riding my bike.

I took the computer off the handle bars and it improved my enjoyment of the ride immensely. I just start Strava, throw the phone in my jersey pocket and forget about it.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1712 on: September 18, 2018, 10:23:11 AM »
a peloton bike

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1713 on: September 20, 2018, 01:50:06 AM »
A power meter for my road bike.

(That's a thing in the crank that measures your body's power output in Watts. The cheapest version would set me back 'only' like $ 350.)

It'll produce a shitload of DATAAAAA (which I'm a massive sucker for) but it's only useful if you actually DO something smart with all that data. I doubt if I will actually do that, and I fear it will distract me from the simple pleasure of just riding my bike.

I want one too. I currently have one, but itís a hub-based power meter that wonít work on my cyclocross bike, which is the bike I put 90% of my miles on. Iím also recovering from a knee injury, so I want the double-sided model so I can track my side to side power balance.

I just canít swallow the $1000 cost and theyíre fairly new enough that theyíre tough to find used.

Wow. You can get a pretty good actual bike for that much.

That's my current dilemma... I really need a bike for this 6-mo stint in Europe, or I'm gonna end up car-clowning for an hour-plus every single day. I'm torn between a nice one, which I'd feel compelled to ship home, and a shitty old beater that I can just leave behind and not worry about. I have a real hard-on for a good-quality cross bike - have looked at stuff in the $600-1200 range but am indecisive as hell about it, afraid of spending too much and not liking it.

Fortunately I've been granted free use of a 29'er for a few weeks while I figure it out. Ugh...

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« Reply #1714 on: September 20, 2018, 02:27:10 PM »


I want one too. I currently have one, but itís a hub-based power meter that wonít work on my cyclocross bike, which is the bike I put 90% of my miles on. Iím also recovering from a knee injury, so I want the double-sided model so I can track my side to side power balance.

I just canít swallow the $1000 cost and theyíre fairly new enough that theyíre tough to find used.

Wow. You can get a pretty good actual bike for that much.

Yep.  That's why I haven't been able to pull the trigger.  I know this is silly, but if it were $300, I think I'd do it to know how my knee rehab is going.  But for $1000, its a reeeallly tough sell. 

I can probably find a used one in a year for $300, so I'm waiting. 


That's my current dilemma... I really need a bike for this 6-mo stint in Europe, or I'm gonna end up car-clowning for an hour-plus every single day. I'm torn between a nice one, which I'd feel compelled to ship home, and a shitty old beater that I can just leave behind and not worry about. I have a real hard-on for a good-quality cross bike - have looked at stuff in the $600-1200 range but am indecisive as hell about it, afraid of spending too much and not liking it.

Fortunately I've been granted free use of a 29'er for a few weeks while I figure it out. Ugh...

If its a bike for just knocking around town, I probably would go the beater route.  I hate riding my nice bikes places, I'm paranoid the whole time that someone is going to mess with it.  My college dorm had one of those bike racks that you slotted your wheel into, and I remember coming down one day and seeing all of the bikes bent over with destroyed wheels from some douche that probably thought it was hilarious.  Luckily enough, my roommate was out of town for the weekend and I had brought my bike into the dorm room.  After that, it stayed inside and I never left it outside any more. 

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« Reply #1715 on: September 25, 2018, 10:31:06 AM »
OK, I have a new lust besides those stupid Wu Tang socks that have been in my amazon 'Save for later' since 2016 (that I still haven't bought yet, THANK YOU V MUCH).

AfterShokz Headphones.
  The cheapest pair are $99 I believe, and I love wearing headphones when I run or work out, but HATE not being able to hear my surroundings. 
This is especially dangerous on the winding country roads I run on 5 days per week.... so currently I listen to Podcasts and Music (and can only KIND of hear it) out loud and turn it down if I pass by people so that I don't seem like a weirdo.
 
I also LOVE the "don't talk to me" vibe that headphones give off, and I think even the bone conduction ones like these AfterShokz would work for this. 
Occasionally (maybe once a week) I run in the city and while I like to hear my peripheral sounds in case a catcall is actually dangerous/traffic/etc., I have found that I generally get yelled at/called at much MUCH less if I have headphones on.

I shouldn't have to consider that, but hey... it's real life.

I'm currently doing RunBet and will be doing challenge after challenge, so I am thinking that I'll wait until my collective winnings cover a pair of the headphones and get them then as kind of a reinforcement (I hate hate HATE running).  $99 though... ::UGH::

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1716 on: September 26, 2018, 03:16:34 AM »
At this point I'd almost buy you the Wu socks!

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« Reply #1717 on: October 01, 2018, 12:20:07 PM »
I'm STILL lusting after a detached garage after a year of thinking about it. Looks like a ~$30K project plus another ~$2500 for a lift.

I plan to DIY some of it but need guidance on digging footers or instead just hire out the concrete work. I'm probably overthinking it all.

At this point in time I think I'll proceed with the project in the spring. I can do it all out of pocket. The family is 125% supportive.

In about a week or so I'll reconsider and wonder if we should just move in a few years when the youngest is done with the school nearest our house.

Move some place closer to work (other side of town basically) and THEN build a detached garage for my hobbies.

About a week later I'll be thinking build a garage here and then sell out later and move across town anyhow.

I guess I just need a moment of spendypants oblivion to get the project rolling. 

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1718 on: October 01, 2018, 02:28:14 PM »
Two things:

1. a second bathroom.  Sigh.  4 people, one bathroom.
2. a minivan.  My husband just offered to buy me one.  But the Matrix isn't broken?  It's getting old and ratty, and makes strange noises.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1719 on: October 04, 2018, 03:59:53 PM »
What year vehicles or budget are you looking at? There are some great hatchbacks out there recently if you're not set on up sizing to a minivan.

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« Reply #1720 on: October 04, 2018, 07:44:51 PM »
I'm STILL lusting after a detached garage after a year of thinking about it. Looks like a ~$30K project plus another ~$2500 for a lift.

I plan to DIY some of it but need guidance on digging footers or instead just hire out the concrete work. I'm probably overthinking it all.

At this point in time I think I'll proceed with the project in the spring. I can do it all out of pocket. The family is 125% supportive.

In about a week or so I'll reconsider and wonder if we should just move in a few years when the youngest is done with the school nearest our house.

Move some place closer to work (other side of town basically) and THEN build a detached garage for my hobbies.

About a week later I'll be thinking build a garage here and then sell out later and move across town anyhow.

I guess I just need a moment of spendypants oblivion to get the project rolling.


If I may, I'd like to suggest a visit to Grassroots Motorsports Forum.  They have recently documented building/organizing a back yard garage.  Latest installment is about installing the lift.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1721 on: October 05, 2018, 08:11:21 AM »
Quality stainless steel pots and pans (All-clad or Calphalon). I'm finally ditching the nonstick stuff after years of use now that the coating is starting to flake off. I've replaced 4 pieces so far and I'm never going back.

A little late to the game here, but I see stainless steel Calphalon at HomeGoods every time I go! I've even seen All-Clad a couple times.

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« Reply #1722 on: October 05, 2018, 10:22:34 AM »
What year vehicles or budget are you looking at? There are some great hatchbacks out there recently if you're not set on up sizing to a minivan.
I'm not actually looking at anything.  But here goes:

I drive a 2006 Matrix with 135,000 miles on it.  It's our "big" car.  Our "road trip" car.  Our "camping" car.  And...it's not that big.  We have a Thule box for the top, but for an actual camping trip, it's pretty packed.  Thus, the kids and hubs aren't really into camping or road trips.

It's also wearing out.  You know, parts inside are breaking.  We've replaced a handle already, the floor carpet is wearing, the clock is intermittent, the dome light is intermittent.  It squeals (some sort of belt) and is kind of loud.  It also wears through tires quickly, but that might be the driver not the car.

But...it's a Toyota.  So, at 135k miles, it's basically an adolescent, just like my 12 year old.  I figure it will last until he goes to college.  At that point, I won't need a minivan!

So...why minivan -
Sliding doors, much more people/ cargo space (for carpooling with kids around town, to school - we have a neighborhood with a lot of kids at the same schools).  We used to carpool, but when the family with 3 kids had their 3rd start school, we couldn't fit them all anymore.

Why not minivan-
Gas mileage.  Harder to maneuver and park in our little spot. 

Why slightly larger hatchback/ mini-SUV
Better for camping trips
More leg room and cargo space
Maybe can find one that's a hybrid

Why not
Gas mileage on most is no better than the Matrix.

The most powerful force in my life is inertia.  I will probably have this Matrix in 6 years.  And I probably won't have that bathroom.

Budget: we don't have one.  We could write a check for a Tesla if we wanted.  But you know, the reason why we could do that is because we don't do that.

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« Reply #1723 on: October 05, 2018, 01:39:39 PM »
What year vehicles or budget are you looking at? There are some great hatchbacks out there recently if you're not set on up sizing to a minivan.
I'm not actually looking at anything.  But here goes:...
Two thoughts come to mind:
1) All the mechanical problems with the Matrix are easily/cheaply fixable
2) Minivans are, IMHO, the most practical vehicle on the road today.  You say you feel squeezed when camping, and that it's a barrier to camping?  That would go away with a minivan.  Can't carpool because you don't have enough seats?  That goes away with a minivan.  Mileage?  We get about 18mpg around town, and it peaks at about 28mpg if you're doing about 65mph, and about 24mpg if you're doing 80 on a cross-country trip.  We used to have a sedan (my beloved '95 Corolla) and a 7-passenger minivan.  When our 6th kid was on the way, we sold the minivan and bought an 8-passenger one.  Ever since, I wish we had sold my Corolla and kept the 2nd minivan.

You're considering a mini-SUV?  I think you're nuts for doing so.  Mini-SUVs/crossovers have all the downsides of the minivan (harder to maneuver, lower gas mileage) with none of the advantages (same cargo and passenger capacity as a hatch).

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« Reply #1724 on: October 05, 2018, 02:09:33 PM »
A power meter for my road bike.

(That's a thing in the crank that measures your body's power output in Watts. The cheapest version would set me back 'only' like $ 350.)

It'll produce a shitload of DATAAAAA (which I'm a massive sucker for) but it's only useful if you actually DO something smart with all that data. I doubt if I will actually do that, and I fear it will distract me from the simple pleasure of just riding my bike.

i have two quarks from before my mustachian days. one on my tri bike, the other on my road bike.  they're still going strong.

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« Reply #1725 on: October 05, 2018, 02:18:19 PM »
What year vehicles or budget are you looking at? There are some great hatchbacks out there recently if you're not set on up sizing to a minivan.
I'm not actually looking at anything.  But here goes:...
Two thoughts come to mind:
1) All the mechanical problems with the Matrix are easily/cheaply fixable
2) Minivans are, IMHO, the most practical vehicle on the road today.  You say you feel squeezed when camping, and that it's a barrier to camping?  That would go away with a minivan.  Can't carpool because you don't have enough seats?  That goes away with a minivan.  Mileage?  We get about 18mpg around town, and it peaks at about 28mpg if you're doing about 65mph, and about 24mpg if you're doing 80 on a cross-country trip.  We used to have a sedan (my beloved '95 Corolla) and a 7-passenger minivan.  When our 6th kid was on the way, we sold the minivan and bought an 8-passenger one.  Ever since, I wish we had sold my Corolla and kept the 2nd minivan.

You're considering a mini-SUV? I think you're nuts for doing so.  Mini-SUVs/crossovers have all the downsides of the minivan (harder to maneuver, lower gas mileage) with none of the advantages (same cargo and passenger capacity as a hatch).
EXACTLY (why it's never been a serious contender)

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1726 on: October 05, 2018, 02:44:44 PM »
A secluded two bed room cabin in Maine. It's beautiful and wonderful and I just need to quit thinking about it because that's not happening right now.

But realistically I don't think I'm lusting after anything that is even remotely possible at the moment.

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« Reply #1727 on: October 05, 2018, 04:04:45 PM »
Quality stainless steel pots and pans (All-clad or Calphalon). I'm finally ditching the nonstick stuff after years of use now that the coating is starting to flake off. I've replaced 4 pieces so far and I'm never going back.
I did this 15 years ago and have never regretted it.  The 3-ply brand I bought was Tramontina, I got it at TJMaxx.   Still looks great and works great.  I did get one piece of AllClad, the 14-inch skillet.  It cost so much that it was my present for a major birthday!

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« Reply #1728 on: October 06, 2018, 08:31:29 AM »
A pop top for my beloved Honda Element. I camp a lot at bike races, and sleep in the back with all my gear next to me...but it sounds luxurious to have all of the gear in the back, and to sleep on top of the car! It doesn't sound good enough to spend $5000 though. Just a dream!

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1729 on: October 06, 2018, 08:51:49 AM »
Quality stainless steel pots and pans (All-clad or Calphalon). I'm finally ditching the nonstick stuff after years of use now that the coating is starting to flake off. I've replaced 4 pieces so far and I'm never going back.

A little late to the game here, but I see stainless steel Calphalon at HomeGoods every time I go! I've even seen All-Clad a couple times.
Quality stainless steel pots and pans (All-clad or Calphalon). I'm finally ditching the nonstick stuff after years of use now that the coating is starting to flake off. I've replaced 4 pieces so far and I'm never going back.
I did this 15 years ago and have never regretted it.  The 3-ply brand I bought was Tramontina, I got it at TJMaxx.   Still looks great and works great.  I did get one piece of AllClad, the 14-inch skillet.  It cost so much that it was my present for a major birthday!

My ex's mom got me a big all clad skillet. And you know what? I hardly use it! The handle design is the most hateful, boneheaded, painful, useless design ever. Ruins the whole fucking pan. I much prefer the Calphalon 3-ply I picked up at TJMaxx. That's also where I got my Le Crueset Dutch Ovens- now THOSE see a ton of use!

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1730 on: October 06, 2018, 02:59:38 PM »
A flippiní Tesla. I have an electric car, but...oh, that Tesla charging network!

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« Reply #1731 on: October 11, 2018, 10:28:08 PM »
Minivans are, IMHO, the most practical vehicle on the road today.

Yes!  Tons of space, decent power, decent handling, sliding doors, highway mileage in the mid 20ís, and a cost that is significantly less than a large suv with similar cargo capacity.  I enjoy driving ours and marvel at the amazing combination of qualities.

Of course I still look at guys driving a minivan on vacation loaded with their families and think, ďOh, poor schmuck...Ē

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1732 on: October 13, 2018, 06:43:35 AM »
Check out QVC. They have three different models with 3, 5 and 6 monthly payments. Or I see they will finance it thru Synchrony bank for something like a year and no finance charges if paid off in full at that time.
Are you serious? I realize they're getting scarce, but this answer is totally a faceunch candidate. It doesn't matter what the question was.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1733 on: October 13, 2018, 02:29:55 PM »
I'm lusting after a decent H-alpha solar telescope now...  They're running some good deals, as much as 20% off, but still, it would cost anywhere from 15-25% of my total yearly budget!  While I'd love to have one, I just can't justify that.  I'd be lucky to use it once or twice a year once the initial thrill wore off.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1734 on: October 14, 2018, 09:34:37 AM »
It might not be the stupidest thing. But I am lusting for full body therapeutic massage. It would easily be $50 to $100 depending on the deal.  I havenít got one for a long time and my body is crying for it.
Any mustachian way to solve this body ache issue?

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1735 on: October 14, 2018, 10:41:30 AM »
It might not be the stupidest thing. But I am lusting for full body therapeutic massage. It would easily be $50 to $100 depending on the deal.  I havenít got one for a long time and my body is crying for it.
Any mustachian way to solve this body ache issue?

DIY: if you have a partner, learn how to do massage for each other.
Substitute: see if a hot bath with epsom salts is adequate
Barter: if you have skills that can be bartered, see if any massage therapist is interested.
Cheap: See if there are massage schools near you
Also cheap: check groupon deals
Use your resources: see if insurance will pay toward it, and if your qualify.
Prevent: Identify and work to solve any weight, fitness, mobility, and PT issues you may have to prevent issues in the future. Make sure your shoes and mattress are in good shape and supportive. Check your posture. Don't spend much time on couches or other 'slumped' postures. If you lift things often, make sure you're doing it with good form.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1736 on: October 15, 2018, 08:38:55 AM »
It might not be the stupidest thing. But I am lusting for full body therapeutic massage. It would easily be $50 to $100 depending on the deal.  I havenít got one for a long time and my body is crying for it.
Any mustachian way to solve this body ache issue?

I have the exact same problem! I hunch and sometimes really have shoulder/neck pain. Other than a massage the biggest thing that helps me, is doing yoga. One that is very gentle is Rodney Yee's AM yoga. I do it in the am and it it really helps uncrick my body.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1737 on: October 15, 2018, 08:44:36 AM »
The stupidest thing I want right now is a robotic vacuum cleaner.  Well, actually I want the smart home of the future that Epcot promised us, but I'll settle for a Roomba.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1738 on: October 15, 2018, 08:48:01 AM »
It might not be the stupidest thing. But I am lusting for full body therapeutic massage. It would easily be $50 to $100 depending on the deal.  I havenít got one for a long time and my body is crying for it.
Any mustachian way to solve this body ache issue?

Groupon. I need to do that too - I have been telling myself that for years but haven't got around to it yet.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1739 on: October 15, 2018, 10:38:48 AM »
I really want one of those Saint James Breton stripe sweaters. Sigh. Time to start haunting eBay for a gently used version.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1740 on: October 15, 2018, 11:08:44 AM »
It might not be the stupidest thing. But I am lusting for full body therapeutic massage. It would easily be $50 to $100 depending on the deal.  I havenít got one for a long time and my body is crying for it.
Any mustachian way to solve this body ache issue?

DIY: if you have a partner, learn how to do massage for each other.
Substitute: see if a hot bath with epsom salts is adequate
Barter: if you have skills that can be bartered, see if any massage therapist is interested.
Cheap: See if there are massage schools near you
Also cheap: check groupon deals
Use your resources: see if insurance will pay toward it, and if your qualify.
Prevent: Identify and work to solve any weight, fitness, mobility, and PT issues you may have to prevent issues in the future. Make sure your shoes and mattress are in good shape and supportive. Check your posture. Don't spend much time on couches or other 'slumped' postures. If you lift things often, make sure you're doing it with good form.

Thanks. I'm going to get a Groupon deal.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1741 on: October 15, 2018, 11:14:23 AM »
It might not be the stupidest thing. But I am lusting for full body therapeutic massage. It would easily be $50 to $100 depending on the deal.  I havenít got one for a long time and my body is crying for it.
Any mustachian way to solve this body ache issue?

I have the exact same problem! I hunch and sometimes really have shoulder/neck pain. Other than a massage the biggest thing that helps me, is doing yoga. One that is very gentle is Rodney Yee's AM yoga. I do it in the am and it it really helps uncrick my body.

Thanks for the information

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1742 on: October 15, 2018, 01:05:55 PM »
I really want one of those Saint James Breton stripe sweaters. Sigh. Time to start haunting eBay for a gently used version.

Have you checked Poshmark?

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1743 on: October 15, 2018, 01:30:24 PM »
I really want one of those Saint James Breton stripe sweaters. Sigh. Time to start haunting eBay for a gently used version.

Have you checked Poshmark?

I haven't, but that's a great idea. Thanks!

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1744 on: October 15, 2018, 02:20:01 PM »
I realize there is more than 1 video out there, this is the am portion of this dvd, but I like his other videos too.
the other thing is if I swim, all my neck, back pain goes away. I found out a friend is joining the Y. I've always resisted because I'm trying to cut rather than add costs. But she said it is $70 for a family, we all like swimming plus they have free classes, I am very very tempted.

https://www.amazon.com/M-P-M-Yoga-Rodney-Yee/dp/B00007JME6

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1745 on: October 15, 2018, 02:27:10 PM »
iPhone XS
Salsa Timberjack SLX
Boosted board
Electric bike (of any kind lol)
Xbox
TV

I fortunately have restraint. There are days tho.... ;P

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1746 on: October 17, 2018, 09:32:03 PM »
I need to be face punched.  Bought a Sonos playbar the other day, something I've wanted for a really long time. 

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1747 on: October 19, 2018, 10:18:27 AM »
Samsung Galaxy Note 9.  The one with extra RAM and internal storage that raises the price $250 over the base $999. 

This flies in the face of my usual strategy with computers/technology/etc, which is to teach old dogs new tricks - I acquire older equipment that is still upgradable, optimizing here and there as cash allows.  I have a shelf in my closet, full of computer parts acquired for cheap/free.   It's a fun and useful hobby.

But that PHONE! :) 

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1748 on: October 19, 2018, 10:36:27 AM »
I'm lusting after a winning MegaMillions ticket, but not enough to throw a little bit of cash toward attempting to obtain one. Can you imagine going from random lottery ticket buyer to one of the 500 richest people in the US?

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1749 on: October 19, 2018, 10:37:46 AM »
I'm lusting after a winning MegaMillions ticket, but not enough to throw a little bit of cash toward attempting to obtain one. Can you imagine going from random lottery ticket buyer to one of the 500 richest people in the US?

I really can't.  I would probably be so overwhelmed if it happened that I would have to sit down for a few hours and figure out / write down exactly what I should do.