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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #800 on: May 15, 2017, 12:08:36 AM »
We've been eyeing a $992,000 new construction home. 4bed/3.5bath 2700sqft. SoCal coastal living.

Given our outrageous $2600/mo 1bed/1bath rent, current low-low mortgage rates, and the potential tax savings given our income... it's been hard to move on from this one :).
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #801 on: May 15, 2017, 09:42:25 AM »
Oh man, do I have a bad bout of materialistic lust right now...new truck...espresso machine (and of course, super bad-ass grinder to go with it)...small boat cruise...new laptop...camp trailer...

I was just posting about cfiresim on another thread, and that it gives me 100% success rates in its modeling, even when I load it up with conservative numbers and lots of spending...but we still work pretty hard (DW at her office job, me on my hobby-business).  I think that is fueling part of this lust--knowing that we have a more than sufficient stash that we continue to pad rather than fully RE'ing.

Nice place to be. . .Congrats.  Sounds like you can afford the fancy espresso machine and grinder.  What are you looking at?  I too am in the market for new/improved equipment. Still researching the grinder, but I am seriously thinking about purchasing the Profitec 700 or the Lucca m58.  Currently leaning towards the Lucca for the joystick handles and the nicer portafilter. I am a little detracted through that the only place to buy it is from Clive's.

The Lucca A53 and the Eureka 65E is the combo what I want...and I don't (yet) have any reason to not want to go through Clive's...they have been really helpful thus far (and in my past dealings with them)

...does foregoing the $600 Bubinga wood panels make this a mustachian purchase?
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #802 on: May 15, 2017, 10:23:06 AM »

The Lucca A53 and the Eureka 65E is the combo what I want...and I don't (yet) have any reason to not want to go through Clive's...they have been really helpful thus far (and in my past dealings with them)

...does foregoing the $600 Bubinga wood panels make this a mustachian purchase?
My concern with Clive's is not them, it is that they are the only one out there that I can order parts from to service this machine in the future.  They will have me by the short and curlies.

May I ask why the A53 instead of something with the E61 grouphead?  And yes saving a few hundred bucks on not getting wood is very mustachian of us :) Not to mention I think the steal look is so much more bad ass.

May I also ask why the Eureka? I am currently researching what grinder to upgrade to and have not looked at this one yet. Seams to be in my price range.  I see Clive's sells it as a combo deal for what seams to be a reasonable price.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #803 on: May 15, 2017, 11:00:27 AM »
I am lusting for a Sportsmobile as a live-in/travel vehicle. The Sportsmobile has everything I am looking for in vehicle for overland travel. That's pretty much the only thing I want. But with a price tag between $50K and $100K, I can't see how I could fit this purchase within my budget.
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #804 on: May 15, 2017, 11:16:50 AM »
I'm really wanting a drone. But spending somewhere between $400-$1500 and having to deal with all the FAA and local regulations just doesn't seem worth it. I might try to rent one for a weekend just to satisfy my desire and prove to myself it's too much of a hassle!

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #805 on: May 15, 2017, 02:54:50 PM »
I'm really wanting a drone. But spending somewhere between $400-$1500 and having to deal with all the FAA and local regulations just doesn't seem worth it. I might try to rent one for a weekend just to satisfy my desire and prove to myself it's too much of a hassle!

Some naughty drone owners have been flying over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, which is illegal. Last week, one drone owner lost control and the drone crashed into a car. The driver had dashcam footage of it. Luckily, he didn't hit into anyone else. Our FAA here said they'll regulate more if stupid people can't help themselves and spoil the fun for everyone. Sigh.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #806 on: May 15, 2017, 05:18:50 PM »
A 2007 Corvette Z06 with 22k miles in Atomic Orange was just for sale for ~$25k.....about $8k under what it should have been.

I didn't buy it, but someone got a HELL of a deal.

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« Reply #807 on: May 15, 2017, 05:21:03 PM »
A 2007 Corvette Z06 with 22k miles in Atomic Orange was just for sale for ~$25k.....about $8k under what it should have been.

I didn't buy it, but someone got a HELL of a deal.

Atomic Orange is the fastest color.  93% of people know that.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #808 on: May 15, 2017, 05:22:31 PM »
I'm really wanting a drone. But spending somewhere between $400-$1500 and having to deal with all the FAA and local regulations just doesn't seem worth it. I might try to rent one for a weekend just to satisfy my desire and prove to myself it's too much of a hassle!

Yeah, go borrow or rent one.  Odds are you'll get bored pretty quick...  If you don't, well, then apparently you need to buy one for your new hobby.  ;-)

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #809 on: May 15, 2017, 05:25:36 PM »
A 2007 Corvette Z06 with 22k miles in Atomic Orange was just for sale for ~$25k.....about $8k under what it should have been.

I didn't buy it, but someone got a HELL of a deal.

Atomic Orange is the fastest color.  93% of people know that.

It's really close in color to the MR2 I have now.  I love orange...

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #810 on: May 15, 2017, 05:43:07 PM »
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #811 on: May 15, 2017, 06:01:01 PM »
A 2007 Corvette Z06 with 22k miles in Atomic Orange was just for sale for ~$25k.....about $8k under what it should have been.

I didn't buy it, but someone got a HELL of a deal.
Unless it's only worth $24K (or less) for some reason that you're not aware of...

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #812 on: May 15, 2017, 06:11:09 PM »
A 2007 Corvette Z06 with 22k miles in Atomic Orange was just for sale for ~$25k.....about $8k under what it should have been.

I didn't buy it, but someone got a HELL of a deal.
Unless it's only worth $24K (or less) for some reason that you're not aware of...

Yeah...salvage title would do it, but I didn't see anything at a quick glance. I didn't thoroughly look, though. Must refrain...

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #813 on: May 15, 2017, 10:16:54 PM »
Two more things:



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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #814 on: May 15, 2017, 11:58:19 PM »
A table saw and/or miter saw.

I've recently been very interested in woodworking and I received my grandfather's circular saw as a gift (after I expressed my interest in woodworking to my father). I built a really fun DIY sleeping platform for the back of my car with storage space and a fold out kitchen and tested it out on a climbing trip for 4 days and it worked wonderfully and we saved 50 bucks or so on camping (materials paid for themselves already).

Now I want more tools so I can build more things like garden planters and grow my own food (and save money - see, the saw will pay for itself, haha). Although I know that doesn't actually make sense and I need to snap out of spending out of my means even if I think it's for a good purpose. I can build things with the current tools that are available to me right now.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #815 on: May 16, 2017, 06:20:33 AM »
We've been eyeing a $992,000 new construction home. 4bed/3.5bath 2700sqft. SoCal coastal living.

Given our outrageous $2600/mo 1bed/1bath rent, current low-low mortgage rates, and the potential tax savings given our income... it's been hard to move on from this one :).
We bought a house with similar stats*, so your numbers have no shock value to me. My question is why you need to inflate the size of your living quarters so much? You seem to be holding an apple in one hand and an orange in the other. Your costs to operate such a big house will be much higher and your property taxes alone will be nearly $1,000 per month. If you think  $2600 is outrageous, why do you want to nearly double your housing costs? I'm fine with you buying a house, but 2700 SF on what is most likely a minuscule lot is probably facepunch worthy.

*Our household consists of four adults, it's on a good-sized lot, and it's 3.5 blocks from DH's work. Oh, and we paid cash. Similar stats, totally different situation.
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #816 on: May 16, 2017, 03:01:06 PM »
We've been eyeing a $992,000 new construction home. 4bed/3.5bath 2700sqft. SoCal coastal living.

Given our outrageous $2600/mo 1bed/1bath rent, current low-low mortgage rates, and the potential tax savings given our income... it's been hard to move on from this one :).
We bought a house with similar stats*, so your numbers have no shock value to me. My question is why you need to inflate the size of your living quarters so much? You seem to be holding an apple in one hand and an orange in the other. Your costs to operate such a big house will be much higher and your property taxes alone will be nearly $1,000 per month. If you think  $2600 is outrageous, why do you want to nearly double your housing costs? I'm fine with you buying a house, but 2700 SF on what is most likely a minuscule lot is probably facepunch worthy.

*Our household consists of four adults, it's on a good-sized lot, and it's 3.5 blocks from DH's work. Oh, and we paid cash. Similar stats, totally different situation.

You are absolutely correct that this home would be on a minuscule lot ... might even be able to reach out the window to pass some sugar to the neighbor.

All new-ish homes in our area are massive, this one in particular being one of the smallest being offered.  We first started looking for a ~1800sqft >=3bed, >=1.5bath home, the only ones we could find in desirable areas were built in the 70/80s and need major updating, priced 700k-900k.  All of the new construction is 2700sqft - 5500sqft mansions.  Starting at 950k, and quickly moving to >1.8mil.  So we are not inflating our housing size by choice, it is moreso a function of whether we see to extra $200k jump from an outdated 'small' home to brand new 'large' home as 'worth it'.  Since we are both young-ish and we can 'technically' afford this now, things 'should' only become easier as time moves on.  All of the buyers and competition in our area is in the <800k range, so by spending just a bit more we can avoid the inflated prices and get significantly more for our money.  The new homes would be about a 20 minute commute, wheras the older homes would be above a 10 minute commute. The fact that I am still trying to justify this is as you say, probably facepunch worth :)
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #817 on: May 17, 2017, 07:21:45 AM »
A paid-off mortgage.
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #818 on: May 17, 2017, 10:45:27 AM »
I just bought a $250 Hamilton ticket from a scalper. Actually my parents did because I said that's all I wanted for Christmas last year, but I would have bought it myself. That's just over 1% of my total spending for the year.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #819 on: May 17, 2017, 11:07:23 AM »

The Lucca A53 and the Eureka 65E is the combo what I want...and I don't (yet) have any reason to not want to go through Clive's...they have been really helpful thus far (and in my past dealings with them)

...does foregoing the $600 Bubinga wood panels make this a mustachian purchase?
My concern with Clive's is not them, it is that they are the only one out there that I can order parts from to service this machine in the future.  They will have me by the short and curlies.

May I ask why the A53 instead of something with the E61 grouphead?  And yes saving a few hundred bucks on not getting wood is very mustachian of us :) Not to mention I think the steal look is so much more bad ass.

May I also ask why the Eureka? I am currently researching what grinder to upgrade to and have not looked at this one yet. Seams to be in my price range.  I see Clive's sells it as a combo deal for what seams to be a reasonable price.

My reading of things suggests both machines have the combo of performing at a high level, being reliable, and also user friendly (and the numbers on the Eureka are impressive (burr size and motor power, along with the adjustable spout and the just barely under counter height).  I also like their look (for a long time I was definitely all about getting an all stainless machine with all the knobs, but keeping those clean can be a pain).
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #820 on: May 21, 2017, 09:33:37 PM »
a vacation home in another province,
but instead I booked the camping in that area for the whole vacation and it was way cheaper !!

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #821 on: May 22, 2017, 12:19:58 AM »
If you give a mouse a cookie...

Got my first bike in a decade a couple months ago. Now I want a new helmet. And a fancy ceiling hoist. And tools for DH to work on the bikes. And so on.

Buy a park tools kit to get all your necessary bike tools in one quick lump and then pick up some U hooks and mount them in the ceiling for a cheap bike rack!

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« Reply #822 on: May 22, 2017, 08:39:54 AM »
One of my friends posted a link to a vintage-reproduction clothing website. I checked it out and they have swimsuits that actually cover one's body decently! Bathing suit bottoms that are not so high-cut that they require getting a brazilian! One has sugar skulls on it, which is sort of an obsession with mine.

I want it. I never swim or go to the beach. I have not put on a swimsuit in 10 years. I still want it!

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #823 on: May 22, 2017, 10:31:18 AM »
1. Two new throw pillows for my patio furniture--they will look nice but serve no purpose other than getting in the way.
2. I want to pay someone to paint the interior of my home because I have "paid my dues" and don't feel like doing it myself. :-) Luckily for my bank account, I am too lazy to call a painter just like I am too lazy to paint.

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« Reply #824 on: May 22, 2017, 03:22:40 PM »
Pokemon GO Plus and a long-lasting power supply. I grew up with Pokemon, I met my husband through Pokemon, and I still love Pokemon. I also love exploring the city on foot, which I could do much more efficiently if I had the GO Plus and didn't have to go back home to recharge the phone every couple of hours.
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« Reply #825 on: May 22, 2017, 03:35:29 PM »
Lately, I've wanted SO MUCH. Seems to come in big waves for me.

-A front porch swing.

-A bunch of plants to re-landscape the front of my house.

-New work shoes.

-More work clothes for hubby. He doesn't mind re-wearing stuff, but I don't want him to have to.

-Just gave into one big one: an electric mower and edger.

-Drip system for our garden.

-A bunch of fancy fridge and pantry organizers.

-More windchimes.

-Paint, to re-do some rooms... I want them the same colors mostly, just fresh paint! And not matte.

-A new kettle, this one with a swan neck, since I spill ours all the time doing pour overs.

-Refinished cabinets in our kitchen and the guest bathroom.
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« Reply #826 on: May 22, 2017, 03:38:57 PM »
I really want to buy an Instant Pot. But I already have a perfectly functional rice cooker and slow cooker. I suppose I'll make do with those until one of them breaks...
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #827 on: May 22, 2017, 05:27:37 PM »
An Omega juicer for $255 so I bought the higher end one for $350.   I've already feed it spring onion tops, broccoli stalks, spinach, and reject/small/mangled asparagus from my garden so it's earning its keep.     It also blended up some frozen banana and blueberries - surprisingly delicious.     I've made my first quart of soy milk and have my old soy maker for sale.

Oh,  and the Tesla 3  which I expect will take another 2 years to show up.

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« Reply #828 on: May 22, 2017, 05:46:43 PM »
Pokemon GO Plus and a long-lasting power supply. I grew up with Pokemon, I met my husband through Pokemon, and I still love Pokemon. I also love exploring the city on foot, which I could do much more efficiently if I had the GO Plus and didn't have to go back home to recharge the phone every couple of hours.

I bought an external battery when we went on vacation in November. It has allowed me to play for extended periods a few times since. I can't decide if the GO Plus would be worth having or not. It would be nice to be able to track my distance without having my phone out.

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« Reply #829 on: May 22, 2017, 05:51:17 PM »
I want to buy lightweight(ish) hiking equipment.  Pack, tent, pad, sleeping bad, and all the accessories.

Want to start spending some extended weekends hiking

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« Reply #830 on: May 23, 2017, 09:26:35 AM »
Warby Parker Robinson prescription sunglasses = $175

The driving season is coming up soon with my S2000 group and I've been wearing regular sunglasses but with my eyes not being so bueno anymore, these would make a DRAMATIC difference as I currently wear my non-sunglass Rx WP when I drive and I don't know how I did it before...

I'll probably be able to sneek them in during my next bi-weekly budget as this month's was shot due to a traffic ticket and mother's day T_T

Whoo!! Happy to say I found the room in my budget to buy my WB's and they should arrive any day now - delayed gratification ftw.

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« Reply #831 on: May 23, 2017, 11:07:26 AM »
I want to buy lightweight(ish) hiking equipment.  Pack, tent, pad, sleeping bad, and all the accessories.

Want to start spending some extended weekends hiking

I got most of this equipment during my pre-Mustachian days, but I think you can still get good quality gear on the cheap if you look around. If you have an REI near you, check out their "garage sales". Also check CL and other used outlets.

Finally, and since you live in the SE- hammock FTW! Backpacking with a hammock is lighter, easier to set up, and cheaper (even at retail prices) when compared to a tent. I'll admit it took me a couple of nights to get used to it, but it's now my go-to camping method when the weather is nice.
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« Reply #832 on: May 23, 2017, 11:46:32 AM »
A NEW Sprinter van for camping. We're currently running a 1996 Savana, which is ok, but it's had problems and we're getting a little leery of taking it on long road trips. Also, we'd like a taller van that we can both stand up in. We'd be happy with a used Sprinter, but it's hard to find them with lower miles, say <100,000. The new models we're interested in start above $40k. We can easily afford it, but dang, that would singe my mustache.
I've also dreamed about a Sprinter van for camping as well... most of them are around $120k - $150k I believe.  What are the new models that are from $40k - $100k?   

So after months of research and frustration trying to find a used van in good condition with low miles, we were poised to purchase a new Nissan NV cargo van, to the tune of around $35k. We can afford it, no problem, and generally keep cars 10+ years, so we felt ok about it.

But we hesitated on the quote from the dealer because they wanted $1,800 to add windows on the two back doors. The build-it tool on the Nissan website showed only $190 for the windows installed at the factory. We took the quote home to mull it over, and decided to go back the next day and tell the guy we'd buy right now if he could do the windows for $190.

But that evening, hubby got on Craigslist again and found a 2006 Ford E150 cargo van with only 26,000 miles on it for $11k! That's about $3k over blue book, but man, those truly low-mile vans are hard to find. "Low-miles" for a cargo van is often over 100,000. Hubby went to check it out, said it was in great shape, so we bought it. It probably needs new tires, but we're still happy with the find. That's ~$23K kept in the stache!

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« Reply #833 on: May 23, 2017, 11:56:12 AM »
An amp. another amp. For the same set of speakers.
I have one, want another to bi-amp.
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« Reply #834 on: May 23, 2017, 01:08:56 PM »
A new computer. I built mine in 2008, and it is starting to feel really slow. I've been building a bunch of different combinations on pcpartpicker, but didn't want to spend the money on a new system.

Just realized I could purchase more RAM for $20. I think it will help tremendously, but I'll know for sure in a couple days.

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« Reply #835 on: May 23, 2017, 01:13:47 PM »
A new computer. I built mine in 2008, and it is starting to feel really slow. I've been building a bunch of different combinations on pcpartpicker, but didn't want to spend the money on a new system.

Just realized I could purchase more RAM for $20. I think it will help tremendously, but I'll know for sure in a couple days.
RAM is a good bang-for-buck upgrade.  You might just need a new OS install too.  Or an SSD if you're feeling fancy.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #836 on: May 23, 2017, 02:11:18 PM »
A live firing Pulse Rifle that would be made out of a Thomson M1A1 "Tommy Gun", a Remington 870 Wingmaster, SPAS 12 heat shield and pump and would involve several hours of development time and probably a day of machining. The guns alone would be about 1200 plus 400 for an SBS and SBR stamp from the BATF the machining and other parts would likely exceed 1000. I am only maybe able to justify it since I can write off the cost as a business expense for my ammo resale business and it would stop almost every 80s kid in their tracks cold to ask 50 million questions. The big question being can I fire it which would be "yes if you buy a few cases of ammo ;)"

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #837 on: May 24, 2017, 11:04:56 AM »
I really want to buy an Instant Pot. But I already have a perfectly functional rice cooker and slow cooker. I suppose I'll make do with those until one of them breaks...

Sell them both and buy an Instant Pot. I love mine...

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #838 on: May 24, 2017, 11:20:39 AM »
An Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch.   So beautiful.   So pointless.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #839 on: May 24, 2017, 12:05:54 PM »
Big Chill Retro appliances for the remodelled house.

Especially a refrigerator with rounded edges.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #840 on: May 24, 2017, 03:32:21 PM »
My most useless, frivolous, just-don't-go-there wish is a fancy sports physiology lab profile - VO2max, lactate threshold, DEXA scan for both bone mineral density and body fat measurement, accurately measured cycling power profile - and a customised training plan. I'm in my fifties, I enjoy sport but have absolutely no talent for it, and after all these years I have a good feel for what works for me and a bunch of numbers wouldn't turn me into an Olympian or even an international-standard Masters athlete so it's better that I save the cost towards ...

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #841 on: May 24, 2017, 05:43:54 PM »
I really want to buy an Instant Pot. But I already have a perfectly functional rice cooker and slow cooker. I suppose I'll make do with those until one of them breaks...

Sell them both and buy an Instant Pot. I love mine...

So you really think it's worth it that much? Also, I've yet to see an instant pot that is as big as my current slowcooker- we got it for free when a neighbor moved out, and the thing is a beast.
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #842 on: May 25, 2017, 08:31:25 AM »
I really want to buy an Instant Pot. But I already have a perfectly functional rice cooker and slow cooker. I suppose I'll make do with those until one of them breaks...

Sell them both and buy an Instant Pot. I love mine...

So you really think it's worth it that much? Also, I've yet to see an instant pot that is as big as my current slowcooker- we got it for free when a neighbor moved out, and the thing is a beast.
Mine fit an 8 lb chicken. I had to break it down, but all of the component parts fit. It's the 6L, and they also have an 8L version. It also looks like they've introduced a "budget version" they call the LUX. It doesn't do yogurt, and it looks like it only comes in the 6L. https://www.hippressurecooking.com/which-instant-pot-model-is-right-for-you/
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #843 on: May 25, 2017, 08:39:16 AM »
Discussion over in the Overheard at Work thread made me want a spa day. No manicure/pedicure or anything, just a relaxed atmosphere, good massage, and nice long soak in hot water. Bonus for somebody to wash my hair--I loved that part of getting my hair cut, but I think the last time that happened was in 2003.
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #844 on: May 25, 2017, 02:38:44 PM »
A live firing Pulse Rifle that would be made out of a Thomson M1A1 "Tommy Gun", a Remington 870 Wingmaster, SPAS 12 heat shield and pump and would involve several hours of development time and probably a day of machining. The guns alone would be about 1200 plus 400 for an SBS and SBR stamp from the BATF the machining and other parts would likely exceed 1000. I am only maybe able to justify it since I can write off the cost as a business expense for my ammo resale business and it would stop almost every 80s kid in their tracks cold to ask 50 million questions. The big question being can I fire it which would be "yes if you buy a few cases of ammo ;)"

that would be a great thing to generate some social media views to your page. I'm a 3 gunner and I've never heard of your ammo. seeing that pop up would certainly get my interest, so it may be worth while...

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #845 on: May 25, 2017, 03:15:52 PM »
O.K. - enough playing around...

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #846 on: May 25, 2017, 04:16:20 PM »
I could have just invested the money, but I've been lusting after a new bike for a while so I picked this up today.. 2014 FZ6R with under 2k miles on it.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #847 on: May 25, 2017, 08:58:56 PM »
Discussion over in the Overheard at Work thread made me want a spa day. No manicure/pedicure or anything, just a relaxed atmosphere, good massage, and nice long soak in hot water. Bonus for somebody to wash my hair--I loved that part of getting my hair cut, but I think the last time that happened was in 2003.

That sounds wonderful. Add that to my lusting-after list, too!

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #848 on: May 26, 2017, 08:28:20 AM »
Thanks to page 1 of this thread I'm now lusting after a DJI mavic ($1000) and maybe a Cyr wheel ($??). Thanks!
Awesome aerial photos of the family and kids on vacation is totally worth a grand right..?

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #849 on: May 26, 2017, 10:23:51 AM »
Discussion over in the Overheard at Work thread made me want a spa day. No manicure/pedicure or anything, just a relaxed atmosphere, good massage, and nice long soak in hot water. Bonus for somebody to wash my hair--I loved that part of getting my hair cut, but I think the last time that happened was in 2003.

That sounds wonderful. Add that to my lusting-after list, too!

Massages have enough a healthy angle that you could probably treat yourself to one.