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Re: Puppy
« Reply #850 on: August 27, 2018, 09:10:14 PM »
I'm stressing out about paying for school registrations, back to school stuff, paying off cc in full after nice vacation... but I adopted a puppy.

We require pictures of your snuggle pup.

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Re: Puppy
« Reply #851 on: August 27, 2018, 09:14:40 PM »
I'm stressing out about paying for school registrations, back to school stuff, paying off cc in full after nice vacation... but I adopted a puppy.

We require pictures of your snuggle pup.

Agreed. For... full evaluation of the face-punch worthiness of your actions?

Best excuse I've got.

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Re: FacePunch Me
« Reply #852 on: August 28, 2018, 04:24:42 AM »
Maybe this isn't too bad.  I purchased a practice chanter (and instruction book) to learn . . . the bagpipes!  So far the damage is only a little over 100 bucks.  Next up, however, after I complete my course of self instruction, real bagpipes.  And a kilt.  $$$
On behalf of all your neighbours/family/potential dates for the rest of your bagpipe-playing life, I facepunch you.

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Re: FacePunch Me
« Reply #853 on: August 28, 2018, 07:24:43 AM »
Maybe this isn't too bad.  I purchased a practice chanter (and instruction book) to learn . . . the bagpipes!  So far the damage is only a little over 100 bucks.  Next up, however, after I complete my course of self instruction, real bagpipes.  And a kilt.  $$$
On behalf of all your neighbours/family/potential dates for the rest of your bagpipe-playing life, I facepunch you.

Thanks.  I told my teenage daughter that when I get the full set I'm going to play the bagpipes to call her downstairs for supper.

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Re: FacePunch Me
« Reply #854 on: August 28, 2018, 07:33:17 AM »
She might be half an hour early to avoid being serenaded. Seriously, congrats. Great challenge.

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Re: FacePunch Me
« Reply #855 on: September 01, 2018, 02:04:17 PM »
Here's the pup... You tell me. :D

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Re: FacePunch Me
« Reply #856 on: September 01, 2018, 02:07:43 PM »
Face punch, please.  Been on a spending moratorium for months and months, eating nothing but boiled lentils and grass clippings, leaving my clown car parked in the driveway, selling toys left and right on Craigslist, forgoing massages, facials, mani/pedi's, haircuts and so forth.  A week ago, on a sure-would-be-nice-to-feel-pretty-again whim, I stopped into a salon in Beverly Hills for a trim and some blonde-ing.  TOTALLY neglected to ask beforehand what they might charge for these services.  The answer?  So glad you asked.  Six hundred dollars.  Ka-POW!!!

WOW!!! Lesson learned. Was it worth it?

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Re: FacePunch Me
« Reply #857 on: September 01, 2018, 02:34:39 PM »
Here's the pup... You tell me. :D
*squeal*
No facepunches from me, but I also couldn't imagine my life without my dogs.

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Re: FacePunch Me
« Reply #858 on: September 01, 2018, 06:43:19 PM »
I fat fingered my phone number at Walgreens and lost $12 worth of points. I hope they go to someone who needs them.

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Re: FacePunch Me
« Reply #859 on: September 01, 2018, 08:54:15 PM »
I increased my 1GB Republic Wireless plan to 2GB. v-v I'm hoping I can rein it in soon and go back to 1 though. Connected is that husband went up to 2GB- he got a raise and it's something he's been wanting for a while. He plans to stay on the increase permanently. -o-

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Re: FacePunch Me
« Reply #860 on: September 15, 2018, 12:17:55 AM »
I fat fingered my phone number at Walgreens and lost $12 worth of points. I hope they go to someone who needs them.
We can't hit you harder than you are doing yourself ;)

Me, I got me a Bose QC35 headset which set me back 379,-. The purpose was to reduce my overload issues with sound with its noise cancelling due to post-concussion syndrome. On the plus, my wife was snoring next to me and our 2,5 you old was making loud sounds in his sleep at 3 am which all fell away when I put one the cans.

They work but damn they are expensive!

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Re: FacePunch Me
« Reply #861 on: September 18, 2018, 03:52:18 PM »
Punch to myself for my older but still fancy audiotechnica headphones i bought to drown out office chatter before mini-retirement...alas.

Here's a bad one, bought a face wash and 2 lotions today. Wonder what MMM would say about this. Better work on my badassity...this is one of my toughest ones to work on.

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Re: FacePunch Me
« Reply #862 on: September 18, 2018, 06:36:37 PM »
Face punch, please.  Been on a spending moratorium for months and months, eating nothing but boiled lentils and grass clippings, leaving my clown car parked in the driveway, selling toys left and right on Craigslist, forgoing massages, facials, mani/pedi's, haircuts and so forth.  A week ago, on a sure-would-be-nice-to-feel-pretty-again whim, I stopped into a salon in Beverly Hills for a trim and some blonde-ing.  TOTALLY neglected to ask beforehand what they might charge for these services.  The answer?  So glad you asked.  Six hundred dollars.  Ka-POW!!!

WOW!!! Lesson learned. Was it worth it?

Holy fuck. I didn't know hair could cost that much, that's more than I've spent on my hair in.... years. And I'm a woman for the record and a fairly girly one at that.

Related: I'm going to a very fancy resort for a work thing in a few months. The resort has a spa and I looked at the webpage out of curiosity, no prices listed. No prices means it's too much. I can't afford places that are so fancy they don't need to list a price.

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Re: FacePunch Me
« Reply #863 on: September 20, 2018, 05:47:14 AM »
Face punch, please.  Been on a spending moratorium for months and months, eating nothing but boiled lentils and grass clippings, leaving my clown car parked in the driveway, selling toys left and right on Craigslist, forgoing massages, facials, mani/pedi's, haircuts and so forth.  A week ago, on a sure-would-be-nice-to-feel-pretty-again whim, I stopped into a salon in Beverly Hills for a trim and some blonde-ing.  TOTALLY neglected to ask beforehand what they might charge for these services.  The answer?  So glad you asked.  Six hundred dollars.  Ka-POW!!!

WOW!!! Lesson learned. Was it worth it?

Holy fuck. I didn't know hair could cost that much, that's more than I've spent on my hair in.... years. And I'm a woman for the record and a fairly girly one at that.

Related: I'm going to a very fancy resort for a work thing in a few months. The resort has a spa and I looked at the webpage out of curiosity, no prices listed. No prices means it's too much. I can't afford places that are so fancy they don't need to list a price.

Yup. My line is "If I can't see the price, I probably can't afford it."
I probably could afford it, I couldn't justify the purchase though.

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Re: FacePunch Me
« Reply #864 on: September 20, 2018, 07:31:07 AM »
Face punch, please.  Been on a spending moratorium for months and months, eating nothing but boiled lentils and grass clippings, leaving my clown car parked in the driveway, selling toys left and right on Craigslist, forgoing massages, facials, mani/pedi's, haircuts and so forth.  A week ago, on a sure-would-be-nice-to-feel-pretty-again whim, I stopped into a salon in Beverly Hills for a trim and some blonde-ing.  TOTALLY neglected to ask beforehand what they might charge for these services.  The answer?  So glad you asked.  Six hundred dollars.  Ka-POW!!!

WOW!!! Lesson learned. Was it worth it?

Holy fuck. I didn't know hair could cost that much, that's more than I've spent on my hair in.... years. And I'm a woman for the record and a fairly girly one at that.

Related: I'm going to a very fancy resort for a work thing in a few months. The resort has a spa and I looked at the webpage out of curiosity, no prices listed. No prices means it's too much. I can't afford places that are so fancy they don't need to list a price.

This is actually a fairly useful heuristic.

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Re: FacePunch Me
« Reply #865 on: September 28, 2018, 09:46:44 AM »
Running to work; late for meeting; super hungry. Picked up a $4 cup of oatmeal. It was not very good--couldn't even eat the whole thing.

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Re: FacePunch Me
« Reply #866 on: October 01, 2018, 09:51:52 AM »
I am genuinely unaware of whether I am deserving of a solid, skull-rattling, face punch.

I bought a mountain bike yesterday. I had been wanting one for a while. I went with a budget-friendly, 29er, hard-tail with hydraulic disk brakes at $500 cash. I understand that a bicycle purchase can be exempt from deserving of a face-punch.

BUT!...

It is my 5th bicycle. I have a super nice road bike, a super nice fixie, a somewhat broken-down mountain bike (that this new bike is replacing), and a somewhat broken-down fixie (A POS BSO with bent wheels). So... facepunch?

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Re: FacePunch Me
« Reply #867 on: October 01, 2018, 12:10:52 PM »
I am genuinely unaware of whether I am deserving of a solid, skull-rattling, face punch.

I bought a mountain bike yesterday. I had been wanting one for a while. I went with a budget-friendly, 29er, hard-tail with hydraulic disk brakes at $500 cash. I understand that a bicycle purchase can be exempt from deserving of a face-punch.

BUT!...

It is my 5th bicycle. I have a super nice road bike, a super nice fixie, a somewhat broken-down mountain bike (that this new bike is replacing), and a somewhat broken-down fixie (A POS BSO with bent wheels). So... facepunch?
Yes. Facepunch worthy

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Re: FacePunch Me
« Reply #868 on: October 01, 2018, 01:16:14 PM »
I'm going to respectfully disagree. As long as you offload the older mountain bike, and do something constructive with the beat-up fixie, I think you're good.

There are limits to Mustachian bike purchases: buying both an aero road bike and a lightweight road bike (or a cyclocross bike and a gravel bike) would probably justify facepunches unless you're racing seriously hard, but owning a road bike, a fixie and a mountain bike is pretty reasonable. Especially given that you got your hands on hydro disc brakes for that price.

That said, I'm planning to drop a couple of thousand on a new bike next year for racing, so I am something of an outlier.

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Re: FacePunch Me
« Reply #869 on: October 01, 2018, 01:46:15 PM »
I'm going to respectfully disagree. As long as you offload the older mountain bike, and do something constructive with the beat-up fixie, I think you're good.

There are limits to Mustachian bike purchases: buying both an aero road bike and a lightweight road bike (or a cyclocross bike and a gravel bike) would probably justify facepunches unless you're racing seriously hard, but owning a road bike, a fixie and a mountain bike is pretty reasonable. Especially given that you got your hands on hydro disc brakes for that price.

That said, I'm planning to drop a couple of thousand on a new bike next year for racing, so I am something of an outlier.

I am going to put the old fixie and mtb on the street with a free sign (I will be sure to switch the fixie to the free hub first so nobody gets hurt). When I put free stuff on the curb, it seems like deserving people pick it up. That's just a guess though.

At least you will actually be racing that expensive bike! I have a somewhat expensive road bike as a slightly overweight, slow guy, haha.


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Re: FacePunch Me
« Reply #870 on: October 01, 2018, 02:04:01 PM »
I am going to put the old fixie and mtb on the street with a free sign (I will be sure to switch the fixie to the free hub first so nobody gets hurt). When I put free stuff on the curb, it seems like deserving people pick it up. That's just a guess though.

At least you will actually be racing that expensive bike! I have a somewhat expensive road bike as a slightly overweight, slow guy, haha.

I'm carrying my fair share of additional weight at the moment - the promise of a stupidly speedy aero machine next summer is keeping me reasonably well-behaved in dietary and training terms. That, and the fact that my wife, who knows exactly how bike racing works, will waste no time deriding my "too much bike for the rider" purchase if I'm not murderously fast at the first duathlon of the season.

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Re: FacePunch Me
« Reply #871 on: October 02, 2018, 12:40:41 AM »
I'm going to respectfully disagree. As long as you offload the older mountain bike, and do something constructive with the beat-up fixie, I think you're good.

There are limits to Mustachian bike purchases: buying both an aero road bike and a lightweight road bike (or a cyclocross bike and a gravel bike) would probably justify facepunches unless you're racing seriously hard, but owning a road bike, a fixie and a mountain bike is pretty reasonable. Especially given that you got your hands on hydro disc brakes for that price.

That said, I'm planning to drop a couple of thousand on a new bike next year for racing, so I am something of an outlier.

I am going to put the old fixie and mtb on the street with a free sign (I will be sure to switch the fixie to the free hub first so nobody gets hurt). When I put free stuff on the curb, it seems like deserving people pick it up. That's just a guess though.

At least you will actually be racing that expensive bike! I have a somewhat expensive road bike as a slightly overweight, slow guy, haha.
Why free?

Would donating them to a charity be too much hassle?

We're flipping a house and gave away a bunch of free stuff. People seemed to be taking it just because it was free. We wised up and started charging small amounts and we're really pleased at the difference. We like knowing that the stuff was actually going to be used.

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Re: FacePunch Me
« Reply #872 on: October 02, 2018, 06:43:21 AM »
I am genuinely unaware of whether I am deserving of a solid, skull-rattling, face punch.

I bought a mountain bike yesterday. I had been wanting one for a while. I went with a budget-friendly, 29er, hard-tail with hydraulic disk brakes at $500 cash. I understand that a bicycle purchase can be exempt from deserving of a face-punch.

BUT!...

It is my 5th bicycle. I have a super nice road bike, a super nice fixie, a somewhat broken-down mountain bike (that this new bike is replacing), and a somewhat broken-down fixie (A POS BSO with bent wheels). So... facepunch?

I'm giving you a pass only because I also just purchased a fifth bicycle- $700 for a used fatbike. And it only took another $250 to fix the previous owners unique interpretation of bicycle mechanics.

It's a purchase I've been planning for a while now, and far less than the $3000 options I was seriously considering. The old fatbike is going up for sale soon to recover some of the cost. 


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Re: FacePunch Me
« Reply #873 on: October 02, 2018, 08:26:13 AM »
Why free?

Would donating them to a charity be too much hassle?


Actually, that post got me thinking and a quick google search revealed a charity in my city. You donate old bikes and they have kids wrench on them and adopt them. Good stuff! So that is where they will be going. Hopefully I will see a newly-minted young hipster on my old fixie riding around town!

In other news - if I am deserving of a facepunch, fate has already delivered the blow twice over. Hoo boy I forgot how punishing mountain biking can be, haha. I mean, one handlebar clip of a tree at speed and your ass is down! The bike held up beautifully though.

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Re: FacePunch Me
« Reply #874 on: October 02, 2018, 11:33:56 PM »
Why free?

Would donating them to a charity be too much hassle?


Actually, that post got me thinking and a quick google search revealed a charity in my city. You donate old bikes and they have kids wrench on them and adopt them. Good stuff! So that is where they will be going. Hopefully I will see a newly-minted young hipster on my old fixie riding around town!

In other news - if I am deserving of a facepunch, fate has already delivered the blow twice over. Hoo boy I forgot how punishing mountain biking can be, haha. I mean, one handlebar clip of a tree at speed and your ass is down! The bike held up beautifully though.
What's that they say? No good deed goes unpunished. Glad you're okay. I hope some really deserving person gets your bike(s) and goes on to have a much improved life because of your generosity.