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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1450 on: January 21, 2015, 06:12:11 AM »
https://madcapcoffee.com/buy/coffee/cup-of-excellence

This link was on a facebookers wall.....  Underneath comments were:
FB1- I cant justify this on coffee.
OP - It coffee, and you deserve it.
How much does a regular pound of coffee cost?
Costco's whole bean estate coffees vary from good to exceptional and they're $5/lb. Stuff like Folgers preground in the tin are more like $3/lb. And even the snooty expensive stuff from the grocery store that's popped in the store and flavored right there is only $10/lb.

The Costco/BJs store brand ground is actually pretty tasty. Folgers and maxwell house taste like cigarette ashes.


I recently got a large bag of the Costco coffee beans based on what everyone on this forum says. Prior to that I got a large bag of Dunkin' Donuts coffee beans from Costco because they were on sale.

The dunkin' donuts coffee was was not bad, but not great. The costco one kinda sucks honestly. It's got a sweet taste to it and it's very light. I drink my coffee black, so no cream or sugar or anything else.

Maybe the Costco one is good if you add a lot of creamer or something? Anyone have suggestions for other Costco coffee's to try?

I only drink it black. Very tasty. We buy the pre-ground, so haven't tried the beans. A lot of times, you'll get whatever flavor the previous person had if you use the in-store grinder...
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1451 on: January 21, 2015, 06:16:27 AM »
Why not just overcome your caffine dependency and just drink water? Coffee and tea are so overpriced, No True Mustachian™ would ever drink them.

Which is weird because MMM drinks coffee.  So MMM is not Mustachian.  Mind = Blown.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1452 on: January 21, 2015, 07:35:47 AM »
Just saw a "gofundme" come-on for tattoo removal.

Does anyone know the name of the company that makes the lasers for that? They are going to make a ton of cash when the current twentysomethings finally sober up.

Jeeeeez, are tattoos really still controversial?  I thought people got over that awhile ago.


Yer one-ah them antiestablishmentarians aintchee?

No tattoos, piercings, or hair dye here sir! 

I'm just not sure why it's a millennial phenomenon to pick stupid tattoos or bad artists.  I also think that people in my generation tend to be more discerning about their tattoos, if only because they've become a more socially acceptable status symbol.  People show off their art online all the time; sure there are the few outliers that did something stupid on spring break, but the vast majority of tattooed twenty-somethings that I know were very deliberate about choosing both the art and the artist.  I don't think laser tattoo removal companies are in for a boom when we hit our 30s :)

yeah, I agree. maybe it's just the people we hang out with though... I guess I have seen some pretty stupid/ugly/misspelled tattoos on the internet. big pieces aren't for me (I have one small tattoo on my foot, don't regret it yet) but I have friends with some neat-looking ones that they definitely put a lot of thought into.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1453 on: January 21, 2015, 07:54:03 AM »
Just saw a "gofundme" come-on for tattoo removal.

Does anyone know the name of the company that makes the lasers for that? They are going to make a ton of cash when the current twentysomethings finally sober up.

Jeeeeez, are tattoos really still controversial?  I thought people got over that awhile ago.


Yer one-ah them antiestablishmentarians aintchee?

No tattoos, piercings, or hair dye here sir! 

I'm just not sure why it's a millennial phenomenon to pick stupid tattoos or bad artists.  I also think that people in my generation tend to be more discerning about their tattoos, if only because they've become a more socially acceptable status symbol.  People show off their art online all the time; sure there are the few outliers that did something stupid on spring break, but the vast majority of tattooed twenty-somethings that I know were very deliberate about choosing both the art and the artist.  I don't think laser tattoo removal companies are in for a boom when we hit our 30s :)

yeah, I agree. maybe it's just the people we hang out with though... I guess I have seen some pretty stupid/ugly/misspelled tattoos on the internet. big pieces aren't for me (I have one small tattoo on my foot, don't regret it yet) but I have friends with some neat-looking ones that they definitely put a lot of thought into.
I have a friend who's now ex-wife got the ugliest ladybug I've ever seen, I wouldn't have guessed what it was. Then she got another one by the same guy and he started running out of ink, instead of saying something and finishing later he just spread out the ink he had so it looks horrible. She also got like 7 tattoos in a year, most of them not that horrible but obviously not a ton of thought put into them.

Another friend got one with a lot of thought put into it, but it's crooked. Not horribly so where everyone can tell but she can tell and it bugs her

I have one on my hip that I still love 3 years later and am trying to come up with my next one but can't quite make it right so I'm just waiting until it's perfect

I really haven't seen anything that exceptionally stupid except for the lists that make the rounds every so often, like "Top 15 Most Regrettable Tattoos" or whatever.  And I'm honestly skeptical of those -- I'm not savvy enough to be able to tell what's Photoshop vs. real if it's not pretty obvious. 

I always wanted tattoos and had a huge back piece with a lot of meaning drawn up but by the time I had enough money to pay for it, I had figured out that there were other more responsible places that money should be going (I have pretty hefty student loans).  Maybe once I'm out of debt completely I'll get around to it :)  My husband has 2 and they're both sizable but in places that can be hidden by a tshirt (he was military so they couldn't be obvious) and although one of them isn't great quality, it's not awful.  I don't think he'd ever spend money to get it removed; if anything he'd rather get it touched up.  I think that's the way most younger people would lean -- as long as their tattoo is salvageable, I'd think laser removal is more expensive than getting a good artist to fix it, plus if it's touched up then you still have an awesome(er) tattoo!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1454 on: January 21, 2015, 08:21:34 AM »
This site about Asian character tattoos gone horribly wrong is always good for a laugh: www.hanzismatter.blogspot.com

Enjoy, y'all.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1455 on: January 21, 2015, 09:06:21 AM »
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1456 on: January 21, 2015, 09:18:10 AM »
Just saw a "gofundme" come-on for tattoo removal.

Does anyone know the name of the company that makes the lasers for that? They are going to make a ton of cash when the current twentysomethings finally sober up.

Jeeeeez, are tattoos really still controversial?  I thought people got over that awhile ago.


Yer one-ah them antiestablishmentarians aintchee?

No tattoos, piercings, or hair dye here sir! 

I'm just not sure why it's a millennial phenomenon to pick stupid tattoos or bad artists.  I also think that people in my generation tend to be more discerning about their tattoos, if only because they've become a more socially acceptable status symbol.  People show off their art online all the time; sure there are the few outliers that did something stupid on spring break, but the vast majority of tattooed twenty-somethings that I know were very deliberate about choosing both the art and the artist.  I don't think laser tattoo removal companies are in for a boom when we hit our 30s :)

There are certainly plenty of awful tattoos across the age spectrum.   No one age group has any superiority in body art.    Once some of the skin under tattoos begins to age......there'll be plenty of business for the doctors who do removals.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1457 on: January 21, 2015, 10:35:44 AM »
A girl I know, just got an upgraded ring, from a 1/2 carat to a full carat.

He hasn't even asked her to marry him yet and they live in her grandmas basement because her hours were cut during her pregnancy.

Ohhh it hurts my head to think of all the stooopid wrapped up in that one picture of her new ring!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1458 on: January 21, 2015, 10:55:06 AM »
A girl I know, just got an upgraded ring, from a 1/2 carat to a full carat.

He hasn't even asked her to marry him yet and they live in her grandmas basement because her hours were cut during her pregnancy.

Ohhh it hurts my head to think of all the stooopid wrapped up in that one picture of her new ring!

im confused. if no one has asked her to marry them, why does she have an engagement ring, from whence did it come?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1459 on: January 21, 2015, 11:08:56 AM »
The Costco/BJs store brand ground is actually pretty tasty. Folgers and maxwell house taste like cigarette ashes.

These days the quality and perception of coffee has become such an obsession for people that it's socially more acceptable to admit you dumpster drive than that you drink Maxwell House coffee. Well, since I write under a pseudonym anyway, I'll come out of the closet.

I drink Maxwell House and Folgers coffee - whichever is on sale at Costco. I find if you throw enough grounds into the coffee maker, it tastes fine. Sure, I'm not an idiot. Other, more expensive brands taste better, but since I major on quantity, I can't spend as much on the quality. It works for us, although I have "nicer" (the Aldi organic brand) coffee laying around for people who hyperbolically wax like above.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1460 on: January 21, 2015, 11:44:15 AM »
Just saw a "gofundme" come-on for tattoo removal.

Does anyone know the name of the company that makes the lasers for that? They are going to make a ton of cash when the current twentysomethings finally sober up.

Jeeeeez, are tattoos really still controversial?  I thought people got over that awhile ago.


Yer one-ah them antiestablishmentarians aintchee?

No tattoos, piercings, or hair dye here sir! 

I'm just not sure why it's a millennial phenomenon to pick stupid tattoos or bad artists.  I also think that people in my generation tend to be more discerning about their tattoos, if only because they've become a more socially acceptable status symbol.  People show off their art online all the time; sure there are the few outliers that did something stupid on spring break, but the vast majority of tattooed twenty-somethings that I know were very deliberate about choosing both the art and the artist.  I don't think laser tattoo removal companies are in for a boom when we hit our 30s :)

There are certainly plenty of awful tattoos across the age spectrum.   No one age group has any superiority in body art.    Once some of the skin under tattoos begins to age......there'll be plenty of business for the doctors who do removals.

That was exactly my original point...the person who posted it initially said that laser tattoo removal business would making tons of cash when the current 20-somethings finally "sober up."  I'm just saying that their business will likely continue at a similar (or perhaps slightly decreased -- because of society's increased acceptance of tattoos) rate, because despite all the hand wringing that the media and older generations like to do, us millennials are really not any less responsible than preceding generations and we don't all have tramp stamps from Cancun that we'll be rushing to remove ;D

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1461 on: January 21, 2015, 12:48:50 PM »
She also got like 7 tattoos in a year, most of them not that horrible but obviously not a ton of thought put into them.

I have a sister-in-law like this. She's got a bunch of tattoos, but they're all small pieces spread all over her body with no unifying theme or style. It looks like every time she scraped together $25 she ran off to pick something cheap out of the flash book.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1462 on: January 21, 2015, 03:37:27 PM »
A girl I know, just got an upgraded ring, from a 1/2 carat to a full carat.

He hasn't even asked her to marry him yet and they live in her grandmas basement because her hours were cut during her pregnancy.

Ohhh it hurts my head to think of all the stooopid wrapped up in that one picture of her new ring!

im confused. if no one has asked her to marry them, why does she have an engagement ring, from whence did it come?

Let alone the pregnancy...

Shotgun wedding?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1463 on: January 21, 2015, 04:36:48 PM »
This site about Asian character tattoos gone horribly wrong is always good for a laugh: www.hanzismatter.blogspot.com

Enjoy, y'all.

I have never gotten a tatto, but I always said that if I ever did, I would have a chinese character tattoo on my shoulder.  Instead of some b.s. "Inspirational" saying, it would say:

"Beef with broccoli"
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1464 on: January 21, 2015, 04:43:05 PM »
She also got like 7 tattoos in a year, most of them not that horrible but obviously not a ton of thought put into them.

I have a sister-in-law like this. She's got a bunch of tattoos, but they're all small pieces spread all over her body with no unifying theme or style. It looks like every time she scraped together $25 she ran off to pick something cheap out of the flash book.

Yeah, I can't figure that out.  It just looks so.... I dunno, random and not attractive.

On the other hand, I was just on a beach vacation and saw this guy who had these incredibly cool line/angle tattoos in a pattern pretty much all over his upper body.  It looked so. Cool.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1465 on: January 21, 2015, 06:30:55 PM »
This site about Asian character tattoos gone horribly wrong is always good for a laugh: www.hanzismatter.blogspot.com

Enjoy, y'all.

I have never gotten a tatto, but I always said that if I ever did, I would have a chinese character tattoo on my shoulder.  Instead of some b.s. "Inspirational" saying, it would say:

"Beef with broccoli"

I know someone who has a tattoo on her wrist of the chinese character for "wrist".

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1466 on: January 21, 2015, 07:10:49 PM »
This site about Asian character tattoos gone horribly wrong is always good for a laugh: www.hanzismatter.blogspot.com

Enjoy, y'all.

I have never gotten a tatto, but I always said that if I ever did, I would have a chinese character tattoo on my shoulder.  Instead of some b.s. "Inspirational" saying, it would say:

"Beef with broccoli"
That's hilarious!

I have an Asian name IRL, so I suppose I could get a tattoo of that.  But who could I trust to give me the correct characters?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1467 on: January 22, 2015, 07:16:41 AM »
I think this might fall under the comedy aspect of this subforum. I first came across this link on Facebook so it seemed like an appropriate addition to this thread.

In case some of you aren't familiar, Clickhole is a sister website to the Onion which specializes in making fun of all the click-bait styled website that have appeared within the last couple of years or so. They specialize in fake listicles and silly "wow! You won't believe this!" style articles.

The MMM community seems like a group that would truly appreciate this fake article, although probably with a preference of putting most of that money to work. I think they might be trolling a lot of their readers with this post though.

"Incredible! Check Out This ATM Receipt For An Account With Over $8,000 In Available Funds!"
http://www.clickhole.com/article/incredible-check-out-atm-receipt-account-over-8000-1763
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1468 on: January 22, 2015, 07:35:45 AM »
The Costco/BJs store brand ground is actually pretty tasty. Folgers and maxwell house taste like cigarette ashes.

These days the quality and perception of coffee has become such an obsession for people that it's socially more acceptable to admit you dumpster drive than that you drink Maxwell House coffee. Well, since I write under a pseudonym anyway, I'll come out of the closet.

I drink Maxwell House and Folgers coffee - whichever is on sale at Costco. I find if you throw enough grounds into the coffee maker, it tastes fine. Sure, I'm not an idiot. Other, more expensive brands taste better, but since I major on quantity, I can't spend as much on the quality. It works for us, although I have "nicer" (the Aldi organic brand) coffee laying around for people who hyperbolically wax like above.

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Ugh, that was the worst part about Thailand. Damn Nescafe. I had to throw in some of those Birdy cans even though they were loaded with sugar. Tasted like those Starbucks frappucino drinks.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1469 on: January 22, 2015, 07:38:22 AM »
I think this might fall under the comedy aspect of this subforum. I first came across this link on Facebook so it seemed like an appropriate addition to this thread.

In case some of you aren't familiar, Clickhole is a sister website to the Onion which specializes in making fun of all the click-bait styled website that have appeared within the last couple of years or so. They specialize in fake listicles and silly "wow! You won't believe this!" style articles.

The MMM community seems like a group that would truly appreciate this fake article, although probably with a preference of putting most of that money to work. I think they might be trolling a lot of their readers with this post though.

"Incredible! Check Out This ATM Receipt For An Account With Over $8,000 In Available Funds!"
http://www.clickhole.com/article/incredible-check-out-atm-receipt-account-over-8000-1763

LMAO. Although, I do remember the terrible feeling of dropping the 12k on my Scion. Seeing that much in my checking and then out of my checking was a weird one. I would love it if they could see all of our retirement accounts!
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1470 on: January 22, 2015, 09:14:07 AM »
I think this might fall under the comedy aspect of this subforum. I first came across this link on Facebook so it seemed like an appropriate addition to this thread.

In case some of you aren't familiar, Clickhole is a sister website to the Onion which specializes in making fun of all the click-bait styled website that have appeared within the last couple of years or so. They specialize in fake listicles and silly "wow! You won't believe this!" style articles.

The MMM community seems like a group that would truly appreciate this fake article, although probably with a preference of putting most of that money to work. I think they might be trolling a lot of their readers with this post though.

"Incredible! Check Out This ATM Receipt For An Account With Over $8,000 In Available Funds!"
http://www.clickhole.com/article/incredible-check-out-atm-receipt-account-over-8000-1763
LOL
Though for me, I have a $7000 emergency fund, so I wouldn't be putting that money to work. Well, I do hold it in a 3% rewards checking account, so it's doing some work I guess.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1471 on: January 22, 2015, 12:15:52 PM »
Facebook Acquaintance is going to community college and getting financial aid to help pay for school (good).
Facebook Acquaintance is also restoring an old Hi-Watt guitar amplifier head in a custom blue tolex cabinet (well... some of us need hobbies... right??)


*Facebook Acquaintance posts picture of the progress*
Acquaintance:  Restoring a Hi-Watt amp head...
Acquaintance friend:  Awesome! When is the rig going to be complete?!
Acquaintance:  Amp will be done soon - I'll be finishing the speaker cabinets once my financial aid check comes in!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1472 on: January 22, 2015, 01:04:46 PM »
This site about Asian character tattoos gone horribly wrong is always good for a laugh: www.hanzismatter.blogspot.com

Enjoy, y'all.

I have never gotten a tatto, but I always said that if I ever did, I would have a chinese character tattoo on my shoulder.  Instead of some b.s. "Inspirational" saying, it would say:

"Beef with broccoli"
That's hilarious!

I have an Asian name IRL, so I suppose I could get a tattoo of that.  But who could I trust to give me the correct characters?

Sadly, that wouldn't be your only concern. Many tattoo artists that aren't familiar with the characters can make some pretty wonky strokes if they freehand it. If you really wanted a tattoo, you might be safe by bringing in exactly what you wanted (verified by a native speaker), and they could create a stencil from that.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1473 on: January 22, 2015, 02:38:46 PM »
A girl I know, just got an upgraded ring, from a 1/2 carat to a full carat.

He hasn't even asked her to marry him yet and they live in her grandmas basement because her hours were cut during her pregnancy.

Ohhh it hurts my head to think of all the stooopid wrapped up in that one picture of her new ring!

im confused. if no one has asked her to marry them, why does she have an engagement ring, from whence did it come?

Not sure, I mean she does have a baby daddy who is in the picture, But this picture of her upgraded ring, SHE said in the comments that he hasn't asked her yet, it's very strange and I have her on ignore, but I wanted to see if she had given birth yet.

I can just imagine her Grandpa, my uncle, what he has to say about it all, since they are living with him, all I can hope is that it's a fake diamond.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1474 on: January 22, 2015, 03:36:15 PM »
A girl I know, just got an upgraded ring, from a 1/2 carat to a full carat.

He hasn't even asked her to marry him yet and they live in her grandmas basement because her hours were cut during her pregnancy.

Ohhh it hurts my head to think of all the stooopid wrapped up in that one picture of her new ring!

im confused. if no one has asked her to marry them, why does she have an engagement ring, from whence did it come?

Not sure, I mean she does have a baby daddy who is in the picture, But this picture of her upgraded ring, SHE said in the comments that he hasn't asked her yet, it's very strange and I have her on ignore, but I wanted to see if she had given birth yet.

I can just imagine her Grandpa, my uncle, what he has to say about it all, since they are living with him, all I can hope is that it's a fake diamond.

Maybe they've agreed to get married but she wants to have a formal special proposal, like him getting down on one knee and all that? 

I went right from cohabitating to married without an engagement period or actual proposal though so I probably have no idea what I'm talking about ;D

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1475 on: January 22, 2015, 05:59:35 PM »
Had a chat with my housemate today about money. I make him meals that he buys at $5 a portion, which I was feeling a little uneasy about because even though I know it's mutually beneficial, sometimes it feels like I'm taking advantage of him.

Him: Well, I used to have a really bad fast food habit so this works out better.
Me: Oh god, me too. Exam time last year led me to spend about $150 in a month. I'm so glad I curbed it!
Him: Yeah.. I was spending $200 a week.
Me: what
Him: Probably more if you include lunches!
Me: ...


I don't feel bad about the meal prices any more! Plus he expressed interest in my low grocery budget so he might start learning to cook. I love helping other people to save money too!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1476 on: January 23, 2015, 02:48:51 AM »
Had a chat with my housemate today about money. I make him meals that he buys at $5 a portion, which I was feeling a little uneasy about because even though I know it's mutually beneficial, sometimes it feels like I'm taking advantage of him.

Him: Well, I used to have a really bad fast food habit so this works out better.
Me: Oh god, me too. Exam time last year led me to spend about $150 in a month. I'm so glad I curbed it!
Him: Yeah.. I was spending $200 a week.
Me: what
Him: Probably more if you include lunches!
Me: ...


I don't feel bad about the meal prices any more! Plus he expressed interest in my low grocery budget so he might start learning to cook. I love helping other people to save money too!

I applaud this. The way I see it, either he's going to get his lunches from you or he's going to get them from a pricier, and unhealthier place. You're both benefiting, plus if he finds out that he can start cooking he might start taking it up. I first started cooking when I made chili in a crock pot and saw how easy it was, and then progressed from there.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1477 on: January 23, 2015, 10:31:06 AM »
This site about Asian character tattoos gone horribly wrong is always good for a laugh: www.hanzismatter.blogspot.com

Enjoy, y'all.

I have never gotten a tatto, but I always said that if I ever did, I would have a chinese character tattoo on my shoulder.  Instead of some b.s. "Inspirational" saying, it would say:

"Beef with broccoli"
That's hilarious!

I have an Asian name IRL, so I suppose I could get a tattoo of that.  But who could I trust to give me the correct characters?

These are hilarious! It seems when people are asking for one thing, (strength, virtue, love overcomes all)  the tattoo artist is tattooing things like "addicted to marijuana" "Hepatitis" "trashy", or even just gibberish instead. OMG!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1478 on: January 23, 2015, 11:19:55 AM »

LMAO. Although, I do remember the terrible feeling of dropping the 12k on my Scion. Seeing that much in my checking and then out of my checking was a weird one. I would love it if they could see all of our retirement accounts!

We had to transfer over $70k into our account for the down payment on our house.  So that, plus the usual amount we keep in there made for a fun ATM receipt before the wire transfer got pulled.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1479 on: January 23, 2015, 06:39:34 PM »
This site about Asian character tattoos gone horribly wrong is always good for a laugh: www.hanzismatter.blogspot.com

Enjoy, y'all.

I have never gotten a tatto, but I always said that if I ever did, I would have a chinese character tattoo on my shoulder.  Instead of some b.s. "Inspirational" saying, it would say:

"Beef with broccoli"

I'm not into tattoos, but I've always loved what a friend did. Her first two tattoos were quite small; she asked her children to write their own names, and then had that tattooed onto her shoulder. Small, cute, nice. For her third tattoo, she got one of those very elaborate calligraphy things on her hip where it can be hard to read what it says. I assumed it was a name because it was two words, but when I asked her what it said, she said, "Oh, it's another tattoo." I said, "I know, but what does it say?" (wait for it.....) It literally said "Another Tattoo."

LOVE it!!! That totally cracked me up!


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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1480 on: January 24, 2015, 01:42:45 PM »
This site about Asian character tattoos gone horribly wrong is always good for a laugh: www.hanzismatter.blogspot.com

Enjoy, y'all.

I have never gotten a tatto, but I always said that if I ever did, I would have a chinese character tattoo on my shoulder.  Instead of some b.s. "Inspirational" saying, it would say:

"Beef with broccoli"
That's hilarious!

I have an Asian name IRL, so I suppose I could get a tattoo of that.  But who could I trust to give me the correct characters?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1481 on: January 24, 2015, 11:04:12 PM »
This site about Asian character tattoos gone horribly wrong is always good for a laugh: www.hanzismatter.blogspot.com

Enjoy, y'all.

I have never gotten a tatto, but I always said that if I ever did, I would have a chinese character tattoo on my shoulder.  Instead of some b.s. "Inspirational" saying, it would say:

"Beef with broccoli"
That's hilarious!

I have an Asian name IRL, so I suppose I could get a tattoo of that.  But who could I trust to give me the correct characters?

Google Translate

Oh, god, google translate is absolutely not to be trusted.  High probability of gibberish.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1482 on: January 25, 2015, 09:09:58 AM »
This site about Asian character tattoos gone horribly wrong is always good for a laugh: www.hanzismatter.blogspot.com

Enjoy, y'all.

I have never gotten a tatto, but I always said that if I ever did, I would have a chinese character tattoo on my shoulder.  Instead of some b.s. "Inspirational" saying, it would say:

"Beef with broccoli"
That's hilarious!

I have an Asian name IRL, so I suppose I could get a tattoo of that.  But who could I trust to give me the correct characters?

Google Translate

Oh, god, google translate is absolutely not to be trusted.  High probability of gibberish.
Exactly!  No way I would trust that!  In any case, not getting a tattoo.  I have a piercing, which is nice because when it's out no-one can tell I have it. 

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1483 on: January 25, 2015, 09:45:39 AM »
This site about Asian character tattoos gone horribly wrong is always good for a laugh: www.hanzismatter.blogspot.com

Enjoy, y'all.

I have never gotten a tatto, but I always said that if I ever did, I would have a chinese character tattoo on my shoulder.  Instead of some b.s. "Inspirational" saying, it would say:

"Beef with broccoli"
That's hilarious!

I have an Asian name IRL, so I suppose I could get a tattoo of that.  But who could I trust to give me the correct characters?

Google Translate

Oh, god, google translate is absolutely not to be trusted.  High probability of gibberish.
Exactly!  No way I would trust that!  In any case, not getting a tattoo.  I have a piercing, which is nice because when it's out no-one can tell I have it.

Wait, is Asian character tattoos still a thing? I could never understand the concept of being 'different,' by doing what every 'different' person has done to demonstrate that he/she is 'different.'

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1484 on: January 25, 2015, 09:49:57 AM »
Consecutive posts I saw on someone's wall:

"Never so excited to spend so much money...hello car payments :)"

"When I say, 'I'm broke' I don't mean I have $0.  It means I have responsibilities to take care of before wasting money on dumb stuff"

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1485 on: January 25, 2015, 10:20:05 AM »

I have never gotten a tatto, but I always said that if I ever did, I would have a chinese character tattoo on my shoulder.  Instead of some b.s. "Inspirational" saying, it would say:

"Beef with broccoli"

Google translate gives 牛肉西蘭花 for "beef with broccoli".  Maybe someone can do a real translation.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1486 on: January 25, 2015, 05:26:09 PM »
If I ever got a Chinese tattoo it would say "confused porridge". Truer words were never spoken.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1487 on: January 26, 2015, 02:14:56 AM »
This isn't so much overhead on Facebook rather than via Facebook.

One of the guys I studied teaching with a number of years ago has been spruiking his new financial blog relentlessly on Facebook. Apparently he noticed that a lot of young people were not very good at budgeting and wants to help them out.

His first bit of advice? Build a buffer of 3 months income but don't worry about racing to do it, just start by saving 10% (???) of your income and eventually it will be there and then you can start saving that 10% for other things, like a deposit ($50-$100k where we live). Of course don't beat yourself up if you don't manage to meeting 10% all the time because budgeting is hard and you will fail but you'll get it some of the time if you keep trying...

I understand that saving 10% is better than spending 110% but it is talk like his which makes people think that not spending money is harder than it actually is. Here is a well educated guy telling young people to expect to fail at saving 10% of their income? No wonder some people have trouble comprehending saving 50%!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1488 on: January 26, 2015, 05:13:47 AM »
This isn't so much overhead on Facebook rather than via Facebook.

One of the guys I studied teaching with a number of years ago has been spruiking his new financial blog relentlessly on Facebook. Apparently he noticed that a lot of young people were not very good at budgeting and wants to help them out.

His first bit of advice? Build a buffer of 3 months income but don't worry about racing to do it, just start by saving 10% (???) of your income and eventually it will be there and then you can start saving that 10% for other things, like a deposit ($50-$100k where we live). Of course don't beat yourself up if you don't manage to meeting 10% all the time because budgeting is hard and you will fail but you'll get it some of the time if you keep trying...

I understand that saving 10% is better than spending 110% but it is talk like his which makes people think that not spending money is harder than it actually is. Here is a well educated guy telling young people to expect to fail at saving 10% of their income? No wonder some people have trouble comprehending saving 50%!

Keep it in perspective though. For your average 20-something, SAVING is a miracle. 10% is great! When you weigh 10% vs the Mustachian Minimum (50%), it looks bad, but when you weigh it against the -2% of the average, then it's totally acceptable. It's a start, and a much better one than most people that age. For someone retiring on time, saving 10% in their 20s sets them up to save more when the realize they need to, but also starts them on the path towards a healthy retirement fund.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1489 on: January 26, 2015, 06:26:50 AM »
This isn't so much overhead on Facebook rather than via Facebook.

One of the guys I studied teaching with a number of years ago has been spruiking his new financial blog relentlessly on Facebook. Apparently he noticed that a lot of young people were not very good at budgeting and wants to help them out.

His first bit of advice? Build a buffer of 3 months income but don't worry about racing to do it, just start by saving 10% (???) of your income and eventually it will be there and then you can start saving that 10% for other things, like a deposit ($50-$100k where we live). Of course don't beat yourself up if you don't manage to meeting 10% all the time because budgeting is hard and you will fail but you'll get it some of the time if you keep trying...

I understand that saving 10% is better than spending 110% but it is talk like his which makes people think that not spending money is harder than it actually is. Here is a well educated guy telling young people to expect to fail at saving 10% of their income? No wonder some people have trouble comprehending saving 50%!

Keep it in perspective though. For your average 20-something, SAVING is a miracle. 10% is great! When you weigh 10% vs the Mustachian Minimum (50%), it looks bad, but when you weigh it against the -2% of the average, then it's totally acceptable. It's a start, and a much better one than most people that age. For someone retiring on time, saving 10% in their 20s sets them up to save more when the realize they need to, but also starts them on the path towards a healthy retirement fund.

I'm fortunate in that most of my friends do save a portion of their income, but I imagine that they are the exception to the rule. For those that aren't already saving, I imagine them saving anything at all much more beneficial than nothing at all. Let's take someone that is spending 110% of their income and within a short period they start saving some money. If they find that they don't have to hate life to do it and realize that it is way less stressful this way, then perhaps they will increase their savings rate.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1490 on: January 26, 2015, 07:53:36 AM »
I really didn't like the way he was so sympathetic to the idea that saving is really really hard and gave excuses such that it is expected we fail at a simple goal like saving 10%. I get the whole baby steps thing but a person in Australia who on full time min wage get just shy of AU$30 000 after tax. There was no talk of starting at 10% and working up. It was as though 10% was the end goal.

Now if you are working part time fine but almost any young person without kids who doesn't have extenuating family/health circumstances should be able to save more than $3k/year on $30k.

I'm not sure how many people are paid min wage over here either. I was paid more than it in a completely unskilled role in a supermarket years ago.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1491 on: January 26, 2015, 09:19:27 AM »
This site about Asian character tattoos gone horribly wrong is always good for a laugh: www.hanzismatter.blogspot.com

Enjoy, y'all.

I have never gotten a tatto, but I always said that if I ever did, I would have a chinese character tattoo on my shoulder.  Instead of some b.s. "Inspirational" saying, it would say:

"Beef with broccoli"

I'm not into tattoos, but I've always loved what a friend did. Her first two tattoos were quite small; she asked her children to write their own names, and then had that tattooed onto her shoulder. Small, cute, nice. For her third tattoo, she got one of those very elaborate calligraphy things on her hip where it can be hard to read what it says. I assumed it was a name because it was two words, but when I asked her what it said, she said, "Oh, it's another tattoo." I said, "I know, but what does it say?" (wait for it.....) It literally said "Another Tattoo."

LOVE it!!! That totally cracked me up!

This seems appropriate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF6ct9ZEq5s

It's a weird al song, Another Tattoo (Parody of "Nothin' On You" by B.o.B. featuring Bruno Mars)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1492 on: January 26, 2015, 10:37:49 AM »
Keep it in perspective though. For your average 20-something, SAVING is a miracle.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1493 on: January 26, 2015, 11:11:13 AM »
Keep it in perspective though. For your average 20-something, SAVING is a miracle.
"I've never met a young person, but I heard they're awful!"

From two people under 30 ;)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1494 on: January 26, 2015, 05:17:35 PM »
I don't think 20-somethings are any worse than 50-somethings at saving for retirement - or especially any worse than today's 50-somethings were thirty years ago.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1495 on: January 26, 2015, 05:40:43 PM »
I don't think 20-somethings are any worse than 50-somethings at saving for retirement - or especially any worse than today's 50-somethings were thirty years ago.

Probably better, actually! I think I saw something comparing 20s people in the 1980s vs today with regards to savings that it was lower back then.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1496 on: January 26, 2015, 06:04:38 PM »
I don't think 20-somethings are any worse than 50-somethings at saving for retirement - or especially any worse than today's 50-somethings were thirty years ago.

Probably better, actually! I think I saw something comparing 20s people in the 1980s vs today with regards to savings that it was lower back then.

It is time honored tradition to insult and belittle the previous generation. I would assume it dates back to the creation of the 2nd generation.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1497 on: January 26, 2015, 06:23:04 PM »
I don't think 20-somethings are any worse than 50-somethings at saving for retirement - or especially any worse than today's 50-somethings were thirty years ago.

Probably better, actually! I think I saw something comparing 20s people in the 1980s vs today with regards to savings that it was lower back then.
Maybe. Except these weird things known as "pensions" used to exist.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1498 on: January 26, 2015, 06:50:14 PM »
I don't think 20-somethings are any worse than 50-somethings at saving for retirement - or especially any worse than today's 50-somethings were thirty years ago.

Probably better, actually! I think I saw something comparing 20s people in the 1980s vs today with regards to savings that it was lower back then.
Maybe. Except these weird things known as "pensions" used to exist.
Haha yes. They got replaced by 401k's....where the burden is on the employee to manage funding his or her retirement.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1499 on: January 26, 2015, 08:59:14 PM »
I don't think 20-somethings are any worse than 50-somethings at saving for retirement - or especially any worse than today's 50-somethings were thirty years ago.

Probably better, actually! I think I saw something comparing 20s people in the 1980s vs today with regards to savings that it was lower back then.
Maybe. Except these weird things known as "pensions" used to exist.

Yeah but... the previous generations got the exact children they raised.