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Old 07-09-2007, 06:03 PM   #61
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Shoes! I'm surprised. I didn't peg you for a shoes person. It has been an indicator of a high maintance woman in my experience.
I re-read my post and I do sound high maintenance, don't I.

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Those darn vices of mine
Old 07-09-2007, 07:28 PM   #62
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Those darn vices of mine

Not in any special order:

1. Corvettes
2. Wild Turkey (for sipping around Thanksgiving)
3. Fresh ground coffee
4. Any tool
5. La-Z-boy recliners
6. 50" Plasma TV's
7. Swimming Pool (in ground)
8. Mountain homes with a view
9. Horses
10. Dirt bikes

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Old 07-09-2007, 07:33 PM   #63
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Her last name wouldn't happen to be Jones would it?
No.

SNL Transcripts: Ron Howard: 10/09/82: Velvet Jones

I'm switching from velvet to flannel. Actually, well worn flannel shirts are a weakness. But I haven't been in any store but a grocery--of my own volition--in quite some time.
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Old 07-10-2007, 05:27 AM   #64
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Old 07-12-2007, 02:24 PM   #65
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Old 07-12-2007, 03:52 PM   #66
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1. Travel
2. Eating out (mostly due to lazy avoidance of cooking)
3. Jeans - can't walk by them in a store without trying on... but I'm a cheap s.o.b. so I won't spend more than $35

I think I "cured" my wife's book fetish with a library card, but we'll see!
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Old 07-12-2007, 04:40 PM   #67
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Yarn

small cactus plants and 4 inch terracotta pots to replant them in

Interesting stuff for gardening - bags, cool tools, seeds, seed starter trays, gloves...etc
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Old 07-12-2007, 05:25 PM   #68
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I'm a real LBYM type and can resist most anything but I love antique wristwatches. I try to stay away from Ebay because if I'm on the watch page I'm in trouble nothing excites me more ( except s--) than a vintage Bulova .So what's your weakness ??
We're not particularly LBYM types, but slowly converting out of need at a bit over year into my joining DW in FIRE. We tend to go thru periods of collecting. I definitely went thru a WristWatch (and some RR Pockets) mostly about a decade ago, I'm a Hamilton Fan with lots of Bulovas, Longines, Waltham, Elgin, Omega Seamasters, etc etc. Lately I've been into Vintage Pocket Lighters (OK so I Like FIRE, the burning kind too, wanna make something of it?) but of course my true love addiction has to be

GUITARS, now thirty plus looking for playing time with many more on my wish list. And then all the peripherals (Stomp Boxes, Tube Amps) it just never stops.
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Old 07-12-2007, 07:30 PM   #69
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I'm a book collector, mostly of first editions from about 1940 to 1980 but I can't resist early American editions of Dickens' novels going back to the late 1860s.
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Old 07-13-2007, 10:07 AM   #70
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Kayaks are NOT a weakness of mine, I'm down to three, so there

And eating out is not an issue, DW & I agree not to eat out more than three times a day, got that under control.
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Old 07-13-2007, 10:43 AM   #71
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I got rid of three kayaks...down to just my inflatable now...which I still havent deployed in the river near the new house...hmmmm...
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Old 07-14-2007, 08:25 AM   #72
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Books-all bookshelves in the house are full
Purses-ditto on purse shelf in closet
Sunglasses-I have a large drawer devoted to them
Shoes-

None of these things are allowed to exceed their storage space so I have to constantly edit.

For you bookworms there is a website called

paperbackswap.com

that is a lifesaver. Books only cost you the time, trouble and postage to trade with other bookophiles.

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Old 07-14-2007, 10:39 AM   #73
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1. packaged ice
Love it when the true flavor of the beverage comes through without the flavors of the local water.
2. pedicures (May-September)
Summer here is too short to not do this!
3. XM Satellite Radio
Didn't know I needed or wanted this; but once I tried it ...
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Old 07-14-2007, 11:31 AM   #74
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I should also at this time point out that most of us have an innate problem with following directions!

"What is your ONE material weakness"
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Old 07-14-2007, 05:18 PM   #75
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Sorry CFB, I will also list more than one weakness:

Cars. I love roadsters. However, I never owned a car myself and I plan an OPM approach here. (Other people's money.)

Suits. Somehow I almost spend 1K (over 5% of my savings) on 5 tailor made suits from a good tailor that flew over from Asia. They were so increadibly classy. I managed to walk away. Will need an extra suit for my intership though.

2nd grade price differentiation. The suits above reminded me that I too often go for the bulk discounts. I would never buy 1 suit @ 400 euro, but was an instant away from ordering 5 @ 200 each. (Even when I only had 3 suit combinations in mind.)

Dating. When a man is in love...

On the other hand I sometimes think I am too obsessive with saving/investing/coming out ahead.
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Old 07-14-2007, 06:48 PM   #76
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Lattes, daily. Restaurant meals (so that I can socialize with friends). Travel at least twice a year and, hopefully, international travel once a year. Books, books, books. And I do sell them back on Amazon in order to keep my bookshelves under control (very overstuffed right now as I see!). Also, anything my dog wants (he likes quality tennis balls.)
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I go from one weakness to another...

Right now, it's Dansko stapled clogs and sandals.

They're the opposite of sexy but very comfy.

I have 2 prs of clogs and 3 prs of sandals, and I bought them all in the last few months. Must resist...must stop now...
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Old 07-15-2007, 03:30 PM   #78
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Right now, it's Dansko stapled clogs and sandals.

They're the opposite of sexy but very comfy.

I have 2 prs of clogs and 3 prs of sandals, and I bought them all in the last few months. Must resist...must stop now...
Looks like my gal's kinda footwear - she's got feet like a duck - very wide across the toes, super high arch, fun to look at her footprints in sand. Her current favorite footwear is Keens Keen Footwear - Home
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I can't stop at one, either:

1) If I am traveling someplace, I have 3 things I look for: ceramics, textiles and bookmarks -i H
2) Thank god for the library card, as it has saved me quite a bit---however, I do buy good knitting design books
3) Yarn - although I've put myself on a yarn diet this year (and have done quite well, thank you), I still have the wall'o'yarn and then some....ugghh - gotta stop reading those knitting blogs
4) Does magnets from where I've been count----like the fridge is way too full?
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I will do more than one:

1) When I'm traveling I look for textiles ceramics and bookmarks - rugs count as textiles
2) Books - especially knitting design books - thank god for the library!
3) Yarn - although I'm on a yarn diet now, I still have the wall'o'yarn
4) Frige magnets - only thing stopping me now from getting one from each place I've been is lack of real estate on the fridge.....
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