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Old 03-08-2009, 08:54 PM   #41
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We just added extra pepperoni and mozzarella to our frozen pizza!
Why not? hey live it up!
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Old 03-08-2009, 10:21 PM   #42
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Valet park at the Ahmanson Theatre, downtown LA. Costs $20. Then, the valet shakes me down for another $10 to have my car waiting for me right out in front. It saves me about 1/2 hour which includes getting to my car and then being stuck in an underground parking lot waiting to get out. Makes having to see a lousy play to please the wife just so much better. And, for the price, I get to have people wonder who I am as my car is waiting for me--with a grinning valet included. I figure that's worth about a share (maybe two) of AIG. (Maybe not).
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Old 03-09-2009, 04:25 AM   #43
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Old 03-09-2009, 06:30 AM   #44
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I have moved from drinking German beer to Belgian. The change has cost me about $20 a week or so.

It has improved the quality of my life immensly.
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:48 AM   #45
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Bought a new tv yesterday and made sure I got a discount on the display model that was on sale, used a coupon, and used some discounted gift cards that I had been saving...I was the only one in the electronics area so got pretty good service on it, too...

And to think I had marveled at everybody using their home equity to buy stuff...
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:02 AM   #46
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Bruce Springsteen concert tickets $300. DW is a big fan, I can take him or leave him.

If mamas not happy, nobodys happy.
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Getting spa services like pedicures, hair cut and color, waxing.....I either barter massages for them or give a tip.....Love working in the spa
Another splurge is getting take out from this great chinese place that makes a great green roll....I get about 5 orders (6 pieces each) and they pack it separately for me as I eat some and take the rest for lunch
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Bruce Springsteen concert tickets $300. DW is a big fan, I can take him or leave him.

If mamas not happy, nobodys happy.
Hey, I thought the upper limit was $50!
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Lobster is really cheap right now, well at least compared to what it usually is.

I love it but used to never eat it because not worth money per bite, now I'm grilling 'em at least twice a month. Makes me feel like Thurston freakin Howell.
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Oops sorry did not see the $50 limit. FWIW I started with $50 tickets but they were in the nosebleed section.
It will be interesting to see how many empty seats there are.
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Hey, I thought the upper limit was $50!
When it comes to DW arbitrary limits are not heeded.
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Awesome suggestions!

I'm a rum addict. I add a teaspoon of rum to yogurt, to frozen fruit, and even to these canned fruit snacks! Transforms simple snacks to luxury food (for me, anyway)! Yummm! Makes me feel not-so-riffraffy!

For true decadence ... there's always cream top yogurt.
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Lunch at Bavarian Inn, Shepherdstown, WV.

Bavarian Inn Shepherstown WV

Always makes DW feel pampered.
This place looks nice and the prices aren't bad! DH would love it. His grandparents immigrated from Germany and he loves German food. His mom cooked a lot of traditional German meals. I Google mapped it and it's only 64 miles from our home. Might be worth the trip.
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It's almost the time of year for my favorite splurge/antidepressant: fresh asparagus or (especially) artichokes. Even when they're off season I can indulge in either one for $5.

Another favorite of mine is to go visit a cat show. Even if it's out of town, the combined cost of gas, admission, snack and a catalog won't exceed $50. I haven't shown a cat myself for quite a while, so I don't know exactly what entry fees are nowadays, but I think entering a local show (no hotel) would probably also be do-able under the limit, if I brown-bagged it for lunch.
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It's almost the time of year for my favorite splurge/antidepressant: fresh asparagus or (especially) artichokes. Even when they're off season I can indulge in either one for $5.

Another favorite of mine is to go visit a cat show. Even if it's out of town, the combined cost of gas, admission, snack and a catalog won't exceed $50. I haven't shown a cat myself for quite a while, so I don't know exactly what entry fees are nowadays, but I think entering a local show (no hotel) would probably also be do-able under the limit, if I brown-bagged it for lunch.
Hey kyounge1956, I love asparagus and artichokes too! I also love cat shows but tend to hang out with the rescue folks since that's what I'm into. I have met many people who breed and show purebread cats who are very supportive of helping the homeless "mutt cats" I have a particular interest in.
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I am cheered up by all the ideas this thread has spawned. So many of them would work for me...the grilled lobster (yum) is an idea that bears looking into (see what they cost in my area).

Cruising, if you get tired of rum, try Grand Marnier on your ice cream. Or Bailey's. Or Godiva liqueur. Or Amaretto and Godiva mixed together. Put vanilla ice cream on top of home-made brownies, and a generous splash of Bailey's on top of that, and you couldn't get a better dessert for $10.00 at a restaurant.

Kyounge, I had forgotten cat shows. All those tiny paws and noses pressed against the cages....We have a 6-month-old Siamese, so there is a free (well, not quite...$277.00 yesterday for neutering and shots) cat show every day at our house.

Citrine...Bartering! What a great LBYM idea.

Saluki, I agree that the difference between good beer and terrific beer (or between good anything and terrific anything, come to think of it) is worth a few bucks.
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We've resumed going to see/hear live music again after taking a few months off. Plenty of venues around here where we can hear some good stuff (singer-songwriter or jazz) and have a couple of beers for $50.

Been invited to join a group walking in both the downtown St Pat Day parade and the Southside parade this Sat and Sun. That's free....... other than the wear on the shoes. And the 47 pints we'll have afterwards will cost a few bucks.
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Hey kyounge1956, I love asparagus and artichokes too! I also love cat shows but tend to hang out with the rescue folks since that's what I'm into. I have met many people who breed and show purebread cats who are very supportive of helping the homeless "mutt cats" I have a particular interest in.
Hi Purron! Non-pedigree kitties can be show cats too. That's who the Household Pet class is for. There's at least one association (TICA) where the HHPs, which in that group also includes rescue purebreds, earn titles parallel to the ones the purebred cats earn. Anyway, if you enjoy showing, no reason to miss out just because your cat is a "Heinz 57 varieties". Another association, CFA, has Cat Agility, which I've never seen, but it sounds wild!
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