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Old 11-14-2014, 06:35 PM   #1
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Most Pleasurable 40 bucks or less

There is nothing that gives me more satisfaction in life than nice meal and bottle of red wine shared with my wife or dear friend.

How about you?

Nice things in life don't cost big money Those nice things count more than NW......
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Old 11-14-2014, 06:40 PM   #2
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We love going to the movies. Especially Imax, popcorn and a soda to share.

I know, it's close to the amount but still worth it to us...........
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Old 11-14-2014, 07:00 PM   #4
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There is nothing that gives me more satisfaction in life than nice meal and bottle of red wine shared with my wife or dear friend.

How about you?

Nice things in life don't cost big money Those nice things count more than NW......
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Old 11-14-2014, 07:16 PM   #5
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Two meals plus a bottle of wine for $40? Where are you dining?


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Old 11-14-2014, 07:20 PM   #6
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At home or Bring Your Own Bottle place....... but that does not matter.....you got a point and plus and minus 20 bucks does not matter for a sake of argument.

I live in very expensive Boston area and I am 100% sure 60 bucks will be more the enough. So 40 bucks will cover most of US.
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Old 11-14-2014, 07:53 PM   #7
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Dining out or in with good wine and good company and DESSERT!
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Old 11-14-2014, 08:27 PM   #8
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My favorite restaurant to celebrate with my husband is Barbarella's in La Jolla

They have a great menu but we always order the same 3 things - and split them.
Fritti (usually lightly battered shrimp and green beans or asparagus... with an awesome olio to dip in. But sometimes the seafood may be calimari, or something else... and the green bean can be almost any long skinny green veggie)
Pizza Max - a thin crust brick oven pizza with creme fraiche, thin salmon (like lox) and roasted capers.
Chocolate tort with homemade banana ice cream

We split these items and it's *just* the right amount of food. Sometimes we'll order wine or a martini - but that blows the $40 budget. It's a nice, but casual place that we really enjoy.
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Meeting my 35 year old only daughter for lunch, just me and her....
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Old 11-14-2014, 08:59 PM   #10
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I had 3 microbrews, a burger and fries at 3 Floyds today for $38 including tip. Best $38 I have spent in a while. Last time I had that much fun for $40 was DW and I going to the movies, popcorn and a big coke.


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Old 11-14-2014, 09:18 PM   #11
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Today I had a massage by a friend who only charges $40. They usually last for over an hour and she comes to our home. We also give her something out of our organic garden. Today it was Jalpeno peppers, green tomatoes, Meyers lemons, and Rosemary.

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We would go to the discount movies . $2.00 for tickets then stop at our local pub for half price wine & an appetizer and have change left from the $40.00.
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I bought a planetarium annual membership for $40 on Groupon. We go to the planetarium for lectures, shows, and movies on the dome screen for some of our date nights out. It is a pretty drive at night going home, driving down from the hills as we can see the lights of the city below.
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Old 11-14-2014, 10:14 PM   #15
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Lots of great experiences for less than $40!

Taking into account the current exchange rate, my symphony ticket for last month's concert was just under $40 US. It was a superb concert and acoustically I had the best seat in the house.

Tomorrow night is the next concert. My friend is doing a solo!
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Weekly round of golf with my long time buddies. And a shared pitcher of beer and conversation at the 19th hole.
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More than one favorite thing for <$40.

- Weekday breakfast at local (walking distance) restaurant with DW.

- A round of golf with buddies.
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In October we were in Hilton Head, SC. On the beach you can rent 2 beach chairs and an umbrella, already set up with the umbrella anchored, for $32 all day or $18 after 1pm. We spent the afternoon on the beach on our 2nd day there and liked it so much that we did it again 2 days later. Total cost $36.
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A bottle of Evan Williams and a good book and I'll stay on the porch all day.
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