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Shopping Thread .. or What Did You Buy?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by MaryKB, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. Snerk

    Snerk Smeghead

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  2. MaryKB

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    @Synsensa how's your face cream working for you?

    I've bought a lot lately. I got a new sewing kit, because my old one is junk and I have some buttons I need to fix. I bought a compact umbrella to keep in my car's glove box. I bought a foot bath basin and some lavender salts. I got a new shower caddy for my bathroom, my old one was looking very grungy. I bought some shirts for my baby brother.

    I bought about $115 worth of groceries; I've really been getting into a lot more organics lately, and I got some new things to try.

    I also bought a new game pack for the Sims 4, "Strangerville"
     
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    Reminds me I need to buy a needle and thread to put a button back on my Hawaiian shirt
     
  4. Snerk

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    I bought a sewing awl kit a while back for making repair to various gear that can't be fixed with a regular needle and thread. But I've yet to get to try it out. Here's hoping something tears soon.
     
  5. tjs282

    tjs282 Un(a)bashed immigrant

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    Yup.
    Yup.
    Yup.
     
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  6. Thorgalaeg

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    @Snerk , i use a pair of very long hard carbon fiber fins for spearfishing in deep water. The key is to use them in a different way to short soft fins. You must "push" instead "flap" them. Dont know if i explain myself. You can hurt your ankles/knees if do it incorrectly.
     
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  7. Berzerker

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    buying another chain saw, going with a small Stihl. Man I got so many trees to cut down :(

    and something's up in the attic and it sounds big, must be a rat but could be a snake or even a possum
     
  8. Snerk

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    How big of a difference is there between the plastic and carbon ones?
     
  9. tjs282

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    Free-diving fins are about going further with each kick, not faster. Basically, because of their length, your kick-motion needs to be realllllly slow, which minimises the leverage/stress on your knees/ankles. It also makes them somewhat more difficult to manoeuvre with.

    This guy is kind of... I dunno, flouncy, but his info's good (watch the whole thing, or start at 4:20 for the finning tips and clips):



    The bicyle-kick he talks about for horizontal, low-turbulence travel is sort of demonstrated here (although it's a little difficult to see, since the guy is filming himself):



    Carbon fiber is stiffer than plastic, so carbon-fins 'feel' harder to fin with (especially if you try to kick too fast!). OTOH, less of your input energy is wasted to fin-collapse on the power-stroke, and you get more oomph on the rebound as well.
     
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  10. MaryKB

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    After much convincing from friends, I finally ordered my first pair of Birkenstocks.
     
  11. Thorgalaeg

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    Carbon fiber is much more rigid. It gives more power to get deeper but are more difficult to use properly and can break if hit a rock.
     
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    Pffft! Iron boots are the way to go!
    Spoiler :


     
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  13. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    I bought a toaster oven a couple of nights ago.

    Nao ai can has toast! :D
     
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  14. Berzerker

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    I need to buy a mongoose, I have a snake in the attic... Found its shed skin today.
     
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    Do you know what kind it is likely to be? @Berzerker Black snakes are good, but I prefer them outside and not in the house.
     
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    I thought about grabbing the old skin and asking a pro, but I figure its a black/constrictor/rat snake...and they are good. I should have at least looked to see if the skin had any rattles, I forgot. But I didn't hear any rattling and rattlers are not much for climbing into attics, they'd prefer under the house. We had a big black rat snake around here about 8-10 years ago and he could climb the wall and was in the process when we found him, probably close to 6 ft and thick. Big enough to be a problem for at least 1 of the cats, the small mommy of other 2 big kids.
     
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    I got new flavorizer burner covers for my weber grill. Old ones had rusted through, though it took ~8 years so pretty happy.
     
  18. MaryKB

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    A friend of mine recommended these vegan-friendly sandals from Zappos ... I ordered my own pair a couple days ago and they arrived today (cheers for Zappos shipping!) They are extremely comfortable :)

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    Yeah I know I was too impatient and I didn't let it settle enough so it got chipped a little :p I'll touch them up tomorrow.
     
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