Things you recently bought or got

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  1. Martin Beerbom

    Martin Beerbom Senior Member

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    Found a treasure in the back of the bathroom shelf: A 250 ml bottle of disinfecting spray and a 100 ml bottle of hand disinfectant. Now, they're both beyond their "use by" date, but the main and active ingredient is propanol, so I doubt that they've gone bad (their effectiveness against some promised microorganisms may have suffered).

    The spray has fragrances added to it, though, that trigger my asthma. Seems the manufacturer believes people hate the smell of propanol. I don't. I worked in a lab. I like the smell of propanol in the morning. Smells like ... sterile surfaces. :D
     
  2. Martin Beerbom

    Martin Beerbom Senior Member

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    I was checking outstanding orders. Came across this gem with an already delivered package:"Signed by: Mailbox".:rolleyes::):D
     
  3. J.T. Woody

    J.T. Woody "With torn and bleeding hearts we smile" PLD Contributor

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    just bought essential oils and natural butters
    since I've gotten rid of my locs, my hair and scalp has dried out, and store bought products seem to make it worse. I figure, I have the time now to experiment with mixing oils to see what works and what doesn't. Worst case scenario.... my hair falls out... but I've had super short hair before, so its not an issue for me.
     
  4. OurJud

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    A set of these for my leathercraft hobby. My stitching stinks but I reckon that's because up until now I've used traditional punching forks for making the holes, which only pierce the leather and create diagonal slits for the traditional saddle stitch look. Whereas these literally punch out tiny holes and hopefully give me more wiggle room and allow me to enter/exit the holes consistently.

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  5. Martin Beerbom

    Martin Beerbom Senior Member

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    Today, it said "Package was handed to resident." It was in the mailbox.

    I'm not complaining. That mailbox dude seems to be a good housemate. :D
     
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    One of these. This C-virus is costing me a small fortune!!

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    A BUNCH of books and the first half should arrive very soon, like tomorrow or the day after! Quarantine has me going through ~100 pages per day.
     
  8. Martin Beerbom

    Martin Beerbom Senior Member

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    Got an email from my ISP that my internet speed is now doubled. How nice!

    It's weird because there was a FUD news story yesterday that all that home office working and netflix-and-chill-streaming put too much stress on our networks... but, here we are. My ISP, good ol' German Telekom aka the Magenta Giant, can double the speed just like that for simple pedestrian folks like me.
     
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  9. Martin Beerbom

    Martin Beerbom Senior Member

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    Bought some Moebius comics.

    Now, online ordering via amazon strangely only went through 3rd party vendors with shipping costs. (It's still in print. amazon usually skips shipping costs on new books, since we have legally mandated fixed prices on them, no matter where you get them, and they wouldn't stay in business as a book vendor if they added shipping costs.)

    So I checked my friendly neighborhood bookstore. It's closed – getting books is not deemed essential service. Yeah right.

    Friendly neighborhood bookstore, however, is also a packet drop-off and pick-up station. They have 4 hrs each workday where you can pick-up-drop-off, upon ringing at the side door. And they have a web page where you can order books. Yeah! So I got my comics without shipping costs!
     
  10. Martin Beerbom

    Martin Beerbom Senior Member

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    Just for the record: I was always going to use Friendly Neighborhood Bookstore. It's way more convenient for German books under the fixed price law (you like long German words? How about "Buchpreisbindung". :))

    amazon just is a great database for availability and prices in this case.
     
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    All I have got recently was a book order, which includes:

    • The Witcher - The Lady of The Lake
    • Dragonfly in Amber
    • Voyager
    • Animal Farm
    • 1984
    • A Clockwork Orange
    • How to Win Friends and Influence People
    • The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing
    I also bought a flat as well, but we're still waiting for the bank to approve our loan! Fingers crossed on that one.
     
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    Shadow of the Colossus for the PS4. I don't normally do these third-person fantasy adventure games but, I dunno, maybe it's being cooped up all the time means I'm really looking forward to this. I loved its predecessor Ico, and the reviews are very positive.

     
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    Water, milk, sugar, Oreos, and Skittles.

    Milk is for porridge, as I have loads of oats. Also for pancakes and dipping Oreos.
    Sugar for pancakes, as I like them with lemon juice and sugar.
    Oreos and Skittles because they are themselves. :p
     
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    Cave Troll What do you mean, 'no more abductions'? :P Contributor

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    Taquitos and choc chip ice cream, cause I
    am having a bit of a sweet tooth. :p
     
  15. OurJud

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    Just ordered this. I picked up Book 3 of this series in a huge 2nd hand book store in Wales once.

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    This. I'm stupid, impulsive and impatient, and will probably get bored of using it in about three days' time, but at the price I couldn't not. The next cheapest was body-only for £280. The one I just bought comes with kit lens 10-30mm, spare battery, bag and finger-grip thingy for £125. Too good to be true? Probably.

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    Nikon makes a good camera and these guys are pretty great in that lenses are relatively cheap and it's easy to adapt non-native lenses to them. If I wasn't already invested in their SLRs, I'd probably get something similar.
     
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    Thanks. That sincerely makes me feel a heap better :)

    I'll still be on tenterhooks until I've used it without issue for a couple of weeks.
     
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  19. Yaldabaoth

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    Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

    Wholesome as hell, and bizarrely addictive. And it allows me to live out all kinds of crazy fantasies that are impossible in real life. Fantastical things like, owning a house.
     
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    Where do you live? Sure, some places it's virtually impossible to own a house (Manhattan? Hong Kong?), but there are plenty of places where houses are inexpensive (West Texas, Montana, etc. and large stretches of Canada).

    Buying a house is not fantastical. It's doable. Maybe not now, but give yourself time. I didn't buy a house until I was in my fifties. But I did it, and never regretted it.
     
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    Especially doable after this pandemic wipes out the demographic that's been hoarding all of the affordable housing these past few decades. #optimism#silverlinings.

    TBH, I could afford a house if that's all it was, what I can't afford is to deal with the banks that are somehow almost impossible not to deal with to buy one.

    I just got Rage Against the Machine and Bedouin Soundclash on vinyl online. Waiting impatiently for them to be arrive.
     
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    Pinhead.
     
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  23. Homer Potvin

    Homer Potvin We may just go where no-one's been.... Contributor

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    You don't want to buy grandma's house. By the time you fix the roof, HVAC, knob and tube wiring, plumbing, and update the kitchen and bath rooms and rip out the wood paneling from the 70s you will have paid for 2 houses.
     
  24. Yaldabaoth

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    Ireland has been going through a dreadful property crisis for a few years now. Particularly if you want to live in the capital.

    How the Covid crisis will impact that has yet to be seen.
     
  25. The Dapper Hooligan

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    Not even mentioning getting rid of the smell of boiled cabbage and Ben-Gay.
     
  26. Homer Potvin

    Homer Potvin We may just go where no-one's been.... Contributor

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    Old people smell is its own category.
     
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