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Jestah
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Long Island, NY
Insane since: Jun 2000

posted posted 06-27-2004 19:40

What is it that you guys indulge in? What is it that you spend way too much time or money on that brings you gratification?

For me, its Starbucks & Godvia chocolate. When I'm home from school, I must swing by Starbucks two or three times a day. The odd thing is I'm not a coffee drinker. Depending on the season I buy Black Tea Lemonade or some of the various Frappachinos. I easily spend a $75 a week in Godiva. I buy all of my snacks there, hot chocolate, truffles, you name it.

I couldn't live without those two things. Fortunately, they're available nearby at home and school.

"My father never felt the need to wrap himself in anybody else's mantle or pretend to be anybody else. I don't know what's wrong with these people -- they have to keep invoking him. It is their administration, their war. If they can't stand on their own two feet, they're no Ronald Reagans, for sure." - Ronald P. Reagan.

Tyberius Prime
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Germany
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 06-27-2004 20:12

$75 a week for starkbucks????? I buy food for a whole month for less than that.
Way less, actually!
And I'm one of the better fed biology students around.


But what I indulge in is licorice... they have this brand here in germany, hard licorice in 'kitten' shape... hm.... now I need to visit my kitchen (fortunatly, it's cheap (~88cents/250g) and I don't consume that much of it - or my blood would have so much pressure that it would come out of my skin)

Jestah
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Long Island, NY
Insane since: Jun 2000

posted posted 06-27-2004 20:59

TP, Godiva not Starbucks. I'm addicted to their chocolate. I'm constantly swinging by and picking up a lb of truffles or chocolate covered strawberries, etc.

"My father never felt the need to wrap himself in anybody else's mantle or pretend to be anybody else. I don't know what's wrong with these people -- they have to keep invoking him. It is their administration, their war. If they can't stand on their own two feet, they're no Ronald Reagans, for sure." - Ronald P. Reagan.

warjournal
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From:
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 06-27-2004 21:02

writing utensils -

I've got a big ol' bag on a shelf above my computer. I've got untold dozens stashed away in various drawers. I even have a "safe" box tucked away in the closet.
Ballpoints and felt of various sizes and styles.
Calligraphy markers and a damn nice set of real nibs.
I've got some hard bristle brushes and a red sable that I baby.
A genuine bambo brush. This thing is a monster.
That's not even getting into my chaulk, wax, water, oils, and various other things.

I even keep a "secret" stash of various writing utensils that I "begrudgingly" allow others to "borrow". I gotta keep the real stuff safe. Know what I mean?

Might sound more like a hobby, but it is an indulgence.
Nothing like the smooth feel of a brand new ballpoint on a fresh piece of paper.
I mean, smooooth.

Emperor
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 06-27-2004 21:46

Books I suppose - I'll probably die before getting around to reading all the books I currently have but I still nose around second hand bookshops and library sales and don't even get me started on the power of the Internet for getting me obscure books I want.

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Wolfen
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Minnesota
Insane since: Jan 2001

posted posted 06-28-2004 00:38

Japanese manga and Pocky (japanese candy) I am so addicted to them!

Alexer
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: Juneau, Alaska
Insane since: Jun 2004

posted posted 06-28-2004 00:45

Coffee. None of that fancy espresso stuff, just plain coffee. If I have the pocket change, I'll buy around three cups per day. I can't live without coffee. No other source of caffeine does it for me.

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Veneficuz
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: A graveyard of dreams
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 06-28-2004 00:54

It is either books (including manga, fiction and non-fiction) or CDs. Spend more money than I should on both, but it is worth it

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Fig
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Houston, TX, USA
Insane since: Apr 2000

posted posted 06-28-2004 06:59

for me it is, yeah, starbucks. i generally hit my local one 5 mornings a week, 6 if i work saturdays (which i have the last several). venti upside down carmel macchiato, total cost of about 20 bucks a week or a bt less since i've got several friends that work there and give me a buck or so off my reasoning is that it is too much to spend on coffee, but by the time i've been at work for 15 minutes i've paid for the cup and its worth it to put me in a good mood, tho i realize its prob mostly psychosomatic

my other would be, i have to say, clothes, i have good taste for a guy and the salespeople at express are getting to know me by name. its mostly because i'm working contract and getting paid well at the moment so i have the expendable cash tho, and i've been cutting back

chris


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White Hawk
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: London
Insane since: May 2004

posted posted 06-28-2004 13:27

Gadgets, widgets, and the odd herbal indulgence.

DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 06-28-2004 18:22

Beer and Books.

Not that I drink so much beer, but what I drink is more expensive than I should be buying at times.

Of course, between the two, I still don't come close to spending $75 a week

Even if I had $75 a week to waste.....I just couldn't.

bodhi23
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Greensboro, NC USA
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 06-28-2004 20:53

Ah... indulgences.... I can't talk about most of my induglences in a public forum...

Godiva chocolates... mmmm... (insert Homer Simpson drool here...) - Jestah, you are a man after my own heart. In my family, if you don't want chocolate, there is something wrong with you... If I could live on it, I would. It's one of my "indulgences"...

I also enjoy long lazy afternoons spent reading on the couch... when I have the opportunity to pull it off. Of course, it usually necessitates a lot of procrastination...

Long, hot showers... nothin' like a long, hot shower. Not P.C. to take long showers anymore, what with water conservation and all, but occasionally, when the hubby is not home and not needing one, I will spend at least an hour...

I could go on...

(Edited by bodhi23 on 06-28-2004 20:54)

xcFeRiNiZeDcc
Neurotic (0) Inmate
Newly admitted

From: lilshortyskata@hotmail.com
Insane since: Jan 2004

posted posted 06-28-2004 21:12

Anything Gummi. When I'm going through a store if there is any kind of gummi snack; worms, bears, anything, I buy them and eat them. Anyone else have a gummi addiction?

Xel
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Trumansburg, NY, USA
Insane since: Nov 2002

posted posted 06-28-2004 21:28

www.clanlord.com

Been playing for 4-5+ years. (80$ a year..)

-Xel

synax
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Cell 666
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 06-29-2004 03:37

Cigarettes, beer, and things spent on/with the g/f.

"Nothin' like a pro-stabbin' from a pro." -Weadah

WebShaman
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 06-29-2004 11:17

Surfing the internet, playing NWN - now building a server, and putting a PW up online!!! Wooohooo!

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Iron Wallaby
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: USA
Insane since: May 2004

posted posted 06-29-2004 16:01
quote:
Tyberius Prime said:

$75 a week for starkbucks????? I buy food for a whole month for less than that. Way less, actually!


Food must be awfully cheap in Germany... food for a month is ~$200 here.

DDR is my addiction... I play it compulsively until my legs give out underneath me. It's sooo much fun.

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." -- Arthur C. Clarke
"Any sufficiently arcane magic is indistinguishable from technology." -- P. David Lebling

DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 06-29-2004 17:49
quote:
food for a month is ~$200 here.



Depends what you eat, and how much of it

Iron Wallaby
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: USA
Insane since: May 2004

posted posted 06-29-2004 17:51

Hehehe, that is quite true.

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." -- Arthur C. Clarke
"Any sufficiently arcane magic is indistinguishable from technology." -- P. David Lebling

Bugimus
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: New California
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 06-29-2004 17:52

Coffee.

I like it very much.

I get up around 4:45am most mornings and brew a strong pot. It's the first thing I do when I get up.

Sometime around 9:00am, I leave the house and go into the world to do things and so I have a Starbucks card. I go there daily use it. I love a couple of shots of espresso thrown into the regular drip coffee. They call that a "black eye" or "red eye" depending on how many shots you get.

But some mornings my stomach just can't handle the pure stuff so I get a triple tall breve latte... which is just half & half and espresso all nice and hot. The fat seems to take the edge off quite nicely.

Later in the day, if I find myself craving some more, I use a Melitta one to one coffee maker that uses coffee pods. You can brew a very nice cup of coffee using coffee pods purchased from podhead.com with that maker. It's not real strong but the quality is superb and mild enough to ease into the evening.

So, yeah, I would have to say... coooffeeeee

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mobrul
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 06-29-2004 19:50

scotch and cigars
port and cigars
coffee and cigars

(seeing the theme?)

There is nothing more soothing, nothing more indulgent than a strong drink, a cigar, and an hour alone with a chess board (and the pieces...).

bodhi23
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Greensboro, NC USA
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 06-29-2004 20:01

Mobrul - you play yourself in chess? How often do you let yourself win?

Bugimus
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: New California
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 06-29-2004 20:09

That sounds like the kind of thing snobby rich Englishmen do in clubs. You wouldn't happen to be one of those would you?

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mobrul
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 06-29-2004 20:12

I AM a snobby Englishman!

I let myself win about half the time.
See, I used to play other people, but I was beating them all the time, it got boring....

bodhi23
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Greensboro, NC USA
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 06-29-2004 21:41

I can see how that would happen... I'm a fair hand at chess myself, though I'm not up on the names of the moves or anything... I can win, or at least stalemate if I try hard enough...

It's a good game. Underrated these days, but still a good game.

Gilbert Nolander
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Washington DC
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 06-29-2004 21:51

Rocks.

Yes, Rocks...Rose Quartz, Citrine, Opal, Calcite, Moonstone, Peacock Stone, Magnetite, Hematite, Amethyst...yummy.
I usually carry at least one rock around with me at all times. Usually Rose Quartz, or a nice
smooth piece of Citrine.

For those of you interested in purchasing rocks, or Minerals...whatever...visit this site here.
They have access to just about everything.


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mobrul
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 06-29-2004 22:12

Bodhi, I was just being an arrogant ass. I'm OK, but not *that* good. =)
Care for a game?

(and I'm not really a snobby englishman either. Regular ol' American joe from the heart of the midwest)

reitsma
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: the smaller bedroom
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 06-30-2004 03:15

synax -

quote:
things spent on/with the g/f.



these are not indulgences, they are essentials!

don't believe me? Try not spending anything on/with the g/f!


I share one of Jamie's indulgences - beer. if it's on special, i'll buy premium beer. And not the same one either, a different one each time.
Wine as well, I suppose. It's not a regular indulgence though.

I'm trying to think what else takes more than a fair share of my cash... but i think beer is the main one.

reitsma

Rameses Niblik the Third
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: From: From: From: From:
Insane since: Aug 2001

posted posted 06-30-2004 14:37

Gustav Holst's The Planets.

Amerasu
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Canada
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 06-30-2004 15:13

Books and movies for me mainly with a CD buying spree thrown in now and then. Plus Tim Horton's coffee and a stupid amount of weekly cash on sushi... though better than the crappy cigs I used to spend a small fortune on I suppose.

Amerasu |

bodhi23
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Greensboro, NC USA
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 06-30-2004 18:07

Mobrul - sure thing, just let me figure out a good time. I'll drop you a note via email if your address is in your profile, cool?

mobrul
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 06-30-2004 20:56

Bodhi, just follow that link to challenge me.
It'll send me an email that I've been challenged.

trib
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Den Haag, Netherlands
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 07-01-2004 08:29

Gourmet Cooking .. the "I cook - you eat" type ... oh - and the other way around too of course, but I enjoy the doing and inventing as much as the eating and drinking ...

and Godiva just don't do it for me, they're just chokkies - it has to be Leonidas or it ain't a praline (max recommended shelf life < 4 days - it's the fresh cream in the fillings you see - but there again, I've never seen a Laeonidas shop which doesn't rotate a whole shop full in less than 48 hours ...

and strong Belgian Beer - Westmalle trippel, Rochefort 10 or 12, La Trappe trippel, Duvel, and so on, and so on ....

I guess that's why I'm 25% overweight ... groan!


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In a programmer's mind and on a salesman's lips

Rameses Niblik the Third
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: From: From: From: From:
Insane since: Aug 2001

posted posted 07-01-2004 15:47

Godzilla and Gamera movies.

whisperstorm
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: California
Insane since: Jul 2004

posted posted 07-05-2004 11:06

My indulgences are console games. I'll buy the latest games, get about 30% through them, then either trade them in or add them to my growing stack of "games I'll get to soon, I promise!" I'm particularly a sucker for console RPGs.

And here's another indulgence: Adventure Quest

--- RPG Fan ---

Nolp
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Bedfordshire, UK
Insane since: Aug 2002

posted posted 07-05-2004 11:28

At the moment i've been spending most of my money on DVD's. I just can't get enough of them. Yesterday i spent well over £100 on DVD's over at www.play.com I didn't set out to spend any money, i was just browsing through the site, checking out the latest releases, next thing i know my shopping basket weighs in at £136!!!

Oh, and

quote:
things spent on/with the g/f.
quote:
these are not indulgences, they are essentials!

don't believe me? Try not spending anything on/with the g/f!

Very, very true.

Nolp

tntcheats
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: BC, Canada
Insane since: Jun 2004

posted posted 07-05-2004 11:36

Forum posting, video games (Ninja Gaiden's the devil without potions), website design (7 years strong), drawing (I'm not very good, but I sketch nonetheless), piano (quit after 4 years of lessons, everything after what I know I don't want to know), guitar (I like to play quite a bit, I'm decent. I can play Crazy Train, the whole thing, not like the people who just play the start and thing they know the song. I also can play through atleast 8 CDs I have with only pushing forward on Techno songs, and songs that I don't like [i.e. Offspring's Americana CD - Feelings]), counter-strike, movies (I watch a lot), bike riding (the only sport I like, that I can still do with my Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome), weight lifting (this is going to be a new one--we just got a gym!).

Only ones I could go without are drawing, piano, and weight lifting.


The other other other other other white meat.

Tao
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

posted posted 07-05-2004 12:54

My indulgences are illegal to buy but not to have, illegal to prepare but not to partake, (in this land anyway) and grows in many different forms all over the world.
Oh no, I may have already said too much, changing the theme
My most recent indulgence is Broadband

:::tao::: ::cell::

tntcheats
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: BC, Canada
Insane since: Jun 2004

posted posted 07-06-2004 05:46

Your from BC, Canada?


The other other other other other white meat.

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