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Re: Absolutely Useless Facts About Yourself, No One Cares About

Post by FredS » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:21 am

FredS wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:19 am
Moral dilemma:

Every few months I put myself on a budget with absolutely no funds for anything I can't put in my mouth (stop snickering Jocose) or gas tank. June is a 'no frills' month. But I want to buy tickets to see Los Lobos at a local festival in March and to reserve a camping spot near Copper Mountain to see The Mavericks at a free concert in September. I'm trying to convince myself that it's good stewardship to spend the money now (before they sell out or become more expensive) and really, the money should be allocated to the month of the events, not the month of the ticket purchase. Our Congress does this sort of financial gymnastics all the time so it's OK, right?
To hell with the budget. It's Los Lobos and The Mavericks, each at outdoor venues in the mountains!
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Re: Absolutely Useless Facts About Yourself, No One Cares About

Post by gaining_age » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:01 am

FredS wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:19 am
Moral dilemma:

Every few months I put myself on a budget with absolutely no funds for anything I can't put in my mouth (stop snickering Jocose) or gas tank. June is a 'no frills' month. But I want to buy tickets to see Los Lobos at a local festival in March and to reserve a camping spot near Copper Mountain to see The Mavericks at a free concert in September. I'm trying to convince myself that it's good stewardship to spend the money now (before they sell out or become more expensive) and really, the money should be allocated to the month of the events, not the month of the ticket purchase. Our Congress does this sort of financial gymnastics all the time so it's OK, right?
You need a budget.

A budget can provide flexibility (Wack A Mole from categories with knowledge of impact to budget)-- and if you save up then you can make purchases when there is savings or a window of opportunity.

I can't comment on your discipline with a no frills month vs. your typical budget. I can comment that working with a zero sum budget has been beneficial for me and my household. I know where I stand on obligations, can make plans and save to them and adjust when new events and information comes in.

Good luck with the plans, FredS.
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Post by TwoXseveN » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:48 am

Hovannes wrote:
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I'm having In-n-out burger for lunch tomorrow.
Animal style? Try ordering animal style! Messy but wonderful.
Of course.
Delicious as always.



Had it for lunch right after landing in Vegas last week. Having it for lunch right before heading home today.


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Re: Absolutely Useless Facts About Yourself, No One Cares About

Post by FredS » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:28 pm

gaining_age wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:01 am
FredS wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:19 am
Moral dilemma:

Every few months I put myself on a budget with absolutely no funds for anything I can't put in my mouth (stop snickering Jocose) or gas tank. June is a 'no frills' month. But I want to buy tickets to see Los Lobos at a local festival in March and to reserve a camping spot near Copper Mountain to see The Mavericks at a free concert in September. I'm trying to convince myself that it's good stewardship to spend the money now (before they sell out or become more expensive) and really, the money should be allocated to the month of the events, not the month of the ticket purchase. Our Congress does this sort of financial gymnastics all the time so it's OK, right?
You need a budget.

A budget can provide flexibility (Wack A Mole from categories with knowledge of impact to budget)-- and if you save up then you can make purchases when there is savings or a window of opportunity.

I can't comment on your discipline with a no frills month vs. your typical budget. I can comment that working with a zero sum budget has been beneficial for me and my household. I know where I stand on obligations, can make plans and save to them and adjust when new events and information comes in.

Good luck with the plans, FredS.
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The 'secret' that St Paul and I know is to not get too twisted up over it no matter what the situation. When I was so focused on money and budgets, I forgot to look up once in a while to even notice if I was living in plenty or in want. I'm past that now so my self-imposed 'no frills' months are more about self-discipline than financial necessity.
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Post by Bloodhound » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:13 pm

...and besides, you bought a new flyrod in May! Score!
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Re: Absolutely Useless Facts About Yourself, No One Cares About

Post by FredS » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:02 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:13 pm
...and besides, you bought a new flyrod in May! Score!
That thing is sick! 11' long! I'm thinking of giving it a workout this evening.
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Post by Jocose » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:04 pm

Met up with a bro from my past today. We had somewhat of a falling out around 10 years ago. We were such great friends back then. Anyway. ....

I was a little nervous at first but after 2 mins we were giggling like school girls and it was great to catch up and be together again.

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Post by FredS » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:07 pm

Jocose wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:04 pm
Met up with a bro from my past today. We had somewhat of a falling out around 10 years ago. We were such great friends back then. Anyway. ....

I was a little nervous at first but after 2 mins we were giggling like school girls and it was great to catch up and be together again.

:mermaid:
Yer an idiot and you have no idea what this thread is about.
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Post by FredS » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:08 pm

"If we ever get to heaven boys, it aint because we aint done nothin' wrong" - Kris Kristofferson

"One of the things I love about CPS is the frank and enthusiastic dysfunction here. God help me, I do love it so." – OldWorldSwine

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Post by Sir Moose » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:30 pm

Jocose wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:04 pm
Met up with a bro from my past today. We had somewhat of a falling out around 10 years ago. We were such great friends back then. Anyway. ....

I was a little nervous at first but after 2 mins we were giggling like school girls and it was great to catch up and be together again.

:mermaid:
I thought it was TNLP that was supposed to have come out....
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Post by sweetandsour » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:31 pm

When Sid posted about his asymmetric bowl my first thought was, "hell, I'm asymmetric". And I am. I always adjust a pipe stem so that the bowl is cocked ever so slightly to my left. One of my arms is slightly longer, and one of my legs as well. I've always considered it an advantage.
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Post by tuttle » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:16 pm

FredS wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:02 pm
That thing is sick! 11' long! I'm thinking of giving it a workout this evening.

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Post by Hovannes » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:42 pm

Using wheelbarrows, a good friend and I moved 12 cubic yards of humus from my driveway to the back yard today.
Yeah.
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Post by mont974x4 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:45 pm

Hovannes wrote:Using wheelbarrows, a good friend and I moved 12 cubic yards of humus from my driveway to the back yard today.
Yeah.
That sounds oddly corny.


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Post by Hovannes » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:58 pm

mont974x4 wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:45 pm
Hovannes wrote:Using wheelbarrows, a good friend and I moved 12 cubic yards of humus from my driveway to the back yard today.
Yeah.
That sounds oddly corny.


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Funny you should mention corn. I'm also anticipating fresh corn to go on sale at the local Ag University's Farm market in a few days.
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Post by Sir Moose » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:11 pm

Hovannes wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:42 pm
Using wheelbarrows, a good friend and I moved 12 cubic yards of humus from my driveway to the back yard today.
Yeah.
Somebody has to ask:
Just to be clear, you do mean humus and not hummus, correct?
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Post by Hovannes » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:06 am

Sir Moose wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:11 pm
Hovannes wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:42 pm
Using wheelbarrows, a good friend and I moved 12 cubic yards of humus from my driveway to the back yard today.
Yeah.
Somebody has to ask:
Just to be clear, you do mean humus and not hummus, correct?
Humus, not middle eastern chick peas. :lol:
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Post by tuttle » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:26 am

383 years ago today, after setting out from England and being a little over two months at sea, my ancestors first landed in Boston.
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Post by JimVH » Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:30 pm

tuttle wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:26 am
383 years ago today, after setting out from England and being a little over two months at sea, my ancestors first landed in Boston.
Cool.

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Post by sweetandsour » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:12 pm

tuttle wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:26 am
383 years ago today, after setting out from England and being a little over two months at sea, my ancestors first landed in Boston.
That is cool. That's also a lot of Tuttles.
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