What is your splurge?

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What is your splurge?
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Mon, 12-19-2011 - 11:51pm

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Tue, 12-20-2011 - 12:09am
Personally, an annual subsciption to Ancestry.com, books, travel, and artwork. As a couple, DH and I are willing to pay a premium for good coffee.
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Tue, 12-20-2011 - 12:57am
Good coffee--I pay through the nose for good coffee. Well, my nose anyway--I'm sure more expensive coffee exists. I order from Intelligentsia--I love their El Diablo blend, although I've had several variaties from them and never a bad cup.

On a side note of customer service, I once ordered fivw pounds of El Diablo from them, but when the order arrived, it was a different variety. I called their customer service, and they immediately shipped me out five pounds of the El Diablo--Fedex, even. And told me to keep the other, gratis. (it was an Ethiopian roast of somekind, but I forget the name right now--also very good, but not El Diablo.). Naturally, I am now a very loyal customer.

the other isn't really a splurge. Yet, anyway. But I have a standing self-promise that if I ever run across a Bernina 830 (the vintage 830) I am permitted to dip into emergency savings to buy it. I probably souldn't have to add this part, but a Bernina 830 is a sewing machine. :D

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Tue, 12-20-2011 - 5:00am

Breakfast stuff from the health food place, good muesli and cereal that is not loaded with sugar.

Going out to eat. Dh and I eat out often. It is our way to relax, chat etc.

Cleaning lady. I love my cleaning lady.

Computers. We buy frugally and used when we can, but our computers tend to be newer models and we have lots of them.

Travel. if kiddo wants an extra plane ticket, so she can go to Copenhagen, she usually gets it.

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Tue, 12-20-2011 - 5:02am

Suites really are nice when you are sharing a hotel room with others, I agree. It doesn't even have to be particularly fancy, as long as there is that extra, separate space.

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Tue, 12-20-2011 - 5:04am

Coffee welfare, I am shocked! ;) I was going to list coffee, but although we buy coffee from a really good store, where they roast and blend it themselves, it is actually slightly cheaper than most of the supermarket brands (shich are outrageously expensive here). On top of that, our guy delivers, so it is a win-win-win.

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Tue, 12-20-2011 - 7:16am

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Tue, 12-20-2011 - 7:32am

All of my splurges focus on experience rather than things.

My big splurge right now is school. It sucks a lot of family resources due to the cost and the fact that I'm only working part-time. Because I don't have a program of study nailed down just yet, it's difficult to consider it an investment.

I like concerts and I have a shortlist of bands that are not negotiable, meaning, if they are within 100 miles, it's not matter of if we are going, but where we are going to sit.

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Tue, 12-20-2011 - 9:09am
We are kind of the way you are about bands but only for NASA programs/astronaut appearnces, Marla. One of my kids is really into space history, and if a Mercury-Skylab era astronaut or a member of the old Mission Control teams is appearing anywhere within a one day drive, the boy and at least one parent is going to be there. There are two big conventions every year that draw multiple astronauts. We went to one last year and are thinking about the secoond for this fall.
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Tue, 12-20-2011 - 9:11am
We eat out when we travel, much to my mother-in-law's dismay.

I buy coffee from a stand. I can not make a pot of coffee that is worth drinking, no matter what I do, it is quite ridiculous actually. So, I let someone else do it for me, probably twice a week.
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Tue, 12-20-2011 - 9:26am
We are the opposite when it comes to eating out when traveling. We usually eat in our room. We find it more relaxing than dealing with a restaurant.

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