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Old 10-12-2016, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Same here. Apples are one of the best. I won't skip on eating well, but eating less. Just can't eat so much anymore without getting a bellyache, darn it.

We're all foodies in my household. I'm probably the least picky, but still pretty darned picky.

Processed food/junk food tastes unacceptably awful to me anymore, as does anything that is quite salty or sugary.

No skimping on exercise either. I refuse to give in to the inevitability of aging without a good fight. Plus, it feels so great to be in shape.
Yes to all of this!
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Old 10-12-2016, 08:13 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Beer.
Marijuana.
Pizza.
You only have so many days remaining.
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Old 10-12-2016, 10:58 PM
 
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Beer.
Marijuana.
Pizza.
You only have so many days remaining.
I don't skimp on marijuana truffles.
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Old 10-13-2016, 09:28 AM
 
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My list is similar to previous posters: food*, good seats at theater and other events**, nice travel accommodations, grooming essentials.

* My biggest splurge is probably food: buying local produce/meat at farmers markets and frequenting restaurants that do the same.
** DH & I occasionally buy 3 seats for the two of us to get a little elbow room and to have a place to stash our programs, wraps, etc. We always buy a 4-ticket box at the horse races.
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Old 10-13-2016, 04:38 PM
 
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comfortable temp in my house
comfortable hemp in my house.
Now where the hell is that pizza?
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Old 10-13-2016, 06:21 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Same here. Apples are one of the best. ...
become and orchardist, or volunteer at a local horticultural heritage site. I average 7 apples / day in season, and 4/ day off season. It helps when you can just pluck off the tree and carry on with your day. From the tractor, you can reach the higher ones! A friend just bought 4 bins of apples for his cows $0.04/#@ 400#/bin is not gonna break the bank. I will make cider from what is left over / what I can beat the cows to.
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Old 10-14-2016, 01:01 AM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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Afternoon naps when I feel like it. Best sleep ever!

Playing the penny slots and sipping free pop at the local racetrack casino on a weekday morning when hardly anyone is there. Just silly fun!

McDonald's breakfast in my car, parked by the duck pond, listening to am talk radio with my dog. Bliss.
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Old 10-14-2016, 07:15 AM
 
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Afternoon naps when I feel like it. Best sleep ever!
This is a good one... same here. I nap at the same time as my kid on weekends. I get all sorts of "wow, you're so lucky" and "I wish I had time for that" responses. Hey, if you want to run yourself ragged by packing too many activities into every day and skimping on sleep, knock yourself out. It's not worth it to me if it means I'm tired and grumpy and unproductive and harried while doing all those activities.

I think on a more general note, I would say "self care" as a whole. I just don't feel the need to drive myself to the brink or overextend myself or push to the edge of my limits... if my body needs rest or food, I oblige. Then I'm actually productive when I need to be.
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Old 10-16-2016, 11:34 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Beer - I don't drink much of it so when I do imbibe I get a nice craft brew (I had some Miller the other day for the first time in years & couldn't believe how wimpy & diluted it tasted)

Scotch & Irish whiskey - see above

Coffee - I've id'ed a couple of decent brands at the grocery that I will pick up when they go on sale, otherwise I alternate with a good local roaster whose beans I grind just before brewing (in a imported drip machine that actually boils the water, very important)

Mac computers - So much nicer than the Windows machines, now that I'm on a limited income I wonder if I will just buy a used Mac in the future, I typically have bought recent refurbs direct from Apple with my previous employer's discount.

TV - I'm a huge film buff & spent a lot of time choosing a nice tv based on specs not price, as it happened they ceased production of this model & I was able to score a clearance sale price

Shoes - I have had painful problems with my feet & knees, buying top of the line New Balance walking shoes with custom orthotics has stopped my issues with these for about 10 years now
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