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What do you splurge on? (Read 115 times)

bluerun


Super B****

    Cameras/lenses and dive trips.  (Which means I splurge on dive gear too, kind of by default.  Why do I gravitate toward expensive hobbies?!)

    happylily


      When I was younger and could least afford it, I used to save all my paychecks to buy art in art galleries and at auction houses. I ate tons of Ramen noodles and Kraft macaroni because of that. I also spent a lot on antiques. My house is full of old paintings and furniture now, and all I want to do is get away from all it. Big grin

      PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

              Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

      4 years racing, 15 marathons, 15 BQs     


      YAYpril - B-Plus

        I feel you could get some inknburn out of this.  "Well, YOU got a new laptop, sniff."

         

         

        I like the way you think.


        Labrat

          Very little.

           

          Travel eats up a lot of discretionary spending, but its basically taking DD to the UK to visit folks for now.

           

           

          I guess my biggest splurge is retirement funding...

          5K  23:21*  (Vdot 41.53)   10/13/12

          10K  46:35  (Vdot 43.47)  10/4/14

          HM 1:46:23 (Vdot 41.95) 11/9/13

          FM 4:28:33 (Vdot 33.01) 11/12/11

          *Gun time, all others are chip time

          The Mc


            Food.  I hit a few farmers' markets and will drop coin on good, organic meat and veggies.

             

            Trips with my kids.  Since I only see them half the time, I make an effort to do something fun with them every summer.  Still working on this summer's plans.

            Papa don't take no mess.


            Hip Hip Hooray

              Very little.

               

              Travel eats up a lot of discretionary spending, but its basically taking DD to the UK to visit folks for now.

               

               

              I guess my biggest splurge is retirement funding...

               

              That's so.... responsible of you!   Geesh.  :P

               

              HobbitLegs78


              Fun Size

                We splurge on travel, food, and beer. DH is a drummer and has an enclosed garage full of music equipment, but I will say he's really good at finding stuff used or discounted. I enjoy races and DH likes 5ks, but we have only done one expensive one that required travel. We're looking at some destination races that have 5k's for DH and a half for me so we can do travel and running together.

                thekl0wn


                Pigtail Connoisseur

                  Usually something of the electrical nature...  I had 4 Xbee's, 100 RGB LED's, and an Arduino in the mail last night.  FUN WEEKEND AHEAD!  Big grin

                  Something witty


                  delicate flower

                    Electronics, travel, and more recently, racing and bike event registrations.

                    proud sherpa

                    MtnBikerChk


                    running is bad for you

                       

                      Us too!   In the days before we had dogs, we did at least two trips a year.  Now it's harder to find pet sitting for our merry band of semi-dysfunctional dogs and we do less traveling... but we do have plans to travel next year (Hawaii).

                       

                      We do?

                       

                      OK!

                       

                      (lol - we're invited, right?)


                      Labrat

                         

                        That's so.... responsible of you!   Geesh.  :P

                         

                        I know, crazy isn't it.

                        I forgot college funding for DD as well. (she isn't even 2 yet, but it will be fully funded before she graduates HS)

                        5K  23:21*  (Vdot 41.53)   10/13/12

                        10K  46:35  (Vdot 43.47)  10/4/14

                        HM 1:46:23 (Vdot 41.95) 11/9/13

                        FM 4:28:33 (Vdot 33.01) 11/12/11

                        *Gun time, all others are chip time

                        Brrr


                        Uffda

                          Anything for my DD. I'm a pushover. At least she's only 1.

                          - Andrew


                          ultrajogger n00b

                            travel.  I guess 11 trips to Alaska in the last 15 years would count as "splurging".  Big grin

                            lilac_jive


                            Jess runs for bacon

                              Kristin, you should go to WD50. I have been dying to go but it's a gazillion dollars. One day soon though....

                               

                              www.backuprunner.net

                              Philliefan33


                                Not many routine splurges for us.  We aren't foodies, and I'm happier with an $8 burrito meal from the local Mexican place than I would be going to a fancy-chef restaurant.  Wine?  Eh, I can take it or leave it.  Don't waste the good stuff on me.

                                 

                                Like catwhoorg, we always fund our retirement plans and saved for our two D's to go to college from the day they were born.  With only two semesters left to pay for, we are assured of getting them both through undergrad without loans.

                                 

                                Since the pressure is off regarding college educations, we splurged big-time last year by purchasing a weekend/vacation home in the mountains.  We don't rent it out -- it's all for our enjoyment.  Of course that triggers some other splurges on toys...(kayaks, bikes, trail cams).

                                Future Races:

                                5/4/14:  Bucks County Ten Miler

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