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by B
Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Local Park Camper to be Removed
Replies: 1
Views: 505

<r>This is happening in the city in which I live:<br/> <URL url="http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2012/apr/07/ordinance-targets-vehicles-front-south-park/"><LINK_TEXT text="http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2012/apr/0 ... outh-park/">http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2012/apr/07/ordinance-targets-vehicles-front-s...
by B
Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Most Bang for the Buck--Liquor
Replies: 42
Views: 4838

>a good dry cava (£7 - £8) is a reasonable substitute for real champagne.
You're damn right it is.

by B
Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Support Group for Day 3: Grocery Shopping
Replies: 57
Views: 4710

<t>I second akratic's approach: make it more convenient to eat cheaply at home. You can tell yourself you "should" eat at home, but you can't run on pure willpower. Make it easy on yourself.<br/> I have another very simple, very cheap recipe:<br/> Garbanzo & Noodle Soup:<br/> <br/> Bring some wa...
by B
Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: B's Journal
Replies: 39
Views: 3526

<r>@Surio<br/> <br/> As always, thank you for your kind words and encouragement.<br/> I appreciate the suggestion as well. I am somewhat in limbo right now and haven't commited to a PhD route. In a way this maybe a waste of time if I don't, but it's better than doing nothing and opens more doors tha...
by B
Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: BBC Speechless As Trader Tells Truth: "The Collapse Is Coming...And Goldman Rule
Replies: 12
Views: 1003

http://youtu.be/lqN3amj6AcE
What do you guys think? Does the general public have a right to be shocked at this? Years bitching about "the economy" and still so much ignorance.

by B
Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:45 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: B's Journal
Replies: 39
Views: 3526

<t>AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2011<br/> Just wanted to check in with a sign of life.<br/> No budget break down for these months. The automatic tracking with mint.com is still in place, but I haven't been following it very closely. Frugality is such a ingrained habit at this point that I haven't felt the nee...
by B
Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Pick Your Best Historical Role Model
Replies: 26
Views: 2651

Diogenes, again.

by B
Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What is the price of your relationship?
Replies: 30
Views: 2239

Speaking of spreadsheets, my room-mate and good friend keeps a spreadsheet of dating expenses - one per girlfriend. When it doesn't work out with a certain girl, he usually bellows "BITCH COST ME XX DOLLARS!"
Charming.

by B
Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: 24 y/o from Texas
Replies: 8
Views: 976

<t>Hello from a fellow codemonkey.<br/> I don't have much trouble dating, even though I'm as "boring" as they come, as you describe it.<br/> Honesty, bluntness, and kindness are an odd combination. This mix is attractive. It is also efficient. It gets me where I want to be with people.<br/> I don't ...
by B
Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:11 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: beggar vs. ERE
Replies: 32
Views: 2643

<t>Something my grandfather always loved saying was "I'm one of the wealthiest people I know, even though I've never had very much money. Wealth is having more than you need, and I have been blessed with more than I could ever want."<br/> I'd just say the difference between a beggar and myself is th...
by B
Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:18 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: B's Journal
Replies: 39
Views: 3526

<t>JULY 2011<br/> Expenses:<br/> <br/> Rent,"$375.00"<br/> <br/> Food & Dining,"$289.20"<br/> <br/> Bills & Utilities,"$179.08"<br/> <br/> Auto & Transport,"$113.14"<br/> <br/> Shopping,"$51.04"<br/> <br/> Uncategorized,"$40.18"<br/> <br/> Gifts & Donations,"$18.35"<br/> <br/> Person...
by B
Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:48 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Introduced my mom to ERE
Replies: 2
Views: 713

<t>Part of the reason ERE resonates with me is that it formulates, in different words, the same lifestyle philosophy I grew up with. This upbringing has been assaulted on all sides by the culture I live in (USA). Even my closest American friends are at odds with what seems most natural to me. Readin...
by B
Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:56 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: your good and bad purchases
Replies: 39
Views: 4936

>Good: Quality silicone based personal lubricant.

>Bad: Car with an automatic transmission.
I'd like to know how these are related/comparable. ;P

by B
Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:33 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: ERE City (US)
Replies: 279
Views: 71842

<t>@rjack<br/> I live in Lawrence, KS. It's a college town (University of Kansas). Here's how it measures up with your criteria.<br/> 1) Local farms for food sources<br/> <br/> Yes.<br/> 2) Easy to bicycle<br/> <br/> Yes, if you are located in the downtown area. Everyone I know is.<br/> 3) Warm clim...
by B
Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:59 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Bicycle Accessories
Replies: 24
Views: 3217

>It's AFTER I arrive I get drenched.
I noticed the same thing but I didn't really think about it. I just figured I somehow didn't notice it until I was off the bike. Evaporation makes a lot more sense. Heh.

by B
Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Bicycle Accessories
Replies: 24
Views: 3217

<t>As I mentioned in my Journal, I've (perhaps prematurely) pulled the trigger and I'm in ERE earlier than I planned (yes, which probably means I'll have to find another job later). Anyway.<br/> I can't afford to drive a car anymore, so I'm getting where I need to travel by foot and bike. I was give...
by B
Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:53 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Let go of the ERE book already!
Replies: 19
Views: 3995

I don't click on ads, there's not been any referrals that interest me, I don't really dig donations, but damnit, I'll buy a book by the guy whose blog I read for 2 years.

by B
Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: 30-something, tired of working
Replies: 11
Views: 3182

<t>I recently left the software "engineering" (love the quotes) industry, with only a couple years under my belt. The reason is simple, and ICouldBeTheWalrus and jacob both put it very well. It NOT engineering. Shiney bullshit calls the shots, not efficient, effective designs.<br/> I have no debt, m...
by B
Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: B's Journal
Replies: 39
Views: 3526

<t>JUNE 2011<br/> Expenses:<br/> <br/> Rent $375.00<br/> <br/> Food&Dining $226.72<br/> <br/> Auto&Transport $145.94<br/> <br/> Shopping $115.20<br/> <br/> Health&Fitness $110.00<br/> <br/> Uncategorized $34.00<br/> <br/> Total $1,006.86<br/> Income:<br/> <br/> Salary $2,156.81<br/> Big ...
by B
Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:18 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Ethics of ERE
Replies: 164
Views: 20189

<t>@sshawnn<br/> <br/> Yes, I'm slowly coming to terms with myself as a risk-taker. I've found it's the best way I learn. I break things along the way, but I think it will pay off. I hope that what I will be able to build as a result of the risks and battlescars will overshadow what was broken.<br/>...