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#21 Dom

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 10:35 AM

Dom: More money to spend than his wife's even aware of.   :lol:


Nah...I wish. Just the simple solution of using different bank and credit card accounts. She spends money too, believe me :o
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Posted 22 February 2015 - 10:57 AM

I use the tactic - buy first, tell later. Fortunately she doesn't notice much, even large items. I once bought a car and she didn't notice until I showed her.

 

Shuuu! Don't even mention you bought a car. Just sneak it in there. You only have so many "I needed it" that you can use.

 

That, or you can justify it by saying, "at least I didn't buy the more expensive car". See how such a good person you are?  :)


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Posted 22 February 2015 - 12:29 PM

Shuuu! Don't even mention you bought a car. Just sneak it in there. You only have so many "I needed it" that you can use.

 

That, or you can justify it by saying, "at least I didn't buy the more expensive car". See how such a good person you are?  :)

 

The car I didn't tell her I bought was an Audi. It was fairly expensive. Buy first, tell later. (she ended up buying herself a 2 seat convertible not long after)


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Posted 22 February 2015 - 01:06 PM

Ahh yes, the tactics used to break the news of gear purchases.

 

For smaller purchases, I just let her see them when she sees them...then I say, "Oh, I got that off eBay." That usually dodges the question of how much...I guess she thinks everything I get off there is cheaper. 

 

With larger purchases, I get her something as well. For instance, she's been wanting these somewhat expensive pillows for the couch of all places. I have no idea what her deal with pillows are, but to each his own, or in this case, her own. Anyway, we go the store where they were sold and she's like, "I just don't know...I don't guess I need them." I say, "sure you do!" So I get this look of why are wanting me to buy these pillows?! I then explained to her that I bought a new go bag from 5.11. She gets her pillows and I get my new gear...easy stuff. Also, I use "On Sale" and "For Sale" interchangeably. If you think about it, everything is "For Sale" so all you have to say it was "On Sale" and you're not really telling a fib. She has caught onto that one though, so use that with caution... :lol:

 

We both manage our banking account, so eventually I get in trouble. 


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Posted 22 February 2015 - 01:23 PM

For instance, she's been wanting these somewhat expensive pillows for the couch of all places. I have no idea what her deal with pillows are, but to each his own, or in this case, her own.


Rule #1- happy wife = happy life.
Rule # 2- there is only one rule.
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Posted 22 February 2015 - 01:34 PM

Rule #1- happy wife = happy life.
Rule # 2- there is only one rule.

 

I run with a modified version of this: "Good food, good wife, good life."


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Posted 22 February 2015 - 01:55 PM

Ahh yes, the tactics used to break the news of gear purchases.

 

For smaller purchases, I just let her see them when she sees them...then I say, "Oh, I got that off eBay." That usually dodges the question of how much...I guess she thinks everything I get off there is cheaper. 

 

With larger purchases, I get her something as well. For instance, she's been wanting these somewhat expensive pillows for the couch of all places. I have no idea what her deal with pillows are, but to each his own, or in this case, her own. Anyway, we go the store where they were sold and she's like, "I just don't know...I don't guess I need them." I say, "sure you do!" So I get this look of why are wanting me to buy these pillows?! I then explained to her that I bought a new go bag from 5.11. She gets her pillows and I get my new gear...easy stuff. Also, I use "On Sale" and "For Sale" interchangeably. If you think about it, everything is "For Sale" so all you have to say it was "On Sale" and you're not really telling a fib. She has caught onto that one though, so use that with caution... :lol:

 

We both manage our banking account, so eventually I get in trouble. 

 

Instantly, this is where my head went... 


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Posted 22 February 2015 - 03:20 PM

Instantly, this is where my head went...


I like me some Jennifer Anniston
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Posted 22 February 2015 - 04:19 PM

I like me some Jennifer Anniston

 

Ya i'm pretty sure that vid was about Jennifer Anniston in her PJ's and not whatever else that was happening in that scene.  :)


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Posted 22 February 2015 - 05:34 PM

Instantly, this is where my head went... 

That is great!!!


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Posted 23 February 2015 - 06:29 AM

Huh, I haven't done one of these.  Most days:

 

Left front pocket (phone & soft things):

  • Smartphone
  • Wallet
  • Notebook [trial]
  • Mechanical pencil in leather pouch [trial]

 

Right front pocket (scratchy things):

  • Torch
  • Knife
  • Gerber Shard in card sleeve
  • Mints
  • Change

 

Jacket pockets

  • House keys
  • Car key
  • Sunglasses

Arms:

  • Watch
  • Fitness/laziness tracker

 

I remember when it was just; watch, phone, wallet, keys :-P


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Posted 23 February 2015 - 10:19 AM

Huh, I haven't done one of these.  Most days:
 
Left front pocket (phone & soft things):

  • Smartphone
  • Wallet
  • Notebook [trial]
  • Mechanical pencil in leather pouch [trial]
 
Right front pocket (scratchy things):
  • Torch
  • Knife
  • Gerber Shard in card sleeve
  • Mints
  • Change
 
Jacket pockets
  • House keys
  • Car key
  • Sunglasses
Arms:
  • Watch
  • Fitness/laziness tracker
 
I remember when it was just; watch, phone, wallet, keys :-P

Awesome breakdown, Glen. I was wondering why you'd put your smartphone in the left pocket, but then I remembered you're a lefty.
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Posted 23 February 2015 - 12:42 PM

Awesome breakdown, Glen. I was wondering why you'd put your smartphone in the left pocket, but then I remembered you're a lefty.

 

Actually I just hold a pen like a leftie, I'm right handed lol.  My friends don't understand why I keep it in my left pocket, and either do I actually!


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Posted 23 February 2015 - 01:55 PM

Actually I just hold a pen like a leftie, I'm right handed lol.  My friends don't understand why I keep it in my left pocket, and either do I actually!

 

Don't feel left out Glen, I keep my phone (and clipped knife) in my left front pocket...and I'm a righty too.  However, I do hold my pencil correctly  :P  Multi-tool, flashlight, and pen in the right pocket seems more natural to me.


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Posted 24 February 2015 - 05:03 PM

...and I'm a righty too. However, I do hold my pencil correctly :P


Haha!

I will say, since liberating my phone from my pocket, I've been able to carry a great deal more. It's actually a "twofer." My phone is in one of those wallet/phone cases, so I now no longer have a wallet or a phone taking up valuable pocket real estate. Granted, I have to carry it in hand like a lady would hold a clutch on her way to the ball. It's a trade off. I do often switch it up and carry the phone naked and throw a wallet back in the rotation.
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Posted 24 February 2015 - 08:25 PM

[*]Torch[/*]


Sconce and all?! :o
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Posted 24 February 2015 - 08:49 PM

Haha!
I will say, since liberating my phone from my pocket, I've been able to carry a great deal more. It's actually a "twofer." My phone is in one of those wallet/phone cases, so I now no longer have a wallet or a phone taking up valuable pocket real estate. Granted, I have to carry it in hand like a lady would hold a clutch on her way to the ball. It's a trade off. I do often switch it up and carry the phone naked and throw a wallet back in the rotation.


Why don't you just put it IN YOUR CLUTCH ???
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Posted 24 February 2015 - 09:40 PM

Why don't you just put it IN YOUR CLUTCH ???

 

My lipstick, mascara and other various feminine hygiene products are already taking up too much space in there...  :wub:


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Posted 24 February 2015 - 10:30 PM

My lipstick, mascara and other various feminine hygiene products are already taking up too much space in there...  :wub:


Time to step up to a Coach bag.
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Posted 25 April 2015 - 05:57 AM

LOL. OK my EDC all enters my Timbuktu Command messenger bag. Although it is much larger than a purse would be I fill it up much more than my purse. I leave the purse home and carry the messenger bag instead.

I am trying to find a good messenger with molle carry positions and size 18x14x8. That would allow carrying everything, kitchen sink included.

I try to ensure husband knows the purchases. I just bought him the Methods Fenwick when I bought the new Bench made Titanium folder. Too long in USAF, retired. One must have EDC. Husband enjoys EDC shopping as well.
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