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post #91921 of 109556
Just has my best thrift visit thus far. Popped both my Harris Tweed cherry and RLPL chery. Not to mention the roughly 12 Vineyard Vines polos I found there. Excited to get through this evening class so I can get home and snap some pictures.
post #91922 of 109556
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I've owned two different models of Supras in the past (a MKII and MKIII), but I'm not really digging this car ...it seems overstyled. Hopefully my opinion will be swayed seeing it in person.

I wonder if it will run into the same issue the previous Supra ran into: the brand name limitation. It may outperform and be more reliable than other cars in it's price category, but at a certain price point, people more often than not will go for the "recognizable luxury" name. The supra wasn't discontinued because they got worried they were selling too many of them. This perhaps should have been released as a Lexus model, a little brother to the LFA or something.

 

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I can forgive them for overstyling a car after giving us boring grocery getters after they axed the Supra.

 

Go on and overstyle; I'd rather see that rather than the stale crap Honda is pumping out nowadays.  At least now it seems like Toyota is pumping some life back into a car.  

 

 

It's a different era. They've also had Scion in the interim, so they have younger clients that might want to step up. The scion-subaru collab (FRS) probably didn't hurt matters!

post #91923 of 109556
I drive a scion (tc for that matter). They really need better colour selection imo. I was || this close to a frs but btwn my photo gear thwt i haul to locations n the wife's custom cake biz, a non hatch is out of the question
post #91924 of 109556
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Not me, but the example that Wes and Spoo et al set gives me enough encouragement to think that if I were ever to lose my job, I could step it up and make enough to at least keep us off the streets. Maybe I could even make more than I am at my current job, but there's no way to know that unless I tried it, which I don't have the guts to do. And, long-run, my prospects are probably better in my current career.

 

You can sort of eyeball the numbers and get a rough (super-rough) idea, i.e.: if you put everything you have into it for 20 hours one month - a good solid 20 hours - and see what that gets you money-wise, multiply by 8, you have a totally unreliable monthly estimate...which of course does not take into account dry spells, nor boon periods.

 

I've toyed with the idea, more often when I am dead at work and have to take unpaid time off yet sit in front of the computer just in case something comes in...I do sneak off to snap some photos, take some measurements, pack some stuff etc but it's like being on retainer without the retainer fee.

  

 

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I know. It's truly amazing what Spoo does and what Wes has done. I feel no shame in admitting I do not have it in me to hustle 100+ hours a week like they do, and probably never will. They (and others like them) are a unique breed.

 

Probably a lot different when you're hustling for the man vs. for yourself.  I've worked almost all my life for the man, and it gets you nowhere in most cases - if you bust ass and work incredibly hard for someone else you will not get anywhere near the rewards vs. doing the same for yourself.

 

 

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I was reading a yahoo article the other day about how important it is to have a 2nd job, hobby job sort of thing.

 

First, there is a fair amount of instability in the job market, so you never know when you'll need to suddenly rely on that 2nd job to put food on the table.


Second it shows enteupenural spirit, although not necessarily an ability to spell correctly, which is very important in a marketplace where agility and drive are key to sucess.

 

I agree - something to keep you busy and if it's makes some extra coin, all the better.  I think people are afraid to lose their jobs, and employers know this - even if you have a super-duper boss / owner (like I'm lucky enough to have), they're not handing out yearly COLA nor merit raises as used to be the norm some years ago, because they know most folks won't ask for it or quit over it.  Mentally getting over fear of job loss is a big part of it - not to the point where you stop caring (see Office Space), but not having that fear in you is a nice feeling.  

  

Not to sound all weird, but, I think fear is used as a tool to keep people in line and under control.  Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go make a new tinfoil hat (they lose effectiveness after a while). 

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Thanks fellas.

 

Two new year's resolutions down in one week.

 

1. Pay off student loan (really a carry-over from last year, but some of my other contributions pushed it back a couple weeks)

2. "Retire" before my 34th birthday. (was two days early on that one.)

3. Develop an effective home exercise schedule to lose 65 lbs. (the hardest of the 3)  

 

Dave Palumbo diet. Enough said.

 

I put my buddy on that and he followed it to almost a T.  Mainly grilled chicken/fish, veggies, shakes and multiple meals. These are all considered meals and he ate 4-6 times a day in small portions.  Also cardio'd too.

 

He lost 55 lbs in 6 months.

 

It's a tough one but dedication will get you there. Oh, you also get one cheat meal a week...enjoy it

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^ I'd have a heart attack if I ate that many eggs every day. Plus our eggs are $5 a dozen.

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^ I'd have a heart attack if I ate that many eggs every day. Plus our eggs are $5 a dozen.

Set Calorie goals, and split those calories into macros. 1 gram of protein per lean body weight pound (probably 160ish or so grams of protein) and the rest in carbs and fats. Carbs should be kept down. Fuck diets. All diets follow the same simple rules - Calories in versus Calories out. Eat less calories than you burn and you're losing weight. Daily activity, workouts, sex, etc all factor into this.

 

I like to stress body composition is more important than weight. Working towards a better body composition will make you look better than just dropping weight. Lifting weights is what does this.

 

For a home gym, get a barbell with weights and a seat. Your best lifts are compound lifts. Squats, Bench Press, and Deadlifts. I will -STRESS- your form needs to be good. Bad form will hurt you. A lot. Before a barbell and weights you can do push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, etc. One of the -BEST- starting programs for weight lifting is Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe.

 

Cardio is pure calorie loss. It's extra you can tack on after a good lifting workout, but I wouldn't do it before because it'll affect your lifts. Don't overwork yourself either. It's counterproductive.

post #91928 of 109556
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^ I'd have a heart attack if I ate that many eggs every day. Plus our eggs are $5 a dozen.

 

Five bucks a dozen?  What are you eating over there - caviar, or ostrich eggs?  I think you should get into the egg business - screw this thrifting nonsense!  And drill for oil in your backyard - PA was the site of the first oil rush, no?  While you're at it, set up a moonshine still, grow weed in your back yard and go hunting for truffles with a pig (which you'll need to buy tomorrow).  You'll be rich in no time with my 100% money-back guaranteed fool-proof plan.  Oh, and you have to place just one tiny classified ad in every newspaper in the country, and buy Kevin Trudeau's books.  After that, you're golden.

post #91929 of 109556
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Five bucks a dozen?  What are you eating over there - caviar, or ostrich eggs?  I think you should get into the egg business - screw this thrifting nonsense!  And drill for oil in your backyard - PA was the site of the first oil rush, no?  While you're at it, set up a moonshine still, grow weed in your back yard and go hunting for truffles with a pig (which you'll need to buy tomorrow).  You'll be rich in no time with my 100% money-back guaranteed fool-proof plan.  Oh, and you have to place just one tiny classified ad in every newspaper in the country, and buy Kevin Trudeau's books.  After that, you're golden.

Where do I sign up?
post #91930 of 109556
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Originally Posted by namdaemun View Post
 

 

Dave Palumbo diet. Enough said.

 

I put my buddy on that and he followed it to almost a T.  Mainly grilled chicken/fish, veggies, shakes and multiple meals. These are all considered meals and he ate 4-6 times a day in small portions.  Also cardio'd too.

 

He lost 55 lbs in 6 months.

 

It's a tough one but dedication will get you there. Oh, you also get one cheat meal a week...enjoy it

 

 

Eating well does wonders... Also, weight training (properly done, of course!) will boost your metabolism. I need to get back to that. Cardio alone will just make your body more efficient and burning sugar instead of fat. Weight training forces the fat burn.

post #91931 of 109556

Oh also, important

 

post #91932 of 109556
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post
 

 

Five bucks a dozen?  What are you eating over there - caviar, or ostrich eggs?  I think you should get into the egg business - screw this thrifting nonsense!  And drill for oil in your backyard - PA was the site of the first oil rush, no?  While you're at it, set up a moonshine still, grow weed in your back yard and go hunting for truffles with a pig (which you'll need to buy tomorrow).  You'll be rich in no time with my 100% money-back guaranteed fool-proof plan.  Oh, and you have to place just one tiny classified ad in every newspaper in the country, and buy Kevin Trudeau's books.  After that, you're golden.

:rotflmao:

 

From the farm, we do not buy any food from grocery stores in this house.

post #91933 of 109556
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Where do I sign up?

 

You just did.  I get 50% of your net profits (I'll PM you my PayPal email shortly).  The beauty is, you sign people up and get 50% of their net profits (of which you give me 10%).  Hard to describe - it's like a triangle plan...can't think of a better term for it.  

 

 

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:rotflmao:

 

From the farm, we do not buy any food from grocery stores in this house.

 

Sounds like you're on the right track for eating well, then.  A little more hustle in your bustle (lack of sitting at a desk now) might prove to have some other benefits.  At worst, 2 of 3 difficult goals accomplished is better than the zero of zero I have set for myself.

post #91934 of 109556
I see a lot of talk about diets and I'd like to throw something out there.

Focusing on a diet will result in little more than weight swings: periods of loss and gain. If you want to REALLY lose weight and live you're life out as a thinner, healthier person: change you're lifestyle.

You don't have to cut any one food out. You don't have to eat 5 stalks of celery per day, nor focus your time on cardio workouts.

You need to focus on living a HEALTHIER lifestyle. Trust me: I speak from experience. I went from 245 to 182 in a little over a year. I've managed to keep it off for 3 years now.

You can still eat ice cream. Just eat less ice cream less often. You can still drink beer. Just drink less beer less often. You don't have to eat 5 dozen eggs per day, nor exercise to exhaustion. Just try to be healthier and the rest will follow.
post #91935 of 109556
i can pump the most weights and also i have the biggest boners
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