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I had a dream about them. Powdercoating the head covering metallic black, reupholster them in black leather, install speakers in the top dome, and black out the visors. Would potentially be an extremely interesting or terrifying acid trip.

But, its time to bid farewell.
 

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Opinions on this office desk? Seems overpriced but has some thoughtful details. Worth it or just a gimmick and better off going with something else? I believe I've looked through most of the major catalogs and it just catches my eye. I also use a desk clamp monitor stand


Another I was considering


I was also looking at motorized sit/stand desks but as I want something that will last a long time and I can move with, the motor and other internals don't seem to be extremely durable/serviceable, are very heavy, and annoying to disassemble/setup
For an entirely solid walnut desk, $1500 isn’t terrible. Attractive design too.
 

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100%. Gyokorowan and Chawan can get crazy. These were like $60 each and not even scratching the surface.

Between water quality, tea quality, tea storage, temp control, cup etc there is so much variability.
 

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100%. Gyokorowan and Chawan can get crazy. These were like $60 each and not even scratching the surface.

Between water quality, tea quality, tea storage, temp control, cup etc there is so much variability.
Yeah, best advice I got on this topic was "all in or not at all." That was an easy one for me - not at all right now (vs. north of $400/cup which is what I was looking at).

I am off the deep end with coffee, and pretty far gone (everything is relative) with wine/spirits/cigars/audio/etc.

Like many here, with whatever I pursue, I'd like to get dialed into what I really want sooner -- and avoid some of the ramp up time and learning curve (too much time, too much acquisition), while still having a genuine learning experience.

Overall, however, I must selectively "opt out" of certain pursuits (art, for example -- with the caveat that I own some photography, which is generally more accessible and affordable), simply because I don't want to go down the path.

In a world of perfect "self evolution" and "personal development," I'd also like to find a level of satisfaction in more pursuits that doesn't take me over the cliff. Just not sure I can always stop with the (perfectly suitable and perfect example) "Crockett and Jones" of ____ [whatever I fall into next].

Short term and long term, I aspire both to own fewer items of higher quality, but also to feel greater satisfaction in whatever my "cup of tea" is (and from whatever teacup I drink) regardless of where it falls on the spectrum of perfection.
 

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StyFo has shown me that although I'd like to be, I can't afford to be lol.
To some extent, this, but my "good enough" point is well short of the highest standards here.
 

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StyFo has shown me that I am a not a perfectionist about anything.
I so don't give a flying one about perfection! I also hate discussions around "the best ___ ".
 

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