Essential items for the twenty something year old

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  1. bbaquiran

    bbaquiran Senior member

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    My only bit of advice here is that you should wait until you are 99% certain that you are living in the place you want to live for the rest of your life. Accumulation of stuff will only make you kick yourself in hindsight when you start moving around and realize that it's not worth hauling all that junk around (even if it is very nice junk).
    +1 Only good advice in the thread.

    A 20-something year old doesn't need sheeit until he owns his own property that he plans to live in for a long while.
     
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    A watch made of yellow gold.
     
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    I'd almost say nothing was essential. Stay agile and mobile. Definitely not furniture.

    Spend your money on liquor and women. When you are young, you will get more mileage out of that than anything else. If you are talking serious money - buy a nice vintage luxury car.
     
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    +1 Only good advice in the thread.

    A 20-something year old doesn't need sheeit until he owns his own property that he plans to live in for a long while.


    A 20-something year old doesn't need to own property.
     
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    Oliver Peoples glasses
    Rolex datejust
    Cartier lighter, 18K
    10 white french cuffed shirts by Brioni, RLPL and Polo
    10 wool suits by Ralph Lauren Polo
    9mm Beretta handgun
    Chrome plated Axe
    Steuben animals
    Baccarat hand-blown crystal tumblers
    Limes, Mini cutting board and a serrated stainless steel knife
    Saratoga Spring water (naturally sparkling)
    S.Pellegrino mineral water
    Very fine Chardonnay for your guests
    Bottega Veneta attache' case
    Nail gun
    A tuxedo
    Honey Almond body scrub
    Zanax
     
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    Rolex datejust
    Cartier lighter, 18K
    10 white french cuffed shirts by Brioni, RLPL and Polo
    10 wool suits by Ralph Lauren Polo
    9mm Beretta handgun
    Chrome plated Axe
    Steuben animals
    Baccarat hand-blown crystal tumblers
    Limes, Mini cutting board and a serrated stainless steel knife
    Saratoga Spring water (naturally sparkling)
    S.Pellegrino mineral water
    Very fine Chardonnay for your guests
    Bottega Veneta attache' case
    Nail gun
    A tuxedo
    Honey Almond body scrub
    Zanax


    Are these all referenced in the book? Because I dont recognize all these items from the movie.
     
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Are these all referenced in the book? Because I dont recognize all these items from the movie.

    Good eye, yes mostly. I tossed in Saratoga but they might have mentioned it during the competition to name the most bottled waters.

    I could add A.Testoni crocodile loafers also [​IMG]
     
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    a girl, or multiple girls. everything else is superfluous.

    -Jeff
     
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    * cast iron skillet
    * ikea poang chair and ottoman
    * decent queen-size mattress
    * a car you're not attached to which is easy to get rid of (don't fall for the 20-something trap of letting a cool car suck up half your income)
    * multiple savings and/or checking accounts with ATM access, always have at least $5K in cash available
     
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    A passport.
    A small, high-quality camera.
    A cheap car if you have to have a car.
    A job you can live with but also quit.
    A bicycle.
    One good pair of black leather shoes.
    One dark suit.
    Health insurance.
     
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    -a passport, a credit card, and some sort of mobile computing device, preferably a smartphone plus a laptop
    -a good omelette pan, a dutch oven, a cast iron skillet with a lid, a decent sized cutting board and a 9" chefs knife, a cheese grater, a small and large colander, full service for two
    -a reliable corkscrew, 2 red wine glasses, 2 white wine glasses, 2 champagne flutes, 2 tall juice glasses/highball glasses, 2 shorties, 2 shot glasses
    -eggs, good butter, good salt, good pepper, a small liquor cabinet of at least a clear spirit and a dark spirit, some cold beer, a bottle of red in the pantry, a bottle of white in the fridge, champagne optional. plus a bag of ice.
    -a good looking, clean sofa that comfortably fits three normal people, or two laying down
    -a decent TV and DVD player, doesn't need to be high end, just shouldn't be your laptop jerry rigged to your TV
    -a good queen size mattress and box springs, a couple down pillows, and a down comforter with a plain duvet
    -two full sets of bedding, one to rock, one to stock
    -a decent wristwatch
    -candle(s) - Diptyque Baies Noir for me
    -An interesting reading collection, placed in your main room
    -at least a few interesting DVDs on hand, the well known yet rarely seen type of movies
    -an extra roll of toilet paper in the bathroom in plain sight
    -styptic pen
     
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