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      08-14-2013, 10:40 PM   #397
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I've regrettably been spoiled rotten for my whole life and I felt guilty about my discretionary spending getting out of control ($3000/month eating out)
lol..going from $100 a day to less than $2 a day? That's Madoff style!

I'm more interested in what you ate with $3000 a month?

Breakfast: Caviar and Dom
Lunch: Foie gras and truffles
Dinner: Frozen pizza
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      08-14-2013, 11:02 PM   #398
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I've regrettably been spoiled rotten for my whole life and I felt guilty about my discretionary spending getting out of control ($3000/month eating out) so I'm trying to see if I can eat for less than $50 this month. Hell, $1/day would be ideal but that might be pushing it.

This is the first time I've ever tried frozen pizza but at 89 cents it's actually not bad. (Note: I think regular retail is closer to $1.25/pizza).
daaaaamn brb flying to texas so we can eat in style
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      08-15-2013, 02:35 AM   #399
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lol..going from $100 a day to less than $2 a day? That's Madoff style!

I'm more interested in what you ate with $3000 a month?

Breakfast: Caviar and Dom
Lunch: Foie gras and truffles
Dinner: Frozen pizza
Oh god too many places (but all so good)

http://www.kentrathbun.com/jaspers/austin/menus.php (amazing prime rib/mac and cheese)
http://www.thecarillonrestaurant.com/ (amazing pork belly)
http://sienaaustin.com/
http://www.pecheaustin.com/
http://bartlettsaustin.com/ (amazing pork ribs)
http://restaurantjezebel.com/
http://www.gloriasrestaurants.com/lo...ustin-downtown
http://elevenplates.com/
http://barleyswine.com/
http://www.finnandporter.com/austin/ (amazing beignets)
http://congressaustin.com/ (amazing filet)
http://www.austinvespaio.com/vespaio/vespaio.html
http://trulucks.com/
http://www.3forks.com/
http://sullivanssteakhouse.com/
http://olivia-austin.com/
http://www.roaringfork.com/
http://www.driskillgrill.com/ (amazing cakes)
http://www.triorestaurantaustin.com/

Those are some of the usual suspects. I pretty much eat out for lunch and dinner every day. I'm not much of a wine person but sometimes I'll get an appetizer and/or dessert along with an entree, and it adds up pretty quickly.

You know every now and then I'll be back at a restaurant for like the 4th or 5th time in a month and I'll inevitably get asked by a repeat server "You're so young what do you do?!" and every time I sheepishly have to answer "I'm just a student." Sometimes it ends at that and it's understood that I'm what one might call a "trustafarian." Sometimes I'm asked to elaborate. Every time it's an embarrassing situation to be in. Maybe it seems strange that I should self-reflect in this way but being spoiled rotten is nothing to be proud of. I know that, and a recent exchange with a waiter similar to what I've mentioned above reinforced that fact yet again.

I think that's really what pushed me to curb my spending habits. I love food, but it doesn't "feel" right to enjoy it in the way I'm enjoying it. I've always said that my one dream before I die is to visit every 3 Michelin star restaurant on earth at least once, but I'd like that to be be the fruits of my own labor you know?

Anyways, I'm about a 5 days into my "fine dining fast" and I've spent a grand total of $10 so far on food, mostly eating an unsustainable diet of frozen pizzas, cereal, PB&J sandwiches, cheap $1 boxed pastas, and cheap baked goods ($1 muffins). I even found this great youtube user who routinely reviews frozen foods: https://www.youtube.com/user/Freezerburnsdotcom. But, I think the diet that Mr Tonka posted (thank you again for the recommendations!) is far more sustainable, and I'm slowly going to move over to something like that.

Realistically 2 or 3 months down the road will I be able to keep this up? Probably not. I was at one extreme of the spectrum. Currently, I'm at the other extreme (5 days in I'm on pace for $2/day on food), and ideally what I'd like to do is eventually strike a nice balance of eating cheap (but well) and splurging at more sensible intervals (as opposed to every single day)
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so cliff notes says you're a student that regularly spends $3k a month on just food. I don't care how much you like food and how much you admit to being spoiled, you still make me sick. Try doing some good with the money you didn't earn like see how many people you can feed with $3k a month while you do your stupid experiment of $2 a day. While you're at it, go fuck yourself.
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      08-15-2013, 03:15 AM   #401
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so cliff notes says you're a student that regularly spends $3k a month on just food. I don't care how much you like food and how much you admit to being spoiled, you still make me sick. Try doing some good with the money you didn't earn like see how many people you can feed with $3k a month while you do your stupid experiment of $2 a day. While you're at it, go fuck yourself.


I really don't know what you want me to say or do. Anyways sorry if anything in my post offended you.
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      08-15-2013, 06:20 AM   #402
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I really don't know what you want me to say or do. Anyways sorry if anything in my post offended you.
I think he was quite clear.

You could also work on not lecturing people on car forums, as it appears you may not have an understanding of the real world.
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so cliff notes says you're a student that regularly spends $3k a month on just food. I don't care how much you like food and how much you admit to being spoiled, you still make me sick. Try doing some good with the money you didn't earn like see how many people you can feed with $3k a month while you do your stupid experiment of $2 a day. While you're at it, go fuck yourself.
holy crap, bitter much?
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so cliff notes says you're a student that regularly spends $3k a month on just food. I don't care how much you like food and how much you admit to being spoiled, you still make me sick. Try doing some good with the money you didn't earn like see how many people you can feed with $3k a month while you do your stupid experiment of $2 a day. While you're at it, go fuck yourself.
haha wow. trust fund baby wars. Is his daddy's pockets bigger than your daddy's pockets?

that was a tad bit harsh.
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I think he was quite clear.

You could also work on not lecturing people on car forums, as it appears you may not have an understanding of the real world.
Alright. Sorry for lecturing you about speeding and driving etiquette in the past.
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Lets get this back on track, everyone needs to relax, might I make a suggestion? Its actually pretty tasty.

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      08-15-2013, 12:41 PM   #407
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sold my 8500 c50, saved some money and bought the V1.

Thoughts on the V1?

I had an 8500 X50...and I'm looking to move on to the V1.
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I have a V1 and used to run a Passport about 8 years ago. Not sure how passport matches up now, but I love my V1. It has not failed me once yet in about 2 years of ownership.
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Thoughts on the V1?

I had an 8500 X50...and I'm looking to move on to the V1.
The V1 is generally considered to be an excellent radar detector. I believe the best radar detector that money can buy is probably something like a Beltronics Sti-R Plus.

One of the better known radar detector reviewers is a person named 'veilguy.' I highly suggest you check out his blog here:

http://veilguy.blogspot.com/

He also makes videos for youtube where he'll routinely (and simultaneously) test competing radar detectors on the market. I know he has a video floating around showing a Beltronics STI-R outperforming a V1 by a second or so. It's certainly not a scientifically rigorous test, but it's the best we've got.
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Lets get this back on track, everyone needs to relax, might I make a suggestion? Its actually pretty tasty.

you can thank the city of Houston for that drink

and yes, it does taste good...

and yes, it freaking actually DOES work.

...BUT, the last thing i want to do before i go to bed is fill my belly with 17oz of shit....
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you can thank the city of Houston for that drink

and yes, it does taste good...

and yes, it freaking actually DOES work.

...BUT, the last thing i want to do before i go to bed is fill my belly with 17oz of shit....
Pffft, I'm at work, I have a hard time taking a nap on this solid oak desk without some help to calm the effects of the 5 hour energy earlier.

I had no idea it came from Houston. The first time I ever had it, some guy was driving around in a rape van and asked if I wanted a sample. So I got in the back of the van and 10 minutes later I had a free sample. It was great.
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Thoughts on the V1?

I had an 8500 X50...and I'm looking to move on to the V1.
i've had a V1 since 1993. Paid for itself over and over.
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Alright. Sorry for lecturing you about speeding and driving etiquette in the past.
Apology excepted
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i've had a V1 since 1993. Paid for itself over and over.
Good to know...I just paid a speeding ticket online this morning...

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Good to know...I just paid a speeding ticket online this morning...

How much and what was the alleged speed?

(I promise I won't go into a lecture once I find out as per my truce with Titanium3er . I'm just curious)
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How much and what was the alleged speed?

(I promise I won't go into a lecture once I find out as per my truce with Titanium3er . I'm just curious)

I'm not giving you any ammo...I've seen you burn villages for lower offenses...



But it wasn't bad. Few miles above...the cop was a dick...
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Good to know...I just paid a speeding ticket online this morning...

I got in my car tonight to pick up dinner from a place that is 12 miles away. I take some pretty open streets with few lights, so i'm not exactly lollygaggin if you know what i mean.

I got in my car and the V1 didn't power up. I have it hooked at the sunroof so i poked around to see if maybe a wire came loose. Nothing. I resign to drive with out it. I was very surprised how naked i felt without it. Very surprised.

Luckily, it was just the power wire going into the unit was only have in. The FL summers play hell on the suction cups that i use to hold it on the windscreen. I just ordered a few more suction cups from V1.... for the grand price of...... wait for it..... $1. Free shipping to boot!

Get one. You won't regret it.
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