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Things I would love to have/do

Things I've wanted for years and haven't yet gotten the courage to do, even when I had the money:

1. Get my ears pierced. (Fear of needles)
2. Dye my hair pink.
3. Get the Shao'Ahn'Dih'Gahn tattooed over my left breast. (Fear of needles)

Things I want to get when I can keep more of my money:

1. A wooden staff.
2. A woolen winter cloak.
3. An e-reader.
4. Proper "garb." Specifically a dress like this: this, this, and others of various appearances. I'd like to have a whole wardrobe of garb dresses, so many I could choose to never wear modern style clothes ever again if I wanted to.
5. Some nice hats I can actually feel good about wearing.
6. Armored rings. Like the Terminator ring here. (The "Iron Reaver" and "hand claws" ones are cool, too, but with the blades on them, I'd be scared to actually wear either of them anywhere outside of the house.)
(Edited to add #7) 7. A hearing trumpet. No, seriously. It would be a lot more useful to me than a hearing aid, given the fact you can aim them. Hearing aides just amplify everything, and that wouldn't help me at all. (Besides which, one of Shao-Kehn's Aspects uses a magical ear trumpet that lets her hear the cries of the dead and dying.)

Things I'd get if I were moderately rich/saved up enough:

1. A machine capable of brewing about 5 gallons of iced tea at a time.
2. A very large fridge, and separate freezer.
3. Custom Ubuntu/Windows dual-boot laptop or PC with a 2 TB drive, blu-ray DVD burner, and high-end speakers.
4. One of those high-end computer drawing tablets, where the drawing surface doubles as a monitor.
5. iPad or Android tablet.
6. A push-scooter that can actually hold my weight (preferably 3 or 4 wheels, and one that can be folded up). Either that, or a Segway.

This was cross-posted from http://fayanora.dreamwidth.org/1136318.html
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kengr
Apr. 22nd, 2013 06:03 am (UTC)
1. Get my ears pierced. (Fear of needles)

If you are talking earring type piercing, they don't *use* needles. They have gizmo that pops the stud thru the earlobe really quick. Then they just wipe up the drop of blood (if any) stick the back on the stud and go to the other ear.

After that most places give you care instructions and maybe even a small bottle of cleaning stuff.

2. Dye my hair pink.

That'd pretty much require bleaching it first.

3. Get the Shao'Ahn'Dih'Gahn tattooed over my left breast. (Fear of needles)

Ok, that's a more valid fear of needles. A bigger concern is that tatoos are forever.

1. A wooden staff.
The guy I got my purpleheart cane from has a booth at Saturday Market. and we can at least window shop there.

3. An e-reader.

A netbook costs more but is a lot more versatile.

(Edited to add #7) 7. A hearing trumpet. No, seriously. It would be a lot more useful to me than a hearing aid, given the fact you can aim them. Hearing aides just amplify everything, and that wouldn't help me at all. (Besides which, one of Shao-Kehn's Aspects uses a magical ear trumpet that lets her hear the cries of the dead and dying.)

There are audio amplifier gizmos that are very directional. and wearable.
Things I'd get if I were moderately rich/saved up enough:

1. A machine capable of brewing about 5 gallons of iced tea at a time.

Don't think you are going to find one. Not affordable anyway. But there are ones that'll do a gallon or so.

2. A very large fridge, and separate freezer.

If you get in here, you'll be stuck with the fridge that comes with the apartment. But I could afford that dishwasher sized freezer we looked at at Best Buy, and we could put it in your kitchen if I could share it.

3. Custom Ubuntu/Windows dual-boot laptop or PC with a 2 TB drive, blu-ray DVD burner, and high-end speakers.

Custom systems are *really* spendy. And you don't really get high end speakers *in* laptops.

4. One of those high-end computer drawing tablets, where the drawing surface doubles as a monitor.

That's not a drawing tablet. That's a tablet computer.


acelightning
Apr. 22nd, 2013 10:35 am (UTC)
A purpleheart staff?!?!? (*covet covet covet*)

How can I resist something that's naturally purple? I have some purpleheart slabs, and a damascus blade, that I got to make myself an athame. The two main reasons I haven't made it yet are, first, I can't find a hilt I like, and, second, purpleheart is very hard to work with - it just laughs at my Dremel.

kengr
Apr. 22nd, 2013 10:22 pm (UTC)
Not a staff, a cane.

damn/ The pic I uploaded somewhere isn't displaying. :-(
acelightning
Apr. 24th, 2013 07:14 am (UTC)
Even a cane of purpleheart is pretty serious. For one thing, it's both hard and heavy, so if you ever find yourself in a dangerous situation, anybody you whack with your cane will stay whacked...
kengr
Apr. 25th, 2013 08:30 pm (UTC)
Oh, I *know* they'll stay whacked. The *thinnest* part is 1.5-2" thick. Also, since it's intended for hiking, there's a finger thick brass "spike" about an inch long sticking out of the bottom.

acelightning
Apr. 26th, 2013 01:38 pm (UTC)
Whoa, better than a pair of stiletto heels! :-D
kengr
Apr. 26th, 2013 06:11 pm (UTC)
acelightning
Apr. 27th, 2013 01:27 pm (UTC)
"Server Hardware Issues
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:-(

kengr
Apr. 27th, 2013 07:33 pm (UTC)
Retry every few hours. They had a server fail badly, and are having problems getting the "new" servers working right)
acelightning
Apr. 28th, 2013 11:24 am (UTC)
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fayanora
Apr. 23rd, 2013 01:31 am (UTC)
This is what I mean by the drawing tablet thing: http://www.wacom.com/products/pen-displays/cintiq/cintiq-24hd-touch
acelightning
Apr. 22nd, 2013 10:29 am (UTC)
The only way to get affordable garb is to learn to sew. Really. Cloth costs a whole lot less than a finished garment, and you get to choose the color, texture, trim, etc., and make it to your exact measurements. And most commercially made garb is very flimsily constructed - it's more like a costume, and won't stand up to normal wear. (Although anything from Holy Clothing is reasonably well-made, and not horribly expensive... but not all of it is suitable as garb.)

Why do you want to make five gallons of iced tea at a time? You can't possibly drink that much in a day, or even two, and iced tea does go stale, even in the refrigerator (plus refrigerated tea turns muddy-looking). One to one-and-a-half gallons is more than enough for a person who drinks iced tea all the time, like me. I can't tell you how much my iced tea maker cost, though; it was a gift, to replace the one that was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. (As a guess, it might be in the $40 range.)

fayanora
Apr. 23rd, 2013 01:42 am (UTC)
I drink about a gallon of iced tea a day, I think.

And I don't really need it to be garb, just that kind of style, because I like to wear it. It's not cosplay, just my personal style. :-)
acelightning
Apr. 24th, 2013 07:26 am (UTC)
I drink close to a gallon a day of iced tea myself. For a while, I used a plain cooking pot to make close to two gallons at a time, and the few glasses always tasted like store-brand instant tea powder. It just goes stale at room temperature. It's really not that much work to make tea every day...

As for real clothes that look like garb, Holy Clothing (see previous reply) makes real clothes. They come in a lot of different styles, and a lot of different colors, and sizes up to 5X in some styles. (Check their size chart. I wear a 1X in clothes from the OneStopPlus family of fat broads' clothes, but I'm between a 2X and a 3X in Holy Clothing.) Send me your email address (mine is acelightning [at] monmouth [dot] com), and I'll "invite" you to Holy Clothing, which can get both of us a coupon. (Although learning to sew your own is useful as well.)

fayanora
Apr. 25th, 2013 02:37 am (UTC)
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acelightning
Apr. 25th, 2013 03:50 am (UTC)
I couldn't find the "invite a friend" coupon, so I just sent you a random selection of dresses. Enjoy!
capybyra
Apr. 22nd, 2013 02:19 pm (UTC)
As for your list.. I agree with most of it except fot the tat and the mercifully no audio boost need
Pierces are a maybe someday. Tats are a not me..Ive got several staff/staves/genuineish Pikes:> Ive had temp pink and powder green hair- with one memorable fling of green with pink tips&stripes..I like the dresses and agree with Ace on sew vs buy. the purple dress is neat for those of us having the figure for it.. wish mine could be a bit more on top at times. I have a Linux netbook that may get a Touchscreen kit for becoming drawing pad. Hats are a kink of mine that I've Shamefully neglected sharing- Lidsville pr0n??

I'd go down the list but my coffee's stopped burbling. Which means it's time to set up for my Monday Morning Coffee Enema.

fayanora
Apr. 23rd, 2013 01:44 am (UTC)
Re: As for your list.. I agree with most of it except fot the tat and the mercifully no audio boost
Coffee... enema? o_O
capybyra
Apr. 24th, 2013 07:38 am (UTC)
Grinz- Yeah- I already was "into enemas" sp it was not a new thing- even done coffee in my teens .
Cancer. Details snipped- but, at least once a week- more often if needed. The basic hang bag at a comfy height. filled with maybe 110 or so f coffee of drinking brew- and I "digest" maybe 1-2 quarts with a goal of at least 15 mins holding in me time. Past thirty mins it's diminishing returns for detox and actually better to use the one or 2 hour's session for maybe 3 15 min retentions of fresh brew.

It's a relaxing meditation time. Giggles- often used for fantasies associated with such sensations and keeping in practice with Lamaze.

I've also wondered how many AS etc folks are comforted by enemas?? Damn that would cause a flamefest on any of the Aspie forums, eh?
fayanora
Apr. 25th, 2013 02:40 am (UTC)
Re: Grinz- Yeah- I already was "into enemas" sp it was not a new thing- even done coffee in my teens
Even if I was really into enemas, I don't think I could do coffee enemas. Too much caffeine. Hell, I can't even have a small Starbuck's without vibrating into another dimension. (Of course, they have about 5 times the caffeine of normal coffee, in their coffee, but still...)

Now an iced tea enema, maybe. But it seems like such a waste of perfectly good tea. Maybe if I had taste receptors in my arse... :-)
capybyra
Apr. 25th, 2013 04:17 pm (UTC)
Amusingly- Caffeine by rectal often has little to no CNS stim effect.
Actually.. I at a few times REALLY tasted Peppermint Castile Soap in an enema. It permeates the body and yeah- It is an interesting but subjective pleasure.

Some folks love the subtle elements, others want the deep gut wrenching cramps that something icy would cause. DOES cause. I'd have to be damned psyched as a masochistic mood's trance state to willingly fill myself with cold. Shrugh- it's just one more mood affect entanglement.

It was said that enemas had been used in additon to pre-birth cleansing- also to STIMULATE birth but in fantasies or for some folk's real lives- it can SIMULATE a birthing.

Aboveall the other entanglements- It's to me also about being *CLEAN* for my toy play. Scat's a buzz kill for me.

Giggly moment- a Knobbed cane's handknob used as a prostate massage...
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