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Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: DollarsandSense ()
Date: December 08, 2010 12:56PM

Lets hear your stories of what you used to do to get by when you were younger and poorer...

Steal newspaper circulars from neighbors for coupons?

Go to free happy hours?

Crash holiday parties?

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: Wahhh ()
Date: December 08, 2010 01:01PM

Back in the day, I would eat my grandmothers cat food. I only stopped when I realized she did not have any cats. Boy did I feel guilty...she was so skinny during her final few years...

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Date: December 08, 2010 01:04PM

When I was a kid, I convinced another kid to shoplift a half-gallon of ice cream from a grocery store. When he showed up with it, I yelled at him, "How am I supposed to eat this without cones or a scoop?"

He went back to the store to get cones and a scope and was busted on the way out of the store.

I went in my house and found a spoon and bowl to eat the ice cream.

Funny thing is, the kid never ratted me out.

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: December 08, 2010 01:17PM

lol, pulled this one many times when I was just over 21...

At a bar, me and my one friend would target people with pitchers of beer. We'd stand near them and start a phony argument, usually about sports, TV, or something generic- like "Who did Joe Montana play for when he retired?". We'd purposely argue to get our mark's attention, and then try to involve him or her in the debate. I might turn and say to the mark "Can you believe this idiot?? He's trying to say Montana played for the Skins!", anything to get the person directly engaged in our heated little debate. Once we felt they were distracted enough, we'd sneak ourselves beer from their pitcher. Then we'd end the debate with something like "See, I told you you were wrong, dummy!". For the mark it was a random, amusing encounter; for us, free beer!! Then we'd move on to our next victim.

We did this all day once at the Rally in The Alley, we must have drank 12-15 beers each for free.

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: cheers! ()
Date: December 08, 2010 01:24PM

Why didn't you just ask them for a pour?




TheMeeper Wrote:
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> lol, pulled this one many times when I was just
> over 21...
>
> At a bar, me and my one friend would target people
> with pitchers of beer. We'd stand near them and
> start a phony argument, usually about sports, TV,
> or something generic- like "Who did Joe Montana
> play for when he retired?". We'd purposely argue
> to get our mark's attention, and then try to
> involve him or her in the debate. I might turn
> and say to the mark "Can you believe this idiot??
> He's trying to say Montana played for the Skins!",
> anything to get the person directly engaged in our
> heated little debate. Once we felt they were
> distracted enough, we'd sneak ourselves beer from
> their pitcher. Then we'd end the debate with
> something like "See, I told you you were wrong,
> dummy!". For the mark it was a random, amusing
> encounter; for us, free beer!! Then we'd move on
> to our next victim.
>
> We did this all day once at the Rally in The
> Alley, we must have drank 12-15 beers each for
> free.

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: December 08, 2010 01:27PM

cheers! Wrote:
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> Why didn't you just ask them for a pour?
>

Because it was more fun to see if our little scam would work.

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: MrMephisto ()
Date: December 08, 2010 01:28PM

cheers! Wrote:
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> Why didn't you just ask them for a pour?

Because the only thing that tastes better than free alcohol is stolen alcohol.

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: ITRADE ()
Date: December 08, 2010 01:31PM

I was the ever, aggressive coupon shopper. Whatever eaten in the home that week was whatever was on sale that week at Safeway or Giant or Vons or Ralphs - depending on where I was based.

Even though I had a housing allowance, etc., it never seemed like it was enough. There were times though I'd go to the market and buy about $100 in groceries for about $20.

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: themuse ()
Date: December 08, 2010 02:11PM

MrMephisto Wrote:
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> cheers! Wrote:
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> > Why didn't you just ask them for a pour?
>
> Because the only thing that tastes better than
> free alcohol is stolen alcohol.


WAHOOOOOO!!!

yeefuckinghaw

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Date: December 08, 2010 02:18PM

One of the most common ones had to be beating a cover charge at a bar by having the first person get the stamp, come out to the car and then either draw the stamp or lick the stamp to transfer it to everyone else. The other thing we did is we would buy cheap rum or vodka and finish it off in the parking lot before going into the bar. Less marked-up booze to buy.

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: sumguy ()
Date: December 08, 2010 02:18PM

not something i did but a friend used A plastic sandwich bag for a condom. Not the best idea.

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: December 08, 2010 02:22PM

Walk into a grocery store and use those reusable grocery bags. Don't look suspicious and shop for at least 30-40 minutes. Then, walk out of the store with several bags of groceries that you didn't pay for. Works best on Fridays and Saturdays during the busy hours when employees are too busy to care.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/08/2010 02:22PM by eesh.

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Date: December 08, 2010 02:23PM

Being that I would spend all my money at the arcade I usually would get
pretty thirsty so I would ruff [steal] the ENTIRE coffee creamer bin
@ McDonalds and pour them all into a glass and then drink it like
sweet, sweet, sweet milk. Mmmmmmmmmmm.

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: Conie ()
Date: December 08, 2010 02:29PM

eesh Wrote:
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> Walk into a grocery store and use those reusable
> grocery bags. Don't look suspicious and shop for
> at least 30-40 minutes. Then, walk out of the
> store with several bags of groceries that you
> didn't pay for. Works best on Fridays and
> Saturdays during the busy hours when employees are
> too busy to care.


You didn't really do that eesh, did you??

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: *Cum Dumpster* ()
Date: December 08, 2010 02:30PM

sumguy wrote :
> "a friend used A plastic sandwich bag for a condom.
> Not the best idea."

SARAN WRAP WORKS THE BEST.

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Date: December 08, 2010 02:30PM

sumguy Wrote:
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> not something i did but a friend used A plastic
> sandwich bag for a condom. Not the best idea.


That's one way to get Glad.

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: fairfaxdude ()
Date: December 08, 2010 02:31PM

wonder if that would work on my Hefty?

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Date: December 08, 2010 02:32PM

fairfaxdude Wrote:
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> wonder if that would work on my Hefty?


Only for the well-endowed.

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: fairfaxdude ()
Date: December 08, 2010 02:33PM

WashingTone-Locian Wrote:

> Only for the well-endowed.


well, DUH.

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: ITRADE ()
Date: December 08, 2010 02:33PM

Useful draw string closure

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Date: December 08, 2010 02:35PM

When I was in my early 20s, I had a friend who was especially adept at getting things for free from restaurants. She was constantly getting free meals by berating wait staff for something having a hair in it or being too cold or not coming soon enough (which was never really the case). You would be surprised how much some restaurants will bend over just to get one person to shut up.

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: ITRADE ()
Date: December 08, 2010 02:36PM

Gotta do that at a better restaurant - cheap places won't give a shit.

Place like Clydes or Coastal Flats will refund.

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: December 08, 2010 02:41PM

Cracker Barrel food sucks, but it's a perfect candidate for a dine and dash since you have to go through the gift store section to get to the cash register where you pay for your meal.

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: justsayin ()
Date: December 08, 2010 02:52PM

Dumpster dive for cool stuff.

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: themuse ()
Date: December 08, 2010 02:52PM

hit neiman's on weekends with my friend and her mother. buy all kinds of clothes, tuck the tags in and wear them to school all week.
take them back, get our money back, and hit marshall fields.

of course when my mom got wind of this i was never allowed to hang out with my friend again. :(

yeefuckinghaw

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: ITRADE ()
Date: December 08, 2010 02:58PM

No Nordstrom's?

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Date: December 08, 2010 03:02PM

justsayin Wrote:
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> Dumpster dive for cool stuff.


When I was a kid, you could dumpster dive at grocery stores and find things that were only a day or two out of date. I don't think that's possible nowadays between dumpsters being locked and the food companies controlling how their product is disposed of.

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: Stinkfist ()
Date: December 08, 2010 03:11PM

High school- Garage hopping. It's astounding at how many people forget to lock their side door to the garage.

College- simply walk into parties. Bring your own solo cup and meander around the wasted to find the keg. I was stopped maybe 2 times doing this in college by random kids I didn't know. They would usually just ask for a few bucks.

Throw a party- It will pay huge dividends.Delegate some of the booze supplying so it doesn't cost too much. You'll get plenty of invites to other parties down the road. And you most likely will not have to pay for a solo cup.

Clubs- Go to club meetings at the the start of the semester. Free pizza. Hot girls, too.

Real world- Have an awesome boss. Someone who is older that is flattered/excited to go out and snag a few drinks with you and some other co workers. He ALWAYS picks up the tab. He's a cool dude too.

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: themuse ()
Date: December 08, 2010 03:22PM

ITRADE Wrote:
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> No Nordstrom's?


not in houston. :(

yeefuckinghaw

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: 7Y ()
Date: December 08, 2010 03:27PM

I once bought a Hyundai Accent on craigslist with counterfeit bills. The bitch selling her car was in too much of a hurry to notice how fake they were.

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: ITRADE ()
Date: December 08, 2010 03:30PM

themuse Wrote:
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> ITRADE Wrote:
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> > No Nordstrom's?
>
>
> not in houston. :(


Neiaman's makes sense. IIRC, it was started in Houston or Dallas.

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: Stinkfist ()
Date: December 08, 2010 03:42PM

WashingTone-Locian Wrote:
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> justsayin Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Dumpster dive for cool stuff.
>
>
> When I was a kid, you could dumpster dive at
> grocery stores and find things that were only a
> day or two out of date. I don't think that's
> possible nowadays between dumpsters being locked
> and the food companies controlling how their
> product is disposed of.

I can imagine some fat kid in the 80's getting trapped in a dumpster looking for expired Oreos

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Date: December 08, 2010 04:28PM

Dunkin Donuts was GREAT pickins for a dumpster diver like myself.

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: graymoose1 ()
Date: December 08, 2010 04:48PM

used to syphon gas

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: Kacist ()
Date: December 08, 2010 05:28PM

How many of you people used to/currently climb into fucking dumpsters?

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: U R A FAG ()
Date: December 08, 2010 05:33PM

I personally have never seen two dumpsters fucking before.
Is this something you used to/still enjoy?

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: Warhawk ()
Date: December 08, 2010 05:51PM

We had a friend that worked at the local grocery store. About 3 times a semester we'd get a shitload of food and a bunch of those Kool Aid packets that cost about $.50 each. We'd then scatter the packets with the food on the register belt and our buddy would grab the food item and the packet and just scan the packet. One thanksgiving we fed about 8 of us witha full on dinner - turkey, stuffing, everything for about $14

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: justsayin ()
Date: December 08, 2010 06:28PM

I didn't go for food when dumpster diving unless it was packaged candy. I was more in it for office supplies and books.

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Date: December 08, 2010 08:58PM

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: Stinkfist ()
Date: December 08, 2010 09:12PM

Yeah. Cheap college food was crucial. Store brand mac and cheese, pasta, Totinos, ravioli, PB&J, etc.

I literally can't think of Ramen noodles without getting sick

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: bloody blisters ()
Date: December 08, 2010 09:15PM

Stinkfist Wrote:
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> I literally can't think of Ramen noodles without
> getting sick


a fucking staple. i ate those bitches everyday.

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: Stinkfist ()
Date: December 08, 2010 09:18PM

bloody blisters Wrote:
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>
> a fucking staple. i ate those bitches everyday.


Same. Not anymore. I wouldn't be able to eat it. I cant imagine how much sodium I had when I would pound Ramen. The seasoning packet plus I would pour in soy sauce

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: Conie ()
Date: December 08, 2010 09:23PM

Stinkfist Wrote:
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> bloody blisters Wrote:
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> >
> >
> > a fucking staple. i ate those bitches everyday.
>
>
> Same. Not anymore. I wouldn't be able to eat it. I
> cant imagine how much sodium I had when I would
> pound Ramen. The seasoning packet plus I would
> pour in soy sauce


I still buy a ton of those. But i just shake a tiny tiny bit

of the seasoning packet into the noodles.

Way too much sodium

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: December 08, 2010 09:25PM

Stinkfist Wrote:
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> Yeah. Cheap college food was crucial. Store brand
> mac and cheese, pasta, Totinos, ravioli, PB&J,
> etc.

Cheap college food deserves a thread of it's own. I can't count how many times me and my roommates would eat entire bags of tater tots for dinner before hitting the bars.

My favorite. I'd cook spaghetti, then eat it with margarine, salt, and pepper. Sometimes I'd have the leftover red pepper and parmesan packs from Dominos to sprinkle on it. That kinda stuff fed me for years. And it's actually not that bad.

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: Stinkfist ()
Date: December 08, 2010 09:30PM

TheMeeper Wrote:
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> My favorite. I'd cook spaghetti


+1. Sooo much spaghetti in college. I never got bored of it either. Always meatless because I was broke. I actually jacked a huge red pepper flake jar from home and put it on everything at school.

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: ITRADE ()
Date: December 08, 2010 09:31PM

When I was in college, the local Dominos had a $3.99 takeout special for a medium, two topping pizza. The coupon that came with it had NO expiration date. I got a stack of them, and photocopied about 100 more.

The manager hated me, but realized that I intended to use every single one of them over the course of four years.

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: Stinkfist ()
Date: December 08, 2010 09:32PM

ITRADE Wrote:
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> When I was in college, the local Dominos had a
> $3.99 takeout special for a medium, two topping
> pizza.


That's a sweet deal. That and some brews.

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Date: December 08, 2010 09:39PM

ITRADE Wrote:
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> When I was in college, the local Dominos had a
> $3.99 takeout special for a medium, two topping
> pizza. The coupon that came with it had NO
> expiration date. I got a stack of them, and
> photocopied about 100 more.
>
>

The manager hated me




It probably cost him a total of 50 or so cents to make that pizza, so he still made a profit off of it!

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: graymoose1 ()
Date: December 08, 2010 09:44PM

peanut butter and marshmallow sandwiches was all I could afford back in the day

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Date: December 08, 2010 09:46PM

TheMeeper Wrote:
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>
> My favorite. I'd cook spaghetti, then eat it with
> margarine, salt, and pepper. Sometimes I'd have
> the leftover red pepper and parmesan packs from
> Dominos to sprinkle on it. That kinda stuff fed
> me for years. And it's actually not that bad.


I did the same thing, but with garlic salt and margarine.

As for college food, besides standards, like Ramen, I would buy the big-ass box of generic corn flakes and eat it for dinner. I also used to buy eggs and frozen french fries and eat that shit fried up together with some American cheese. It was cheap ass protein and at the time I was 20 lbs underweight, so it didn't matter that it was full of fat.

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: themuse ()
Date: December 08, 2010 09:50PM

i remember the poor and hungry college days.
when things got really bad i would find a discarded receipt in the grocery's lot, find an item on the receipt and bring it into the store manager explaining that the item didn't make it into my bags.

not once was i questioned but many times i went to bed with a full belly.
the sea bass "catch" was my favorite.

yeefuckinghaw

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: Stinkfist ()
Date: December 08, 2010 09:58PM

graymoose1 Wrote:
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> peanut butter and marshmallow sandwiches was all I
> could afford back in the day


Hell yeah. Fluffer-nutter

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: Stinkfist ()
Date: December 08, 2010 10:06PM

I ate instant oatmeal a lot when I was too lazy to cook anything else. Never the healthy ones, usually peaches n cream and maple n brown sugar etc

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: Buffet Food ()
Date: December 08, 2010 10:15PM

About once every 2 weeks, I'll stop by the Bombay Cafe in western Fairfax City for their $5.00 buffet. I'll have 2 plates of food - one for my "late" lunch @ 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. and another for my "dinner". Doing this, allows me to not have to eat dinner at home that evening and I essentially only paid for one meal - in which I would have spent at least $5.00 going anywhere else.

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: Britdrnva~ ()
Date: December 09, 2010 12:05AM

I used to crash new years eve parties...they would be these fancy does. All the men in tuxes. But they wore these wrist bands that were coloured. So I'd see what the color was (this was back in the early 90's) take the strips off the dot matrix printer paper, color it in the same color and paste it around my wrist. Had a whole group of friends that did this. So we'd crash these really magnificent parties that cost ~£500 a head (i.e. $750 ea).

Drink and eat til our hearts content, hook up with these unhappy married women, toast in the new year and bugger off the next morning. Was a great time...I suppose this isn't so much getting by, but it was fun!

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: Alias ()
Date: December 09, 2010 12:40AM

Britdrnva~ Wrote:
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> I used to crash new years eve parties...they would
> be these fancy does. All the men in tuxes. But
> they wore these wrist bands that were coloured.
> So I'd see what the color was (this was back in
> the early 90's) take the strips off the dot matrix
> printer paper, color it in the same color and
> paste it around my wrist. Had a whole group of
> friends that did this. So we'd crash these really
> magnificent parties that cost ~£500 a head (i.e.
> $750 ea).
>
> Drink and eat til our hearts content, hook up with
> these unhappy married women, toast in the new year
> and bugger off the next morning. Was a great
> time...I suppose this isn't so much getting by,
> but it was fun!


That's a really nice story, Brit.

That reminds me of the times my friends and I would hire a limo, cruise around Manhattan, stopping at numerous hot spots.... sit down with people, order drinks and then take off..... on to the next spot.

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: Gravis ()
Date: December 09, 2010 12:55AM

i beat Death in a game of battleship.


"the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish."095042938540

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: bloody blisters ()
Date: December 09, 2010 01:06AM

Gravis Wrote:
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> i beat Death in a game of battleship.


excellent reference.

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Date: December 10, 2010 01:00AM

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: December 10, 2010 02:02AM

My fam used to have connections with a lot of different people, and they could find different deals on a variety of things, but I've established my own system over the years.

For flying, I can use my friends and family who work the airlines.

For the gym, I had friends who hooked me up with most things for free.

I knew a bouncer at a local club, and I could get all drinks on the house.

Had some friends who worked at Starbucks, and if I chilled with them until closing, they'd give me bags full of leftover pastries, fresh bagged coffee, etc. I still get free upsized drinks whenever the two people who I currently know are working.

I have a lot of other hook-ups as well, but the list will just drag on.

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: Alias ()
Date: December 10, 2010 02:15AM

I used to eat veg-all so I could save my money..... for things.
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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: Stinkfist ()
Date: December 10, 2010 02:17AM

Alias Wrote:
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> I used to eat veg-all so I could save my
> money..... for things.


Ew, dude. Seriously? Couldn't make a pb&j?

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: Stinkfist ()
Date: December 10, 2010 02:18AM

Alias Wrote:
-for things.

Cocaine?

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: Harry Tuttle ()
Date: December 10, 2010 04:08AM

Dude... put ramen in a bowl...
pour seasoning packet on top of the noodles...
apply Tabasco to surface of noodles....
put some water in the bowl (if you're a pro you pour the water through the seasoned parts of the noodles)...
**optional step: if you're feeling frisky, throw a slice of cheese (I like swiss) on top of the noodles**...
microwave that shit for 2 minutes...
take it out and stir it around for a minute or so, blowing all the while...

Eat your dish.. it's delicious and took less time to make than it takes chuckhoffmann to wipe the gravy off his hairy asshole...

What a pussy...

chuckhoffmann Wrote:
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> Just came up with this recipe.
>
> Ramen Noodles in Gravy
> Ingredients:
> 1 package ramen noodles (I used chicken flavor)
> 4 tbsp flour
> 4 tbsp butter (can substitute 4 tbsp vegetable
> oil)
> Boil Ramen noodles in 2 cups water, as package
> instructs.
> Drain noodles, catching boiling water in bowl.
> Add contents of seasoning mix to water to make a
> broth.
> Reduce heat on stove to medium.
> In same pot you boiled the noodles in, melt 4 tbsp
> butter over medium heat (can skip this step if you
> use vegetable oil).
> Add 4 tbsp flour to pot. Mix well over medium heat
> for about 2 minutes or until mixture turns a
> tan/light brown color.
> Pour the boiling water/seasoning mixture broth
> into the pot.
> Stir for about 2-3 minutes until it thickens.
> Transfer drained noodles to bowl, and pour gravy
> over top.
> It's an okay recipe. They skimp on the chicken
> part of the chicken seasoning mix, so the gravy is
> a little less chicken-y than I'd like (it's more
> like a thin paste that somebody showed a picture
> of a chicken to), but it's reasonably filling.

Signatures are for fags



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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: Alias ()
Date: December 10, 2010 04:21AM

Stinkfist Wrote:
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> Alias Wrote:
> -for things.
>
> Cocaine?

no, Stinfist. i was saving my money for intellectual pursuits.

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: bloody blisters ()
Date: December 10, 2010 04:32AM

Alias Wrote:
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> Stinkfist Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Alias Wrote:
> > -for things.
> >
> > Cocaine?
>
> no, Stinfist. i was saving my money for
> intellectual pursuits.

its either pot or sarcasm.

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: Alias ()
Date: December 10, 2010 04:36AM

bloody blisters Wrote:
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> Alias Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Stinkfist Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Alias Wrote:
> > > -for things.
> > >
> > > Cocaine?
> >
> > no, Stinfist. i was saving my money for
> > intellectual pursuits.
>
> its either pot or sarcasm.


ha! you know me too well.

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: Harry Tuttle ()
Date: December 10, 2010 04:45AM

Three cheers for Gilbert Gottfried...

Signatures are for fags

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: December 10, 2010 05:24AM

Re: college food

I always kept a stash of those Lipton pasta dishes hidden away (food theft was a common occurrence at school).

Man, I used to think this stuff was great. They made about a dozen flavors; chicken, garlic, alfredo, Parmesan, etc. All you needed was water, butter, and sometimes milk. This was like fancy 4 star dining.

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I actually bought one a few years ago, for old times sake. Yuk. They're really salty and taste majorly artificial. I think the only people who buy this crap are poor college kids.

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: ITRADE ()
Date: December 10, 2010 06:40AM

For a while, I used to sell airline coupons on Ebay. Northwest airlines used to have these zone fares (from east coast to mid west was X, east coast to south was Y, west coast to midwest was X, etc.). They came in the Valpak mailer that you got each month.

Most folks considered Valpak to be junk so they just saw the mailer and round filed them. I'd dig them out of the recycling bin and pull the airline coupon.

On Ebay, you could get anywhere from $10.00 to $50.00 a coupon. One year, I pulled close to $5,000 selling them. Ebay changed their policies and considered them plane tickets (which they aren't) and forbade you to sell more than one a month. I simply registered 10 different seller IDs. It hurt business to say the least, but I could still sell about 100 a year then.



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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Date: December 10, 2010 07:00AM

Very ingenious of you!


ITRADE Wrote:
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> For a while, I used to sell airline coupons on
> Ebay. Northwest airlines used to have these zone
> fares (from east coast to mid west was X, east
> coast to south was Y, west coast to midwest was X,
> etc.). They came in the Valpak mailer that you
> got each month.
>
> Most folks considered Valpak to be junk so they
> just saw the mailer and round filed them. I'd dig
> them out of the recycling bin and pull the airline
> coupon.
>
> On Ebay, you could get anywhere from $10.00 to
> $50.00 a coupon. One year, I pulled close to
> $5,000 selling them. Ebay changed their policies
> and considered them plane tickets (which they
> aren't) and forbade you to sell more than one a
> month. I simply registered 10 different seller
> IDs. It hurt business to say the least, but I
> could still sell about 100 a year then.

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Re: Things you used to do to improvise and get by
Posted by: BB*X ()
Date: December 10, 2010 09:48AM

I had two friends that worked at a large home goods type store in FFX years ago, they would call me on Sunday's when it was just the two of them working and I would drive up to the store and park around back. The one guy would come out back with a couple boxes of plates, glasses, or silverware and put them in my trunk. I would then drive around to the front of the store and return the items to our other friend who would give me a cash refund. Around 4pm they would get off work and we would all meet up at a bar and blow the money from the returned merchandise.

We also used to sneak into the commissary at Ft. Belvoir to buy food because it was so much cheaper. They used to only check ID on the way in so we would wait outside until we saw a middle aged woman headed towards the door and then we would fall in behind her and when they checked her ID they just assumed we were her kids and they would not ask us for ID.

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