Saturday, October 22, 2011

Another spin around the sun.....


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I'm in the mood to buy myself a birthday present.

Someone.... talk me down. Toys are SO expensive, and money is SO tight.


18 comments:

AndyJ said...

Aw, go ahead and buy it. Better that you spend your own money rather than Obama take it away from you and let someone else spend it, and who knows what they would buy.

DaddyBear said...

Happy Birthday! And yeah, treat yourself to an exercise in turning fiat money into tangible assets.

Borepatch said...

Happy birthday!

Maybe some old mil-surp in need of some TLC? That would be charp, and give you a project. ;-)

Suz said...

Happy Birthday!

Toys/tools. It's such a thin line...


btw, are you still tracking WWP donations? If so, I have two more receipts for you.

Carteach0 said...

Suz, There is another Wounded Warrior fund raiser scheduled to come up here in a week or so. Send me your receipts then, and you'll be in the drawing!

Hugs.

Long Island Mike said...

Para Ordanance got out of building their piston gun. It has now gone back to Al Zitta who designed it and manufactured it prior to Para taking it over. I would take a look at that one. It is the best I've seen.

Thir said...

Hey, we share a birthday! Congratulations on completing another solar orbit.

I would try to talk you out of that M&P 15-22 but, I broke down and bought one myself this summer. Nice weapon and 22LR is still cheap to shoot. I don't have a good argument to talk you off the ledge here.

Happy Birthday!

Hat Trick said...

Happy Birthday!

As DaddyBear says pickup a tangible asset rather than holding the fiat money.

drjim said...

Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Hey--we share a birthday! Cool!

If it were me, I'd go for one of the Romanian Tokarevs, or maybe a Swedish Ljungman, but I'm weird.

Antibubba

Hartley said...

Happy Birthday! And remember, you can't take it with you..

Old NFO said...

Hell, buy it... It's YOUR birthday, you can do anything you want :-)

Murphy's Law said...

If it was MY birthday, I'd want you to buy ME one. So I suppose that it's only fair that you buy yourself one. And Happy Birthday.

ASM826 said...

Consider it an investment. Money devalues if it is stored and prices increase. Durable goods increase in value over time.

Carteach0 said...

Well friends... my 'Birthday present shopping' ended up with me acquiring a new cell phone for Princess. Needs must, and she needed one ASAP for business. So... while she worked, I solved problems... one of which being her lost phone.

So be it. Such is life as an adult. At least I got her a fancy top of the line thing that will do all sorts of tricks... including being a credit card machine for her business.

As for me... I haven't given up hope. There are lots of toys out there, and as time permits I'll hunt up one of my own.

Have to say... as I look at all the possibilities, my thoughts always include "Would this be a good one to write up for my readers?". That tempers the alloy a surprising amount, tossing out a lot of silliness in the process.

Kevin Delaney said...

I wouldnt get a 22. Get the real thing if you dont already have one. I bought a cheep Smith and Wesson (well $799 cheep..)and added what i wanted. You can always get the 22 conversion kit and shoot both .223 and .22LR.

Just one mans humble opinion.

Huey said...

belated happy birthday Carteach0! I would try and dissuade you from any birthday purchases but that would be mighty hypocritical of me....

Carteach0 said...

Thanks Huey!