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Topic: Which guilty pleasures do u spend $$ on?

  1. monkey_magic
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    Hi All,

    For me it's lotto, poker machines and hotel stays.

    Ive been lucky and won small sums of money which entice me to go back for more. I've been one number short of a first division lotto win twice. I've also won the venues $1000 win while playing a pokie.

    I like change which is the reason for my hotel stays. I usually stay for one or two nights to explore a new area.

    What are your guilty pleasures?

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  2. Loco23
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    13 October 2019 in reply to monkey_magic

    Hi Monkey_Magic

    I like your idea of staying for two nights to explore a new area.

    Unfortunately my guilty pleasure is probably over doing the transition from morning to afternoon readyness. A lot of people just wake up on a Saturday morning have breakfast and shower and head out for the day. I unfortunately like to wake up - not move for about 5mins, stay in bed watching some Youtube for 20 - 30 mins.... AND THEN go and grab breakfast haha. I'm definitely not a morning person.

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    13 October 2019 in reply to monkey_magic

    Dear MM

    Chocolate deserts (I'm on a diet), buying more on-line books and DVDs than I should, and worst of all not picking up the phone if I don't want to talk then feeling peace afterwards and being glad abut it.

    Pretty ordinary stuff I'm afraid

    Croix

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  4. Guest5643
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    13 October 2019 in reply to Croix

    Hi Monkeymagic

    My guilty pleasures are buying more things for my very eclectic house. My latest purchase was a toucan bird feather. Ive never owned a credit card so thats a good thing.

    Ps croix anything chocolate is seemed as essential medicine in my eyes😀

    Cheers lynne

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  5. monkey_magic
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    14 October 2019 in reply to Guest5643

    Hello,

    Its been a pleasure to read about everyone's guilty pleasures. Staying in bed that bit longer is one of my guilty pleasures as well.

    Croix I'm assuming they are diet choc desserts then. A good way trick the brain into believing you're eating something naughty.

    Helium i bet your eclectic house looks wonderful!

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    15 October 2019 in reply to monkey_magic

    Dear MM

    They were "unrighteous female sibling" desserts, NOT lo fat :) My brain is not that easily tricked!

    C

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    15 October 2019 in reply to monkey_magic

    Hey Monkey Magic....great feel good thread topic by the way :-)

    hmmmm.....I sneak into JB HiFi and buy the odd 4K Blu Ray movie......only when they are on special of course ;-)

    Nice1 MM

    Paul

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  8. Guest_9462
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    Hey, a great topic..I used to have a gambling problem.now it's not a problem cause I hardly ever do it..but I buy lots of surf cloths..t-shirts, boardies, etc..and I cook great meals..so lots of food shopping...P.s..I make a mean spaghetti Bolognese with slightly spicy sauce..
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    16 October 2019 in reply to monkey_magic

    Monkey thanks for this thread.

    While I feel guilty about many things I really wonder if I feel guilty about spending money on.

    One pleasure but does not cost money(apart from having a TV) is to watch an English TV show about crime in villages or spending time on FB when I should be doing other things and like looking at catalogues , online and offline or staying bed typing on my ipad.

    Quirky

    Quirky

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    16 October 2019 in reply to monkey_magic

    Hey MM

    I love the term guilty pleasures....and totally agree with Croix..chocolate deserts are the bomb! My all time favorite is chocolate self saucing pudding...low fat of course..lol

    But for me it is to go to the local shopping centre and spend about $50 on a head, neck and shoulder massage...it takes me to another place and I can totally zone out and get rid of the days stuff...if I had my way I would have one everyday!

    Great to chat to you all

    AS

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    16 October 2019 in reply to Aaronsis

    Hi all;

    Full fat guilty choc deserts it is then :-) I'm currently eating Nutella out of the jar.

    Hi Paul, got to love those specials.

    Crime shows is one of my guilty pleasures also. I also love new recruit and swat- cops catching the baddies. Facebook-yep i still use it as well. My mum and granny have their faces in catelogues.

    Hhmmm..massages. Last one I had was from a massage chair. But those human massages are ah-mazing....u can feel so floaty and loose afterwards :-)

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    16 October 2019 in reply to Guest_9462

    ....& i still have a gambling problem lol...nah, i wouldnt call it a prob. I just buy the occassional lotto or play the occasional pokie.

    So u must go to the beach a lot or surf then island-wiz, awesome stuff. When i lived in qld i was a beach bum- the best.

    Mmmm....a mean spag thats a bit chilly...

    :-)

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    16 October 2019 in reply to monkey_magic
    So look, you think you can beat tha great monkey, do you? Well, we'll just have to see about that then, wont we.....lol... hi Monkeymagic...yeah, I'm a weed...been surfing since I was 13..it's a good way to de stress..how was your day? SANDEY!!!
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    16 October 2019 in reply to Guest_9462

    Hi Sandey ya weed ha,ha...

    Surfing is an amazing thing to do and def a great de-stresser keep at it.

    Yeah my day was pretty alright. Just on the couch watching tv and reading and replying to posts.

    Im actually in tonight's lotto....if i dont win the biggy ill take a break for a while and spend the $$ on choc deserts or something lol...bcas ive finished my tub of Nutella...took 3 days.

    The name island-wiz brings me back to the time I used to explore islands in qld. Amazing times.

    MM

  15. LoVeMyBaBiEs
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    16 October 2019 in reply to monkey_magic

    I love buying my son duplo building sets, so much so that he now has a huuuugggee tub full! They are so much fun to play with though!

    I also love shopping and looking at everything, it helps with my anxiety. My husband has put me on a budget now though 😆

    and chocolate of course!

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    16 October 2019 in reply to LoVeMyBaBiEs

    Hi Lovemybabies,

    Yes, window shopping is great for anxiety, it calms me down also. And chocolate :-)

    Lucky son, that's sure to keep him busy for hours :-)

    MM

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  17. Guest_9462
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    16 October 2019 in reply to monkey_magic
    Hi again Monkey magic...I used to watch that show..loved it..yeah I like my sweets too..I gotta be carefull now because of glucose intolerance..but yeah, love fresh fruit salad and ice cream. ..I baught a DVD for tonight...YESTERDAY..the new one about beatles fan..lol
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    16 October 2019 in reply to Guest_9462

    Did somebody say fruit salad and ice-cream! A monkeys favourite, along with chocolate of course.....pass some over-----

    Yummo!

    Enjoy your DVD for tonight.

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    17 October 2019 in reply to monkey_magic

    After a big day in the office (I mean hectic), I disconnect with Reflexology while listening to the "most relaxing music ever" (search on youtube) and float away.

    A tub of ice-cream also!

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    22 October 2019 in reply to monkey_magic

    Hey MM

    been feeling guilty about looking to buy a pair of Levi 501's....hmmmmm

    are they still available? (the 501's)

    great thread:-)

    Paul

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    22 October 2019 in reply to blondguy

    Hi Paul,

    Go on...spoil yourself ! If they are still available of course ;-)

    ♡☆♡☆♡~~~~

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  22. SilvaLady
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    22 October 2019 in reply to monkey_magic

    Hello,

    My guilty pleasure is buying cross stitch magazines, but having so many projects to choose from that I can't decide which one to start with. All the charts are counted cross stitch patterns made of colour and symbols.

    Nice thread, thanks. Cheers.

    SilvaLady

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  23. LouiseM23
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    22 October 2019 in reply to Croix
    Me too Croix, add buying plants/seedlings, and Helium, I hear you, I have an eclectic decorating style as well as love to buy things to decorate the house.
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    Oh dear, guilty pleasures day with the purchase of not one but two handbags....but very much doing a happy dance!
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  25. monkey_magic
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    9 November 2019 in reply to Aaronsis

    Another one of my guilty pleasures is buying clip in hair extensions, hair pieces and wigs.

    I have thin hair so this adds extra volume and makes me feel better about myself.

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    9 November 2019 in reply to monkey_magic

    Hello Everyone...

    My guilty pleasure is wind chimes...I like the delicate tingle of them..when it’s breezy or windy...

    Grandy...

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    My guilty pleasure was whipping cream, adding cocoa and sugar and eating it out of a bowl with a spoon.

    I'm not spending money on gambling for a long while. Simply can't take the money out when I'm up and put more in. I could have walked away from the club with nearly $500 but I walked away a dreadful loser :-(
  28. HiveMind
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    My guilty pleasure lately has been buying Yugioh Cards. I don't play it much and especially not competitively (With no desire to), but I've been trying to build a highly competitive deck anyway.
    I've bought several of the newer structure deck boxes and thought "How can I customise this into something unbeatable?" Then I look at the spare cards that didn't fit, the boxes and sleeves I've bought to store them. The cost adds up pretty quickly.

    I did like watching the show as a a kid and playing against two friends who collected a few cards. So I guess it's not a total waste... Just almost.

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    Hi Monkey, I laughed when I saw this thread omg so funny!

    I'm such a straighty 180, I'll bore you to tears... I feel guilty spending ANY money on myself for anything.... so I'm trying to remove the guilty part... hope you don't mind??

    So my pleasures have been... buying all new kitchen appliances oh yeah... lol.
    Buying a gorgeous huge bed & mattress for youngest daughter and a great tall kitchen cabinet with my favourite... glass doors omg I'm in love! lol.

    Having a very strict Missionary upbringing I'm trying to work on NOT feeling guilty about living my best life and enjoying my earnings. I have zero guilt spending copious amounts on others.
    All I have to do is think of the ugly horrible ex and it's situation and I FEEL AWESOME spending money on myself (omg I actually typed that and the guilt is there but only a tad lol).

    Recently I decided to spend AS MUCH money on myself as I give away to homeless people.

    Love your idea of spending nights in motels!
    I might do that for us next holidays in a motel WITH A POOL nearby and come home every day to feed our pets lol.

    EM

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    I think my guilty pleasure spending lots of money on is my motorbies that I restore.It gives me pleasure working on them and looking at them and riding them.I have two registered and want to get a third one on the road.
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