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Old Oct 2, 2003, 11:02 PM   #1
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Nicest thing you ever bought your significant other?

I went to town today to buy a powermate, they didnt have any and i was wandering around the mall and found a necklace with a heat pendant, and a diamond in the middle, and just randomly bought it for my girlfriend. Only set me back $250, but thats a lot in my world. (she's worth every penny ) Anyways, it got me thinking, what the most expensive thing you ever bought the love of your life? i think it'll be neat to here what love has cost us all
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Old Oct 2, 2003, 11:12 PM   #2
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I'll have an answer for you tomorrow after I pop the question and we go shopping.
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Old Oct 2, 2003, 11:38 PM   #3
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this would require having had a significant other...?

Sorry, I guess I can't contribute too much to this post, guys.

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Oh, wait I can! Congrats Rower! I wish you the best of luck and a lifetime of happiness!

(Sorry, I didn't exactly read all of the posts before...)
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Old Oct 2, 2003, 11:42 PM   #4
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I'll have an answer for you tomorrow after I pop the question and we go shopping.
Congrats on your soon to be marriage!
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Old Oct 2, 2003, 11:45 PM   #5
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Congrats on your soon to be marriage!
Well, a marriage date will probably be a ways off still, but thanks.
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Old Oct 2, 2003, 11:54 PM   #6
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i bought my first love a ring which cost like 300 bucks and then she dumped me like a week later.

this was when i was 18 so that was a lot of money.
wait that still is a lot of money to me. but it would all go to beer now.
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Old Oct 3, 2003, 12:15 AM   #7
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I'll have an answer for you tomorrow after I pop the question and we go shopping.
Congrats Rower!
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Old Oct 3, 2003, 12:32 AM   #8
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the most special gift the wife says is

1) the wedding ring ...platinum band with small diamond from tiffany's

2) a starfish necklace...same place but at another tiffany's dealer

3) the next is the blueberry ibook

then,

4) the reeses peanut butter cups the other day...4 pack supersize
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Old Oct 3, 2003, 12:59 AM   #9
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A rose and a card for my then-girlfriend two Valentines Days ago: $5. I was in high school.

As for special things done for ANY girl, that would be the $180 I spent on my senior prom.
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Old Oct 3, 2003, 01:07 AM   #10
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the most special gift the wife says is

1) the wedding ring ...platinum band with small diamond from tiffany's

2) a starfish necklace...same place but at another tiffany's dealer

3) the next is the blueberry ibook

then,

4) the reeses peanut butter cups the other day...4 pack supersize
Ah yes, the gift of chocolate. Never to be underestimated.

She has my old Ti400 already, so I've got a good start.
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Old Oct 3, 2003, 01:11 AM   #11
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Ah yes, the gift of chocolate. Never to be underestimated.

She has my old Ti400 already, so I've got a good start.
have you proceeded to the jewelry stage yet?
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Old Oct 3, 2003, 01:23 AM   #12
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Ah yes, the gift of chocolate. Never to be underestimated.

She has my old Ti400 already, so I've got a good start.
wow, she got your tibook? that's really cool

the ibook i got for my wife has mostly been used by me...surfing and posting on macrumors

i came to macrumors in july 2000, or maybe a little earlier and i had my ibook maybe six months then so overall the ibook has spent more than half it's booted up life on macrumors.com...even though i post a lot, i spend more time reading posts and some days, i will read and read but never post

and sometimes, i get into surfing the web on my PC laptop and i have a considerable amount of time of that machine on macrumors.com

and on the machines i use at the junior college in my computer classes, i often spend a lot more time surfing this site instead of listening to the professor...being a techie in this crazy changing field, i will never finish my college education learning computers...at least half in the class are older (or even elderly) working adults like me who already have their bachelor's or master's degree and realize that while the computer field is still in its infancy, it will be a rat race just keeping up with new languages and technology...but as long as the school has a machine for me and good, fast internet access...for me to cruise macrumors...instead of listen to lectures...i will be quite happy
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Old Oct 3, 2003, 01:32 AM   #13
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have you proceeded to the jewelry stage yet?
he he...he gave her the gift of titanium

hey, if i were a girl, i would much rather prefer a tibook than a platinum ring

but then again, i am a guy so my idea of hardware is a laptop while some women i know refer to their jewelry as hardware
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Yeah, I bought her a pair of emerald earrings for Valentine's a couple years ago.

Tomorrow's the next big step.

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When I got the 1GHz TiBook it was only fair to give her the 400. It was my first Mac, and got me started on MR.

Sounds like some riveting computer classes...
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Yeah, I bought her a pair of emerald earrings for Valentine's a couple years ago.

Tomorrow's the next big step.
dude, are you serious? congrats

good luck, heh.
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Sounds like some riveting computer classes...
yeah...circuits...yawn

sectors on hard drives...yawn

loops in visual basic...double yawn

tcp ip...triple yawn

so i usually get into some heated political debate on the forums...at least i used to then, but i don't visit the political section too much anymore these days even though i was the poster who invented the political threads on macrumors with titles like "macs and politics" or "political thread version 2"

now, i like to post about personal, more touchy feely things in the community section while i am in class...the younger students like to get into online gaming or sex sites while the teacher lectures and the techs have to constantly erase avi and mpegs from the PCs... the school does not believe in censorship of any kind so it's always the backrow computer students who do all the dubious downloads during classes

the library tried to put some sort of filters on the machines that would make chatrooms and forums hard to use but it never stopped me
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Old Oct 3, 2003, 02:48 AM   #17
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I paid my girlfriend's rent for about 6 months while she was unemployed. That was about 2 years ago, and now I'm unemployed and need someone to pay my rent! augh!
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Old Oct 3, 2003, 03:01 AM   #19
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I just hired a guy from California who got laid off. He figured if he was going to be unemployed he might as well move back to Louisiana where it was cheaper to be unemployed. He is the best worker! I hope I can keep him...
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Old Oct 3, 2003, 03:01 AM   #20
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best thing i ever got a signifigant other: a trip to europe. her dad was from holland, and he died that winter. So i made plans to take her to france for a while, and then we'd spent time with her family in eindhoven. we were barely on speaking terms by the time the trip came about. those that know her say that when her dad died a loose screw fell out, and she fell apart (psychologically speaking). so it was pretty much a wasted trip. she was miserable the whole time.

on a much, much happier note, good luck w/the proposal, Rower! That's awesome! Best of luck.
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Old Oct 3, 2003, 08:48 AM   #21
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My wife and I went to an estate jewelry sale in town at the same place that we got our wedding rings. For her and her friends it was fun, trying on all the flashy things. At one point she wore a bracelet worth more than our house

But there was a necklace there that was made out of platinum, diamonds and pearls, made in the early half of the 20th century. It fit perfectly, looked really good on her and she loved it - but thought it was too expensive (more than the rings combined). But I went back and bought it later that week and gave it to here as a wedding present.

She loves it, but still gives me crap about spending the money....just not that much crap....

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Old Oct 3, 2003, 09:55 AM   #22
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Old Oct 3, 2003, 10:07 AM   #23
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wait that still is a lot of money to me. but it would all go to beer now.
Go Beer!

For me, I have bought a few pieces of nice jewelery for my lady, but the most "expensive" thing i have purhcased for her is $60+ in flowers. At least the jewelery is still around, which makes it feel less expensive.
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I took my wife to Paris for a few days (she was my girlfriend then). That was quite expensive (600 ~ $1000?) but half of it was for me! We went on Valentines Day which was lovely. Its true what they say about it being a romantic city...
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