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Essential items for the twenty something year old

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Lizen, May 13, 2010.

  1. Lizen

    Lizen Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone. I'm looking for a list of items that have made an impact in your life when it comes to making life more enjoyable. The only requirement is that they aren't clothes. I'm trying to buy items that I will use for the rest of my life. Quality should be in that sweet spot between class and afford ability. Thank you all.
     
  2. TylerDurden

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    Condoms, you don't want any surprises at this age.
     
  3. celery

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    My only bit of advice here is that you should wait until you are 99% certain that you are living in the place you want to live for the rest of your life. Accumulation of stuff will only make you kick yourself in hindsight when you start moving around and realize that it's not worth hauling all that junk around (even if it is very nice junk).
     
  4. Nouveau Pauvre

    Nouveau Pauvre Well-Known Member

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    flask, cocktail shaker, mortar and pestle, pocket mirror, good razor blades, digital scale, baby straws
     
  5. kwilkinson

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    flask, cocktail shaker, mortar and pestle, pocket mirror, good razor blades, digital scale, baby straws

    Pretty damn good list.
     
  6. ter1413

    ter1413 Well-Known Member

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    Bottle of vodka in da freezer!
     
  7. Hombre Secreto

    Hombre Secreto Well-Known Member

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    Cook's Knife & Steel
    Kitchen scale (To weigh food, drugs or packages being mailed)
    Cutting Board
    Leatherman
    Gun
    Decent MP3 player
    Automatic watch
    Quality bookcase
    Quality coffee table
    Quality wallet
     
  8. LabelKing

    LabelKing Well-Known Member

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    Very high-end cassette tape deck.
     
  9. limping_decorum

    limping_decorum Well-Known Member

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  10. Superfluous Man

    Superfluous Man Well-Known Member

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    A lathe for your living room:

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Reggs

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    Manicure set

    My dad got one in the 70s when he was in Italy and still uses it weekly.
     
  12. legit

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    A lathe for your living room:

    [​IMG]


    He could make his own coffee-table legs or something with this. Or best posts to tie his lady-friends to [​IMG]
     
  13. Superfluous Man

    Superfluous Man Well-Known Member

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    According to the thread about the lathe he did neither of those, but I still think it makes a great conversation piece. On a serious note, I think a good pepper mill is something everyone should have. A quality pocketknife is another. A set of quality cutlery along with good pots and pans should be on the list too. I know a lot of people don't cook but I think it's a good skill to acquire for many reasons, and having the tools for the job will make things easier.
     
  14. Sherman90

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    Instruments.

    High-end earphones.

    A good bicycle.

    Female friends.

    A positive and constructive social circle.

    A good relationship with mother and father.
     
  15. StephenHero

    StephenHero Well-Known Member

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    Lonely friends in European capitals.
     
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    My only bit of advice here is that you should wait until you are 99% certain that you are living in the place you want to live for the rest of your life. Accumulation of stuff will only make you kick yourself in hindsight when you start moving around and realize that it's not worth hauling all that junk around (even if it is very nice junk).
    +1 Only good advice in the thread.

    A 20-something year old doesn't need sheeit until he owns his own property that he plans to live in for a long while.
     
  18. P-K-L

    P-K-L Well-Known Member

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    A watch made of yellow gold.
     
  19. ter1413

    ter1413 Well-Known Member

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    reliable booty call!
     
  20. akatsuki

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    I'd almost say nothing was essential. Stay agile and mobile. Definitely not furniture.

    Spend your money on liquor and women. When you are young, you will get more mileage out of that than anything else. If you are talking serious money - buy a nice vintage luxury car.
     

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