Dinner for Two

  • conservativej...

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    Dec 27, 2010 2:35 AM GMT

    Over the last couple of days I have developed a sense that I perhaps need to “calibrate” my views to see what is normal for many of you guys. What one might say or do amongst some people, might seem inappropriate amongst others.

    So here is my question: What is the most you have spent on dinner for two, inclusive? By inclusive I mean food, tip, wine……everything. This does not include any transportation cost incurred while traveling to dinner, as that might carry our thread in a direction we do not want to travel.

    (If you are out there paulflexes, you'll understand that latter comment.)
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    Dec 27, 2010 2:56 AM GMT
    $180

    For the one including travel, a little over $500.
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    Dec 27, 2010 2:57 AM GMT
    An average 'date night' type dinner date for my bf and I it can vary from $25 takeout to $150. But that's on a big night. On average we only spend around $50. We're in our mid twenties and pretty low key not into big extravagant places and we rarely drink.
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    Dec 27, 2010 3:00 AM GMT
    Oh, and conservativejock, you MUST post the highest you've ever paid...and the highest including travel.
    Sure some folks will think you're an ass for admitting it, but that's just their own jealousy speaking.

    My aunt bought a State dinner will Bill Clinton (when he was governor of Arkansas) for $25,000.
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    Dec 27, 2010 3:14 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidOh, and conservativejock, you MUST post the highest you've ever paid...and the highest including travel.
    Sure some folks will think you're an ass for admitting it, but that's just their own jealousy speaking.

    My aunt bought a State dinner will Bill Clinton (when he was governor of Arkansas) for $25,000.


    Now, now paulflexes. Are you trying to get me crucified? I know there are a few around here who need to be rode hard and put up wet, but really. Lol.

    But for your info it involved around 76,000 lbs of that stuff you will not be using come March, as your work, err, is more volatile. Lol.

    We need to talk about this Arkansas thing.
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    Dec 27, 2010 3:30 AM GMT
    The most ever was about $250. It was a business meeting. The client had made the reservations, and I was desperately trying to keep the fact that it was my very last dollar off my face.
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    Dec 27, 2010 3:30 AM GMT
    when i was drinking, about $350.00, now around $200.00,,,,,,,,Keithicon_cool.gif
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    Dec 27, 2010 3:47 AM GMT
    I feel so out of place, I have never had a dinner date like any of that.
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    Dec 27, 2010 3:52 AM GMT
    conservativejock said...
    But for your info it involved around 76,000 lbs of that stuff you will not be using come March,
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    I couldn't use 76,000 lbs of weed even if I tried.

    Oh wait, you mean Jet-A? icon_razz.gif
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    Dec 27, 2010 4:13 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    conservativejock said...
    But for your info it involved around 76,000 lbs of that stuff you will not be using come March,
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    I couldn't use 76,000 lbs of weed even if I tried.

    Oh wait, you mean Jet-A? icon_razz.gif


    paulflexes is not supposed to tell them that. You realize that type haul takes Terry's place over in Ocala rather than that old strip in Port Orange.

    But you have got me started. It's the blast wall on the south end at Terry's that keeps the mobile caves from blowing over. icon_eek.gif

    Only happens when John fires up on a roll. It's the exhaust velocity of course. Lol.
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    Dec 27, 2010 4:17 AM GMT
    conservativejock said
    paulflexes said
    conservativejock said...
    But for your info it involved around 76,000 lbs of that stuff you will not be using come March,
    ...
    I couldn't use 76,000 lbs of weed even if I tried.

    Oh wait, you mean Jet-A? icon_razz.gif


    paulflexes is not supposed to tell them that. You realize that type haul takes Terry's place over in Ocala rather than that old strip in Port Orange.

    But you have got me started. It's the blast wall on the south end at Terry's that keeps the mobile caves from blowing over. icon_eek.gif

    Only happens when John fires up on a roll. It's the exhaust velocity of course. Lol.
    But you haven't REALLY flown at Ocala till you've flown out of - and landed in - Richard's little grass strip (aka: hay field) in the southeast corner of the airport property in a Supercub...with a 25 kt crosswind. icon_wink.gif

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    Dec 27, 2010 4:26 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    conservativejock said
    paulflexes said
    conservativejock said...
    But for your info it involved around 76,000 lbs of that stuff you will not be using come March,
    ...
    I couldn't use 76,000 lbs of weed even if I tried.

    Oh wait, you mean Jet-A? icon_razz.gif


    paulflexes is not supposed to tell them that. You realize that type haul takes Terry's place over in Ocala rather than that old strip in Port Orange.

    But you have got me started. It's the blast wall on the south end at Terry's that keeps the mobile caves from blowing over. icon_eek.gif

    Only happens when John fires up on a roll. It's the exhaust velocity of course. Lol.
    But you haven't REALLY flown at Ocala till you've flown out of - and landed in - Richard's little grass strip (aka: hay field) in the southeast corner of the airport property in a Supercub...with a 25 kt crosswind. icon_wink.gif



    To the northeast of the line of live oaks?

    I must admit a buddy's little FlghtStar buzzing across the grass is awesome....until the engine falls off. icon_sad.gif

    We need to swap war stories. I'll tell you about Luther's and the cable between two phone poles at the end of the strip.

  • conservativej...

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    Dec 27, 2010 4:30 AM GMT
    ddboy89 saidI feel so out of place, I have never had a dinner date like any of that.


    No need to feel out of place. I'm the one who feels out of place around here. (There is a story.)

    If you are this way in the future, we'll do dinner at 88 West.

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    Dec 27, 2010 4:42 AM GMT
    conservativejock saidTo the northeast of the line of live oaks?
    Yep, that's the one.

    conservativejock saidI must admit a buddy's little FlghtStar buzzing across the grass is awesome....until the engine falls off. icon_sad.gif
    WTF?!?!? icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 27, 2010 5:02 AM GMT
    I'd say $150 - $200 but not sure.
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    Dec 27, 2010 5:11 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    conservativejock saidTo the northeast of the line of live oaks?
    Yep, that's the one.

    conservativejock saidI must admit a buddy's little FlghtStar buzzing across the grass is awesome....until the engine falls off. icon_sad.gif
    WTF?!?!? icon_lol.gif


    Well yes. The engine fell off.

    You know how the thing is built. An aluminum tube carries the engine on the front, the cab underneath, wing above the cab, and the elevator etc on the back. (Plus a nice ballistic parachute I might add at the center of mass.)

    Anyway, he was always tinkering with the thing. And oops!! The mounting bolts for the engine pad are wired as are many on piston planes. The engine is an opposed two banger. It vibrated the UNWIRED bolts out. We'd have been DOA had the fuel line not held the dangling engine keeping the weight balance.

    The farmer's vegetables on which we landed, err, plopped, were none too happy. Of course, then there was the matter of the farmer......
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    Dec 27, 2010 6:20 AM GMT
    conservativejock said
    paulflexes said
    conservativejock saidTo the northeast of the line of live oaks?
    Yep, that's the one.

    conservativejock saidI must admit a buddy's little FlghtStar buzzing across the grass is awesome....until the engine falls off. icon_sad.gif
    WTF?!?!? icon_lol.gif


    Well yes. The engine fell off.

    You know how the thing is built. An aluminum tube carries the engine on the front, the cab underneath, wing above the cab, and the elevator etc on the back. (Plus a nice ballistic parachute I might add at the center of mass.)

    Anyway, he was always tinkering with the thing. And oops!! The mounting bolts for the engine pad are wired as are many on piston planes. The engine is an opposed two banger. It vibrated the UNWIRED bolts out. We'd have been DOA had the fuel line not held the dangling engine keeping the weight balance.

    The farmer's vegetables on which we landed, err, plopped, were none too happy. Of course, then there was the matter of the farmer......
    Holy fuck, dude! icon_eek.gif
    I double-check the engine bolts on the Pawnees before every flight (physically shake the mounts). Thos engines vibrate like a bitch, so I've always been extra careful to make sure they don't shake the bolts loose...already heard a horror story of that happening to a 182 on takeoff, and killed everyone on board.
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    Dec 27, 2010 9:03 AM GMT
    depends where we eat. between $20 to $100. we dont tip in australia icon_smile.gif
  • Webster666

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    Dec 27, 2010 9:12 AM GMT
    Last year, this was Christmas dinner for 3, in a restaurant, at 90 some dollars EACH.
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    Dec 27, 2010 4:29 PM GMT
    I guess I'm a cheap date. I'm pretty sure that for two I've never gone over the century mark! Guess that's why I prefer to do the cooking at home and no corkage fee icon_smile.gif
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    CJ, it's not so much what you say, it's how you say it. icon_wink.gif

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    Dec 27, 2010 6:38 PM GMT
    When buying dinner for two the example my parents set me was to be mindful of what it would cost for the person who might feel obliged to reciprocate at some point, so I select the venue location accordingly.

    With my realtor I have spent typically about 200 at what is, (here) a high end restaurant. When Danny and I go out I will spend about $75 (so he does not feel concerned or uncomfortable. When we got engaged I spent about $150 as it was a special occasion, but I did not allow him to know that. (He got the menu without the prices) He never had occasion before to even know there was one without prices for the guest). He does not drink, so that makes a huge difference. in the total cost.

    I was a waiter before though, so I tip generously, especially on that occasion, because the server knew what was going on, and was so subtle about ensuring he got the guest menu.
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    Dec 27, 2010 6:41 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidOh, and conservativejock, you MUST post the highest you've ever paid...and the highest including travel.
    Sure some folks will think you're an ass for admitting it, but that's just their own jealousy speaking.


    Yeah, because we secretly admire people who boast about how wealthy they are.
  • mybud

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    Dec 27, 2010 6:46 PM GMT
    The right guy...passion between ya both....subway....a 6er....home for dessert.....
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    Dec 27, 2010 6:47 PM GMT
    On my mother it was about $100; with a friend, if I was paying as a treat, it would be about $40, and with a date it would be about $75 if I was paying.