Go Back  Bike Forums > The Lounge > Foo
Reload this Page >

Is there an AA for me?

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

Is there an AA for me?

Reply

Old 04-14-05, 11:20 PM
  #1  
cycleprincess
NEVER WALK A HILL
Thread Starter
 
cycleprincess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,184

Bikes: Bianchi Volpe Specialized Dolce Vita Multi Sport

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Is there an AA for me?

I am a clothes horse. I admit it. I have more clothes then I know what to do with. I wear some of them, I wouldn't even say most of them, holy cow... I need to stop. I wasn't always like this. Before (when I was really heavy) I didn't like/want to shop for obvious reasons. But now that I am thin (er) I am a crazy woman, I can't resist a sale, even if I don't need it. Just this year I have spent over $500 in clothes. If I add that to what I spent last year, mercy...I could have a really nice Bianchi in my garage, to keep my other Bianchi company. I am totally an impulse shopper, and I have heard of addictions like that. So that is what makes me think this might be a sickness of some sort. I like to look nice, in fact I am often complimented on how "put together" I am. But I think it's gone too far. HELP!! Not to mention I am getting the "we need to watch our spending" speech entirely too often.
cycleprincess is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-05, 11:40 PM
  #2  
Maelstrom 
Wood Licker
 
Maelstrom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Whistler,BC
Posts: 16,955

Bikes: Trek Fuel EX 8 27.5 +, 2002 Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
Self control?

You need to find some healthy addiction to work with to replace it. Either that or find out why (the real reason) you buy all these clothes.
Maelstrom is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-05, 11:44 PM
  #3  
Allister
Devilmaycare Cycling Fool
 
Allister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Wynnum, Australia
Posts: 3,819

Bikes: 1998 Cannondale F700

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
How long has it been going on? It could just be a 'honeymoon' thing with your new found slimness. It'll probably pass, but in the meantime, 'admitting you have a problem is the first step towards healing', so you're getting there.
Allister is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-05, 11:59 PM
  #4  
forum*rider
Work hard, Play hard
 
forum*rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 2,596

Bikes: Cannondale super V 500, Bianchi Piaggio(hopefully getting a new road bike when I get some money)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Your like my aunt.

Maybe you should try to find something else to occupy your time. She(my aunt) took up crocheing(sp? It's like knitting but only with one needle) and makes jewelry.

Here is her site:

http://denisewongdesigns.com/
forum*rider is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-05, 04:06 AM
  #5  
capsicum
Evil Genius
 
capsicum's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Sumner, WA
Posts: 1,529

Bikes: '92 novara ponderosa, '74 schwinn le tour, Novara fusion, novara transfer, novara randonee(2), novara careema pro, novara bonita(2).

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Buy the bike now so you won't have the money for clothes.

or like I do with everything say to yourself "I don't need it today" everytime you wish to buy some clothes, "not today" every day; that way it feels more like delay and less like denial. And if you do need something that day think really hard about whether you really need it, or if you could make do just fine with something you already have (keep in mind that in the vast majority of the cases, you can make do with what you have.)

Just say NO! ...to each individual item, "...babysteps, bob, baby steps."
capsicum is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-05, 09:23 AM
  #6  
RedHairedScot
So say we all.
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 728

Bikes: Gary Fischer Wahoo, upgraded Specialized Allez

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Serious answer: channel your urges by helping some poor sucker out.

I *never* know what to buy or what to wear. I'm a grad student so half the time on campus I wear t-shirts from (running) races. I don't have a good sense of what looks good on me, and there aren't a huge number of well-dressed red-haired guys to imitate. I tend to shop online because one of my ex-gf's has a decent fashion sense (and we're still friends) so I can ask: "What about this?" and she'll say . . .nahhh.

So consider it a charity! Help some poor engineering nerd dress well enough to get a date!
RedHairedScot is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-05, 09:36 AM
  #7  
snowy
Beauty Everywhere
 
snowy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 2,596

Bikes: 2006 Giant Anthem, Specialized Dolce Elite 05

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
HA HA HA, you have ONLY spent $500.00 this year on clothes. I don't even want to tell you what I have spent on clothes. One of my friends came over not to long ago and she was like OMG, you have alot of clothes. I love to shop!! Its what I do best!!! Sorry I can't help ya!!!
snowy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-05, 09:56 AM
  #8  
catatonic
Chairman of the Bored
 
catatonic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Posts: 5,825

Bikes: 2004 Raleigh Talus, 2001 Motobecane Vent Noir (Custom build for heavy riders)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Be glad it's not computers....once I buy my next upgrade I will have thrown over $1400 in this machine, this year alone.

For what it's worth, I'm working on a quiet gamerig, so far it's for all reasons barely audible in a quiet room...costed me tons to get there.
catatonic is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-05, 10:08 AM
  #9  
Shifty
Sore saddle cyclist
 
Shifty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Eugene, OR
Posts: 3,873

Bikes: Road, touring and mountain

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 36 Post(s)
You should open a trendy resale clothing shop, buy it, sell it then buy some more. Put in a section for men's cycle clothing, that will get the ladies streaming in to watch the guys try on the latest shorts and tights.
Shifty is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-05, 12:43 PM
  #10  
SpiderMike
eert a ekil yzarc
 
SpiderMike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Pasadena TX
Posts: 2,560

Bikes: many bikes

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I wonder if you get a tax deduction for clothing your nearest nudist colony.

Seriously, it starts with you. Seems you got the speeches already.
The only factor of my clothes ---- It can't show crack, especially when on the bike.
SpiderMike is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-05, 12:59 PM
  #11  
royalflash
Senior Member
 
royalflash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Munich
Posts: 1,372

Bikes: Lemond Alpe d´Huez, Scott Sub 10, homemade mtb, Radlbauer adler (old city bike), Dahon impulse (folder with 20 inch wheels), haibike eq xduro

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I´ve not been able to stop my wife so I don´t think I can be of much help here
__________________
only the dead have seen the end of mass motorized stupidity

Plato

(well if he was alive today he would have written it)
royalflash is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-05, 09:20 PM
  #12  
A.troll
Ride Nekkid!
 
A.troll's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Trollsville, USA
Posts: 752
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nekkid, nekkid, nekkid! Then there will be no need to shop!

__________________
So many men....so little time!
A.troll is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-05, 11:08 PM
  #13  
MetalHead90
There was a message here
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 288

Bikes: Specialized P.2 and a Diamondback Viper X

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
500 BUCKS!!! Damn...be like me and go to Value Village, great crap...great price. I mean I got a suede jacket there for like 26 bucks when it retailed at like 450! Just shop at Value Village and get all the crap you want, you probably won't go over the 150 mark.
MetalHead90 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-05, 07:35 AM
  #14  
Blackberry
In Memory of One Cool Cat
 
Blackberry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 2,722

Bikes: Lemond Victoire, Cannondale.Mountain Bike, two 1980s lugged steel Treks, ancient 1980-something Giant mountain bike converted into a slick tired commuter with mustache handlebars, 1960-something Raleigh Sports

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Life is short. Have fun. At least that's what I tell myself while dropping more money than the GDP of some countries on a new camera lens.
__________________
Dead last finish is better than did not finish and infinitely better than did not start.
Blackberry is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-05, 08:45 AM
  #15  
KirkeIsWaiting
the dog ate my earbuds
 
KirkeIsWaiting's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Jersey Shore
Posts: 2,121

Bikes: Colnago CT-1 B-stay Campy Carbon Record, '05 Litespeed Siena Campy, Bridgestone X03 , Peugeot dream bike gets FIXED, Waterford Campy Record Colbalto, Motobecane Tandem in perfect condition, A Belgium made Bertin that was sent by an angel

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
[QUOTE=cycleprincess] Just this year I have spent over $500 in clothes. /QUOTE]



And you think $500 is a lot of money to spend on clothes?
Is that just one shopping trip? That's shoes and a handbag for me.
Priced riding clothes yet? how 'bout a decent pair of bike shoes. Not to mention shorts that are worth buying and base layers.
KirkeIsWaiting is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-05, 08:50 AM
  #16  
KirkeIsWaiting
the dog ate my earbuds
 
KirkeIsWaiting's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Jersey Shore
Posts: 2,121

Bikes: Colnago CT-1 B-stay Campy Carbon Record, '05 Litespeed Siena Campy, Bridgestone X03 , Peugeot dream bike gets FIXED, Waterford Campy Record Colbalto, Motobecane Tandem in perfect condition, A Belgium made Bertin that was sent by an angel

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Originally Posted by Blackberry
Life is short. Have fun. At least that's what I tell myself while dropping more money than the GDP of some countries on a new camera lens.


Right!
$640 at B&H photo this week. Another $250 at newegg. Lense, filters, step down ring, 'nother memory card, ect.
KirkeIsWaiting is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-05, 11:19 AM
  #17  
CdCf
Videre non videri
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Posts: 3,208

Bikes: 1 road bike (simple, light), 1 TT bike (could be more aero, could be lighter), 1 all-weather commuter and winter bike, 1 Monark 828E ergometer indoor bike

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I don't even think I've spent the equivalent of $500 on clothes in the past 5-6 years...
CdCf is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-05, 10:29 AM
  #18  
cycleprincess
NEVER WALK A HILL
Thread Starter
 
cycleprincess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,184

Bikes: Bianchi Volpe Specialized Dolce Vita Multi Sport

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yeah, when I said I spent more then $500 in clothes, it's actually closer to $800, because I wasn't including what I spent on shoes. I bought a pair of super cute "diva heels" I call them because they make me feel like diva when I wear them. Anyway, $190. My husband almost had a coronary. That's when I got the final speech. So I am going to try my hardest. Lord knows I don't NEED anymore clothes, shoes etc since I don't wear most of the ones I have now. But there is one more thing I have to buy, then no more. I want the cycling sandals from REI, with the spd clips. Yeah, gotta have those. I was at Group Expidetion this weekend for training and they have vendors who come in and sell their stuff. OMG tons of really great fitness clothes, and I didn't buy a single sports bra or pair of shorts. I did buy music because I need that, since I'll hopefully be teaching by fall. But no clothes. Yay me!! It is all about self control, you nailed it...I just don't have any. I still struggle with declining the cheesecake after dinner!
cycleprincess is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-05, 05:13 PM
  #19  
forum*rider
Work hard, Play hard
 
forum*rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 2,596

Bikes: Cannondale super V 500, Bianchi Piaggio(hopefully getting a new road bike when I get some money)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Eh, I don't have any self control.

I also don't have any money, so my compulsive bike upgrading problem is solved!
forum*rider is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-05, 10:56 AM
  #20  
joeprim
Senior Member
 
joeprim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Northern Neck Tidewater Va.
Posts: 1,688
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What A.Troll said is what occred to me -

Remember cloths are ugly - it's you that gives them shape and makes them pretty. I think it is just a reaction to loosing weight and being happy with how you look.

Joe
joeprim is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service