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showed amazing restraint ...

Posted by bragu 5a (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 10, 13 at 5:22

On a lark, I hit a pair of BBS yesterday (Wed) - HD & Lo's - and saw a fresh batch of pretty darn nice optimara's.

There was one with a particularly frilly leaf edge, but not quite enuff to make me want to shell out $3 for it.

On reflection, it surprised me.

But then again, I was after some phal mix - which I did not find - because the xmas stuff had been pulled out ... already.


Well, anyway. I was able to say 'no.'

Quick, someone feel my forehead.

So, I celebrated with a $3 cup of coffee on the way home ...

So much for saving money.

I figure with the weather about to change, we're probably running out of shopping days before it turns too cold to expect a plant to make it home.


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RE: showed amazing restraint ...

Don't feel bad, Dave. Coffee is my weakness, too. At my worst point, I had a $14/day habit... Yikes!!! Thankfully, I've learned to restrain myself, too. It's much cheaper to buy it by the pound and brew at home! ^.^

Good for you on denying the Optimara, I know how hard that can be!!! I'm getting picky on which plants I want to make it into my collection (and I'm thinking half of the leaves I put down will probably not make the cut but we'll see).

RE: showed amazing restraint ...

I've been picking up a few fresh Optimaras since they started sending me email alerts of shipments to my area. I like the space violets & have found a couple of them. I haven't been able to find any others from my list though.

As to coffee. . . I'm am oldie and can remember it at 25 cents a cup so I wouldn't care how fancy it is. . . for the $3.00, I would have had a new plant!


RE: showed amazing restraint ...

@Dave: At my local Lowe's the orchid and AV products are behind all the xmas gear--like way behind in the corner at the back in the bowels of the room.

@Terri: How do you get on the Optimara email list? Thanks.

This post was edited by ultra_violet on Thu, Oct 10, 13 at 10:31

RE: showed amazing restraint ...

I believe you just sign up on the Optimara website. They ask you to fill out a form with your info and there's a box that you mark to allow them to e-mail you updates on new deliveries to your area. I opted out (I'd get into too much trouble), but it's as easy as that.

I've had 25¢ coffee, too. I try to limit myself (again with the restraint issue), but I'm a coffee brat, and I love my fancy brew! ^.^

Lisa aka LunR

RE: showed amazing restraint ...


You bought coffee instead of a violet??? Such a newbie...


P.S. How do you get a saddle on a lark?

RE: showed amazing restraint ...

no saddle ... but you get feathers up your ....

they do, however, respond well to ... spurs.

eh, buttercup?

yeah, no av, no phal mix .... and i am going to have to take my pine bark 'nuggets' to the driveway and drive over them to make them small enough to use


RE: showed amazing restraint ...

Now we have barking pines when they get run over?
I thot AV folks were peaceful ...

RE: showed amazing restraint ...

No saddle but you get feathers up your...nose?

RE: showed amazing restraint ...

whatever ... tickles your fancy ...

i liked the larkspur reference ...


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