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Old 03-28-2010, 07:24 PM   #1
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Birdie Num Nums Taking the Plunge

Well, hello dere! I have had this new job for about a year now, and I just can't stand it anymore. So I have decided, at age 55, to take the plunge and go into a "soft" retirement in two months. Since I am new here, I'd rather not divulge what I have in my nest egg, but just wanted to say "hi."
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I like your user name. Very cute. Welcome. Are you a bird lover?
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:38 PM   #4
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I like your user name. Very cute. Welcome. Are you a bird lover?
Google my user name (one of my ).
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BTW: Wanna know one of the first things I hope to enjoy about my forthcoming early retirement? It's breakfasts! Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I enjoy all variations: bacon and eggs (whether over-easy, scrambled--with ketchup, or hard-boiled), ham and eggs, hash browns for sure, biscuits and southern-style gravy, corned beef hash, blueberry-pancakes (preferably the hard-to-find sourdough variety), sausage links; or "lumpy" Cream-of-Wheat, rolled oats, Shredded Wheat, other kinds of dried cereal; coffee, orange, grapefruit or tomato juice; and the list goes on. But, although I enjoy a lingering and satisfying, for all the many years I have been going to work (over 30 years now), I rarely have such a meal each morning. It's been more like Dagwood Bumstead, as he quickly eats a piece of toast and takes a couple gulps of coffee as he heads out the door (and knocks down the postman).

I am so looking forward to a leisurely breakfast, as I bask in the morning eastern sun.
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Welcome, now you'll have time to find out "what is this game you play with a multitude of coloured balls?". Enjoy.
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Hi there, Birdie Num Num.

Oh no! Now that phrase is going to stick in my head for the next few days.
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I'm from Seattle too. Pleased to meet you!
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Hi Birdie. I love Peter Sellers - have you ever been to England to sample the humour first hand?
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BTW: Wanna know one of the first things I hope to enjoy about my forthcoming early retirement? It's breakfasts! Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I enjoy all variations: bacon and eggs (whether over-easy, scrambled--with ketchup, or hard-boiled), ham and eggs, hash browns for sure, biscuits and southern-style gravy, corned beef hash, blueberry-pancakes (preferably the hard-to-find sourdough variety), sausage links; or "lumpy" Cream-of-Wheat, rolled oats, Shredded Wheat, other kinds of dried cereal; coffee, orange, grapefruit or tomato juice; and the list goes on. But, although I enjoy a lingering and satisfying, for all the many years I have been going to work (over 30 years now), I rarely have such a meal each morning. It's been more like Dagwood Bumstead, as he quickly eats a piece of toast and takes a couple gulps of coffee as he heads out the door (and knocks down the postman).

I am so looking forward to a leisurely breakfast, as I bask in the morning eastern sun.
Ya, that's what I said. Then...impaired glucose tolerance. Oh well. Welcome to the group, Birdie.
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Hi Birdie Num Nums. Welcome to the forum. I recognized the reference to "The Party" with Peter Sellers right away. Thought DW and I were the only ones who ever used that phrase "Birdie Num Nums". We both rolled on the floor laughing during the whole movie. Only met one other person who had ever seen it and recalled the phrase. Clearly (IMHO) the second best movie Peter Sellers ever did (after "A Shot in the Dark").

Hope you hang around. Once in a while, we need a little levity here and just seeing your name made me chuckle.
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Welcome to the forum
I've heard "Num Nums" used in a completely different context, so your post title was like a magnet drawing iron filings.
I've never seen that Peter Sellers movie. The title is "The Party", correct ? I plan to put it on my Netflix queue.
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I've never seen that Peter Sellers movie. The title is "The Party", correct ? I plan to put it on my Netflix queue.
Yup. The Party directed by Blake Edwards (who else). Enjoy!!
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Hi Birdie. I love Peter Sellers - have you ever been to England to sample the humour first hand?
Yes, Alan, I have. I spent 6 weeks in parts of Europe the summer of 1981--went to many places. I spent a couple of days in Liverpool (after having taken a long ferry ride from LaHavre to Dublin over to Liverpool). Then about a week in London (visited Abbey Road and lots of other places). And I was even in the crowd below the Buckingham Palace balcony with that large crowd celebrating Chuck and Di's wedding day. I also went to Herrod's, I think it was, and got to meet some of the members of Monty Python who signed for me a copy of their screenplay to their then-new movie "Time Bandits." I'd like to go back during my forthcoming retirement.
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I have wonderful memories of going to see The Party when I was 18 with a boy who was crazy in love with me.

I hated the movie--I didn't acquire a taste for Peter Sellers until Being There and then he was gone . I'll have to give The Party another try--I wonder how it's held up.
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Yes, Alan, I have. I spent 6 weeks in parts of Europe the summer of 1981--went to many places. I spent a couple of days in Liverpool (after having taken a long ferry ride from LaHavre to Dublin over to Liverpool). Then about a week in London (visited Abbey Road and lots of other places). And I was even in the crowd below the Buckingham Palace balcony with that large crowd celebrating Chuck and Di's wedding day. I also went to Herrod's, I think it was, and got to meet some of the members of Monty Python who signed for me a copy of their screenplay to their then-new movie "Time Bandits." I'd like to go back during my forthcoming retirement.
Glad to hear that you enjoyed you enjoyed your visit to jolly 'ole England. The world famous store you mentioned is Harrods

I remember the day of Charles and Di's wedding very well. DW's brother was visiting us and we really had little interest in the wedding. It was a beautiful day and we were living in N. Yorkshire so we packed a picnic, I put our 4 month old daughter in the baby carrier on my back and we hiked up Roseberry Topping - about a 45 minute walk from our house.

When we got to the top we discovered a bunch of other hikers with radios, wine and champagne so we listened to the wedding and celebrated with the other revelers before walking back. (is there a law about being over the limit while hiking with a baby on your back I wonder? - sort of HWI)
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I just got done watching The Party. That was excellent!
I recognized several stars who were really young when that was filmed. The waiter was a perfect pair up for Sellers' character in the dinner table scene.
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I loved Peter Sellers work. If you ever get a chance to listen to "The Goon Show" radio programs with Sellers and Spike Milligan do it. CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corp.) radio used to play it in the early 60s.
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