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Old 10-14-2006, 12:16 PM   #21
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Work claims I could make:
-- (lapsed) violinist
-- (Italian/jazz/history/finance) student
-- (home) economist
-- (evil/officious) internet board moderator
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Old 10-14-2006, 01:34 PM   #22
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Hey....given 1) the growth of the internet, and 2) the (still) large percent of people who still don't know a blog from a clog, that would probably be believable to a large number of people.

I liked your other ones...here are a few I'm kicking around for when I (hopefully) hang up my hat in the next 8 or so years:

-unemployed (they might even feel sorry for you, although they'll likely be forming a betting pool on how many more months it will be until you move out, since "Mr. So-and-so STILL doesn't have a job after 3...4...5...6 years!")
-freelance photographer/travel writer
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Hey....given 1) the growth of the internet, and 2) the (still) large percent of people who still don't know a blog from a clog, that would probably be believable to a large number of people.

I liked your other ones...here are a few I'm kicking around for when I (hopefully) hang up my hat in the next 8 or so years:

-unemployed (they might even feel sorry for you, although they'll likely be forming a betting pool on how many more months it will be until you move out, since "Mr. So-and-so STILL doesn't have a job after 3...4...5...6 years!")
-freelance photographer/travel writer
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Old 10-18-2006, 05:56 PM   #24
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This has all been helpful feedback, particularly Nords, Shiny and Martha.

I think that from now on we will avoid saying we RE'd in favor of saying that we're FI. It really was a lifestyle choice, as Shiny says.

Here's the current plan: when we move to the new neighborhood, we'll start out mentioning photography and volunteer work and as we get to know people a bit better, we'll elaborate that the work is part time because "When we reached FI we decided it was time to enjoy life for a while." Nords phrase will come in really handy. The best part is that it is all true, but the initial introduction phrase is more succinct, which I like.

And if anyone asks "how we did it"; we'll be sure to point them to YMYL and FIRE and the Tightwad Gazette. Even if they don'y go all out for FI, they are helpful resources to take the angst out of money.

Thanks again, y'all
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Old 10-19-2006, 02:52 PM   #25
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I've been mulling "the question" around for the last couple of years. I've always been a musician, although I haven't played out for years. DW and I enjoy creating jewelry in various mediums involving metal, glass, torch, and kiln. So we could easily classify ourselves as Artists. In my fantasy the conversation would go something like:

New Person: "So What do you guys do?"

Us: "Oh, we're Artists"

New Person, really intrigued now: "Really, What sort of Art?

Us: "What kind to you like..."


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