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Old 11-28-2005, 04:01 PM   #1
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Hello all!
I was browsing around & found this site - it looks like it will be both fun & informative. And I happen to like the Bulletin Board setup itself. I help with an art Board, and this software seems much better.

Anyway - about me:
Involuntarily retired at 58 - Led the Law Dept of a mid-sized corporation.
Two weeks before I was retired, I sold my home & moved to a rental only a few minutes from my office. SOld the home due to a divorce. All 3 in same month. Quite a month!
Now trying to determine what to do with my life now that I am finally grown up. Living in a NYC suburb doesn't make sense anymore except for my "crowd" and a special friendship. But where to go? Don't ski - don't like snow. And NO GOLF, PLEASE! (I was almost disbarred for being a lawyer who did not play golf)
Hope to get some good ideas here.

Have a Co pension that will be enough to live most places outside of NYC, or other ridiculously expensive places - but I have to hope that the fund stays solvent. Otherwise, UH OH. So need to be sure my investments will be enough, making the pension "gravy."

That's it for now - looking forward to participating here.

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Old 11-28-2005, 06:11 PM   #2
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I can't help you. I'm a golfer.*
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Old 11-28-2005, 06:22 PM   #3
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Welcome. I am loaded with stuff to do, every day. A lot of it is just screwing around, but still. BTW, re. "Quite a month!".........I feel your
pain man. A lot of people worry about what they will do, but the old
question "How did I ever find time to work?" is really true in my
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Old 11-28-2005, 06:43 PM   #4
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What do I like?
Well, as the name implies, photography. Have recently taken a photoshop course, and looking to take more.
Also a travel fan, and a cruise addict.
And walking, walking & walking.
And I must not forget my 2 favorites: Baseball & Wine.
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Old 11-29-2005, 01:10 AM   #5
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you want a life time hobby, I got just the thing. Its a little spendy to get started, but its a great hobby you'll never bore from. Make friends, have fun, and learn. check it out
www.rcgroups.com
recommended that you learn from experienced hobbiests
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Old 11-29-2005, 01:10 AM   #6
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Old 11-29-2005, 04:56 AM   #7
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No snow, baseball, photography, wine, hiking and cruising. Not a bad combination at all


I have a business partner who recently went through his 3rd divorce and within a month had/has another serious girlfriend. For whatever its worth I say enjoy being truly single for a while and enjoy-pursue your hobbies. And if LI stands for Long Island, escape immediately (just kidding,....mostly):
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Old 11-29-2005, 07:30 AM   #8
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you want a life time hobby, I got just the thing. Its a little spendy to get started, but its a great hobby you'll never bore from. Make friends, have fun, and learn. check it out
www.rcgroups.com
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We have friends that are really into the RC planes, boats, etc. who are trying to get Greg to by a RC boat of some type. At least you are less likely to crash the boat, than a plane or heliocopter.
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Old 11-29-2005, 09:49 AM   #9
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We have friends that are really into the RC planes, boats, etc. who are trying to get Greg to by a RC boat of some type. At least you are less likely to crash the boat, than a plane or heliocopter.
But they can sink
Especially when other boats are shooting at yours: http://www.mwci.org/

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Old 11-29-2005, 09:52 AM   #10
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But they can sink
Especially when other boats are shooting at yours: http://www.mwci.org/

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who is building a third R/C warship in his spare time
Now that has possibilities. Our friends have a rescue/firefighting boat. We could blast it out of the water. What fun!
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Old 11-29-2005, 02:49 PM   #11
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No snow, baseball, photography, wine, hiking and cruising. Not a bad combination at all


I have a business partner who recently went through his 3rd divorce and within a month had/has another serious girlfriend. For whatever its worth I say enjoy being truly single for a while and enjoy-pursue your hobbies. And if LI stands for Long Island, escape immediately (just kidding,....mostly):
I am in a similar position to your friend - but not quite That soon!

And LI is LawnGuyLind - and you are NOT kidding - I should escape immediately.

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cut throat $5 for Yellow Tail is a good deal, I am a fan of Australian Shiraz, I don't drink many US Wines, but Chileans are coming on strong.

Merlot is like drinking velvet, I don't buy them.
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Old 11-29-2005, 06:00 PM   #13
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I've also found Yellowtail to be an unbeatable value (worth the extra few bucks over 2 buck "up"Chuck). I even watched wine guru Robert Parker lamenting how good it was to Charley Rose on PBS. He disliked how the Aussie's had taken the "art" out of the process and could sell such a good wine at that price in that quantity!
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Old 11-29-2005, 06:28 PM   #14
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Agree about the Australian Shiraz'.
On Thanksgiving we had an Australian Chardonnay, and I found it surprisingly good - Lindemann's.
And yes, Chilean wines are a good value, too.

Certainly better than our local long island stuff.
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As wine is one of your interests. I am always on the 'hunt' for the best bargain in wine. I like the big reds. So far Yellowtail Cab, merlot, Shiraz on sale at about $5 a bottle is my 'best value'.
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I've also found Yellowtail to be an unbeatable value (worth the extra few bucks over 2 buck "up"Chuck). I even watched wine guru Robert Parker lamenting how good it was to Charley Rose on PBS. He disliked how the Aussie's had taken the "art" out of the process and could sell such a good wine at that price in that quantity!
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Agree about the Australian Shiraz'.
On Thanksgiving we had an Australian Chardonnay, and I found it surprisingly good - Lindemann's.
And yes, Chilean wines are a good value, too.

Certainly better than our local long island stuff.
Quite an endorsement , I'll have to give Yellowtail a try.
I've gotten hooked on Round Hill Cab 2002 (St. Helena) for everyday table wine. 1.5 goes for around $11. If you have a chance see how it measures up.
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I have the Round Hill - Good but the Yellowtail Cab is much better IMHO.
...much better. Gee, couldn't you have gone a little easier on my sense of taste self-esteem, said something like, oh, yeah that's really good , you certainly have good taste, but I find the Yellowtail more to my liking... ...
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...much better. Gee, couldn't you have gone a little easier on my sense of taste self-esteem, said something like, oh, yeah that's really good , you certainly have good taste, but I find the Yellowtail more to my liking...* ...
That's what I meant to say, you took the word's right out of my mouth!
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That's what I meant to say, you took the word's right out of my mouth!
I'll drink to that!
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Speaking of wine...
DW is a White Zin. drinker. I like it but prefer a nice Merlot (what is velvet to you is nectar to me )

We like the Fetzer Valley Oak and get several cases when on sale but that is really rare. We are not fond of Beringer or some of the other average price ones. We like it a lot so value is important.

Any suggestions on a mid-priced White Zin.?
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Any suggestions on a mid-priced White Zin.?
I would save some money and buy water or 100% juice instead. I consider white zin more of a bad fruit juice than a wine.
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