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Old 07-08-2008, 06:39 PM   #21
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I see nothing wrong with being a LBYM'er, and still be seen by others as splurging in a particular discretionary area. The key as some have pointed out is "selective splurging" in what gives you the most "bang-per-buck" pleasure, and cutting out the stuff that you don't care about.

There are many paths to FIRE. We all take our own different detours, spend time to smell flowers along the way, knowing it slows us down some. That's the trade-off one LBYM'er deliberately makes for him/herself.

But from an earlier post, this unique unclemick was able to make a straightline dash to the goal. That's TOUGH. I've got to go research his old posts.
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I have to admit to also having HBO for the Sopranos ( Having spent most of my life in New Jersey how could I not ). I never regret one cent I spent on family trips , tuition and a wedding . The thing that stops me in the tracks about hair care is I've seen pictures of my Mom at my age with gray hair and she looks old . I'm just not ready to age myself even though I've seen a lot of women with great shiny grey hair .They are usually tiny and going to yoga class .
What terrible things will occur if you have grey hair?
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What terrible things will occur if you have grey hair?
I dont know. I got a lot of them too!
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What terrible things will occur if you have grey hair?

I'll probably look like my Mother and ten years older .
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But from an earlier post, this unique unclemick was able to make a straightline dash to the goal. That's TOUGH. I've got to go research his old posts.
He did stop to party till you puke for a few years !
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I'll probably look like my Mother and ten years older .
And?
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And I'm not ready for that .
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For some reason guys look better with gray hair . How fair is this ??
Lessee, I've got a choice: Be the sex that dies 7 years sooner, or the sex that looks bad with grey hair. Hmmmm . . .
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I'm imagining the vat of hair dye that will be available at the Baby Boomers Nursing Home--none of the women will have gray hair--we won't even know how gray our hair would be. They'll just dip us in, head down, every month....

Samclem, good comment: "Be the sex that dies 7 years sooner, or the sex that looks bad with grey hair." Just keeping my fingers crossed that next week's news won't be a story about how we're all getting cancer from the hair coloring....
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For some reason guys look better with gray hair . How fair is this ??


Hmmm - you mean the ones with hair? ;-)
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For some reason guys look better with gray hair . How fair is this ??

Hmmm - you mean the ones with hair? ;-)
This is Moemg's statement, not mine. Any day of the week I'll take a woman with gray hair ahead of a man with any color hair, or no hair at all, or qualquier cosa.

Actully, I really don't think hair color is all that meaningful to me. Emotional warmth is my fetish.

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For some reason guys look better with gray hair . How fair is this ??

Hmmm - you mean the ones with hair? ;-)

I think a lot of bald guys look great .
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You only get one pair of feet, and they have to last a lifetime, so I treat them VERY well.....
But but but all of your other body parts also come in just one pair, some even as singles. How do you choose which to pamper?

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For some reason guys look better with gray hair . How fair is this ??
Emmy Lou Harris. One of the sexiest women alive, and gray as she can be. And I've know others that aren't famous, but look great. I think it's a state of mind.

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.... Any day of the week I'll take a woman with gray hair ahead of a man with any color hair, or no hair at all, or qualquier cosa.

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Sam Clem: "Lessee, I've got a choice: Be the sex that dies 7 years sooner, or the sex that looks bad with grey hair. Hmmmm . . . "

I'm with you Ha - though i didn't know we had a choice per Sam.

I tell my honey i'm just getting more blonde. A lot more blonde. Platinum mixed with white blonde. And she says "yes dear, of course you are." because she's a guut vooman.
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Emmy Lou does look darn good, I'll give her that. She's a few years older than I, too, so I hate her. She just won't fit in with the the other Baby Boomers Nursing Home guests!

DH had an early receding hairline--was the butt of jokes in college. His hair stopped receding at that point--the people laughing at him are now bald. And DH's blond/light brown hair faded gradually into gray and he looks a good ten years younger than his younger brother. I'm going to show DH Emmy Lou's photo and tell him that's what I'll look like when my need to color my hair passes....
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[quote=Bestwifeever;680631]I'm imagining the vat of hair dye that will be available at the Baby Boomers Nursing Home--none of the women will have gray hair--we won't even know how gray our hair would be. They'll just dip us in, head down, every month....

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I hope my Vat has red highlights in it . Seriously I intend to go gray at some point but not before my older sister . If I thought I'd look like Emmy Lou Harris gray I'd do it today but I think I'd just look like me only older .
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Lessee, I've got a choice: Be the sex that dies 7 years sooner, or the sex that looks bad with grey hair. Hmmmm .
You've got a choice? Are you posting from the doctor's office?

Doc standing with a scalpel: "Well, Sam, time to decide -- what will it be?"
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I'm imagining the vat of hair dye that will be available at the Baby Boomers Nursing Home--none of the women will have gray hair--we won't even know how gray our hair would be. They'll just dip us in, head down, every month....
Now that's a heck of a visual.
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