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Old 10-15-2011, 01:19 PM   #21
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I really dislike weekends now that I am retired. I stay home and do errands M-F and before school/work gets out. My M-F routines, listening to various local and syndicated talk radio, and taping various TV shows are disrupted by Sat and Sun. I love Sunday evening as it gets quite and all those (kids and adults) have to go to bed early.

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Old 10-15-2011, 01:19 PM   #22
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Weekends mean crowded conditions out in public, best avoided. The traffic enroute to WallyWorld, observed yesterday afternoon at 4 PM, amazed me. We were headed to one of our private clubs for Friday night fish fry volunteer duty. We were thankfully watching it all go by while sitting at a traffic light on a cross street. My freezer and pantry are already stocked for the winter, so have fun, folks

For some of our still w*rking friends, the weekend means they can stay out a little later at the social clubs we frequent. People rarely hold home parties anymore, so that is our best outlet to see multiple friends all at once.

Oh...and last but not least, Friday is garbage day.

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Old 10-15-2011, 02:54 PM   #23
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Old 10-15-2011, 03:11 PM   #24
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I also stay away from "public places" during the weekend. Just stay at home and chill.

One other thing I enjoy this time of year. When I do the weekly food shopping, all the kids (other than very young) are in school, along with their "soccer moms" that drove me crazy in the summer, while they park their carts two-wide in the isle to talk to their friends about whatever - while their kids circle the carts.

I guess those same moms shop during the nights/weekends when their kids are at home, as I am.

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Old 10-17-2011, 04:42 PM   #25
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Old 10-17-2011, 04:57 PM   #26
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The reason I asked is that a woman from another department was retiring and made the comment that "this is going to be my last weekend".

I thought it was a pretty funny comment - but I could see the truth of it.
Inside me is a skinny person crying to get out, but I can usually shut the b*tch up with cookies
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Old 10-17-2011, 07:15 PM   #27
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I look forward to weekends, because that is when things get lively. I never go out to stores and Lowe's or the suburbs so the crowding aspect doesn't touch me. If I need some item I order from amazon or Costco and have it delivered. Otherwise I take a bus downtown if I need printer paper or whatever.

Cities are most fun on weekends, and there is never much traffic anyway if you stay off the freeways. All the people are out driving madly around the state crashing one another, or waiting on ferries. Also my GF and most of my friends still work, so weekends are more social for me.

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Old 10-17-2011, 07:47 PM   #28
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Living in a tourist area, weekends and holidays are best for staying home, at least during the summer. Still, I think we were programmed at birth to recognize the weekend and want to do something away from the house. So we sometimes cheat..
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:44 PM   #29
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For sports, I look forward to weekends. For running errands and shopping, look forward to weekdays. the best part is I can come and go as my schedule sees fit as opposed to planning my catch up time on nights and weekends like when I was w*rking.

Sometimes a weekend sneaks up on me and I didn't even know as everyday feels like a Saturday. I've caught myself checking the Dow Jones Index, only to realize it's a Saturday
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:39 PM   #30
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I have been fully retired just about a month now and Saturdays are starting to blend in with the rest of the week. I have noticed that I now try to do my errands during the week as if they were work. I try to keep the day open as I can chat with the neighbors and see friends.
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:37 AM   #31
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I tell people that the only thing I know for sure is that it's 1968.
And as I recall 1968 was a very good year for me. Time to get into my wayback machine.

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Old 10-19-2011, 11:47 AM   #32
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Not retired yet, still working for another 345 more days. I wonder how long it will take to get over the 'finally free Fridays', and the 'Sunday afternoon dread'.

Just waiting for the time when every day will be a Saturday!
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Old 10-19-2011, 01:55 PM   #33
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I wonder how long it will take to get over the 'finally free Fridays', and the 'Sunday afternoon dread'.
IIRC, it was about 15 minutes.

I heard the call to do nothing. So I answered it.
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