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Old 02-07-2007, 09:12 PM   #21
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Yep, free pot would probably do it too. Brownies a la Martha harry pothead anyone?
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Re: Thoughts about an Early Retirement Forum "convention"?
Old 02-07-2007, 09:21 PM   #22
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That'd ruin next Wednesday's weigh-in, though.
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Agee that the square states are not well represented. I think I am the only one in my state...at least I fell that way much of the time. 8)
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That'd ruin next Wednesday's weigh-in, though.
Which you may have noticed, I'm not participating in...and wont be!

Considering my weight fluctuates 6-12lbs a day based on how hot it is out and how much water I drank, I think i'll pass. Ticks my doctor off to see me at 228 one day and 218 the next.

So how about martha harry brings the brownies and I'll make steak au poivre and bananas foster for everyone? Little side of the best garlic mashed you've ever had?

Steve - since you're from a square state, where its my observation that all the good beef comes from - you bring the steak...?

Hmm...lousy real estate appreciation and good beef...wheres the correlation...?
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I have met other people from the internet, though not from this site. Presently, I can not travel far from home (SW Ohio).
Judging by the concentration on the "hit map", Ohio'd be the geographical center of most of the posters.

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Vegas works for me, any excuse to go play poker.

I'd possibly be up for a west coast meeting...
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Steve - since you're from a square state, where its my observation that all the good beef comes from - you bring the steak...?
Not much beef in this square state. Too many mountains and too much desert for good beef. I am sure I could round up some Morman crickets if you like.

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Well crap...no beef AND lousy real estate appreciation? Get the hell out of there man! Find a squiggly state ASAP!
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Well crap...no beef AND lousy real estate appreciation? Get the hell out of there man! Find a squiggly state ASAP!
Not sure about the low appreciation...mine is up over 25% in the past couple of years. Squiggle states also come with high taxes and way too many people...ewwww.
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True, true.

I should keep my trap shut about my house going from 250k to 425k to 325k in three years... :P
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Well, Mardi Gras is February 20th.
Cafe Du Monde, anyone? http://www.cafedumonde.com/

Too Soon. How about the Beau Bridge Crawfish Festival on May 4th and 5th? http://www.bbcrawfest.com/

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...meet up at various events, like the balloon festival in New Mexico. ... They are a different sort of bunch than we are though.
Oh, I don't think so. I'm sure that there are those that believe that some of us are full of hot air ...

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be interesting to see who actually shows up ... I would guess most would not want to "give-up" the anonymity the forum offers.

nametags with only a username would be in order
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I'm all for Texas--I'm dying to go out there and drink Shiner Bock in it's proper habitat! To say nothing of hearing Robert Earl Keen with a local crowd, singing along! Charleston isn't on the way to anywhere, as proven by the airfares coming into this place!

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Weelll try fly'n into Dallas-Fortworth. American airlines has a lock on the place. Air fare is OUTRAGEOUS!
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Well, how else would we be able to recognize each other?

My nametag's going to read "Cute Fuzzy Bunny".

But you'll figure it out about the time you meet your sixth "JG"...
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And my nametag will read "Nords"

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Well, how else would we be able to recognize each other?

My nametag's going to read "Cute Fuzzy Bunny".

But you'll figure it out about the time you meet your sixth "JG"...
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Old 02-08-2007, 04:32 PM   #39
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My nametag's going to read "Cute Fuzzy Bunny".
You're welcome to it!

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But you'll figure it out about the time you meet your sixth "JG"...
Cant imagine for the life of me why the actual thing would admit to it...
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I know people are probably half-serious - but I would be willing to seriously meet many on the board--heck, I've met Nords and posted a picture of him surfing - plus there's a few of us here in NCAL (Cute, Fuzzy Bunny, Jarhead and me that I do remember).

Problem is it's WORK to set something up - in any case, if there is something, I'd give it a 90% shot I'd be there.

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