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Old 06-19-2008, 08:42 AM   #41
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Old 06-19-2008, 08:50 AM   #42
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I'm probably being naive, but there's some cognitive dissonance when bungalow and $929k are mentioned in the same sentence...
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Old 06-19-2008, 09:05 AM   #44
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Square miles of land? 640 ACRES WINNEMUCCA GRASS LAND BLUE MOUNTAIN CASH SALE - eBay (item 220241069122 end time Jun-29-08 15:49:48 PDT)

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oompa loompas? well, let's leave that as an exercise for the reader...
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Old 06-19-2008, 05:09 PM   #45
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I'm probably being naive, but there's some cognitive dissonance when bungalow and $929k are mentioned in the same sentence...

Not really naive. You've probably never been to Santa Barbara, right? It is heaven on earth, IMHO.

I also want my own pony to ride along the shore!
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Old 06-19-2008, 05:47 PM   #46
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Old 06-19-2008, 07:23 PM   #47
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Not really naive. You've probably never been to Santa Barbara, right? It is heaven on earth, IMHO.

I also want my own pony to ride along the shore!
Hey, I did that once as a favor to a family member who helped me move. Wow, I would rather have been trampled by the horse. The entire time I was thinking, this must be one of those things that look really good and really exciting to those not involved in the activity but is actually not that much fun for the actual participants because the during the entire time, I was sitting at a 20 degree angle to the saddle and the horse and holding on for dear life. I also wondered if my crotch will have any skin left. So in other words, it was a lot like making porn.
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Hey, I did that once as a favor to a family member who helped me move. Wow, I would rather have been trampled by the horse. The entire time I was thinking, this must be one of those things that look really good and really exciting to those not involved in the activity but is actually not that much fun for the actual participants because the during the entire time, I was sitting at a 20 degree angle to the saddle and the horse and holding on for dear life. I also wondered if my crotch will have any skin left. So in other words, it was a lot like making porn.
I grew up on the beachfront in Kailua, Hawaii (as in, the ocean was our back yard). Believe me, horses were not very popular among either beachgoers or homeowners, because horses defecate so much on the beach. Who wants to lay out their towel next to a big string of smelly horse poop? It's absolutely mind-boggling how much poop a horse will leave on a beach, and the homeowners have to go out after every rider goes by and clean up the mess. That can get old after a few years of same-o, same-o, and it is hard to visualize that the rider is having THAT much fun that it would compensate for the hassles to everyone else using the beach. Plus, even worse, you worry about kids and sleeping beachgoers that the horses come close to stepping on.

Kailua was a small town at that time, so you got to know people in your neighborhood. I didn't know anybody who actually lived in our town, or frequented the beach often, who would do something like ride a horse on the beach (even though several in my neighborhood owned horses). It was considered to be a pretty anti-social thing to do even though it looks idyllic in the movies.

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I'd want a nice home on a few acres...and horses. This is one I rode this past w.e.
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Hey, I did that once as a favor to a family member who helped me move. Wow, I would rather have been trampled by the horse. The entire time I was thinking, this must be one of those things that look really good and really exciting to those not involved in the activity but is actually not that much fun for the actual participants

I did it once in the Dominican Republic and it was definetely ( for Me ) one of those things that look better than they are . My horse started jumping and running .Not being an experienced rider I'm not sure whether the massive amounts of crap were from him or me .
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.Not being an experienced rider I'm not sure whether the massive amounts of crap were from him or me .
I 'bout fell out of my chair!
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Oh, and world peace... You did say unlimited $$...
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I did it once in the Dominican Republic and it was definetely ( for Me ) one of those things that look better than they are . My horse started jumping and running .Not being an experienced rider I'm not sure whether the massive amounts of crap were from him or me .


Yeah, I know what you mean! I had a horse as a teenager that used to take the bit and run back to the corral whenever she'd had enough riding thru the hills. She was literally a pain in the butt.
But I've had some fun lately riding horses, in Alaska, up and down a mountain, slogging through some mud puddles. And in Costa Rica up and down through a coffee plantation. Although my pretty horse kept trying to bite some of the others that she had feuds with.

Horses can be real jerks. Not sure why I still love the creatures so much.
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Horses can be real jerks. Not sure why I still love the creatures so much.

So can guys but we still date them !
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You know, it's interesting.

DW and I pretty much have the lifestyle we want, and we're LBYM.

So, if tomorrow we won a lottery enough to fund a 4% SWR rate for our current spending, we'd take it and pretty much continue on as we are now.

There's nothing I'd really go for with unlimited $$ for purchases... oh sure, I'd like a fancy sports car (or at least I think I would), or six months at a plush resort on Hawaii, or {and so forth}, but I don't really want them.

We'd live in the same house, drive the same cars, etc.

What we really want is to have the capital to continue to live our present lifestyle, but without having to work.

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I did a mental excersise - we save about as much as we spend, so if somehow we had the ability to spend twice as much as we do now but could not save it (use it or lose it!), I'm sure we could spend the extra money (even if I'm not sure at the moment how!) ... but I'm also sure that we wouldn't get value in proportion to the money spent.
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Living here would be pretty cool I think.

Except no place for the pony.

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