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Old 12-29-2007, 09:55 AM   #1
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Mine is to spend about two hours per day on piano sight-reading and get much better at it. I play 2-4 jazz gigs a month, but my sight-reading is terrible. I rarely need it, if ever, but I feel like a fake if I can't read well.
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Old 12-29-2007, 09:59 AM   #2
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Old 12-29-2007, 10:48 AM   #3
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I'm going to try things I've always wanted to do .I'm starting with pottery and beading and yoga.I hope to also find some new women friends .My SO is my best friend but sometimes you just want a woman to gab with.
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Old 12-29-2007, 02:37 PM   #4
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I'm going to try things I've always wanted to do .I'm starting with pottery and beading and yoga.I hope to also find some new women friends .My SO is my best friend but sometimes you just want a woman to gab with.
Stop by and we can do some beading projects. Or better yet, maybe I'll stop by.
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Old 12-29-2007, 02:49 PM   #5
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I don't really make New Year's resolutions, since my resolve lasts for years and decades.

But I DO have a New Year's plan for 2008.
  • My plan is to work on fixing up my house to sell (in 2009), and to pare down my possessions in preparation for the move.
  • At the same time, I want to start shifting my portfolio heavily towards my ER portfolio plans and away from my present accumulation phase allocations and balance. I started this yesterday and will shift it a little more each month.
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Old 12-29-2007, 02:54 PM   #6
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Stop by and we can do some beading projects. Or better yet, maybe I'll stop by.

Stop by next time you are in town !
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Old 12-29-2007, 05:53 PM   #7
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I pursued two romantic relationships that went nowhere in '07. I'm looking to improve on that in '08.
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Old 12-29-2007, 05:57 PM   #8
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I pursued two romantic relationships that went nowhere in '07. I'm looking to improve on that in '08.
Sometimes pursuing drives away the target, maybe let the target come to you??
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Old 12-29-2007, 06:01 PM   #9
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Sometimes pursuing drives away the target, maybe let the target come to you??
Ahh, Zen and the art of dating. In one case I perhaps pursued too diligently and in the other case I just lost interest. I agree there is in dating just as in life a middle way that usually proves to be the proper course.
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Old 12-29-2007, 09:53 PM   #10
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I pursued two romantic relationships that went nowhere in '07. I'm looking to improve on that in '08.
Go for three? (badda biff)
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Old 12-30-2007, 01:14 AM   #11
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I'm gettng a little embarrassed here. How are those Resolutions coming along for everyone else out there?
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Old 12-30-2007, 01:32 AM   #12
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I will be working on all 4...the hardest being the relationship one....I just don't have patience for the dating....hate dressing up, trying to eat cautiously, making small talk, and all that!
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Old 12-30-2007, 08:27 AM   #13
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Party harder - because it will be my 15th year of ER - and I'm not getting any younger . Does turning 65 make one a regular old phart or perhaps - a senior ER?

Spend more cause my portfolio is still going up and I heard you can't take it with you - right?

heh heh heh -
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Old 12-30-2007, 09:34 AM   #14
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Old 12-30-2007, 01:11 PM   #15
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My guest blond from Alabama(formerly 36 yrs in New Orleans) is cooking for a few of us exiles.

Translation: Cabbage, pork and black eyed peas with a penny in them.

Fried cabbage with black pepper(not cayenne), marinated pork chops( have done pork roast in the Past) and peas/jalapeno pepper(some use bacon bits or ham or snaps) with perhaps some dashes of LSU Tiger Sauce for zip.

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Old 12-30-2007, 01:49 PM   #17
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Too soon to decide. I plan on waiting until 2008 to make such a complex decision.
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Old 12-30-2007, 02:08 PM   #18
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  • Lose fiddy lbs.
  • Be able to run 2 miles (1/2 way there now)
  • Sell current house
  • Once house is sold, pay cash for smaller house, which will enable us to max out all the retirement accounts (TSP, 401k, 2x ROTH IRAs)
  • Pay off all other debts & remain debt free forever
  • I'm sure I can think of some more...........
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heh heh heh - heck I don't know.
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I am going to declutter and try to be more organized around the house.
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