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Old 04-24-2010, 11:35 AM   #21
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The other night I met a few work buddies for a med or two. Well...... maybe 3 or four. It was the 50th b'day of their boss and a former work partner of mine. I loved hearing of some of the horror stories going on right now. They are in the process of making a computer conversion and have had to push back the conversion date three times due to various problems. My old boss wanted to switch systems when I was there, but I was able to put him off due to the cost and we just didn't need a new system. But soon after I retired, he got his wish and pushed it through. He could barely look up stuff on the internet, but had the hots to change systems. Well now they have something that does not fit the business very well but are having to make it work.

Lord, I sure am glad I'm retired and not going through that. But I am glad they are changing systems now. I have always feared that the guy who replaced me might not work out or change jobs, then they would call requesting that I fill in for awhile. If this ever happens, I can easily tell them no as I know nothing about the new system and would be useless. I would have told them no anyway but it will make it easier.

All I have to plan for now is my golf trip next week to the AL coast. So life is truly good.
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Old 04-24-2010, 11:38 AM   #22
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For me, it is not so much that I think about work or am reminded of it. Instead, I am reminded of the awful commute I have left behind. The commute was the #1 (and #2 and #3) reason I left my company in 2008.

I see reminders of my commute every day. Whenever I see a LIRR commuter train go by, I point to it and LAUGH! Whenever I see or hear a transit report which included delays on my branch, I think to myself, "I am sooooo glad I don't have to deal with that nonsense any more!" Whenever I see a news story about an upcoming fare hike, I think to myself, "I am sooooo glad I don't have to pay $20 a day just to get to my office."
Since I only live 1-2 miles from my former office, I have the luxury of making a rude gesture in their direction whenever I drive by. I know, childish, but fun anyway.

When it is foggy and I can't even see the street from my front door, I laugh happily because so many are commuting through the fog and I'm not.
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Sounds great! Let us know how that comes out.

I think the shrimp and corn chowder at the restaurant was (like most food here) tweaked a little too, to conform with our local cuisine and chefs. There are so many things one could do.
So it's a chain place rather than a New Orleans local place? If so - which was it as I can probably find a recreation of their recipe on line?

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My old boss wanted to switch systems when I was there, but I was able to put him off due to the cost and we just didn't need a new system. But soon after I retired, he got his wish and pushed it through. He could barely look up stuff on the internet, but had the hots to change systems. Well now they have something that does not fit the business very well but are having to make it work.

Lord, I sure am glad I'm retired and not going through that. But I am glad they are changing systems now. I have always feared that the guy who replaced me might not work out or change jobs, then they would call requesting that I fill in for awhile. If this ever happens, I can easily tell them no as I know nothing about the new system and would be useless. I would have told them no anyway but it will make it easier.
Excellent! It is always convenient to be able to say that not only are you not willing, but you honestly aren't able to help them out.

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Have fun! Yes, life is truly good.
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So it's a chain place rather than a New Orleans local place? If so - which was it as I can probably find a recreation of their recipe on line?
Oh, no no no... this is just a local neighborhood restaurant serving our local cuisine and you'd have to kill them before they'd let loose of their recipe, which is their livelihood (even though the entire meal cost me less than $7). But there are so many ways in which a great shrimp and corn chowder can go, and while you will not be able to duplicate it I think you will come up with something fabulous.
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Oh, no no no... this is just a local neighborhood restaurant serving our local cuisine and you'd have to kill them before they'd let loose of their recipe, which is their livelihood (even though the entire meal cost me less than $7). But there are so many ways in which a great shrimp and corn chowder can go, and while you will not be able to duplicate it I think you will come up with something fabulous.
Well I already have smoked salmon chowder recipe and an oyster chowder recipe - both which I have adapted and come out great. Thus my confidence at adding a new one to my repertoire. And this one is better for the local ingredients. The other two I developed in the Pacific NW.

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Since I only live 1-2 miles from my former office, I have the luxury of making a rude gesture in their direction whenever I drive by. I know, childish, but fun anyway.
I love it!

I so seldom had a 9-5 assignment that I enjoyed the luxury of driving to and from work in relative ease (our motto: We fight crime, not traffic). But the thing I don't miss at all is car related - surveillance.

You had to put in the time following bad guys, and because they didn't share their schedules with us it meant that we spent a lot of time following them while they screwed around doing the same stuff that everyone else does. You had to have a sense of humor to fight off the bitter feeling that you were wasting your life following some idiot. "Okay, stand by I have an eye on him inside the store. Somebody make a note in the surveillance log, he's decided to get the cherry Icee today rather than the Coke flavor - that might mean something later!"
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The only time I think about work is when I meet my former coworkers (they are still working) for happy hour every two months. At first it's fun, then the subjects of outsourcing, conference calls, budgets, etc... come up and I find myself peeling the label off my beer bottle.
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W2R - you got me going here!

I think I'll try this one: Poblano Corn Chowder with Shrimp Recipe at Epicurious.com. I absolutely adore the flavor of poblano chiles.

But I already see lots of necessary mods. Use fresh corn (and no creamed - what?)! And poblanos should be fire-roasted (grill or oven OK) and peeled first. The roasting really brings out the flavor. Probably add a little potato and not so much butter/flour fr thickening. Probably can get away with half the heavy cream - but adjust to taste.

But that's all I need - just a base recipe that I tweak to high heaven. I always read the comments and they help direct my mods. Also, I like to use leeks instead of onions in my chowders - just gives it that extra je ne sais quoi!

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I think about work all the time. It makes me sad that most of the people I know and care about are still in prison. I feel like a half-starved prisoner who slipped out of the dungeon and ran for his life, leaving everyone he cared about in chains or on the rack.
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I've thought about work for the last few days; ever since the USAF launched the X-37B mission. I would love to know more about it but, since I no longer have a clearance, that won't happen.
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I've thought about work for the last few days; ever since the USAF launched the X-37B mission. I would love to know more about it but, since I no longer have a clearance, that won't happen.
I am curious as to what the X-37A was. I had heard of the X-37, and the X-37B, but the "B" implies to me that there was an "A".
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I assume there was a 37A but I never heard anything about it. I worked at a satellite tracking station so I had lots of info on those things in orbit but for other things, not so much.
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I assume there was a 37A but I never heard anything about it. I worked at a satellite tracking station so I had lots of info on those things in orbit but for other things, not so much.
Sounds fascinating! I can see why you have been thinking about work more lately.
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I think about work all the time.

Wait! I am still working, even if it is part-time.

I am currently involved in multiple projects with different people, and have to deliver at some point, although there is no pressure. As long as it is something I like to do, I find it difficult to call it quit. The money is nice as I now have this beast of an RV to quench its thirst. Or maybe the expenses are just an excuse, as I do not want to give it up completely yet.

I have a big inertia. If it works, don't fix it!
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Sounds fascinating! I can see why you have been thinking about work more lately.
It will pass; I will never miss the stress of software testing and the associated deadlines.
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I assume you are referring to the leaking oil well off the La. coast.
How soon do you think it can be capped?

What a tragedy for the families that lost loved ones when the drilling rig exploded and sank.
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Wait! I am still working, even if it is part-time.
I think about ER all the time.

Wait! I am stilll working.....counting the days.....
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I assume you are referring to the leaking oil well off the La. coast.
How soon do you think it can be capped?

What a tragedy for the families that lost loved ones when the drilling rig exploded and sank.
It is indeed a tragedy, with so many dead and lost at sea. It is in deep water which will make things difficult and lengthy though they are working on a plan and have an alternate plan if that fails. I don't expect anything fast, unfortunately (BP estimates a month), though I fervently hope that I am wrong. The spillage, presently occurring at a rate of 42,000 gallons per day, could soon impact some of our most fragile, protected wildlife habitats and wetlands. What a nightmare.
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I think about ER all the time.

Wait! I am stilll working.....counting the days.....
So, how many?

On May 9th, I will have been retired for half a year. Hard to believe! If life is the cake, retirement is the frosting... so sweet.
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