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Old 03-29-2008, 11:28 PM   #21
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Speaking of major league sports- always had envisioned that I'd buy season tickets to my fav NFL team TB Bucs - looked forward to tailgating w/ friends, getting up for the game all Sunday, reading about everything Bucs the week before the game. Same goes for MLB games (Tampa Bay Rays). But major league sports has priced itself out of the market.

Decent Buc tickets cost $80-100/game. Season ticket holders pay a refundable deposit for 10 yr rights.

The game is no longer affordable, especially for someone in ER. It would be best to purchase a decent HDTV/LCD - BBQ in the back, take a dip in the community pool, then watch the game in the livingroom.

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Old 03-30-2008, 12:29 PM   #22
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Here are a few of mine:

1) Painting
2) Sex
3) Taking naps with Casanova
4) gardening
5) Reading
6) Listening to music
7) Chocolate
8) Cooking
9) Going for walks
10) Being near water
11) Going on retreats
12) Hanging out with friends and cooking
13) Taking long baths
14) Yoga
15) Learning new things (make bread from scratch, reiki, pottery)
16) Photography
17) Hugging trees
10) Meditation
19) Becoming a better person
20) Writing
21) Walking in the rain/jumping in puddles
22) Hanging out with kids
23) Movies
24) Refinishing Furniture
25) Looking at the stars and the full moon
26) Museums
27) Singing in the shower
28) Going to Home Depot and smelling the freshly cut wood
29) Would like to volunteer in the following areas: senior citizens, children, animals
30) Would like to learn how to weld, make furniture, and bake a pie from scratch.

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Old 04-08-2008, 05:31 PM   #23
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1) you enjoyed in the past but no longer do them
2) currently enjoy
3) wanted to try
4) physical activities/exercise
1) you enjoyed in the past but no longer do them
Play golf..bad back prevents it now.

Pistol range target shooting...thanks to 30 years of interfacing with computers I had carpal tunnel surgery which resulted in nerve damage to my hand.

Restoring sports cars

DJ on live radio

Volunteer Fire and Rescue


Water skiing

Snow skiing


ATV riding


SCUBA diving

Playing Video games with my kids

Backpacking in the Appalachian mountains

Rock climbing and repelling

Cave exploring

2) currently enjoy

Being retired and not working

Watching movies

Listening to jazz and other music

Going to live concerts

Going to plays


Playing with the dogs

Going on motorhome trips and "camping" while touring new areas and meeting new people.



Auto and RV mechanics


Being outdoors during the day

3) wanted to try

Volunteer work in a theater or musical group

White water rafting

Study Geology

Full time RVing (DW says NO WAY)

Learn to oil paint

Explore every National Park

Drive a race car on a real NASCAR track without restrictions

Finish pilot license

Re-certify Open Water SCUBA certification and dive again


Ultra-light flying

HAM radio

Fly a jet fighter and dog fight

Learn to play the piano with both hands

Join Buglers Across America and play TAPS at military funerals

4) physical activities/exercise



Light weight training (need to get back into it)

Light swimming

Cycling, again
Work? I don't have time to work....I'm retired.
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Old 04-08-2008, 05:44 PM   #24
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After reading others lists, I am now up from 42 to 49, having added:

Outward Bound
Home Improvement
Habitat for Humanity
Study Economics (more)
Stained glass
Get involved in local politics and change something
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Target WR: Approx 2.5% Approx 20% SI (secure income, SS only)
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Old 04-08-2008, 07:28 PM   #25
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I plan to make the transition sometime this year but from previous experience with taking blocks of time off, I'm reluctant to make a list in advance. In the past I would be off a few days or a few weeks before I would realize I was a different person from the last time I took off. So I will wait to see who I am; I think w*rk really gets in the way of that.
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Old 04-08-2008, 08:21 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by retiringat50 View Post
1) you enjoyed in the past but no longer do them
2) currently enjoy
3) wanted to try
4) physical activities/exercise

whats your answers?
Going Shooting
Power Lifting
Walking Everywhere
Driving Cross-Country
Play The Guitar
RVing with my grandparents
Boating with my grandparents
Exploring Caves
Finding Great Hidden Restaurants

Motorcyle Riding
Star Gazing
Animal Watching
Finding Amazing Scenery

Being A Full-Time Liveaboard Sailor
Full-Time RVing
Full-Time Motorcycle Camping
Mountain Climbing
Traveling The World By Motorcycle
Full-Time Bicycle Camping
Traveling the World By Bicycle
Kayaking/Canoeing through Alaska
Being A Big Brother
Spending 40 Days And 40 Nights In The Desert
Bungee Jumping
White Water Rafting
Building A Log Cabin

Weight Lifting
Exercise Bike
Healthy Eating

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