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Old 11-18-2008, 10:09 AM   #21
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Most days I have to look at the newspaper to find out what day it is. That's important because the stores don't sell wine before 1:00 pm on Sundays.
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Most days I have to look at the newspaper to find out what day it is. That's important because the stores don't sell wine before 1:00 pm on Sundays.
I'll drink to that!

Well maybe not this early...but still.....
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Most days I have to look at the newspaper to find out what day it is. That's important because the stores don't sell wine before 1:00 pm on Sundays.
Same here; and some don't sell alcohol at all on Sundays
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Two things I don't like much about Mondays:

1. DH heads back to work and the kids miss him terribly on Monday. They like having unobstructed Daddy time on the weekends.

2. No Daily Show with Jon Stewart reruns on Monday night. I can't stay up til 11 so I usually watch the previous night's show at 8.
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I love Monday, all my friends go back to work and I get to recover from the weekend
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oh no. is it monday again already? i better get the garbage to the curb.
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Remember when Mondays were like this?

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Now they're more like this:

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and that's a very good thing...

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Monday is the day the ice cream shop is closed.

Anything annoy you about Mondays?
When you're retired, do all days seem the same? In other words, do you get as happy about Fridays as we w#rkers do?
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2. No Daily Show with Jon Stewart reruns on Monday night. I can't stay up til 11 so I usually watch the previous night's show at 8.
I'm in Germany, so I'm forced to watch on internet- always a day later. I, too, miss the show on Mondays - it is one of my favorite shows nowadays.
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When you're retired, do all days seem the same? In other words, do you get as happy about Fridays as we w#rkers do?
They do all seem the same.

The 'Friday Happy' does wear off after a while, as does the 'Sunday Afternoon Blues'.
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When you're retired, do all days seem the same? In other words, do you get as happy about Fridays as we w#rkers do?
I think others have mentioned that the weekends are the negative days. Everything is more crowded except for the services that are unavailable because they are closed on weekends. I see the weekends as an inconvenience. I look forward to Mondays.
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When you're retired, do all days seem the same? In other words, do you get as happy about Fridays as we w#rkers do?
there was NEVER anything as good as TGIF while w*rking.

i find i have to check the calendar more often. this is a time warp i can handle.
i do have two standing weekly appts - drive for DAV on Tuesday 2 PM, and Chinese buffet on Wed 1130.
otherwise, i'd be lost.
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there was NEVER anything as good as TGIF while w*rking.
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I think others have mentioned that the weekends are the negative days.......I see the weekends as an inconvenience. I look forward to Mondays.
Yep, Fridays, to a lot of retirees, are like Sundays to those still working.....some dread or apprehension as to what lies ahead. Whereas Sundays, to a lot of retirees, are more like Fridays to those still working...."Woo-Hoo!!! Free at last!!!"

So here it is...Friday again. The only major upside to this weekend, is that I have a fund raiser to go to Saturday night at the Lion's Club in the next town over! No one under 21 allowed! Casino night....I'll stick to the tip boards...at least I win some of them! And for the $10 donation at the door, you get all of the fried fish, chili, bagna calda, and beer & soda that you care to scarf down! A bunch of my buddies and I make this our annual "Guy's Night Out".....Good friends...Good food.....Cold beer soda.....for a measly 10 bucks.....plus a little gamblin' money of course.
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So here it is...Friday again. The only major upside to this weekend, is that I have a fund raiser to go to Saturday night at the Lion's Club in the next town over! No one under 21 allowed! Casino night....I'll stick to the tip boards...at least I win some of them! And for the $10 donation at the door, you get all of the fried fish, chili, bagna calda, and beer & soda that you care to scarf down! A bunch of my buddies and I make this our annual "Guy's Night Out".....Good friends...Good food.....Cold beer soda.....for a measly 10 bucks.....plus a little gamblin' money of course.
take me!!!! just kidding. where i live, there is only 1 casino, and it has this huge sucking sound. i've been to Vegas and had more fun and get more play on the quarter slots.
that sure sounds like a lot of fun. go get some male bonding time in.
PS call a taxi if you need to.
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take me!!!! just kidding. where i live, there is only 1 casino, and it has this huge sucking sound. i've been to Vegas and had more fun and get more play on the quarter slots.
that sure sounds like a lot of fun. go get some make bonding time in.
PS call a taxi if you need to.
The non-profits can get gaming licenses from the state for special one time events like 'casino nights' or whatever. The Lions Clubs around here usually have about one casino night per quarter. We go to this particular one because of the bagna calda....Mmmmm! GARLIC!!! I only play tip boards there....not into table games, and they haven't had the slots for a couple of years...maybe this year?! And no need for a taxi....I only drink Coke or 7UP over there...too much of a police presence on the roads around here at night.

I liked the quarter slots on the casino ship we went out on in Florida a few years ago...Sterling Casino at Port Canaveral...I came out money ahead for once!!! Played the slots in Vegas and in Blackhawk CO.....not real pretty....but didn't lose too much of my own money....I dug up some coupons for free plays at a few different casinos in Vegas. And got $10 cash plus $10 of slot play just for showing up at one in Blackhawk. I played the nickel machines in Blackhawk for a couple of hours on the $10 slot play plus any earning I made. Then I spent half of the $10 cash plus a 50% off coupon in their gift shop for a shirt that was already on sale (it was originally $59, then put on sale for $34....then 50% off coupon = $17.....minus $5 of their free cash = $12 plus tax)....Now one of my favorite shirts!

A local bus company makes casino runs every week, so my mom and her friends usually go with them over to the Isle of Capri Casino in Bettendorf IA, about once a month. They each pay $13 for the round-trip bus ride, and get back a $10 credit on their player's card from the casino for going by bus! I think she said she plays the $10 credit and about $20 out of pocket....usually comes out slightly ahead. She plays the penny and nickel slots for the whole day on that.
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When you're retired, do all days seem the same? In other words, do you get as happy about Fridays as we w#rkers do?
I sometimes look on my computer calender to remember what day it is. SO and I make a lot of jokes about how to tell; we hate Fridays because the New York Times puzzle is too hard that day, Mondays are fun because we ace the easy puzzle, Tuesdays are better because the good restaurants and museums are open.
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Monday.....only five left until I join the TGIM team and I am only getting up to w*rk for two of them! I can't wait....I feel like I am back in high school waiting for the summer break!

After that I'm sure Goonie's description will apply fully!

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I've had friends who've asked me, "So what's retirement like?" My answer to them is, "Remember when you were a little kid.....before the big people sent you to kindergarten? Remember those seemingly endless days of play? Those days when you got up and ate breakfast, then went out to play? Then you'd come in for lunch and a nap, and then go back out to play until supper time? Then after supper you'd go out to play until dark or until bedtime....whichever you could get away with? Then you'd start all over the next day? Well, that's what retirement is like!!!"
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is it monday again? damn the time goes fast when you don't know what you're doing. i will have to start producing more garbage to get out to the curb.
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Hallelujah!!! Tomorrow's Monday so I can venture out and do some shopping for T-Giving Day!!! It made me sooo happy to just now realize that it's Sunday evening, and the weekend is finally over!!! YEA!!!

(I know...I know....all of you that have to get up and go to work tomorrow are thinking, "What an @sshole!" Please! That's "Retired @sshole"! )

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Not so fast there Goonie.

Like you, I once looked forward to the end of the weekend, when everyone else returned to work and things quieted down. That's no longer the case since...the markets open again on Monday...
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