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Old 06-15-2010, 02:13 PM   #4581
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Short, professional, and to the point. Try to avoid too many similes.
Metaphors and analogies are okay, though.
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Old 06-15-2010, 02:27 PM   #4582
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I went and saw my life coach and had her practically rolling on the ground telling her about some of my more bizarre contacts from Match. It takes many types to populate our planet. She told me that being single ain't so bad after all, is it? Jury is still out on that verdict.
I had my house cleaned and gave the housecleaner a bunch of costume jewelry I will never wear again. Her sister has a daughter who is the right age to play dressup Celebrity or Beauty Queen or Princess or whatever.
I'm debating mowing the lawn, but there is always tomorrow...tomorrow...
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"I will be 62 on June 20 and plan to retire in two weeks, as of the end of the pay period, July 3. My last day at work will be Friday, July 2."

Something like that... Email and don't answer the phone...
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"I will be 62 on June 20 and plan to retire in two weeks, as of the end of the pay period, July 3. My last day at work will be Friday, July 2."

Something like that... Email and don't answer the phone...
I think the part about your age/birthday might be superfluous...
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I'll be giving my 2 weeks' notice on Friday - it's a good pre-birthday present (for me, not for her).


That seems to be a popular present . I gave it to myself for my 59th birthday so enjoy !
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I think the part about your age/birthday might be superfluous...
I was trying to give her a reason without giving her a real reason. She will make the assumption that it's about collecting SS. I am trying to leave without burning bridges if possible.... And I've been very upfront about my age at work, not a secret - except that I look like I'm in my late 40s so people actually are amazed at my real age. My exhaustion is the exhaustion of a 62 year old, even if the face looks good and it's time to say goodbye.
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Went to a luncheon with old retired work buddies yesterday, then went downtown to a South African wine tasting, then back to the home neighborhood for a nice dinner.

Whew! Today I will compensate by doing very little!
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Went to a luncheon with old retired work buddies yesterday, then went downtown to a South African wine tasting, then back to the home neighborhood for a nice dinner.

Whew! Today I will compensate by doing very little!
I will compensate by doing very little today too, although I didn't do much of anything noteworthy yesterday.

Today we might take Frank's Murano to get a tuneup, or we might not. Then lunch, and hanging around together and enjoying one another's company until early evening.
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Still unpacking. Some of this stuff hasn't seen the light of day for more than 5 years: since we sold our house and moved onto a sailboat.

Came across heavy wool slacks, lined to the knee. They were great during my stint working in Geneva; now in Austin - not so much. Some Goodwill customer is going to be warm this winter.
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Took the vessel for a 3 beer cruise. Waiting to listen in on DW's phone call with a FP on what to do with an existing annuity.
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I have been absent from this forum for 2 weeks. At least one forum member, Westernskies, wondered about my well being.

Well, the truth is that I have been tied up in a civic duty.

It may not be a big deal for others, but it puts me in a gloomy mood and has been somewhat exhausting for me.

No, I cannot talk about it yet, and later may not want to.
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Gosh sorry NW...here's a flower for you.

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Strolled down to tourist area; finally found a geocache I've been savoring, wasn't looking very hard. Now will need another excuse to tour the area. Enjoyed shop keepers' assumptions I'm on vacation. Oh, maybe I am.

NW-Bound, I feel for you as I was reminded of unpleasant week in civic duty selection while reading today. Lawyer narrator describes how defendant is coached. Tell us about it when you can.
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Well, the truth is that I have been tied up in a civic duty.

It may not be a big deal for others, but it puts me in a gloomy mood and has been somewhat exhausting for me.

No, I cannot talk about it yet, and later may not want to.
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In your example, if I believed the murderer really did it and deserved a firing squad, I might want a real bullet. That would not take away the sadness about what he did, however.
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Gave painting lessons to my 12 year old grandson. He helped me paint my 12 x 20 storage building - and expects to get paid! What is it with kids these days?
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Confirmed yet again every time I eat a raw carrot, I get the hiccups.

Watched a dragonfly lay eggs on the artificial lily pads in my pond.

Was going to do yard work late in the evening, but I drank half a bottle of wine at supper and changed my mind.

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