Join Early Retirement Today
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-01-2009, 05:56 PM   #601
Moderator Emeritus
Khan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Pine Island, Florida
Posts: 6,868
Send a message via AIM to Khan
Got up late. Made gizzard casserole.
__________________

__________________
"Knowin' no one nowhere's gonna miss us when we're gone..."
Khan is offline  
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-01-2009, 06:02 PM   #602
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso) Give me a forum ...
REWahoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 42,136
Quote:
Originally Posted by Khan View Post
Got up late. Made gizzard casserole.
Nothing like ending your year with a good squeeze.
__________________

__________________
Numbers is hard

When I hit 70, it hit back

Retired in 2005 at age 58, no pension
REWahoo is offline  
Old 01-01-2009, 06:05 PM   #603
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Dawg52's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Central MS/Orange Beach, AL
Posts: 7,441
Today....got up late, made some coffee and surfed the net this morning. Then went to a New Year's Day party to watch some football and stuff my face with some good food. And it was pretty darn good too. Had roast pork, collard greens, black eyed peas, mac and cheese, corn bread and a few other odds and ends. Followed up by some good old Mississippi mud pie. Back home now watching the Rose Bowl although it's time to find something else to watch. Pretty much a blow out.
__________________
Retired 3/31/2007@52
Full time wuss.......
Dawg52 is offline  
Old 01-01-2009, 06:06 PM   #604
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Purron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,584
Doted on the new foster kitten, went to Costo, visited mom, made home made pizza, doted some more on the new foster kitten, watched Wall-e on DVD with DH and loved it. Good way to start the new year.
__________________
I purr therefore I am.
Purron is offline  
Old 01-01-2009, 06:48 PM   #605
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 4,764
Talked to my best friend which was great. Played a few online games with friends. About to hit the treadmill. Great day for the New Year
__________________
Notmuchlonger is offline  
Old 01-01-2009, 07:11 PM   #606
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
freebird5825's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Nowhere, 43N Latitude, NY
Posts: 9,017
Quote:
Originally Posted by Khan View Post
Got up late. Made gizzard casserole.


Am I correct in saying that your avatar is a pic of the late great Harvey Korman as Rhett and Carol Burnett as Scarlet ?
__________________
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
freebird5825 is offline  
Old 01-01-2009, 07:13 PM   #607
Moderator Emeritus
Khan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Pine Island, Florida
Posts: 6,868
Send a message via AIM to Khan
Quote:
Originally Posted by freebird5825 View Post


Am I correct in saying that your avatar is a pic of the late great Harvey Korman as Rhett and Carol Burnett as Scarlet ?
Yup.

"Went With The Wind"
__________________
"Knowin' no one nowhere's gonna miss us when we're gone..."
Khan is offline  
Old 01-01-2009, 10:27 PM   #608
Full time employment: Posting here.
Ronnieboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 646
Quote:
Originally Posted by Purron View Post
went to Costo,
Was it open? The one here is closed. Need milk and eggs....
__________________
I don't want to spend my entire life at work. I deserve more. - Want2retire aka W2R
Ronnieboy is offline  
Old 01-02-2009, 05:32 AM   #609
Moderator
Ronstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: A little ways southwest of Chicago
Posts: 9,360
Quote:
Originally Posted by TromboneAl View Post
Ron, what was the experience like? Did you feel like you might drown or get stuck, or was it pretty clear that you'd get out? What caused the leg to break??
It was quite an experience. I was skating full speed through a narrow channel about 30 feet wide close to shore to avoid ice ruts created by snowmobiles. I noticed the area of thin ice at the last second but could not avoid it and fell through. I hit bottom quickly because the water was only 4 or 5 feet deep. The bottom was very sandy and it seemed like my skates were sinking in the sand. I tried to pull myself up on the ice, but it kept breaking. So I broke the ice to shore (about 10'), climbed up a 5' high bank and rested a few minutes while I took off my skates. Then I limped home about a half mile in my stocking feet. I was more worried about frostbite than anything else.

My leg broke at the top of my skates, so it probably twisted when I went through the ice or when my feet hit bottom.
__________________
Ronstar is online now  
Old 01-02-2009, 06:26 PM   #610
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Dawg52's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Central MS/Orange Beach, AL
Posts: 7,441
Pretty good day today. Played my first 2009 round of golf and shot 73. Don't know where that came from, haven't played well lately. And while I'm gone, the stock market has a good first day. Now just waiting on the Sugar Bowl to start.
__________________
Retired 3/31/2007@52
Full time wuss.......
Dawg52 is offline  
Old 01-02-2009, 06:34 PM   #611
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 154
Ole Miss really put the hurt on TT didn't they?
Bama may lose to Utah.
__________________
theloneranger is offline  
Old 01-02-2009, 06:49 PM   #612
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 4,764
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dawg54 View Post
Pretty good day today. Played my first 2009 round of golf and shot 73. Don't know where that came from, haven't played well lately. And while I'm gone, the stock market has a good first day. Now just waiting on the Sugar Bowl to start.
That for 9 or 18?
__________________
Notmuchlonger is offline  
Old 01-02-2009, 07:01 PM   #613
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
bbbamI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Dallas 'burb
Posts: 9,039
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dawg54 View Post
Had roast pork, collard greens, black eyed peas, mac and cheese, corn bread and a few other odds and ends.
I'm not thinking about golf...I'm concerned about the odds and ends.....
__________________
There's no need to complicate, our time is short..
bbbamI is offline  
Old 01-02-2009, 07:09 PM   #614
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Dawg52's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Central MS/Orange Beach, AL
Posts: 7,441
Quote:
Originally Posted by Notmuchlonger View Post
That for 9 or 18?
Not sure what hole I quit on. Medicated you know.

Quote:
Originally Posted by theloneranger View Post
Ole Miss really put the hurt on TT didn't they?
Bama may lose to Utah.
They sure did. I have a tough time pulling for Ole Miss as I graduated from Miss State, but glad they won.
__________________
Retired 3/31/2007@52
Full time wuss.......
Dawg52 is offline  
Old 01-02-2009, 07:11 PM   #615
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Dawg52's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Central MS/Orange Beach, AL
Posts: 7,441
Quote:
Originally Posted by bbbamI View Post
I'm not thinking about golf...I'm concerned about the odds and ends.....
heh heh heh
__________________
Retired 3/31/2007@52
Full time wuss.......
Dawg52 is offline  
Old 01-02-2009, 11:17 PM   #616
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Goonie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: North-Central Illinois
Posts: 3,198
Got up late...again! Surfed the 'net for a while, then got cleaned up & dressed and went for BBQ with a friend of mine from out of town...it was her turn to buy. Sloughed off all afternoon, then went to the monthly county-wide country/bluegrass jam tonight downtown at the Episcopal church....ate supper there as well. (We'll also go there Sunday for their monthly community-wide free spaghetti dinner!)

There's another jam tomorrow night in a tiny farm community about 10 miles north of here...not sure if we'll venture up there or not....but we may!

There's a jam almost every weekend somewhere around here...usually both Friday & Saturday nights.....they're always free admission, and although they don't ask for any, they do accept donations to cover advertising and food & drinks served.
__________________
Goonie is offline  
Old 01-04-2009, 08:23 AM   #617
Moderator
Walt34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Eastern WV Panhandle
Posts: 16,571
Picked up the motorcycle last Monday, and found out I'd forgotten a lot about riding one. Scariest moment was the turn out of the dealer's driveway. Rode it home - slowly! - and spent the rest of the afternoon practicing slow turns in the courts around the development here. Tuesday was more of the same, and went to a HS parking lot to practice figure eights and got to the point where I can do them without putting a foot down.

Got brave (foolish?) enough to take a 40-minute ride to show it to BIL, who brightened my day by telling me of seeing a motorcyclist hit a deer two days before. Even wearing all the cold-weather gear I own I was still somewhat chilled by the time I got back and that in 40 F temps.

Right now it's back at the dealer's having back-ordered accessories installed - extra lights, crash bars, luggage rack, etc. Given the weather forecast (rain, ice, snow) it'll probably stay there for a week unless they want to trailer it here.

Going to work 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm today. That's fine, given the weather I'd be home watching TV anyway.
__________________
I heard the call to do nothing. So I answered it.
Walt34 is offline  
Old 01-04-2009, 05:13 PM   #618
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
freebird5825's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Nowhere, 43N Latitude, NY
Posts: 9,017
I am proud to report that the most difficult thing I did today was to grind up some Asiago cheese to put on top of the meatballs in sauce and fresh bread I made today. Life is good!
Music on public radio went from classical to Broadway show tunes to Big Band, and is now back to classical.
__________________
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
freebird5825 is offline  
Old 01-04-2009, 08:01 PM   #619
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Goonie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: North-Central Illinois
Posts: 3,198
The hardest thing I did all day, was go downtown to the Episcopal church for the free community s'ghetti dinner! Yum!

Oh, and I refilled the bird feeders.
__________________
Goonie is offline  
Old 01-04-2009, 08:17 PM   #620
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 2,972
Quote:
Originally Posted by Goonie View Post
The hardest thing I did all day, was go downtown to the Episcopal church for the free community s'ghetti dinner! Yum!

Oh, and I refilled the bird feeders.
You mean you left the house? That's more than i've done in the last 72 hours. Unfortunetly it's back to work monday night.
__________________

__________________
aaronc879 is offline  
Closed Thread


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Did 2008-09 Results Help You Now? Idnar7 FIRE and Money 42 10-27-2015 10:10 AM
California Munis Closed End Funds tanked today, why? Disappointed FIRE and Money 10 01-20-2008 07:15 PM
Did you retire or Did you quit GTM Life after FIRE 19 03-09-2006 02:06 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:08 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.